Jeffrey Donovan is a talented and famous American actor. He is famous for his brilliant performance in the television series Burn Notice and played the role of Michael Westen. His work is appreciated by his audience and they love to watch him on screen. He is also known for his roles in Hitch, Changeling, Believe in Me, J. Edgar, LBJ and Fargo.
Jeffrey Thomas Donovan was born on 11May, 1968 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, U.S. he was raised by his mother Nancy Mathews along with two other brothers. His mother brought all three boys single handed. He studied at the Bridgewater State College and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in drama from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He completed his Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of Arts.
While doing his graduation he served as a commercial bus driver at UMass Transit Service. He was a lucky boy to have a wonderful mentor at Amesbury High School who helped him start his own drama club and later on helped him with a scholarship so that he could complete his dream of acting. Jeffrey also has over 20 years of experience in martial arts and is a black belt in Shotokan Karate. He has also studied aikido and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Jeffery started his career with television and did many shows which included some of the top rated ones like CSI: Miami, Monk, Witchblade, The Pretender, Law and Order and many more. He was also a part of Crossing Jordan where he played the role of William Ivers. He got his first lead role for the television series Touching Evil in the year 2004. Later he appeared in Burn Notice as Michael Westen. This was the show that led him to a lot of fame due to his outstanding performance as a spy who was burned.
He made his directorial debut with the series Made Man which was aired in the year 2010. Jeffery had a recurring role in Fargo in the year 2015. His fans appreciated his work and loved to watch him on screen. He being a fabulous actor also performed on stage in various productions which include Hamlet, An inspector Calls, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, The Glory of Living, Don’t Dress for Dinner and many more in which he showcased his tremendous talent and skills on stage.
Jeffery has a very big heart and is always ready to help the ones in need. In the year 2009 he returned to his High School and took part in a career day mentorship program which helped him to earn $ 100,000 arts scholarship program for his school. He has also been actively serving at the Life Rolls On foundation that empowers people with spinal cord injuries. He has served as the chairman for the 6th annual LRO annual fundraiser. Apart from this, he works for many such charity events to help to raise fund for the needed.
Jeffrey Donovan Biography
|Real Name||Jeffrey Thomas Donovan|
|Birth Date||May 11, 1968|
|Birth Place||Amesbury, Massachusetts, U.S.|
Jeffrey Donovan Physical Statistics
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimetres – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 77 kg – in Pounds – 170 lbs|
|Chest Size||39 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
|Biceps Size||14 inches|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Brother||Sean Donovan, Michael Donovan|
|School||Amesbury High School, Tisch School Of The Arts|
|College||Bridgewater State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst|
Jeffrey Donovan Relationship Status
|Is he a Gay?||No|
|Favourite Food||Not Known|
|Favourite Destination||Not Known|
|Favourite Color||Not Known|
Jeffrey Donovan Personal Life
Jeffrey is married to the gorgeous Michelle Woods. They got married on 25th August, 2012 and have a daughter Claire and a son Lucas. They were blessed with their third child in the year 2017. The couple live a happy married life together along with the three children they are blessed with.
Jefferey Donovan Net Worth
Jeffrey has been one of the best actors of the entertainment industry. He has performed a lot of wonderful work and his determination to work has always helped him to reach great heights. His main source of income is from his acting career. As on date he is having a net worth of over $10 million.
- Jeffrey was brought up by his mother Nancy Mathews who was a single mother.
- He was mentored by teacher Patricia Hoyt who helped him to earn a scholarship to fulfil his dream of acting and make it his career.
- He is a black belt in Shotokan Karate and has also learnt aikido and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- Jeffrey is a big fan of the game baseball.
- He served for the foundation empowering people with spinal cord injuries called Life Rolls On.
- On 17th April, 2010 he was named Grand Marshal of the 22nd annual AIDS Walk Miami.
- Jeffrey also auctioned off a Burn Notice walk-on-part plus a kiss for which he raised a huge sum of money.