Donal Logue
Donal Logue
Donal Francis Logue is a Canadian actor perhaps most famous for his role as Sean Finnerty in the television sitcom Grounded for Life (2001-2005). His other notable roles include starring in the film The Tao of Steve and the detective series Terriers.
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'Gotham' On Fox: Talking Superheroes And Cops With The Man Behind The Show
Huffington Post - over 2 years
One of the most hotly anticipated fall shows is Fox's "Gotham," which chronicles the career of police detective James Gordon, the man who goes on to be Commissioner Gordon in the Batman universe. The opening moments of the "Gotham" pilot, which will be screened next week at Comic-Con in San Diego, depict the murder of young Bruce Wayne's parents -- the cornerstone of the Batman myth. But while Wayne and his butler Alfred are part of the show, the drama doesn't revolve around them. "Gotham" stars Ben McKenzie as Gordon, who is uneasily partnered with the shady cop Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). At a panel discussion of "Gotham" at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday, executive producer Bruno Heller discussed making a superhero show that is essentially without a superhero. "The show is all about, how do you deal with crime at this level when there are no superheroes," Heller said. "It's about ordinary, mortal men and women and the struggle they are engaged i ...
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Donal Logue Denies He's Offered 'Gotham' Lead Role
Ace Showbiz - about 3 years
The 'Vikings' star says the rumor linking him to FOX's Batman prequel series is 'not true!' as he learns that the show is looking for an actor in his twenties to portray James Gordon.
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What To Watch On Netflix, Part 3: Overlooked Gems
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Now that I've got the Classics and the Pretty Good Bets lists out of the way, welcome to my list of Netflix's Overlooked Gems. This was the Netflix recommendation roster I had the most fun compiling (it's not every day that having watched so much cult TV comes in handy). Adding to the fun: This list comes with a cherry on top, in the form of some exciting news. HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that all five seasons of the much-loved NBC spy drama "Chuck" will be available in the U.S. for streaming on Netflix on Nov. 1. "Chuck" is a good poster child for this list, which is all about shows with fervent but smallish fan bases -- these are all shows that, for one reason or another, deserve wider attention but in many cases weren't big hits when they first aired. It truly brings me joy to recommend these kinds of shows to people who may be unfamiliar with them; if there's one thing I've become convinced of in my time as a TV critic, it's that there is a great deal of enjoyment to be ...
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Copper Will Air Its Final Episode This Sunday On BBC America
Boom Tron - over 3 years
It seems there was a casualty as a result of Orphan Black’s success on BBC America. While Tatiana Maslany was dazzling audiences with her ability to play five different characters at once, another drama was quietly burning out. Copper was the big, bright star on BBC America once upon a time. But everyone seems to have forgotten about it and as a result it has received an almost unjust cancellation. I say almost unjust because, while it sucks that a good series is being taken off the air because of a silly thing as low ratings, it’s important to acknowledge that something about the show pushed viewers away rather than attracting more. I referred to Copper as a casualty of Orphan Black’s success, but that’s not a fair statement. Orphan Black didn’t murder this show, but it certainly provided an alternative. And, let’s face it,’ Copper’s story, while interesting, doesn’t beat clone conspiracies. So here we are; Copper’s second season will be its last and this Sunday’s season finale wi ...
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The Tuesday Playlist: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads Premiere; Covert Affairs, Suits Depart
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Even gifted veterans like Martin Mull and Peter Riegert, as obnoxiously exasperating parents who move in with their dismally unpleasant business-partner sons (a flip Seth Green and whiny Giovanni Ribisi), can't do much to elevate material that in the pilot episode (Tuesday, 8/7c) fancies itself shocking when it stoops to racially insensitive humor - and in next week's second episode, falls back on the tired cliché of everyone acting goofy when stoned on pot brownies. Whereas Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30/7:30c), a police comedy that aspires to the humanistic grit and heart of a Barney Miller, earns its badge of distinction with smart irreverence and sharply defined characters in an admirably diverse ensemble, led by Saturday Night Live ex-pat Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, the precinct cut-up who's actually a first-rate detective, and the estimable Andre Braugher proving a deft hand at subtle comedy as the Nine-Nine's deadpan new captain Ray Holt, whose intriguing back story makes him mu ...
