Jeffrey Donovan


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Jeffrey Donovan was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, son to single mother Nancy Matthews. Nancy raised him and two of his brothers, while having trouble financially supporting herself and her family. They were reportedly living on welfare, had trouble paying electric bills, and often moved to a new residence. Donovan estimated that they moved 10 ... See full bio »

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Burn Notice Michael Westen
(2007-2013)
Changeling Captain J.J. Jones
(2008)
(2018)
Hitch Vance
(2005)

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  Surrounded (completed)
Wheeler
 1995-2022 Law & Order (TV Series)
Jacob Reese / Eddie Nicodos
- Episode #21.1 (2022)
- Good Faith (2007) ... Jacob Reese
- Jeopardy (1995) ... Eddie Nicodos
 2021 Wrath of Man
Jackson
 2021 Invincible (TV Series)
Machine Head
- That Actually Hurt (2021) ... Machine Head (voice)
 2020 Honest Thief
Sean Meyers
 2020 Let Him Go
Bill Weboy
 2019 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
Steve Trevor (voice)
 2019 Lucy in the Sky
Jim Hunt
 2019/I Villains
George
 2019 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Utah Defense Attorney John O'Connell
 2018 Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Steve Forsing
 2016-2017 Shut Eye (TV Series)
Charlie Haverford
- There's No Place Like Home (2017) ... Charlie Haverford
- Vérité (2017) ... Charlie Haverford
- Karma Chameleon (2017) ... Charlie Haverford
- Purple Hearts (2017) ... Charlie Haverford
- Crimes and Punishments (2017) ... Charlie Haverford
 2017 Shot Caller
Bottles
 2016 LBJ
John F. Kennedy
 2015 Fargo (TV Series)
Dodd Gerhardt
- Loplop (2015) ... Dodd Gerhardt
- Rhinoceros (2015) ... Dodd Gerhardt
- The Gift of the Magi (2015) ... Dodd Gerhardt
- Fear and Trembling (2015) ... Dodd Gerhardt
- The Myth of Sisyphus (2015) ... Dodd Gerhardt
 2015 Extinction
Jack
 2015 Sicario
Steve Forsing
 2007-2013 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Michael Westen
- Reckoning (2013) ... Michael Westen
- Sea Change (2013) ... Michael Westen
- Tipping Point (2013) ... Michael Westen
- Things Unseen (2013) ... Michael Westen
- Bitter Pill (2013) ... Michael Westen
 2011 J. Edgar
Robert Kennedy
 2011 Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (TV Movie)
Michael Westen
 2008 Changeling
Captain J.J. Jones
 2008/I Hindsight
Paul
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
William Ivers
- Dead Again (2007) ... William Ivers
- Isolation (2007) ... William Ivers
- Hubris (2007) ... William Ivers
- Mr. Little and Mr. Big (2007) ... William Ivers
- Shattered (2007) ... William Ivers
 2006 Enemies (TV Series)
- Pilot (2006)
 2006 Monk (TV Series)
Steve Wagner
- Mr. Monk and the Astronaut (2006) ... Steve Wagner
 2006 Believe in Me
Clay Driscoll
 2006 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Fan #2
- The Limo (2006) ... Fan #2 (as Jeff Donovan)
 2006 Come Early Morning
Cal, Cal Percell
 2006 Threshold (TV Series)
Dr. Julian Sloan
- Vigilante (2006) ... Dr. Julian Sloan
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Todd Kendrick
- Nothing to Lose (2005) ... Todd Kendrick
 2005/I Hitch
Vance
 2004 Sam & Joe
Eric
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series)
Detective David Creegan
- Mercy (2004) ... Detective David Creegan
- Grief (2004) ... Detective David Creegan
- Entropy (2004) ... Detective David Creegan
- Boston (2004) ... Detective David Creegan
- Attachment (2004) ... Detective David Creegan
 2003 Final Draft
Pascal (as Jeff Donovan)
 2002 Witchblade (TV Series)
Daniel Germaine
- Lagrimas (2002) ... Daniel Germaine
 2002 Purpose
Robert Jennings
 2000 Bait
Julio
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Brad Ulrich
- Get It on (Bang the Gong) (2000) ... Brad Ulrich
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2000) ... Brad Ulrich
- Cueca Solo (2000) ... Brad Ulrich
- Can I Get a Witness? (2000) ... Brad Ulrich
- They Say It's Your Birthday (2000) ... Brad Ulrich
 1999 Spin City (TV Series)
Tom
- The Mayor May Not (1999) ... Tom
 1998 When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie)
Bobby
 1998 Witness to the Mob (TV Movie)
Agent #1
 1997-1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Kyle
- Red Rock Jarod (1998) ... Kyle
- Dragon House: Part 2 (1997) ... Kyle
- Dragon House: Part 1 (1997) ... Kyle
 1997 Another World (TV Series)
Popper
- Episode #1.8481 (1997) ... Popper
 1997 Catherine's Grove
Thomas Mason
 1997 Vegas Vacation
Hotel Employee (uncredited)
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Bobby Webber
- The Wild and the Innocent (1997) ... Bobby Webber
 1996 Critical Choices (TV Movie)
Randy
 1996 Sleepers
Addison
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Newton Dell / Miles Dell
- Thrill of the Kill (1995) ... Newton Dell / Miles Dell
 1995 Throwing Down
Pete Gulley
 1995 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Dr. Tony Cook
- Episode #1.10002 (1995) ... Dr. Tony Cook
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV Commercial for Jackson Health System (County Health System for Dade County, Florida, where Donovan does location shooting for Burn Notice (2007)) (voiceover) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Twitter @WickedpissaJD

Alternate Names:

Jeff Donovan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Michelle Olivia Woods  (3 children)

Children:

Donovan, Claire | See more »

Parents:

Matthews, Nancy | Nancy Matthews
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Personal Quote:

I met with Matt Nix. The script was sent to me from USA, they wanted to work with me again. Bonnie Hammer and Jeff Wachtel, they had done Touching Evil (2004) with me. So I went and met with Matt and did a couple of scenes for him. He basically said, "You're my guy". And that was it. It wasn't that I was that great, it was my take on the material. I didn't know all my lines, I didn't have ... See more »

Trivia:

Jeffrey and his wife, Michelle Woods, have three children. See more »

Nickname:

Jeff

Star Sign:

Taurus

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