Date of Birth : May 11th 1968
TV action star – and USA Network’s golden boy – Jeffrey Donovan, who The Los Angeles Times boasted had “charisma to burn,” not unlike a Bruce Willis-type, was, in reality, a seasoned Shakespearean stage actor who ended up as one of the most promising up-and-coming actors in years. Frequently alternating from the stage to the screen, it became obvious to TV programmers that Donovan had a penchant for wisecracking and intelligently wacky characters – particularly law enforcement-types. He was also believably brutish when called for, which attracted both male and female viewers alike to shows like “Touching Evil” (USA Network, 2004) and “Burn Notice” (USA Network, 2007- ), as he effectively portrayed gun-wielding, troubled and unpredictable heroes. Born on May 11, 1968, in Amesbury, MA, Jeffrey T. Donovan was raised by his divorced mother, Nancy Matthews, who worked in a factory in order to rear her three boys – one of whom died in a car accident in 1987. At that time, Donovan described his close-knit family as “incredibly poor.” Growing into his teen years, Donovan discovered that acting was a successful way to get attention.