Tate Donovan cast in 24: Live Another Day as Chief of Staff

Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan

Just last week we reported that Audrey Raines is married, and now FOX has announced the casting of that role. Tate Donovan will play White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau in 24: Live Another Day.


New Thrilling Event Series Debuts with Special Two-Hour Premiere Monday, May 5, on FOX

Tate Donovan (“Damages”) will join the presidential cabinet of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY as White House Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU. 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY debuts with a two-hour television premiere Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PT ET/PT) on FOX, and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

In the highly anticipated event series starring Kiefer Sutherland, BOUDREAU is an astute and strong-willed political advisor who is married to President JAMES HELLER’s (William Devane) daughter, AUDREY RAINES (Kim Raver) – JACK BAUER’s (Sutherland) former flame.

Most recently seen in the network series “Hostages,” Donovan’s television credits include “Deception,” “Damages” and “The O.C.,” as well as memorable guest-starring roles on “The Guardian,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Friends” and “Ally McBeal.” Behind the camera, Donovan has directed episodes of “Medium,” “Deception,” “Damages,” GLEE, “Gossip Girl,” “Weeds,” “Nip/Tuck” and “The O.C.” Donovan’s recent film credits include the Academy Award winner “Argo” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” He also voiced the title character of the animated feature “Hercules.” In 2011, Donovan starred on Broadway in the world premiere of “Good People,” opposite Frances McDormand. Other theater credits include “Amy’s View,” with Dame Judi Dench; and “Picnic,” with Ashley Judd; as well as the Off-Broadway show, “Lobby Hero.”

In 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, the stakes are higher than ever for BAUER, who is now an exile being tracked by CIA operations head STEVE HARRIS (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”), agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), computer tech JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”) and field operative ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”). The series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), along with newcomers Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland will executive-produce. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran. “Like” 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY on Facebook at facebook.com/24. Follow the series on Twitter @24FOX and join the discussion using #24fox.


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Dunno’ about you but this all seems a little too ‘scripted’ for me.

A daughter works for the President, and the daughter’s husband is the President’s main man?

I have seen him in the OC and he was pretty good – but that’s a long time ago and I don’t really remember.

Doesn’t seem too far fetched that the President’s daughter could end up falling in love with his Chief of Staff. They got to know each other very well.

Tate Donovan??? I dunno about that one…. The Last thing he was in was hostages on CBS. & that show was great I didn’t really like him tho….. Didn’t expect him to be casted. 24 will still be great tho.

Check him out in Damages. Pretty neat job there.

& you guys it says that she’s married to the Chief of Staff…. The falling in love part is over. Because there married

No one said they weren’t…

A married couple can still be in love, no?


Not disagreeing just clarifying

I’d rather hoped they’d go for the “happily married” route to put the will they/won’t they stuff with Jack to bed for good. Casting Tate Donovan suggests they’re opting for the “sleazy, corrupt husband who Jack must save her from” route. Could be wrong of course, but as much as I liked Jack and Audrey at the time, it would be better to leave their relationship in the past – and their scenes together would be all the better for it.

Well we don’t know what her reaction will be on Jack being a wanted fugitive for the series war path he went on. which should be interesting to see. Will she feel the same as everyone else that he is someone to be captured.

All those aforementioned achievements of Tate Donovan, what else could an actor-watcher demand ? He, Tate, meets expectations of entertainment buffs? No question about it, period.