Tate Donovan

BirthDay:

25 Sep 1963

BirthPlace:

Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

BirthName:

Tate Buckley Donovan

Bio:

Tate Buckley 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) and Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987).

Donovan was born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son of Eileen Frances (McAllister) and John Timothy Donovan, a surgeon. He is of Irish descent. 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 He then appeared in several independent features as sullen, withdrawn types before following up with a role in the Disney family comedy, Holy Matrimony (1994).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).
Filmography

Actor ( 99 credits )

For the Love of George (2017) Alvin
L.A. Times (2017) Tom
Grace (2017)
Elvis & Nixon (2016) H.R. Haldeman
Manchester by the Sea (2016) Hockey Coach
Blame (2016) Robert McCarthy
About Ray (2015) Craig
Limitless (2015)  John (1 episode, 2016)
Sun Belt Express (2014) Allen King
24: Live Another Day (2014)  Mark Boudreau (12 episodes, 2014)
The Mysteries of Laura (2014)  Detective Malcolm Harris (1 episode, 2016)
Red Oaks (2014)  Martin van Diem (1 episode, 2015)
Hostages (2013)  Brian Sanders (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Deception (2013)  Edward Bowers (11 episodes, 2013)
Masters of Sex (2013)  Graham Pennington (2 episodes, 2015)
Argo (2012) Bob Anders
Marie (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself (2013)
Elementary (2012)  Wilson Trager (1 episode, 2016)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Below the Beltway (2010) Paul Gibson
No Ordinary Family (2010)  Mitch McCutcheon (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Wild About Harry (2009) Harry
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Tony (2008) Michael
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Cleaner (2008)  Richard Hoffler (1 episode, 2008)
Séries express (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Neal Cassady (2007) Neal Cassady
Nancy Drew (2007) Carson Drew
Shooter (2007) Russ Turner
Fired! (2007) Himself
Head Case (2007)  Tate Donovan (1 episode, 2009)
Damages (2007)  Tom Shayes (39 episodes, 2007-2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Lather Effect (2006) Will
Ace of Cakes (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Jesse Zousmer
The Pacifier (2005) Howard Plummer
Unscripted (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Exposed (2003) Bob Smith
The O.C. (2003)  Jimmy Cooper (40 episodes, 2003-2006)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Mister Sterling (2003)  Barry Reed (unknown episodes)
West of Here (2002) Dexter Anderson
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Get Well Soon (2001) Mark
Swordfish (2001) Senator Reisman's Assistant (uncredited)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Commander Luke Nelson (1 episode, 2007)
The Guardian (2001)  Lou Caffey (1 episode, 2002)
The Legend of Tarzan (2001) (1 episode, 2001)
House of Mouse (2001)  Hercules (1 episode, 2001)
Max Steel (2001) (1 episode)
Jesus & Hutch (2000) Hutch
The Office Party (2000) Bill
G-Men from Hell (2000) Mike Mattress
Drop Back Ten (2000) Wally Bixer
4 a.m.: Open All Night (1999) Man
Waiting for Woody (1998) David
October 22 (1998) Peter
The Thin Pink Line (1998) Simon
Hercules (1998)  Hercules / ... (45 episodes, 1998-1999)
Godzilla: The Series (1998)  Lawrence Cohen (1 episode, 1998)
Trinity (1998)  Kevin McCallister (3 episodes, 1998)
T4 (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Hercules (1997) Hercules (voice)
Murder at 1600 (1997) Kyle Neil
The Only Thrill (1997) Eddie
Ally McBeal (1997)  Ronald Cheanie (3 episodes, 1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
The Outer Limits (1995)  Tom Seymour (1 episode, 2000)
Partners (1995)  Owen (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Holy Matrimony (1994) Peter
Friends (1994)  Joshua Burgin (5 episodes, 1998)
Philly Heat (1994)  Kevin Gaffney (unknown episodes)
Ethan Frome (1993) Reverend Smith
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Greg Kellerman (1 episode, 1997)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992) Brent Zetterland
Love Potion No. 9 (1992) Paul Matthews
Little Noises (1992) Elliott
Equinox (1992) Richie Nunn
Memphis Belle (1990) 1st Lt. Luke Sinclair
The Word (1990)  Himself (2 episodes, 1990)
Dead Bang (1989) John Burns
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Nelson (1 episode, 1994)
Clean and Sober (1988) Donald Towle
Dangerous Curves (1988) Chuck Upton
Biography (1987) (1 episode, 2005)
SpaceCamp (1986) Kevin Donaldson
No Small Affair (1984) Bob
Family Ties (1982)  Clancy (1 episode, 1984)
Hill Street Blues (1981)  Shamrock (1 episode, 1985)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)  R.J. Masters, Robin Master's Nephew (1 episode, 1986)

Director ( 13 credits )

Untitled KZK Project (2015) (1 episode, 2015)
The Timeline (2015) (1 episode, 2015)
Madam Secretary (2014) (2 episodes, 2015)
Deception (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
30 for 30 Shorts (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
The Good Guys (2010) (1 episode, 2010)
Glee (2009) (2 episodes, 2011)
Gossip Girl (2007) (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Damages (2007) (5 episodes, 2009-2012)
Weeds (2005) (1 episode, 2010)
Medium (2005) (1 episode, 2009)
The O.C. (2003) (1 episode, 2005)
Nip/Tuck (2003) (2 episodes, 2009-2010)