Raised in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he grew up on welfare after his mom left his dad, taking Donovan and his two brothers (he’s in the middle) with her. He discovered acting in high school after an English teacher attempted to have him focus by making him memorize Shylock’s “Hath Not a Jew Eyes? An acting major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he went on to get his M. ,” a mock game show on which three contestants, one of them played by Ashton Kutcher, try in vain to describe the program. “I loved how hard it was to get there and how hard it was to come down off that mountain,” he says. I’m not stumbling out of clubs.” Of paparazzi, he says, “I don’t understand these stars who are going ‘Why won’t they leave me alone?
“There’s an entire side of Topanga that gets no cell service. I love that.” As for what else he loves, Donovan is amiably tight-lipped. ’ Well, because you’re shopping on fucking Robertson and Rodeo! Or, ‘I just can’t stand it when the paparazzi take photos of my kids.’ You’re in the Malibu playground where all the paparazzi wait for you to your child!
On this sunny morning at the Farmers Market, Jeffrey Donovan isn’t booby-trapping a doorway or defusing a bomb.
The skein finished its second season Thursday with two series highs: 6.1 million total viewers and 2.7 million adults 18-49.
By Brian Lowry In "Burn Notice," USA delivers a pleasant surprise, if only because so little about the concept indicates how much fun the 90-minute premiere is.
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By Rick Kissell USA’s “Burn Notice” wrapped its seven-season run Thursday with its largest audience in two years, standing as TV’s most-watched scripted program of the night. By Cynthia Littleton USA Network will call it a wrap for “Burn Notice” at the end of its seventh season that begins June 6.
If I had to do an accent or some kind of character, it was always fun to make that up with the writer.
And then, over the years, they evolved into some wacky guys and some pretty sadistic guys. From an acting standpoint, what’s been the hardest cover ID that you’ve had to do?
No, the 42-year-old star of the number one show on cable—the wry spy drama is that “nine times out of ten what we’re telling you is counterintuitive,” it’s easy to see his veggie brew as a metaphor. Because you don’t want to cook dill.” Anyone who’s watched , which follows a former spy named Michael Westen as he tries to figure out who issued the order (or “burn notice”) that got him expelled from his agency, will see the irony of taking cooking lessons from Donovan. Apparently the show’s writers have an ex-intelligence operative on call as a consultant. ’ And he said, ‘Protein in a cup.’ On surveillance you’re sitting in a car for 12 hours. “I rented it for research,” Donovan says of that show.
“Take a lot of parsnips and carrots, summer squash—a medley. Then you come here”—he waves a muscled arm around the stalls at Fairfax Avenue and 3rd Street—“and buy what you’re going to put in the soup: more carrots, some green beans, a little onion, some celery, more squash. His character, after all, keeps only one thing in his fridge: yogurt. “I wanted to find these kind of fish-out-of-water flawed characters who cannot escape their own circumstances.” Donovan’s Westen, like Mc Goohan’s Number Six, is consistently confronting his previous employer in search of answers (Number Six is stuck on an island; Westen is trapped in Miami).
, the couple said that their new daughter is "a healthy and happy baby girl", and that they are "incredibly blessed to have her in [their] lives".
Details on the birth and the infant's name have yet to be revealed.
It's a few days into production on the seventh and final season of USA Network's flagship series, and already the vibe on set is loose and relaxed.