Tate ‘Buckley’ Donovan is a popular American actor as well as a director. He is best known for his work in Damages as Tom Shayes. He is also famous for his incredible performance in The O.C. as Jimmy Cooper, Goodnight, and Good Luck (2005) as Jesse Zousmer, and Argo (2012) as Bob Anders. He is also really well known for his appearance in the famous American sitcom Friends as Joshua in 1998.

Quick Info
Full NameTate Buckley Donovan
Date of Birth September 25, 1963
Birth PlaceTenafly, New Jersey, U.S.
Parent(s)John Timothy Donovan and Eileen Frances McAllister
OccupationActor, Director
Age57 years
Height6 feet (1.83m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Sandra Bullock (1990-1994)
Jennifer Aniston (1995-1998)
Corinne Kingsbury (m 2005 div, 2008)
Net worth US $5 million

Early Life and Bio

Tate Donovan was born on the 25th of September, 1963, in Tenafly, New Jersey, United States of America (USA). His father’s name was John Timothy Donovan, and his mother’s name was Eileen Frances McAllister. His father worked as a surgeon. He grew up with 5 other siblings.

Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan
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Nationality and Physical Stats

Tate Donovan is currently 57 years old. He is a fairly tall man of height 6 feet or 1.83 and weighs 76 kg or 167 lbs. He has an athletic body. Similarly, his chest size is 42 inches; his biceps are 14 inches, and his waist is 34 inches.

His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is Irish. He was raised in a Roman Catholic household.

The color of his hair is brown, and the color of his eyes is light brown.

His zodiac sign is Libra.

Education: Schooling/University

Tate Donovan is an educated man. He studied at the Dwight-Englewood School, which is situated in Englewood, New Jersey. After that, he transferred to Tenafly High School.

After graduating his high school, he enrolled in the University of Southern California.



Tate Donovan made his movie debut in the year 1984 in No Small Affair as Bob. Over the years, he has done some amazing movies like SpaceCamp (1986) as Kevin Donaldson, Dangerous Curves (1988) as Chuck Upton, Dead Bang (1989) as John Burns, Little Noises (1992) as Elliott, Ethan Frome (1993) as Reverend Smith and G-Men from Hell (2000) as Mike Mattress.

Some of his other decent movies are Swordfish (2001) as Senator Reisman’s Assistant, The Pacifier (2005) as Howard Plummer, Shooter (2007) as Russ Turner, Goodnight, and Good Luck (2005) as Jesse Zousmer, Nancy Drew (2007) as Carson Drew, Argo (2012) as Bob Anders, Rocketman (2019) as Doug Weston, The Nomads (2019) as Mark Nolin, and many other famous movies.


In this 2012 American historical drama-thriller, he has brilliantly portrayed the character of Bob Anders. The movie was directed by Ben Affleck and starred actors like Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman. The film did really well in the box office as it grossed $232.3 million. The movie’s budget was $44.5 million. 

The movie was rated 7.7 by IMDb.

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TV Shows

This popular actor made his first TV debuts in Family Ties, where he was cast as Clancy for the episode “Best Man.” Tate has worked on numerous and prestigious TV shows. 

From 1985-2000, he has worked on more than 15 TV series. Some of his applaudable work includes Hill Street Blues as Shamrock in the episode ‘The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr,’ Magnum P.I as R.J Maters, Nutcracker: Money, Madness& Murder as marc, Tales from Crypt as Nelson, and more. 

From 2000-2018, we can see Tate on various series such as House of Mouse, The Guardian, The O.C., Silver Bells, painkiller Jane, Law& Order: Criminal Intent, Damages, The cleaner, master of sex, and many more. In this entire series, he has done mindblowing acting. For his portrayal of various characters, he has been awarded numerous prestigious awards.

Awards and Achievements

Tate Donovan has been nominated for various prestigious awards for his performances in different movies and TV shows. He has been nominated for awards like Awards Circuit Community Awards, CableACE Awards, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Chelsea Film Festival, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Online Film & Television Association, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, and many more.

Similarly, he has won awards like Screen Actors Guild Awards, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Hollywood Film Awards, Chelsea Film Festival, and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Tate Donovan
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Personal Life: Relationships 


Tate Donovan got into a relationship with an actress named Sandra Bullock. The couple dated for 4 years from the year 1990 to 1994.  After he breaks up with Sandra Bullock, he started dating the renowned actress named Jennifer Aniston. They both acted in the famous American sitcom Friends together. The couple dated each other for three years, starting from the year 1995 to 1998.


He first started dating Corinne Kingsbury. The couple married in 2005, and they broke up in 2008.

What is Tate Donovan’s Net Worth?

Tate Donovan has been working tirelessly in the movies and television industry since 1984. He is still working actively. He has earned a huge sum of money doing many excellent movies and television series.

He has a net worth of $5 million.

Social Media Presence

Tate Donovan is mildly active on his social media, with 8k followers on Instagram (@t8dono). He is not active on any other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

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