Martin Donovan

Biography: An accomplished and respected actor in theater and film, Martin Donovan recently appeared in ABC's Amy & Isabel and starred in the critically acclaimed ABC series Wonderland, which was created by Peter Berg and also starred Ted Levine and Patricia Clarkson. Donovan is best known for his work in such feature films as Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady, in which he won the National Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other projects include Don Roos' critically acclaimed The Opposite of Sex with Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow, and Richard LaGravanese's directorial debut Living Out Loud with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito. Donovan also recently appeared in A & E's The Great Gatsby with Mira Sorvino and Paul Rudd and just completed filming The Pornographer, A Love Story, which was written and directed by Alan Wade in which Donovan plays a filmmaker obsessed with an actress (Irene Jacob). Other credits include award-winning Australian director Bill Bennett's In A Savage Land and Pushkin's masterpiece Onegin starring Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler. He also was seen in Heaven, a tightly wrought thriller from New Zealand filmmaker Scott Reynolds, HBO's harrowing WWII drama When Trumpets Fade, a widely praised role in Angela Pope's Hollow Reed with Ian Hart and Joely Richardson and Michael Almereyda's droll vampire saga Nadja co-starring Peter Fonda.

Originally from Reseda, California, Mr. Donovan studied acting at the American Theater Arts in Los Angeles, where he appeared in numerous plays. He moved to New York in 1983 where he was a member of the Cucaracha Theater Company until 1994 and appeared in over a half-dozen new works - most notably Richard Caliban's Famine Plays and Homo Sapien Shuffle.

Donovan currently resides with his wife, actress Vivian Lanko, and two children in Vancouver.
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Martin Donovan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 78 Insomnia
Lowest Metascore: 15 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
23 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
76 Ned Rifle Dec 30, 2015 Rev. Daniel Gardner tbd
tbd Inherent Vice Dec 12, 2014 Crocker Fenway tbd
41 Sabotage Mar 28, 2014 Floyd Demel / Floyd Morgan 5.4
29 Nurse 3D Feb 7, 2014 Larry Cook 5.0
54 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Apr 26, 2013 Ludlow Cooper 8.4
15 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Oct 26, 2012 Douglas / Douglas Cartland 5.2
56 Collaborator Jul 6, 2012 Director / Writer / Robert Longfellow 8.0
33 The Haunting in Connecticut Mar 27, 2009 Peter Campbell 6.1
52 Wind Chill Apr 27, 2007 Highway Patrolman 6.6
29 The Quiet Aug 25, 2006 Paul Deer 8.0
49 The Sentinel Apr 21, 2006 William Montrose 6.1
67 Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont Nov 25, 2005 Co-Executive Producer 8.7
62 Saved! May 28, 2004 Pastor Skip 7.5
37 The United States of Leland Apr 2, 2004 Harry Pollard 7.0
41 Agent Cody Banks Mar 14, 2003 Dr. Connors 5.5
58 Pipe Dream Oct 4, 2002 David Kulovic 6.0
78 Insomnia May 24, 2002 Hap Eckhart 7.3
59 Onegin Dec 17, 1999 Prince Nikitin 8.8
64 Living Out Loud Oct 30, 1998 Robert Nelson 8.0
70 The Opposite of Sex May 22, 1998 Bill Truitt 8.3
61 The Portrait of a Lady Dec 24, 1996 Ralph Touchett 8.3
46 Flirt Aug 7, 1996 Walter tbd
53 Amateur May 19, 1995 Thomas Ludens 5.0
67 Trust Jul 26, 1991 Matthew Slaughter 6.7