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Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
(born August 19, 1957) is an American film, stage and television actor. He has had a long collaboration with director Hal Hartley and appeared in many of Hartley's films, such as Trust (1990), Surviving Desire
Surviving Desire
(1991), Simple Men
Simple Men
(1992), Flirt (1993), Amateur (1994), and The Book of Life (1998; in which he played Jesus). Donovan also played Peter Scottson on Showtime's cable series Weeds. He made his writing/directorial debut with the film Collaborator (2011).


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Writing/directing 4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 References

Early life[edit] Donovan was born Martin Paul Smith in Reseda, California,[1] to Roman Catholic middle-class parents, Gayne Paul Smith and Agnes Mary Regan. He and his three siblings were raised Catholic.[2] He graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School
Crespi Carmelite High School
and attended Pierce College for two years. He attended American Theater Arts, a combined conservatory and theater company in Los Angeles, where he appeared in the plays Richard's Cork Leg by Brendan Behan
Brendan Behan
and Private Life of the Master Race by Bertold Brecht. In 1983, he and his wife, Vivian, moved to New York City, where he took odd jobs like installing drapery to support his family. He joined the off-off-Broadway Cucaracha Theater on Greenwich Street.[3] While at St Catherine’s Elementary school in Reseda, Marty used to flick Bill’s earlobes while sitting behind him in class. Career[edit] Donovan has appeared in fourteen episodes of the Showtime television series Weeds, which stars Mary-Louise Parker, for which he was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by An Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He has also acted with Parker in Saved!, Pipe Dream and The Portrait of A Lady. In The Portrait of A Lady, he won the National Society of Film Critics' Award for best supporting actor. In 2009, he starred opposite Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
in The Haunting in Connecticut. Recently he was seen in The Sentinel with Kiefer Sutherland and Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
as well as The Quiet
The Quiet
with Edie Falco. In 2007 he appeared in the suspense horror film Wind Chill. Other recent film appearances include The United States of Leland, The Opposite of Sex, Living Out Loud, In a Savage Land, Hollow Reed, Onegin, and Nadja.[4] Donovan had a long association with celebrated director Hal Hartley, starring in several of his films including Amateur which was selected for both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals. Other Hartley collaborations are Simple Men, which was also an official Cannes selection; Trust, Surviving Desire, Flirt and The Book of Life, which was shown at the New York Film Festival. Donovan starred in Shadows and Lies.[4] As well as Hal Hartley, Donovan has also appeared in films directed by Spike Lee, Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
and Paul Thomas Anderson. Donovan made his television series début in Peter Berg's Wonderland. His recent TV credits include Masters of Horror (episode "Right to Die"); the FX telefilm RFK and the Fox series Pasadena. Other television credits are The Great Gatsby, and HBO's When Trumpets Fade. In 2011 he took a major role in the Starz original drama series Boss. In 2014 he starred in the Lifetime post-apocalyptic series The Lottery.[4] Writing/directing[edit] 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.[4] Personal life[edit] Donovan married actress Vivian Lanko in 1984; they have two sons. They lived in New York City for many years before relocating to Vancouver, Canada.[3] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1985 Hard Choices Josh

1987 At Mother's Request Detective Rogen TV movie

1990 Trust Matthew Slaughter

1991 Surviving Desire Jude

1992 Malcolm X FBI Agent a.k.a. X (USA: poster title)

Simple Men Martin a.k.a. Uomini semplici (Italy)

1993 Quick Herschel Brewer a.k.a. Crossfire (UK: video box title)

Scam Gordon Wexler TV movie

South Beach Spencer Robinson TV series Episode: "School for Scandal"

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

TV series Episodes: "Apocalypse Pete" and "Space, Geeks, and Johnny Unitas"

1994 The Rook John Abbott

Nadja Jim

Amateur Thomas Ludens

1995 Flirt Walter

1996 The Portrait of A Lady Ralph Touchett National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor(2nd place)

Hollow Reed Martyn Wyatt

1997 Night Sins Paul Garrison TV movie

1998 Rescuers: Stories of Courage - Two Couples Aart Vos TV movie Segment: "Aart and Johtje Vos"

When Trumpets Fade Capt. Roy Pritchett

The Opposite of Sex Bill Truitt

Heaven Robert Marling

Living Out Loud Robert Nelson

The Book of Life Jesus Christ

Spanish Fly Carl

1999 In a Savage Land Dr. Phillip Spence

The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Richard DiBenedetto TV movie

Onegin Prince Nikitin

2000 Desire

The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan TV movie

Custody of the Heart Dennis Raphael TV movie

Wonderland Dr. Neil Harrison 8 episodes

2001 Amy and Isabelle Peter Robertson TV movie

Pasadena Will McAllister 13 episodes


Insomnia Detective Hap Eckhart

Pipe Dream David Kulovic

RFK John F. Kennedy TV movie

2003 The United States of Leland Harry Pollard

Agent Cody Banks Dr. Connors

Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Dr. Archibald Newlands TV series Episode: "Serendipity"

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Howard Delhomme TV series Episode: "After the Show"

2004 The Pornographer: A Love Story

Saved! Pastor Skip

Traffic Brent Delaney TV miniseries

Dark Shadows Roger Collins TV series Episode: "Pilot"

White Like Me Gus

2005 At Last Mark Singleton

The Quiet Paul Deer

Weeds Peter Scottson 14 episodes Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2005)

2006 The Visitation Travis Jordan

The Garage Adult Matt

The Sentinel William Montrose

Day on Fire Walter Evering

Law & Order Robert White TV series Episode: "Cost of Capital"

2007 The Dead Zone Malcolm Janus 6 episodes

Masters of Horror Cliff Addison TV series Episode: "Right to Die"

Wind Chill Highway Patrolman

Ghost Whisperer Tom Gordon 4 episodes

2008 The Alphabet Killer Jim Walsh

2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Peter Campbell

Duress Richard Barnet

2010 Unnatural History Bryan Bartlett

Shadows and Lies Victor

Unthinkable Jack Saunders

2011 Collaborator Robert Longfellow Written and directed by Martin Donovan Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize

Boss Ezra Stone 10 episodes

2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Douglas Cartland

The Firm Kevin Stack recurring role

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Ludlow Cooper

2013 Rogue Richard Campbell TV series

Homeland Leland Bennett 3 episodes

2014 Ned Rifle Rev. Daniel Gardner

Inherent Vice Crocker Fenway

2015 Ant-Man Mitchell Carson

2016 Legends of Tomorrow Zaman Druce Recurring role 4 episodes

2017 Rememory Gordon Dunn

Indian Horse Jack Lanahan

Lethal Weapon Grant Davenport TV series Episode: "Wreck the Halls"


^ " Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
profile at". Filmreference.com. 1957-08-19. Retrieved 2013-06-20.  ^ "'Opposite' attracts low-key indie star"[permanent dead link], New York Post; accessed May 6, 2014. ^ a b "For an Art-House Regular, a Wider World". The New York Times. Retrieved May 6, 2014.  ^ a b c d Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1967) Seymour Cassel
Seymour Cassel
(1968) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1971) Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
/ Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Henry Gibson
Henry Gibson
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
/ Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Robert Preston (1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
/ Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(2008) Paul Schneider / Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) James Franco
James Franco
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

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