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Jeffrey Donovan Biography

Birth Place:
Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Became interested in acting after performing a monologue in a high school English class to avoid a writing assignment
  • In 1994, made Broadway debut in An Inspector Calls
  • Made his film debut in 1995's Throwing Down
  • Remained awake for 48 hours to accurately portray his character's insomnia for Touching Evil (2004)
  • In 2009, presented Amesbury High School, his alma mater, with a $100,000 donation to fund an arts scholarship
  • A lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, he has twice thrown out the ceremonial first pitch

Awards

    Relationships

    • Michael Donovan -- Brother
    • Sean Donovan -- Brother
    • Claire Donovan -- Daughter
    • Nancy Matthews -- Mother