Birthday: February 27, 1966
Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Pisces
Also Known As: Donal Francis Logue
Born in: Ottawa
Famous as: Actor
Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males
Spouse/Ex-: Kasey Walker
father: Michael J. Logue
mother: Elizabeth Logue
siblings: Deirdre Logue, Eileen Logue, Karina Logue, Michael Logue
children: Finn Logue, Jade Logue
City: Ottawa, Canada
education: Harvard University, Central Union High School, St Ignatius' College
Donal Francis Logue is a Canadian-American-Irish actor, producer, director and writer. His works include the American sitcom ‘Grounded for Life’ and the detective series ‘Terriers’. Logue was born in Ottawa, Ontario to Irish parents. He attended Harvard University, where he studied history. However, he was not interested in pursuing a career in that field and ventured into acting instead. He made his film debut in the 1992 film ‘Sneakers’, where he had a supporting role. His first recurring TV role was in the series ‘Medicine Ball’. He became more widely known after he played the lead role in the romantic comedy film ‘The Tao of Steve’. He then gained more popularity for playing a lead role in the TV series ‘Grounded for Life’. Currently, he is playing a lead role in the crime drama series ‘Gotham’. The show has been appreciated by critics and has also received multiple awards and nominations. Other than acting, Logue is also involved in sports. He plays for the Los Angeles-based amateur soccer team Hollywood United.
Childhood & Early Life
Donal Francis Logue born on 27th February 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Irish missionaries hailing from County Kerry. His father was also the president of Aisling Industries, a company which makes microchips for cellphone companies. He has three sisters named Karina, Deidre and Eileen.
Most of Donal’s childhood and teen years were spent in El Centro, Canada. He studied at the Central Union High School. During his high school years, he was the California State Champion in impromptu speaking. In 1983, he was elected President of the American Legion Boys Nation. After high school, he studied history at Harvard University.
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Donal Logue began his career with a supporting role in the 1992 comedy film ‘Sneakers’. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson, the film starred actors, such as Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, and River Phoenix. The film was a commercial success and reviews were also positive.
Over the next few years, he appeared in many films, mostly in minor roles. Some of these were ‘Gettysburg’ (1993), ‘Miami Rhapsody’ (1995), ‘Blade’ (1998), ‘Runaway Bride’ (1999) and ‘The Million Dollar Hotel’ (2000).
His first lead role was in the film ‘The Tao of Steve’ (2000), a romantic comedy film, directed by Jenniphr Goodman. The film was received positively by critics. The next year, his popularity grew further when he started playing the lead role in the sitcom ‘Grounded for Life’.
In 2002, he co-produced and played the lead role in the black comedy film ‘Comic Book Villains’. Actors Natasha Lyonne, Michael Rapaport, and Eileen Brennan also played important roles in the movie.
In the 2000s, he acted in several movies, such as ‘Confidence’ (2003), ‘Citizen Duane’ (2006), ‘Max Payne’ (2008) and ‘Charlie St Cloud’ (2010). In 2007, he played the lead role in the TV series ‘Knights of Prosperity’, which was eventually cancelled after some time.
From 2008 to 2009, he starred in the TV series ‘Life’, playing one of the main roles, Captain Kevin Tidwell. Other TV shows he was seen in include ‘Vikings’, where he had a main role, and ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’.
In 2014, he started playing a lead role in the crime drama series ‘Gotham’. So far, he has appeared in five seasons of the show. Meanwhile, he also continued his work in films, appearing in movies, such as ‘Silent Night’ (2012), ‘The Intruders’ (2015), and more recently ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ (2018).
Donal Logue’s first lead role on the big screen was in the 2000 film ‘The Tao of Steve’, a romantic comedy film directed by Jenniphr Goodman. Donal played the role of a character in his thirties, who works as a kindergarten teacher. He develops an effective way of seducing women through his personal pseudophilosophy which has elements of a Taoist outlook. The film was met with positive reviews.
He played a lead role in the historical drama TV series ‘Vikings’. The series was inspired by the saga of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, a well-known Norse hero who was also notorious for being the scourge of England and France. The show depicted his rise from being a farmer to a king, after he leads successful raids into England. It was met with mostly positive reviews.
Logue plays a major role in the crime drama series ‘Gotham’, which is based on DC Comics Batman franchise. The show started airing in September 2014. Including Logue, the show starred actors, such as Ben McKenzie, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee. The series primarily covers the early years of the DC Comics character Bruce Wayne, before he becomes the vigilante superhero Batman.
Family & Personal Life
Donal Logue was once said to be married to Kasey Walker. They had two children, Finn and Jade. The couple eventually divorced. According to some other sources, Logue and Walker were never married but were only in a long-term relationship that later ended.