Jeffrey Donovan Net Worth

Jeffrey Donovan Net Worth is
$10 Million

Jeffrey Donovan Biography

Jeffrey Donovan was born on 11 May 1968, in Amesbury, Massachusetts USA , and is an actor perhaps best known for playing Robert F. Kennedy in “J. Edgar” (2011)  directed by Clint Eastwood, and for his recurring role in the  TV series “Fargo”‘s second season in 2015.

So just how rich is Jeffrey Donovan? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the amount of Jeffrey Donovan’s net worth reaches $10 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated through his involvement in both television productions and cinema during a career now spanning more than 20 years.

Jeffrey Donovan Net Worth $10 Million

Jeffrey as well as his two brothers were raised by his single mother; they lived poorly and often moved. His high school teacher Patricia Hoyt encouraged him to enter the drama club, which subsequently gave him the opportunity to get a private scholarship and enter university.He was also interested in martial arts and earned a black karate belt in college and participated in competitions all over the state. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in theatre, then studied further for his MFA degree in New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, meantime doing various jobs to support himself.

Jeffrey opened his net worth as an actor in 1995, debuting on the big screen and television. ‘Throwing Down’ directed by Lawrence O’Neil was the first film in which he co-starred with Kevin Pinassi and Colleen Werthmann. Later, Donovan increased his net worth appearing in the films ‘Sleepers’ produced, written and directed by Barry Levinson, ‘Vegas Vacation’ directed by Stephen Kessler, Believe In Me’ directed by Robert Collector, ‘Hindsight’ directed by Paul Holahan, plus ‘Changeling’ and ‘J. Edgar’ co-produced, written and directed by Clint Eastwood., now totalling over 20 films and almost the same number of TV productions. However, Jeffrey’s net worth grew performing not only in films but also on the theatre stage, appearing in plays ‘A View from the Bridge’, ‘The Glory of Living’, ‘Hamlet’ and others.

He began his career on TV in series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ created by Paul Attanasio and ‘Law and Order’ created by Dick Wolf. Later he appeared in the television series ‘Milennium’ created by Chris Carter, a soap opera ‘Another World’ created by Irna Phillips, William J. Bell, in a few episodes of ‘The Pretender’ created by Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle, and ‘Spin City’ created by Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence. Since 2000 Donovan’s net worth rose after his appearance in the drama series ‘The Beat’, ‘Threshold’, ‘Crossing Jordan’, comic series ‘Witchblade’, and mystery series ‘Monk’.

Since 2007, Jeffrey has landed a leading role in the television series ‘Burn Notice’ created by Matt Nix, and in addition since 2011 Jeffrey is also a director and an executive producer of the television series. He has recently been cast as President John F. Kennedy in “LBJ”, due for release in late 2016.

In his personal life,  Jeffrey Donovan dated Kathryn Kovarik for a long time, however, the couple split up, and in 2012 Jeffrey married the model Michelle Woods; the couple has a daughter. Donovan is known as a generous donator to charity events for children and sick people.

