Jeffrey Donovan is a American actor best known for his starring role as Michael Westen, a secret agent who has been burned — cast away from the government — and who is trying to get his life back, in the action series Burn Notice.
He is also known for his role as Jeffrey Patterson in the 2002 feature film Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.
He also starred (2007-2013) in the television action series Burn Notice as Michael Westen, a secret agent who has been burned — cast away from the government — and who is trying to get his life back.
In 2008 he starred in The Changeling opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich for director Clint Eastwood, which was produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
In 2006 he was seen on the big screen as a leading man in the Joey Lauren Adams film Come Early Morning. Written and directed by Adams, the film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
Donovan received high praise for his performance as Cal, the romantic lead opposite Ashley Judd. The Roadside Attractions film also stars Laura Prepon.
Donovan also starred as Jim Keith in the independent film Believe in Me, an adaptation of the young-adult novel Brief Garland by Harold Keith. Directed by Robert Collector, the film follows the true story of Keith, a high school girl's basketball coach in the 1960s who gets inspired by his young team and who in turn, inspires them to greatness.
In 2005 Donovan appeared on the big screen in a cameo in the blockbuster romantic comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith. Other film credits include Barry Levinson's Sleepers, Purpose, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and Bait.
Donovan made his feature film debut in Throwing Down, which won the grand prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
In 2004, Donovan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Detective David Creegan in the USA Network Original Series Touching Evil.
His television credits include HBO's original film When Trumpets Fade, recurring roles on Crossing Jordan, Spin City, The Beat, and The Pretender, and notable guest appearances in Monk, CSI: Miami, Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Street.