JEFFREY DONOVAN (Captain J.J. Jones) stars as Michael Westen in the hit USA Network original series Burn Notice, which returns for season two this summer.
Renowned for his versatility and striking presence, Donovan has made a name for himself through memorable performances on both stage and screen. Last year, he was seen on the big screen as a captivating 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. The film also stars Bruce Dern, Samantha Mathis and Heather Matarazzo.
Donovan last appeared on the big screen in a memorable 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.