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Also Known As: Donal F Logue Died:
Born: February 27, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, producer, screenwriter

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Though a stage-trained performer who had amassed numerous film and television credits, actor Donal Logue came into his own playing the obnoxious, but culturally enlightened Jimmy the Cabdriver in short interstitials on MTV during the mid-to-late-1990s. Unrecognizable in his caricature of a pop culture know-it-all with greasy hair and thick glasses annoying his customers, Logue was sought out for a wide range of character parts, including regular series roles on several short-lived shows. He was exposed to a wider audience with a small, but memorable turn as a junior agent in the blockbuster hit, "Jerry Maguire" (1996), which led to parts in several low-budget indies and a prominent supporting role in "Blade" (1998). But it was his starring role in the independent comedy, "The Tao of Steve" (2000), in which he played an overweight and unappealing man with a surefire method of seducing women, that propelled his career to new heights. The following year, he landed the starring role in "Grounded for Life" (Fox/The WB, 2001-05) as a young irresponsible father which helped earn him further popularity. From there, Logue oscillated from independent films to high-profile movies like "Ghost Rider" (2007) and...

Though a stage-trained performer who had amassed numerous film and television credits, actor Donal Logue came into his own playing the obnoxious, but culturally enlightened Jimmy the Cabdriver in short interstitials on MTV during the mid-to-late-1990s. Unrecognizable in his caricature of a pop culture know-it-all with greasy hair and thick glasses annoying his customers, Logue was sought out for a wide range of character parts, including regular series roles on several short-lived shows. He was exposed to a wider audience with a small, but memorable turn as a junior agent in the blockbuster hit, "Jerry Maguire" (1996), which led to parts in several low-budget indies and a prominent supporting role in "Blade" (1998). But it was his starring role in the independent comedy, "The Tao of Steve" (2000), in which he played an overweight and unappealing man with a surefire method of seducing women, that propelled his career to new heights. The following year, he landed the starring role in "Grounded for Life" (Fox/The WB, 2001-05) as a young irresponsible father which helped earn him further popularity. From there, Logue oscillated from independent films to high-profile movies like "Ghost Rider" (2007) and "Max Payne" (2008), while keeping a firm footing in television with shows like "Life" (NBC, 2007-09) and "Terriers" (FX, 2010- ), making him one of the most sought-after performers working in the business.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Kill For Me (2013)
2.
 9 Full Moons (2013)
3.
 Reef 2, The (2012)
4.
 Silent Night (2012)
5.
 Shark Night 3D (2011)
6.
 Oliver Sherman (2011)
7.
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 Lodger, The (2009)
9.
 Purple Violets (2008)
10.
 Max Payne (2008)
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1990:
Acted in the Mike Newell-directed CBS miniseries "Common Ground"
1991:
Appeared in the PBS "American Playhouse" production "Darrow", a biographical drama chronicling the life of attorney Clarence Darrow
1992:
Guest starred on an episode of "The Commish" (ABC)
1992:
Made feature film acting debut with a supporting role in "Sneakers"
1993:
Played a man whose wife enlists her mother as the surrogate for their child in the fact-based CBS TV-movie "Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story"
1993:
Featured as part of the ensemble of HBO's chronicle of the AIDS crisis "And the Band Played On"
1993:
Guested as a rock idol in an episode of the ABC sitcom "Almost Home"
1993:
Played Captain Ellis Spear, a Federal soldier, in the war drama "Gettysburg"
1994:
Began appearing as Jimmy the Cabdriver in a memorable series of MTV interstitials
1994:
Appeared in Gillian Armstrong's adaptation of "Little Women"
1994:
Made starring feature debut in the independent thriller "The Crew"
1995:
Acted in the comedy "Miami Rhapsody"
1995:
Appeared in the children's sequel "3 Ninjas Knuckle Up"
1995:
Starred as an intern at a university hospital in the short-lived Fox medical drama "Medicine Ball"
1996:
Played the father of a murdered child in the drama "Eye For an Eye"
1996:
Had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "The Single Guy"
1996:
Was a regular on the law enforcement comedy "Public Morals" (CBS); only one episode aired
1996:
Had a cameo as a videographer in the remake "Diabolique"
1996:
Featured in the independent film "The Grave", which debuted on HBO
1996:
Starred with Molly Ringwald in the Kurt Voss thriller "Baja"
1996:
Appeared in the Garry Marshall comedy "Dear God"
1996:
Played a junior talent agent in "Jerry Maguire"
1996:
Starred as an Anglo-Hawaiian comic book store manager and potential film subject in the independent feature "The Size of Watermelons", directed by Kari Skogland
1997:
Featured in the action comedy "Metro"
1997:
Acted in the anthology series "Gun" (ABC)
1997:
Reteamed with director Skogland as star and co-executive producer of the Canadian production "Men With Guns"
1997:
Reteamed with Jimmy the Cabdriver co-creator Jesse Peretz, acting in his feature directorial debut "First Love, Last Rites"
1998:
Had a recurring role as Assistant D.A. Dick Flood on the acclaimed ABC legal drama "The Practice"
1998:
Played supporting role as a journalist reporting Vietnam War fallacies in the HBO fact-based movie "A Bright Shining Lie"
1998:
Co-starred in the supernatural actioner "Blade"
1999:
Played a priest who was previously one of the grooms stood up by Julia Roberts' titular "Runaway Bride"
1999:
Featured as zany chauffeur Eamonn in the comedy feature "The Big Tease"
2000:
Had a featured role as a lunkheaded would-be robber in John Frankenheimer's actioner "Reindeer Games"
2000:
Starred in the independent feature "The Tao of Steve", screened to acclaim at Sundance; received the festival's Special Jury Prize for his performance
2000:
Featured the fact-based computer hacker drama "Takedown"
2000:
Starred with Cyndi Lauper and Christopher Walken in the Sundance-screened feature "The Opportunists"
2000:
Featured in Wim Wenders' "The Million Dollar Hotel", winner of the Berlin Film Festival's Jury Prize and Silver Bear Awards
2000:
Played 1960s activist Stew Albert in "Steal This Movie!", an independent film based on the life of Abbie Hoffman
2001:
Starred in the Fox midseason replacement "Grounded for Life"
2003:
Cast in "American Splendor" starring Paul Giamatti as comic book everyman Harvey Pekar
2005:
Cast opposite Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo in Mark Waters' "Just Like Heaven"
2007:
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in the Marvel Comics-inspired "Ghost Rider"
2007:
Starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series "The Knights of Prosperity"
2008:
Acted opposite Mark Wahlberg in the action drama film "Max Payne," based on the popular video game
2010:
Appeared opposite Zac Efron in "Charlie St. Cloud," about a young man (Efron) coming to terms with the death of his younger brother
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
British-American Drama Academy: -

Notes

Donal Logue on his Jimmy the Cabdriver character: "There's something so endearingly retarded about Boston rednecks." --quoted in Entertainment Weekly, April 7, 1995

"My parents were Carmelite missionaries and so we moved constantly as I was growing up. I was born in Africa, and all four children in my family have different passports. I lived in border towns my whole life until I got a scholarship to Harvard. All that jumping around between so many worlds gave me a kind of mutability that makes it almost impossible for me to not do so many different things. It's made me a PR person's worst nightmare." --Donal Logue quoted in Interview, c. 1995

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wife:
Casey Logue.

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child:
Finn Logue.

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