Jeffrey Donovan has a successful acting career, but he admits he doesn’t want his daughter Claire dabbling in Tinseltown. This business is hard enough on me,” Donovan, 47, told reporters at FX’s season 2 premiere screening on Wednesday in Hollywood. ” Although she might not follow in her famous father‘s footsteps, Donovan says his 2½-year-old daughter with wife Michelle already recognizes him on television.“She sees me and she goes, ‘Dada’ — when she was 1, she used to do that to the screen,” he shares.
Now, the proud dad says the couple’s daughter has learned a new word: Face Time.
“Whenever I travel, which unfortunately, I travel a lot …
Jeffrey is of Irish and American descents and holds an American nationality.
He got his formal education from Amesbury High School and afterward, he joined Bridgewater State University.
True, the sturdier Hurricane (designed by Hawker's Sydney Camm) far outnumbered the speedier Spitfire in the Battle of Britain.
But Quill had brought the Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire to the point where it could tackle enemy Me 109 escorting fighters while Hurricanes took on the bombers.
Jaunty in a white formfitting T-shirt, gray suit pants, Puma sneakers, and a gray baseball cap, Donovan looks taut, like you could bounce a quarter off almost any part of his body. His navy blue eyes squint slightly now as if to say: “What you do,” he continues, politely making way for an elderly shopper as she eases by with her cart, “is you boil it, strain it, then boil it some more. “He’s a rogue operative helping the little guy.” Donovan relates to little guys. Last season a skit revolved around “What Is Burn Notice? Donovan moved recently to Miami, though he still owns a house in Topanga Canyon, whose remoteness he adores.
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?
[I’ll] call and she’ll pick up the phone and go, ‘Hi, Daddy,’ ” the former star explains.