Began working for his father's New York ad agency in the early '80s—and was fired shortly thereafter.
Returned in 1984, emerged as CEO in 1989 and then bought out his father.
Did advertising work for the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign.
Broke ground in 1994 with an Ikea spot featuring gay shoppers.
Deutsch Inc. won Adweek magazine's Agency of the Year award in 1998, '99, 2001 and '02.
Has authored two books: Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Unleash the Business Rebel Within (cowritten with Peter Knobler in 2005); and The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the Aha Moment to Your First Million (cowritten with Catherine Whitney in 2008).
Hosted Big Idea With Donny Deutsch, a CNBC talk show featuring interviews with successful businesspeople, from 2004 to 2008.
Serves on the board of directors for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Amanda Zacharia — Ex-significant Other
Stacy Josloff — Ex-wife
Liza Sandler — Significant Other
Daisy — Daughter
David Deutsch — Father
Francine Deutsch — Mother
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (BS in Marketing, 1979)