Best known for playing the roles of Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood`s J Edgar (2011) and for his recurring role in the TV series Fargo (2015), Jeffery Donovan is a popular American TV and film actor. Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, Donovan was raised along with his two brothers Michael, and Sean by his mother, Nancy Matthews.
Having made his debut on the silver screen with Throwing Down in 1995, over the years, Donovan has starred in more than 30 films and TV series`. After his debut, Donovan appeared mostly in small roles and he had to struggle for about 10 years before eventually coming into the limelight with a brilliant performance in Hitch, which released in 2000.
Following the success of Hitch, Donovan later delivered a string of strong performances in Come Early Morning (2006), Believe in Me (2006) and J. Edgar (2011), all of which fared well at the box office and also received positive critical reviews. His other notable film credits include Sicario (2015), LBJ (2016), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) and Let Him Go (2020).
Apart from films, Donovan has worked extensively in the TV industry and made his debut on the small screen around the same time as he made his debut in films with Homicide: Life on the Street (1995). His other notable small screen appearances include Law & Order (1995-2007), Spin City (1999), Touching Evil (2004), Crossing Jordan (2007), Burn Notice: The Fall of Same Axe (2011) and Fargo (2015).