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Jeffrey Donovan is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 11 may 1968 at Amesbury (USA)

Jeffrey Donovan

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Birth name Jeffrey T. Donovan
Nationality USA
Birth 11 may 1968 (51 years) at Amesbury (USA)

Jeffrey Donovan (born May 11, 1968) is an American actor. He played Michael Westen in the television series Burn Notice. He also starred in film roles, such as Hitch, Believe in Me, Changeling and Come Early Morning. He played Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011) and has a recurring role in the second season of the TV miniseries Fargo.

Biography

Donovan had over twenty years of martial arts experience. In college, he earned his black belt in karate and competed throughout the state. Later, he also studied aikido for over six years and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

On July 3, 2009, Donovan, a Red Sox fan who first visited Fenway as a child, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. On July 3, 2010, Donovan once again threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park, this time between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.

On July 12, 2009, he was arrested in Miami for allegedly driving under the influence; charges were reduced to reckless driving.

Best films

Changeling (2008)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Jeffrey Donovan (19 films)

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Actor

LBJ
LBJ (2018)
, 1h38
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Politique, Political films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Brian Stepanek, Michael Stahl-David, Kim Allen
Roles John F. Kennedy
Rating65% 3.2500953.2500953.2500953.2500953.250095
Lyndon Baines Johnson, issu d'une modeste famille fermière du Texas, va gravir les échelons politiques jusqu'à la Maison-Blanche où il sera le 36e président des États-Unis, remplaçant John F. Kennedy après son assassinat.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Directed by Stefano Sollima
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Donovan, Christopher Heyerdahl, Isabela Moner
Roles Steve Forsing
Rating70% 3.547063.547063.547063.547063.54706
Quelques années après avoir affronté le cartel de Juárez, Alejandro Gillick et Matt Graver sont à nouveau envoyés près de la frontière américano-mexicaine, une région aux mains des trafiquants de drogues. Ils sont cette fois chargés de retrouver Carlos Reyes, un ancien ponte de cartels aujourd'hui en lien avec des terroristes. Cette opération coup de poing parfaitement réglée va se révéler être une sombre affaire orchestrée dans l'ombre par la CIA.
Shot Caller, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Prison films, Gangster films
Actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Omari Hardwick, Benjamin Bratt, Jessy Schram
Roles Bottles
Rating72% 3.646293.646293.646293.646293.64629
A newly released prison gangster is forced by his gang leader to arrange a major crime on the streets of Southern California.
Extinction
Extinction (2015)
, 1h50
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan, Ahna O'Reilly, Valeria Vereau, Clara Lago, Lili Bordán
Roles Jack
Rating57% 2.898192.898192.898192.898192.89819
After a virus turns people into zombies, a small group of survivors seek refuge in a snow-covered town, believing the virus and all of its monstrous creations had died out. But they only discover the infected had adapted to the environment change, for worse.
Sicario
Sicario (2015)
, 2h1
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Maximiliano Hernández
Roles Steve Forsing
Rating75% 3.7978753.7978753.7978753.7978753.797875
During a kidnapping raid in Chandler, Arizona, idealistic FBI Special Weapons and Tactics Teams agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), her partner Reggie Wayne (Daniel Kaluuya), and the rest of her team discover dozens of corpses within the walls of a house along with an improvised explosive device in the backyard shed, which kills two officers. Her boss, Dave Jennings (Victor Garber), recommends her to Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a CIA Special Activities Division officer undercover as a supposed United States Department of Defense adviser leading a team of SFOD-D operators who are searching for the men responsible, one of them being cartel boss Manuel Díaz (Bernardo P. Saracino). Kate agrees to volunteer, eager to finally make a difference.
Extinction
Extinction (2015)
, 1h52