Full NameJeffrey Donovan
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMay 11, 1968
Place Of BirthAmesbury, Massachusetts, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Television producer, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Tisch School of the Arts, Amesbury High School, Bridgewater State University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseMichelle Woods (m. 2012)
ChildrenClaire Donovan
SiblingsSean Donovan, Michael Donovan
NicknamesJeffrey T. Donovan , Jeff Donovan , Jeff , Jeffery Donovan
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action
TV ShowsBurn Notice, The Beat, Touching Evil
Burn Notice (2007)$250,000 /episode (2013)
Burn Notice (2007)$135,000 /episode (2009-10)
1I'm not a big movie-goer. I just feel like I'm watching work. I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days. (2004)
2I met with Matt Nix. The script was sent to me from USA, they wanted to work with me again. Bonnie Hammer and Jeff Wachtel, they had done Touching Evil (2004) with me. So I went and met with Matt and did a couple of scenes for him. He basically said, "You're my guy". And that was it. It wasn't that I was that great, it was my take on the material. I didn't know all my lines, I didn't have everything right. He just saw my angle on it and my angle was: Bring levity to a serious situation and be real serious about something that's real casual [on landing Burn Notice (2007)].
3My mom raised us three boys by herself on welfare. It's not worse than anybody else's life. We had to make ends meet. My parents were divorced, so my father wasn't really in my life. We grew up like most kids, just wanting things. [on growing up]
4Asked about his martial arts training in a TV Guide interview (8 Aug 2008) he said: I have a black belt in karate and six years of aikido and about a year of Brazilian jujitsu."
1His uncle, Don Matthews, worked as a coach in the CFL (Canadian Football League). Don was the brother of Jeffrey's mother, Nancy Matthews.
2In Amesbury, Massachusetts receiving an award at his former high school, Amesbury High. [May 2009]
3Jeffrey and his wife, Michelle Woods, became the parents of their first child, a daughter [December 18, 2012].
4Engaged to model Michelle Woods [June 25, 2012].
5A big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
6Plays "Michael Westen" on Burn Notice (2007), performed with actor Michael Weston in Final Draft (2003).
7He has Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian ancestry. His maternal grandparents were born in Canada; his grandfather was from Prince Edward Island, and his grandmother was from Tracadie, New Brunswick.
8Has studied martial arts for over twenty years and has a black belt in Shotokan karate. Has six years of experience in Brazilian jujitsu and Aikido, and is a certified SCUBA diver.
9Has admitted in interviews that he grew up very poor.
10Graduated from Amesbury High School in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Attended University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Graduated from New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he received an MFA.
11Enjoys gardening and golf.
12Currently lives in Denver, Colorado.


Soldado2017/IIfilmingSteve Forsing
Shot Caller2016post-production
LBJ2016John F. Kennedy
Shut Eye2016TV SeriesCharlie Haverford
Fargo2015TV SeriesDodd Gerhardt
Sicario2015Steve Forsing
Burn Notice2007-2013TV SeriesMichael Westen
J. Edgar2011Robert Kennedy
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011TV MovieMichael Westen
Changeling2008Captain J.J. Jones
Crossing Jordan2007TV SeriesWilliam Ivers
Law & Order1995-2007TV SeriesJacob Reese / Edward Nicodos
Monk2006TV SeriesSteve Wagner
Believe in Me2006Clay Driscoll
Yes, Dear2006TV SeriesFan #2
Threshold2006TV SeriesDr. Julian Sloan
Come Early Morning2006Cal, Cal Percell
Enemies2006TV Series
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesTodd Kendrick
Touching Evil2004TV SeriesDetective David Creegan
Touching Evil2004TV MovieDetective Inspector Dave Creegan
Sam & Joe2004Eric
Final Draft2003Pascal (as Jeff Donovan)
Witchblade2002TV SeriesDaniel Germaine
Purpose2002Robert Jennings
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 22000Jeffrey Patterson
The Beat2000TV SeriesBrad Ulrich
Spin City1999TV SeriesTom
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieBobby
Witness to the Mob1998TV MovieAgent #1
The Pretender1997-1998TV SeriesKyle
Catherine's Grove1997Thomas Mason
Vegas Vacation1997Hotel Employee (uncredited)
Millennium1997TV SeriesBobby Webber
Critical Choices1996TV MovieRandy
Homicide: Life on the Street1995TV SeriesNewton Dell / Miles Dell
Throwing Down1995Pete Gulley
Another World1964TV SeriesDwayne 'Popper' Collins (1997)


Burn Notice2009-2013TV Series producer - 63 episodes
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011TV Movie executive producer


Burn Notice2010-2013TV Series 3 episodes
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011TV Movie


Live with Kelly and Michael2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chew2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Changeling - Partners in Crime: Bringing Changeling to the Screen2009Video documentary shortHimself
Partners in Crime: Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Fargo2015TV SeriesDodd Gerhardt
The Pretender1998-1999TV SeriesKyle

Won Awards

2003Best Supporting ActorMethod FestSam & Joe (2004)

Nominated Awards

2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionBurn Notice (2007)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionBurn Notice (2007)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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