Most recently, Jeffrey Donovan received rave reviews in the title role of the Wang Center s summer production of “Hamlet” in the Boston Common. Donovan most recently played a fantastic cameo in the blockbuster romantic comedy HITCH, opposite Will Smith.
Following COME EARLY MORNING, Donovan stars in the independent film BELIEVE IN ME. It is the true story of Jim Keith, a high school women’s basketball coach in the 1960s, who gets inspired by his young team and who in turn, inspires them to greatness.
In 2004, Donovan starred as Detective David Creegan in the critically acclaimed USA Network Original Series “Touching Evil.” Before “Touching Evil,” Donovan's most recent project was the indie film SAM AND JOE, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor award from the LA Method Fest. His other film credits include PURPOSE, BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2, BAIT, and Barry Levinson's SLEEPERS, which starred Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon and Brad Pitt. Donovan made his feature film debut in THROWING DOWN, which won the grand prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Donovan's television credits include: HBO’s original film “When Trumpets Fade,” recurring roles on “Spin City,” “The Beat,” and “The Pretender,” and guest appearances in “Monk,” “CSI Miami,” “Law & Order,” and “Homicide.”
Donovan appeared on Broadway as Marco in the Roundabout Theatre's Tony Award-winning revival of “A View from the Bridge,” starring Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney, and in the Tony-winning production of “An Inspector Calls.” His off-Broadway credits include the hit comedy “Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight” (also recorded for LA Theatre Works), “The Glory of Living” (opposite Oscar winner Anna Paquin and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman), “Troilus and Cressida,” “Skyscraper,” “Oedipus,” and “Freedomland.” Donovan also starred in and produced Mike O'Malley's “Searching for Certainty” in Los Angeles
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Donovan attended UMass Amherst and graduated from New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he received an MFA. He currently resides in Los Angeles