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Zombie films
Actors Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan, Clara Lago, Lili Bordán
Roles Jack
Rating57% 2.898192.898192.898192.898192.89819
Les humains sont infectés par des zombies. Deux hommes une femme et sa petite fille survivent tant bien que mal. Quelques années plus tard, la Terre semble condamnée à un hiver perpétuel, la petite fille est une pré-adolescente, sa mère est morte et elle ne se souvient pas l'avoir connue. Les deux hommes ne s'adressent plus la parole, bien que vivant dans deux maisons voisines, et le récit reconstitue peu à peu leur histoire et les raisons de leur brouille, alors que les zombies, que l'on croyait avoir disparu, refont surface, sous une nouvelle forme : ils ont des griffes, des dents acérées, ne craignent pas le froid mais sont désormais aveugles et, apparemment, non-contagieux.
J. Edgar
J. Edgar (2011)
, 2h17
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench, Ed Westwick
Roles Robert Kennedy
Rating64% 3.2482253.2482253.2482253.2482253.248225
The film opens with J. Edgar Hoover in his office during his later years. He asks that a writer, known as Agent Smith, be let in, so that he may tell the story of the origin of the FBI for the sake of the public. Hoover explains that the story begins in 1919, when A. Mitchell Palmer was Attorney General and Hoover's boss at the Justice Department. Palmer suffers an assassination attempt, but is unharmed when the bomb explodes earlier than intended. Hoover recalls that the police handling of the crime scene was primitive, and that it was that night that he recognized the importance of criminal science. Later, Hoover visits his mother, Anna Marie, and tells her that Palmer has put him in charge of a new anti-radical division, and that he has already begun compiling a list of suspected radicals. He leaves to meet Helen Gandy, who has just started as a secretary at the Justice Department. Hoover takes Gandy to the Library of Congress, and shows her the card catalog system he devised. He muses about how easy it would be to solve crimes if every citizen were as easily identifiable as the books in the library. When Hoover attempts to kiss her, she recoils. Hoover gets down on his knees and asks her to marry him, citing her organization and education, but his request is once again denied. However, Gandy agrees to become his personal secretary.
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, 1h27
Directed by Jeffrey Donovan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Bruce Campbell, Kiele Sanchez, RonReaco Lee, Chandra West, John Diehl, Jeffrey Donovan
Roles Michael Westen (cameo)
Rating71% 3.596813.596813.596813.596813.59681
Set two years before the pilot episode, the film is narrated by Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), who is being questioned by Admiral Lawrence (John Diehl) about a mission in Colombia. Sam reveals that he had unwittingly had an affair with a superior's wife (Chandra West). After being caught, Sam was assigned a dangerous mission: to track down a terrorist group known as the Espada Ardiente.
Changeling
Changeling (2008)
, 2h21
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about capital punishment, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Angelina Jolie, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich, Jason Butler Harner, Riki Lindhome, Colm Feore
Roles Captain J.J. Jones
Rating76% 3.8489453.8489453.8489453.8489453.848945
In Los Angeles in 1928, single mother Christine Collins (Jolie) returns home to discover her nine-year-old son, Walter (Gattlin Griffith), is missing. Reverend Gustav Briegleb (Malkovich) publicizes Christine's plight and rails against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for its incompetence, corruption and the extrajudicial punishment meted out by its "Gun Squad" led by Chief James E. Davis (Feore). Several months after Walter's disappearance, the LAPD tells Christine that he has been found alive. Believing the positive publicity will negate recent criticism of the department, the LAPD organizes a public reunion. Although "Walter" (Devon Conti) claims he is Christine's son, she says he is not. Captain J. J. Jones (Donovan), the head of the LAPD's Juvenile Division, insists the boy is Walter and pressures Christine into taking him home "on a trial basis".
Hindsight
Hindsight (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Paul Holahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Documentary, Horror
Actors Leonor Varela, Jeffrey Donovan, Waylon Payne, Richard Riehle, Deborah Offner
Roles Paul
Rating50% 2.5193152.5193152.5193152.5193152.519315
Young and broke couple Dina (Miranda Bailey) and Ron (Waylon Payne) put their unborn baby up for adoption online. They get a response from a wealthy married couple, Paul (Jeffrey Donovan) and Maria (Leonor Varela), who are willing to pay up front for the adoption. Dina and Ron arrive at their home and are welcomed in. But, Ron and Dina have a plan in their mind. They are to take their money to buy a new home and not give them the baby. However, Maria and Paul fight back.
Come Early Morning, 1h37
Directed by Joey Lauren Adams
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Ray McKinnon, Laura Prepon, Jason Davis, Scott Wilson
Roles Cal Percell
Rating60% 3.04973.04973.04973.04973.0497
Lucy Fowler, a construction firm employee, has a habit of drinking on weekends, having a one-night stand, and, come early morning, waking up and leaving quickly, checking out and paying for the motel room.
Believe in Me, 2h11
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Chris Ellis, Alicia Lagano
Roles Clay Driscoll
Rating70% 3.5417753.5417753.5417753.5417753.541775
Clay Driscoll, a young coach from Louisiana with dreams of being the head coach of a successful boys basketball team, is hired by an Oklahoma superintendent to coach basketball. Driscoll immediately finds himself in conflict with the head of the school board, Ellis Brawley, who is also the great-great grandson of the town's founder, the owner of the bank, and the most influential man in the town. The superintendent did not ask Brawley about the hire, and now is off recovering from a medical condition. Brawley has hired another man to coach the schools' boy's basketball team, and has relegated newcomer Driscoll to the unenviable job of coaching the girl's team. Early 1960s Oklahoma is in the midst of a drought, and the school and town are facing economic distress. High school sports are an integral part of the town's fabric and pride, but girls' sports are an afterthought and receive little attention. The girls' team is more akin to a gym class than a basketball program. Clay is crushed by the news that the job he came for has gone to “someone more qualified”, and he sees no future in coaching the girls.
Hitch
Hitch (2005)
, 1h58
Directed by Andy Tennant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Amber Valletta, Kevin James, Robinne Lee, Julie Ann Emery
Roles Vance Munson
Rating65% 3.298813.298813.298813.298813.29881
Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) is a professional "date doctor" who coaches other men in the art of wooing women, with a focus on long-term relationships.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, 1h28
Directed by Joe Berlinger
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler, Stephen Barker Turner, Joe Berlinger
Roles Jeffrey "Jeff" Patterson
Rating39% 1.9529151.9529151.9529151.9529151.952915
In November 1999, a group of young tourists—Stephen and his pregnant wife, Tristen, who are researching the Blair Witch for a book they are writing; Erica, a Wiccan; and Kim, a goth psychic—arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland, after seeing The Blair Witch Project. Jeff, a local man, is their tour guide and a paranormal investigator who says his equipment will capture any supernatural events that happen while they visit the Blair Witch site.
Bait
Bait (2000)
, 1h59
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, Kimberly Elise, David Paymer, Mike Epps
Roles Julio
Rating58% 2.901542.901542.901542.901542.90154
When petty thief and hustler Alvin Sanders (Jamie Foxx) gets arrested for stealing shrimp, the worst of his problems would seem to be going to jail. Unfortunately, he ends up sharing a cell with John Delano Jaster (Robert Pastorelli) a guy who, while stealing $42 million in gold from the Federal Reserve, double-crossed his partner, Bristol (Doug Hutchison)—a partner with a knack for computers and a long memory. While being interrogated by hardball Treasury Agent Edgar Clenteen (David Morse), the double-crosser dies from heart failure. All the feds have are an incomprehensible message that was left with Alvin, so they decide to release him and use him as bait to catch the partner by secretly implanting a combination tracking device and electronic bug into Alvin's jaw. From that moment on, a surveillance team can follow Alvin's every move and hear his every word. Unfortunately, Alvin has a talent for getting into trouble—which means that the feds have to become his guardian angels so that he can serve his purpose.