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Also Known As: Donovan Van Leitch Died:
Born: August 16, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor, model, musician, dancer

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This young supporting and occasional lead player, of the late 1980s and early 90s is the son of 60s pop/folksinger Donovan and brother of actress Ione Skye. Leitch, who has also worked as a model, began his film career as a dancer in the musical "Breakin' 2 Electric Bugaloo" (1984) and later distinguished himself with supporting roles in Chuck Russell's remake of "The Blob" (1988), Edward Zwick's "Glory" (1989) and Mary Harron's "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996). He has frequently worked with his sister in such efforts as Allison Anders' "Gas Food Lodging" (1992) and two features awaiting distribution as of 1996: "CITYSCRAPES los angeles" and "The Size of Watermelons".The handsome, dark-haired, slightly androgynous-looking actor has also worked sporadically on the small screen. He made his series debut on the NBC Saturday morning show "2 Hip 4 TV" (1988) and went on to make guest appearances on "21 Jump Street" and "Life Goes On". He also headlined the "CBS Schoolbreak Special", "But He Loves Me" (1991), as an abusive boyfriend. Leitch is also the frontman for the band Nancy Boy.

This young supporting and occasional lead player, of the late 1980s and early 90s is the son of 60s pop/folksinger Donovan and brother of actress Ione Skye. Leitch, who has also worked as a model, began his film career as a dancer in the musical "Breakin' 2 Electric Bugaloo" (1984) and later distinguished himself with supporting roles in Chuck Russell's remake of "The Blob" (1988), Edward Zwick's "Glory" (1989) and Mary Harron's "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996). He has frequently worked with his sister in such efforts as Allison Anders' "Gas Food Lodging" (1992) and two features awaiting distribution as of 1996: "CITYSCRAPES los angeles" and "The Size of Watermelons".

The handsome, dark-haired, slightly androgynous-looking actor has also worked sporadically on the small screen. He made his series debut on the NBC Saturday morning show "2 Hip 4 TV" (1988) and went on to make guest appearances on "21 Jump Street" and "Life Goes On". He also headlined the "CBS Schoolbreak Special", "But He Loves Me" (1991), as an abusive boyfriend. Leitch is also the frontman for the band Nancy Boy.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Party's Over (2003) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
 Cherry (1999) Eddie
4.
 Love Kills (1998) Dominique
5.
 One Night Stand (1997) Kevin
6.
 Big City Blues (1997)
7.
 I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) Gerard Malanga
8.
10.
 CITYSCRAPES los angeles (1996) Troy
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in California after parents' divorce
1984:
Feature film debut "Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo"
1988:
First TV appearance on "2 Hip 4 TV"
1989:
TV acting debut, episode of Fox series "21 Jump Street"
1991:
Played Charlie Taylor in "But He Loves Me" (a "CBS Schoolbreak Special")
1994:
Formed band Nancy Boy with Jason Nesmith (son of musician and producer Mike Nesmith) ; served as lead singer
1996:
Played featured role in "I Shot Andy Warhol"
1999:
Alternated with Ally Sheedy in the title role of the off-Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
2000:
Made guest appearance as a photographer on the HBO comedy "Sex and the City"
2001:
Co-starred with Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Last Party 2000", a $1 million digital feature about the US Presidential campaign
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companion:
Gwyneth Paltrow. Actor. Briefly engaged in the early 1990s; no longer together.
wife:
Kirsty Hume. Model. Married on September 23, 1997; born c. 1976; Scottish.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Donovan Leitch. Singer; songwriter. Born in 1946; divorced from Leitch's mother; remarried.
step-mother:
Linda Lawrence.
mother:
Enid Karl. Model. Divorced from Leitch's father; remarried.
step-father:
Billy.
sister:
Ione Skye Leitch. Actor. Younger.
step-brother:
Julian Lawrence. Father, Brian Jones; mother, Linda Lawrence.
half-sister:
Astrella Leitch. Singer, former actor. Born c. 1972; formed band Echolalia with sister Oriole.
half-sister:
Oriole Leitch. Singer, former model. Born c. 1973; lives with musician Shaun Ryder with whom she has a daughter Coco, born c. 1994.
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