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Donal Logue Biography

Birth Name:
Donal Francis Logue
Birth Place:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • In high school, elected president of American Legion Boys Nation, a week-long program on American government; also won a state championship in speech and debate
  • Majored in history at Harvard University
  • First gained notice as motor-mouthed cabbie Jimmy McBride in a series of early-'90s MTV promos, on which he collaborated with former Harvard classmates Clay Tarver, a screenwriter, and filmmaker/former Lemonheads bassist Jesse Peretz
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 1992 thriller Sneakers
  • Best known for his early-2000s Fox sitcom Grounded for Life
  • Starred on several short-lived series following the end of Grounded in 2005, including Knights of Prosperity, Life and Terriers
  • Has been a runner since childhood and completed the New York and Boston marathons
  • Has regularly played with the Los Angeles amateur soccer team Hollywood United


  • 2000Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic): winner