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Donal Logue: actor, young-adult novelist and, yes, trucker
LATimes - over 3 years
Character actor Donal Logue is juggling roles in 'Copper,' 'Vikings' and 'Sons of Anarchy.' Plus there's his YA novel and his trucking business Character actor Donal Logue is performing the tricky but enviable task of juggling roles in three cable series — BBC America's "Copper," the History Channel's "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. He talked about the series that's currently on the air, "Copper," a day before flying to Ireland to film "Vikings."
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TV Spotlight tonight: BBC America 'Copper' shines bright with Donal Logue (VIDEO)
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
The setting is New York City, the Tammany Hall days of 1865, as the Civil War is winding down and
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Susan Michals: The Bad, Bad Boys of Copper Talk Body Count, Getting Laid and Beards
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(Kevin Ryan, Kyle Schmid and Donal Logue on the set of Copper. All images courtesy of BBC America) When we last tuned in to BBC America's Copper Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) was racing to keep his world -- NYC and the other facets of his life -- intact. The Five Points were in complete upheaval, Corky's best pal and right hand Frances Maguire had turned out to have slept with his wife and killed a bunch of people, and Corcoran's turned to morphine for solace. (Suffice to say, he's not the only one -- you'll see in season two). On Sunday June 23rd, season two of Copper debuts with the Corky's neighborhood upping the drama and amping the crazy -- it's turning into a regulard Sodom and Gomorrah, 19th century style. Frances Maguire (Kevin Ryan) has got a brand new bag, (and a haircut) Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) is never going to change, and there's a new bad boy on the block: Brendan Donovan, aka Donal Logue (who we'll see returning as well to "Sons of A ...
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Familiar Faces Joining 'Sons Of Anarchy'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Southland's" C. Thomas Howell and "Shameless" star Steve Howey will appear in multiple episodes during Season 6 of "Sons of Anarchy," TVLine reports. Howell will play Frank Eagan, "an ATF agent with questionable loyalties," while Howey will appear as Hopper, "a hardcore north Vegas member who crosses paths with SAMCRO." In Season 6, fans can also expect to see "The Shield's" CCH Pounder as a San Joaquin County District Attorney who runs up against the area's violent bikers; "Deadwod's" Kim Dickens as an ambitious madame who encounters Jax and Nero as a result of her work, and "Beauty and the Beast's" Bridget Regan in an unspecified role. The new season will also feature the returns of Drea De Matteo, Donal Logue and Jimmy Smits. "Sons of Anarchy" returns to FX in September.
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Season 2 Will Be 'Gobsmacking'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you have seen the Season 1 finale of History's "Vikings," titled "All Change." The season finale of "Vikings" saw Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) embark on a quest to negotiate peace in a land dispute between King Horik (Donal Logue) and Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr), leaving wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in Kattegat where a sudden and deadly plague claimed many lives -- including their daughter's. On his trip to Gotaland, we saw Ragnar tempted by the mysterious Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), and the chemistry between them now threatens to undo Ragnar's family completely. The Huffington Post spoke to "Vikings" creator Michael Hirst about the surprising events of "All Change" and where our characters might go from here, since "Vikings" has already been renewed for Season 2. Tread lightly, there are potential spoilers for future seasons ahead. You wrote the "Vikings" finale without knowing whether the show was picked up for a second sea ...
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Maureen Ryan: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of 'Sons Of Anarchy's' Fifth Season
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Don't read on unless you've seen the Season 5 finale of "Sons of Anarchy," titled "J'ai Obtenu Cette." Well, I'll give this to the Season 5 finale of "Sons of Anarchy": It didn't enrage me. Last year's minutes -- and the season as a whole, really -- capped an extensive bait and switch, in which the FX drama cataloged Clay Morrow's sins and then allowed him to evade death through a series of clunky, last-minute developments that made me feel as if the show had just hung a "Kick me!" sign on its audience's back. var src_url=""; if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") { src_ur ...
