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Tate Donovan

Donovan at the Nancy Drew premiere in June 2007
Born Tate Buckley Donovan
(1963-09-25) September 25, 1963 (age 53)
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Corinne Kingsbury (2005–2008; divorced)
Parent(s) John Timothy Donovan
Eileen Frances

Normally, if you do a television show, it's 25 episodes. Your year is kind of shot, you know what I mean?
Tate Donovan
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.'
Tate Donovan
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.
Tate Donovan
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.
Tate Donovan
When I was growing up, it was so embarrassing to be from Jersey.
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.
Tate Donovan
You just can't help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up.
Tate Donovan
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.
Tate Donovan
I have been able to do a lot of great things during my career!
'Fargo' is one of my favorite movies.
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.
Tate Donovan
When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else.
Tate Donovan
When you first get fame, you're so insecure that you just become a ding dong.
Tate Donovan
I'm a huge David Lindsay-Abaire fan. If I could write, I would want to write like him.
Tate Donovan
'Argo' was a great script from day one. I don't think we knew that it was going to be such a success.
Tate Donovan
A career in showbiz is like a distance run. You have to have patience and pace yourself.
Tate Donovan
I can't run on treadmills; they drive me nuts.