Martin Donovan

Born Aug 19, 1957

Martin Donovan is an American film, stage and television actor. He has had a long collaboration with director Hal Hartley, appearing in many of Hartley's films, such as Trust (1990), Surviving Desire (1991), Simple Men (1992), Flirt (1993), Amateur (1994), and The Book of Life (1998; in which he played Jesus). Donovan played Peter Scottson, a DEA agent, on Showtime's cable series Weeds, before his character was eliminated from the show.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Nov 25, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jul 16, 2013
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1957 Birth Born on August 19, 1957.


1983 25 Years Old In 1983, he and his wife, Vivian, moved to New York City, where he took odd jobs like installing drapery to support his family. … Read More


2007 49 Years Old In 2007 he appeared in the suspense horror film Wind Chill. … Read More


2011 53 Years Old In 2011 he took a major role in the Starz original drama series Boss.
2014 56 Years Old In 2014 he starred in the Lifetime post-apocalyptic series The Lottery. In 2010, Donovan wrote, directed and starred in Collaborator, portraying a once-successful playwright who is taken hostage while visiting his mother and childhood home. Donovan married actress Vivian Lanko in 1984; they have two sons. … Read More
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