On the big screen, Donovan was a member of the ensemble cast of George Clooney's acclaimed 2005 drama Good Night, and Good Luck., for which he shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. His more recent credits include Antoine Fuqua's thriller Shooter, with Mark Wahlberg; Nancy Drew; and the independent films Neal Cassady, Wild About Harry and Below the Beltway.
Among his previous film credits are The Pacifier, directed by Adam Shankman; Dominic Sena's Swordfish; Murder at 1600; The Only Thrill; John Madden's Ethan Frome; Love Potion #9; Alan Rudolph's Equinox; Inside Monkey Zetterland, for which Donovan earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; Michael Caton-Jones' Memphis Belle; John Frankenheimer's Dead Bang; Glenn Gordon Caron's Clean and Sober; and the adventure hit Space Camp. He also voiced the title character of the animated feature Hercules.
On television, Donovan's other credits include a regular role on the hit FOX series The O.C., and recurring or guest roles on such shows as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Guardian, Friends and Ally McBeal, among others.
Behind the camera, Donovan has also enjoyed success as a director, helming episodes of such series as Damages, Glee, Gossip Girl, Weeds, Nip/Tuck, Medium and The O.C.
In 2011, Donovan starred on Broadway in the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People, opposite Frances McDormand. He previously earned a Backstage West Garland Award for his performance in the west coast debut of Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole at the Geffen Theatre. Donovan's earlier repertoire includes the Broadway plays Amy's View, with Dame Judi Dench, and Picnic, with Ashley Judd, as well as the long-running off-Broadway hit Lobby Hero, by Kenneth Lonergan. Among his other theatre credits, he has appeared in a number of productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including Once in a Lifetime, Under the Blue Sky and The Glass Menagerie.
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|Birthday||September 25, 1963 (60)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|