Tate Donovan plays Mark Boudreau in 24: Live Another Day.
New Jersey native Tate Donovan began his acting career in his teens. After several telefilms and tv show appearances, he first gained attention for his strong supporting role in the film Memphis Belle.
His first leading role was 1992’s romantic comedy Love Potion No. 9, co-starring Sandra Bullock, to whom he became briefly engaged. His highest profile roles include the voice of Hercules in Disney’s animated film Hercules and a recurring role on Friends as Joshua Bergin, boyfriend to Jennifer Aniston – both on the show and in real life.
Donovan earned a Cable ACE Award nomination for his work on the telefilm Vietnam War Story II, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his supporting role in the film Inside Monkey Zetterland. As part of the cast of the feature film Good Night, and Good Luck, starring his good friend George Clooney, he was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He also won a SAG Award, among other awards, for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as part of the cast of Argo.
Films include Nancy Drew, Shooter, The Pacifier, Exposed, Swordfish, Clean and Sober, Murder at 1600 and SpaceCamp. On television, he has starred on Damages, Partners and The O.C., and had recurring roles on such shows as Ally McBeal and Trinity. Other television appearances include Family Ties, Magnum P.I., Tales From the Crypt and The Outer Limits and the miniseries Hostages, as well as reprising the role of Hercules on Disney’s Hercules animated series and in the Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded videogame.
Donovan has also embarked upon a career as a director, directing episodes of such television shows as The O.C., Medium, Nip/Tuck, Damages, Weeds, The Good Guys, Gossip Girl and Glee.