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Jane's Lesbian Past Will Be Exposed On 'Happy Endings'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Sorry, Brad. TVLine has the full report that Jane's ex is headed town -- and it's a she. "Cougar Town" actress Briga Heelan will guest star on an episode of ABC's "Happy Endings" as Jane's [Eliza Coupe] ex-girlfriend Ryan, making her husband Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) predictably uncomfortable. In other casting news... Donal Logue is appearing on "Sons Of Anarchy." The "Terriers" actor will guest star as retired U.S. Marshall Lee Toric on the FX series. [EW] George Takei is on his way to "Hawaii Five-0." The "Star Trek" alum is set to guest star as Chin's (Daniel Dae Kim) uncle in an upcoming episode of the CBS drama. [TV Guide] Polly Walker is stopping by "Warehouse 13." The "Caprica" actress will appear on a five-episode arc of the Syfy series as a Warehouse Team enemy named Charlotte Dupres. [TVLine] Brian J. Smith will guest star in "Defiance." The "Stargate Universe" actor will appear as a NASA astronaut in an episode of the Syfy drama. [THR]
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You Might Be Able to Help the Awesome ‘Terriers’ Return As a Movie
Film School Rejects - over 4 years
It’s a tale as old as TV: great show gets made, nobody watches the first season, the network cancels it before it can find an audience, and then the small but dedicated fan base bitches and complains for the next ten years about how it needs to be brought back, or how there should at least be a movie made out of the property so that they can get some closure. Sometimes, like with Netflix reviving Arrested Development or Firefly spawning the Serenity movie, the fans get their wish and a beloved property ends up getting a second life. But, nine times out of ten, great shows that were gone too soon are dead for good, and all of the whining, complaining, and online petitions in the world won’t do anything to bring them back. The media landscape is changing though, and new technologies and new means of rallying people together are making it easier and easier for creators to take control of their content and not rely on big TV networks or big movie studios to get their stuff produced and ...
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Silent Night One-Sheet Takes Aim and Hits the Mark with a Bang
Dread Central - almost 5 years
Now this? This is friggin' cool! Maybe even just as cool as the iconic one-sheet for the original Silent Night, Deadly Night. Get ready, kids; the first bit of artwork for Steven C. Miller's Silent Night is here, and it's appropriately naughty! The "loose remake" of Charles E. Sellier Jr.'s 1984 classic Silent Night, Deadly Night is filming now in Winnipeg with Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine, Mother’s Day), Malcolm McDowell (Halloween), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D), Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Cortney Palm (Sushi Girl), Rick Skene (The Divide), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs the World). Look for it this holiday season from Anchor Bay. Synopsis It's a snowy Christmas Eve in Cryer, Wisconsin. The normally quiet town is bustling with activity as the residents are getting ready for the big day. The events take place around the town's annual Santa Parade, which has brought a record number of Santas to town. Deputy Sheriff Aubr ...
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Jaime King Tastes the Wrath of Psycho Santa in First Behind-the-Scenes Image from Silent Night
Dread Central - almost 5 years
The first image from the set of Steven C. Miller's take on the classic and controversial flick Silent Night, Deadly Night, entitled Silent Night, has hit the net thanks to the man himself and Twitter. Poor Jaime King. First Bousman breaks her ass and now this! Silent Night stars Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine, Mother’s Day), Malcolm McDowell (Halloween), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D), Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs the World). Look for it this holiday season from Anchor Bay. Check out the plot crunch below which was landed earlier by Bloody Disgusting. Synopsis It's a snowy Christmas Eve in Cryer, Wisconsin. The normally quiet town is bustling with activity as the residents are getting ready for the big day. The events take place around the town's annual Santa Parade, which has brought a record number of Santas to town. Deputy Sheriff Aubrey Bradimore (King) is stuck reluctantly working the ni ...
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'Shark Night 3D' bites off more than it can chew - Tufts Daily
Google News - over 5 years
Despite a valiant effort by Donal Logue as a goofy, small-town sheriff, sheriff, no single cast member truly distinguishes himself due to the restrictive script. Paxton remains dreadfully blasé as her supposed friends are picked off one by one by
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The Help Tops the Holiday Weekend Box Office -
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by David R. Ellis and starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls and Chris Zylka, the horror-thriller was made for about $25 million
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'SHARK NIGHT 3D'; ‘Shark Night 3D,’ Directed by David R. Ellis - Review
NYTimes - over 5 years
Shark movies are irresistible to Hollywood for many reasons, not the least being their limitless hospitality to close-ups of thrashing, bodacious young women wearing wet bikinis. Even in that sense, however, “Shark Night 3D” disappoints, despite its director’s frequent attention to below-the-waist activity. Featuring the familiar
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Donal Logue
  • 2015
    Age 49
    In 2015, Logue appeared in Adam Massey's thriller film The Intruders.
    More Details Hide Details Logue travels back and forth to Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, where his mother lives, and holds both Irish and Canadian citizenship. Logue has homes in Los Angeles and Oregon. When not acting, Logue is heavily involved in soccer, and regularly plays for the Los Angeles-based amateur team Hollywood United. Logue has a Class-A Commercial Drivers License and is licensed to drive tractor-trailers with double or triple trailers, tankers and hazardous materials. He has a Hardwood company with one partner called Frison-Logue Hardwood, and a trucking company called Aisling Trucking with two partners based out of Central Point, Oregon, which the three founded in 2012. Logue was married to Kasey Walker. The couple had two sons together.
  • 2014
    Age 48
    Between March and May 2014 he appeared in six episodes of the NBC police procedural, crime, legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, a former undercover officer appointed as acting commander of the Special Victims Unit.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2014, he has portrayed Harvey Bullock in the police procedural series Gotham, based on the DC Comics Batman franchise.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    Logue had roles in two 2013: CBGB with Alan Rickman and 9 Full Moons with Amy Seimetz and Bret Roberts.
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    In 2013 he joined the cast of BBC America's show Copper as a returning Union General turned Tammany Hall insider, General Brendan Donovan, and he returned to Sons of Anarchy and Vikings to reprise his roles from the previous seasons.
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  • 2012
    Age 46
    In late 2012, Logue joined the casts of Sons of Anarchy as renegade ex-U.S. Marshal Lee Toric who is out for revenge for the murder of his sister and Vikings as King Horik.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    Logue starred in FX series Terriers which was cancelled due to low ratings, even with great reviews from the press such as the Times. Logue starred as the main character in Theory of a Deadman's music video for the song "Lowlife," off their 2011 release, The Truth Is.
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    Logue starred as Captain Kevin Tidwell in the NBC crime drama Life from 2008–2009.
    More Details Hide Details On May 4, 2009, NBC announced Life would not be returning for a third season.
    In 2008, Logue appeared in the Jack Kerouac documentary One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur.
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  • 2006
    Age 40
    The pilot was picked up and debuted in the winter of 2006 under the name The Knights of Prosperity.
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  • 2005
    Age 39
    Logue also appeared in NBC's The Dennis, in 2005, about a former child prodigy whose parents kick him out of the house and into the real world.
    More Details Hide Details It was not picked up, however. Logue co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the movie Ghost Rider, the David Fincher film Zodiac, and alongside Mark Wahlberg in the 20th Century Fox film Max Payne.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    In 2002 and 2003, Logue appeared on the VH1 "I Love..." series installments '80s, '70s, and '80s Strikes Back.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Logue appeared on House, M.D. as millionaire patient Curtis Harry.
  • 2000
    Age 34
    Logue's portrayal as the lead in The Tao of Steve won him a Special Grand Jury Prize for best actor at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, was noticed by ER producer John Wells, who cast Logue in several episodes as Chuck Martin, a nurse Dr. Susan Lewis marries one weekend in Las Vegas on a whim, and later has a child with.
    More Details Hide Details Concurrent with the run on ER, Logue starred in the critically acclaimed comedy Grounded for Life. In December 2005, Logue had a pilot development deal for a new situation comedy on ABC television, originally titled I Want to Rob Mick Jagger.
    He also appeared in Blade and The Patriot, in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in two of Edward Burns films: Purple Violets and The Groomsmen.
  • 1993
    Age 27
    In 1993, he guest starred on the Northern Exposure episode "Baby Blues" playing a movie script agent, Judd Bromell.
    More Details Hide Details Logue appeared as a rival FBI agent to Fox Mulder in The X-Files episode "Squeeze." Logue's character Jimmy The Cab Driver was a staple of MTV promos in the early 90s.
    In 1993, he portrayed Capt. Ellis Spear in Gettysburg.
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  • 1992
    Age 26
    After a few TV movies, Logue first appeared in film playing Dr. Gunter Janek in the 1992 film Sneakers.
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  • 1983
    Age 17
    While in High School, Donal was the California State Champion in Impromptu Speaking and in 1983 was elected President of the American Legion Boys Nation.
    More Details Hide Details His mother was a teacher at Calexico High School in Calexico, California during the 1980s and 1990s. After high school, Logue studied History at Harvard University. While there, he was a member of the Signet Society.
  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born on February 27, 1966.
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