Donovan at the Nancy Drew premiere in June 2007
|Born||Tate Buckley Donovan
September 25, 1963
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
|Spouse(s)||Corinne Kingsbury (2005â€“2008; divorced)|
|Parent(s)||John Timothy Donovan
Normally, if you do a television show, it's 25 episodes. Your year is kind of shot, you know what I mean?
My parents took me to a movie, and I remember wanting to sit apart from them for some reason. I wanted to be a big boy or whatever. I remember looking up on that screen. It was a movie about medieval knights. All I remember is saying, 'I want to do that. I want to make movies.'
Why do I run? It's the best form of exercise. It's totally the core of being in shape. I really feel so good – anytime after the first mile. You start fantasying. You start thinking about things.
Working with the cast of 'Glee' was inspiring. To be around a group of kids who work so hard and love what they do is so refreshing.
I was on 'The O.C.' and had a small part, which wasn't very challenging. I was a bit bored, so I started shadowing directors and they finally gave me a shot. From there, it led to directing other television shows. I am trying to direct a feature film, so we'll see what happens.
You just can't help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up.
I was not the pampered baby, no. I'm five years younger, and my parents were actually very strict with me, more strict than with the other ones.
My brother was a big marathoner. He was a great collegiate runner at Beloit College. He won his conference's races, and he did tons of marathons. I would go out and run with him every once in a while just to hang out with him.
When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else.
When you first get fame, you're so insecure that you just become a ding dong.
I'm a huge David Lindsay-Abaire fan. If I could write, I would want to write like him.
'Argo' was a great script from day one. I don't think we knew that it was going to be such a success.
A career in showbiz is like a distance run. You have to have patience and pace yourself.