Jeffrey Donovan

(Jeffrey Thomas Donovan)

Jeffrey Donovan
Jeffrey Donovan
  • Born: May 11, 1968
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor

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Jeffrey Thomas Donovan is an American actor. He played Michael Westen in the television series Burn Notice, and starred in films such as Hitch, Believe in Me, Changeling and Come Early Morning. He played Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011) and his brother John F. Kennedy in Rob Reiner's LBJ. He had a recurring role in the second season of the TV series Fargo (2015).

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As much as they'll let me I do my own stunts and I do all my own fighting.
Believe it or not, I don't own a TV. Crazy huh? I'm not a big movie-goer either. I just feel like I'm watching work. I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Encouragement from my high school teacher Patty Hart said 'you need to focus and theater might be your route out of here.' I created the program, went to college and graduate school and now here I am. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I actually do my own renovations. I designed and built a 100-foot split-cedar rail fence to enclose my property. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Don't recommend doing it alone. I also built a 100-square-foot back porch. Again, don't recommend doing it alone.
I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days.
I could never say I'm going to do bigger and better things because that would negate what I've already accomplished, and I don't want to do that.
I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized. I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing in a way that changes the way people think. No other business does that. Business, Commerce & Finance
I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate.
I have a hands-off policy when it comes to my larynx.
If someone grabbed me, I'd probably be able to choke them out in about eight seconds.
I'm not a big movie-goer. I just feel like I'm watching work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm very shy in real life; I can't really hit on girls. Life
I've always wanted to do theater in Chicago. Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways, I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York. Sometimes, I think it's a little too chic to go to theater in New York these days.
My mom raised us three boys by herself on welfare. It's not worse than anybody else's life. Life
The most fun I've had on 'Burn Notice,' I think it would have to be working with China Chow and Lucy Lawless.
There was no theater program or anything where I'm from. So junior year in high school I started the theater program.
There's not much out there that people are fighting for that leaves them with nothing but honor.
We had to make ends meet. My parents were divorced, so my father wasn't really in my life. We grew up like most kids, just wanting things. Life
What would surprise a lot of people about me... I'm a gardener! I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate.