Tate Donovan Biography

Birthday: 1963-09-25
Place of Birth: Tenafly, New Jersey USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Tate Donovan began making television appearances while still in his teens, most often cast as angst-ridden high schoolers in such made-for-TV films such as Not My Kid (1985) (TV) and "Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder" (1987). Born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, Donovan moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the television industry while he attended college at USC, where he also met several fellow actors who became longtime friends, such as Grant Heslov and George Clooney, with whom he still parties with to this day (he also had a fairly substantial part in their smash film, Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005). Although not quite as active as his friend Clooney in the romantic arena, confirmed bachelor Donovan has been engaged to both film star Sandra Bullock and television icon Jennifer Aniston, and has dated a diverse group of women such as socialite Plum Sikes (2000), stage actress Whitney Allen (2001) and television actress Lauren Graham, whom he met when they both appeared in the play "Once in a Lifetime" at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2002. After graduating from college, Donovan gained prominent notice for his portrayal of the charismatic yet self-centered co-pilot in the ensemble period drama Memphis Belle (1990). Prior to that, Donovan had appeared as the cocky elder camper in SpaceCamp (1986) and as a recovering drug addict in Clean and Sober (1988). His first leading role was in the charming but minor Love Potion No. 9 (1992), costarring Bullock, to whom he became engaged (their relationship ended in 1994). He then appeared in several independent features as sullen, withdrawn types before following up with a role in the Disney family comedy, Holy Matrimony (1994). He returned to Disney for perhaps his highest-profile effort to date, the animated Hercules (1997), for which he provided the voice for the adult version of the title character. His small-screen work has included a Cable ACE-nominated turn in the HBO series Vietnam War Story II (1988) (V). He joined the parade of film stars who turned to sitcoms, heading the cast of "Partners" (1995) opposite Jon Cryer. When that failed to catch on, he joined with his "Memphis Belle" co-stars Eric Stoltz and Reed Diamond to play three brothers in a memorable episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) and had a recurring role as a client and potential love interest for Calista Flockhart's titular lawyer "Ally McBeal" (1997). Switching networks, he had a recurring role as a love interest opposite his then-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston in NBC's "Friends" (1994) and donned clerical garb to play the priest son of a large Irish Catholic family in the short-lived NBC drama "Trinity" (1998). More recently he has appeared as a guest star in several shows such as "The Guardian" (2001), as well as "Mister Sterling" (2003) and in the new show "The O.C." (2003).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dangerous Curves 1992 - 1993 Comedy
Disney's Hercules Hercules 1998 - 1999
The O.C. Jimmy Cooper 2003 - 2004 Comedy
Silver Bells 2005 Drama
Damages Tom Shayes 2013 Crime
Hostages Brian Sanders 2013 - 2014 Drama
Nancy Drew Carson Drew 3131 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Equinox Richie Nunn 1970
Hercules Hercules 1983 0, 0
SpaceCamp Kevin Donaldson 1986 Adventure, Family, Sci Fi
Dangerous Curves 1988
Clean and Sober 1988
Memphis Belle 1990 Action, Drama
Little Noises 1991
Love Potion No. 9 Paul Matthews 1992 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Ethan Frome Reverend Smith 1993 0
Inside Monkey Zetterland 1993 Comedy
Holy Matrimony Peter 1994 Comedy, Crime
The Only Thrill Eddie 1997 Drama, Romance
Murder at 1600 1997 0, 0, Game Show
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1998
October 22 Peter 1999 Action, Drama, Thriller
Drop Back Ten Wally Bixer 2000 Comedy, Drama
G-Men from Hell Mike Mattress 2000 Action, Comedy, Adventure
Get Well Soon Mark 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Exposed Bob Smith 2003 Comedy
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005
The Pacifier 2005 Game Show, 0, 0, 0
Silver Bells 2005 Drama, Family
The Lather Effect Will 2006 Comedy, Drama
Shooter 2007 Comedy, 0, 0
Nancy Drew Carson Drew 2007 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Neal Cassady Neal Cassady 2007 Biography, Drama
Below the Beltway Paul Gibson 2010 Comedy
Argo Bob Anders 2012 Biography, Drama, History
American Primitive Harry 2013 Drama, Family
Sun Belt Express Allen King 2014 Comedy, Drama
Three Generations Craig 2015 Comedy, Drama
Manchester-by-the-Sea Hockey Coach 2016 Drama