Casey Donovan

Adult Actor + Actor + Teacher
Born Nov 2, 1943

Casey Donovan was an American male pornographic actor of the 1970s and 1980s, appearing primarily in adult films and videos catering to gay male audiences. Following a brief career as a teacher and a stint as a highly-paid male model, Donovan appeared in the film that would cement his status as a gay icon, Boys in the Sand, in 1971.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Casey Donovan.


1943 Birth Born on November 2, 1943.


1965 21 Years Old Culver attended S.U.N.Y. College at Geneseo where he was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity and the drama club. After graduation in 1965 he accepted a teaching position in Peekskill, New York. … Read More
1969 25 Years Old He continued to pursue stage work, landing an understudy job in 1969 in the Off-Broadway gay-themed play And Puppy Dog Tails, making his Broadway debut in 1970 in the Native American-themed production Brave and a co-starring role in the off-Broadway Circle in the Water, also in 1970. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old Culver first appeared as Casey Donovan in Boys in the Sand, directed by Wakefield Poole, in 1971. … Read More
1972 28 Years Old Outside his adult film career, Donovan continued to pursue stage work. In 1972 he was cast in a short-lived Broadway revival of Captain Brassbound's Conversion. … Read More
1973 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He then landed a small role in the 1973 Lincoln Center production of The Merchant of Venice, which was praised as having "vivid appeal." … Read More


1978 34 Years Old In 1978, Donovan purchased a house in Key West, Florida to run as a bed and breakfast dubbed "Casa Donovan." … Read More
1982 38 Years Old Although he had counseled his fans through his "Ask Casey" column as early as 1982 to reduce their number of sex partners and take steps to preserve their health and urged them to be tested for HIV once the test was developed, he himself made little or no effort to change his behavior.


1987 44 Years Old Donovan died in 1987 of an AIDS-related pulmonary infection in Inverness, Florida, aged 43.
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