Jeffrey Donovan has become one of the most versatile actors as he continues to deliver compelling performances by effortlessly morphing into a variety of different characters and transitioning seamlessly between genres.
He can currently be seen in Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” portraying John F. Kennedy opposite Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bill Pullman. The film follows the political upheaval Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency after Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963. In 2018, Donovan will reprise his role as Steve Forsing in “Soldado,” the sequel to “Sicario,” opposite Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.
On television, Donovan can next be seen in season 2 of the Hulu drama series “Shut Eye” by new show runner John Shiban. Donovan plays “Charlie Haverford,” a former Vegas magician turned con artist who oversees fortune-telling stores in the greater Los Angeles area. Prior, Donovan could be seen in season 2 of “Fargo” opposite Patrick Wilson and Kirsten Dunst. He played Dodd Gerhardt, the hot-headed son of crime boss Otto Gerhardt.
Donovan’s other film credits include Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario” opposite Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin; Ric Roman Waugh’s “Shotcaller” opposite Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Jon Bernthal; Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio; “The Changeling” opposite Angelina Jolie; “Come Early Morning” opposite Ashley Judd; and “Hitch” opposite Will Smith.
His past TV credits include: “Burn Notice” opposite Gabrielle Anwar, “Crossing Jordan” opposite Jill Hennessy, “Touching Evil” opposite Vera Farmiga, and “The Beat” opposite Mark Ruffalo.
Charlie Haverford is a former Vegas magician turned con artist who oversees a handful of fortune-telling storefronts in the San Fernando Valley. His worldview is turned upside down when a blow to the head intersects with an unusual hypnosis session and yields glimpses of the future. With the help of his ambitious wife Linda, Charlie is set on a treacherous course where he must make sense of these visions and find a way to save his sanity and his family.