Donal Logue

Donal Logue

Logue at the 2014 NY PaleyFest for Gotham
Born Donal Francis Logue
(1966-02-27) February 27, 1966
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship Canada, Ireland
Education Harvard University[1]
Known for
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Spouse(s) Kasey Walker (divorced)[2][1]
Children 2[2]

Donal Francis Logue (born February 27, 1966)[3][4] is an Irish-Canadian film and television actor, producer and writer. His notable roles include starring in the film The Tao of Steve, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, the sitcom Grounded for Life, the television series Copper and the detective series Terriers. He currently stars as detective Harvey Bullock in Fox's Gotham and had a recurring role in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lt. Declan Murphy.

Early life

Logue was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Irish parents from County Kerry.[5] His father, Michael J. Logue, was once a Carmelite[6] Catholic missionary in Africa, where he met Donal's mother, Elizabeth. They eventually married and then moved to England. They had four children. Logue has three sisters: Karina, an actress; twin sister Deirdre (who is not in show business); and Eileen, an education consultant. His father is the president of Aisling Industries, which makes microchips for cellphone companies. Logue lived most of his childhood and teen years in El Centro, California, where he attended Central Union High School, although for his junior year, he attended St Ignatius' College in Enfield, Greater London, England. While in High School, Donal was the California State Champion in Impromptu Speaking and in 1983 was elected President of the American Legion Boys Nation. His mother was a teacher at Calexico High School in Calexico, California during the 1980s and 1990s. After high school, Logue studied History at Harvard University.[1] While there, he was a member of the Signet Society.


After a few TV movies, Logue first appeared in film playing Dr. Gunter Janek in the 1992 film Sneakers. In 1993, he portrayed Capt. Ellis Spear in Gettysburg. In 1993, he guest starred on the Northern Exposure episode "Baby Blues" playing a movie script agent, Judd Bromell. Logue appeared as a rival FBI agent to Fox Mulder in The X-Files episode "Squeeze." Logue's character Jimmy The Cab Driver was a staple of MTV promos in the early 90s. He also appeared in Blade and The Patriot, in 2000. He appeared in two of Edward Burns films: Purple Violets and The Groomsmen.

Logue's portrayal as the lead in The Tao of Steve won him a Special Grand Jury Prize for best actor at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, was noticed by ER producer John Wells, who cast Logue in several episodes as Chuck Martin, a nurse Dr. Susan Lewis marries one weekend in Las Vegas on a whim, and later has a child with. Concurrent with the run on ER, Logue starred in the critically acclaimed comedy Grounded for Life. In December 2005, Logue had a pilot development deal for a new situation comedy on ABC television, originally titled I Want to Rob Mick Jagger.[7] The pilot was picked up and debuted in the winter of 2006 under the name The Knights of Prosperity. The show disappeared from the ABC lineup in early March 2007.[8]

Logue also appeared in a supporting role in Just Like Heaven (2005). Logue had appeared as Phil Stubbs in the original pilot for the NBC show Ed, but dropped out to star in Grounded for Life. The first two-and-a-half seasons of "Grounded for Life" were telecast on the Fox network, thereafter the show moved to The WB for the remainder of its run. In 2002 and 2003, Logue appeared on the VH1 "I Love. . ." series installments '80s, '70s, and '80s Strikes Back. In 2010, Logue appeared on House, M.D. as millionaire patient Curtis Harry.

Logue also appeared in NBC's The Dennis, in 2005, about a former child prodigy whose parents kick him out of the house and into the real world. It was not picked up, however.[9] Logue co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the movie Ghost Rider, the David Fincher film Zodiac, and alongside Mark Wahlberg in the 20th Century Fox film Max Payne. In 2008, Logue appeared in the Jack Kerouac documentary One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. Logue starred as Captain Kevin Tidwell in the NBC crime drama Life from 2008–2009. On May 4, 2009, NBC announced Life would not be returning for a third season.

Logue starred in FX series Terriers which was cancelled due to low ratings, even with great reviews from the press such as the Times. Logue starred as the main character in Theory of a Deadman's music video for the song "Lowlife," off their 2011 release, The Truth Is....

In late 2012, Logue joined the casts of Sons of Anarchy as renegade ex-U.S. Marshal Lee Toric who is out for revenge for the murder of his sister and Vikings as King Horik. In 2013 he joined the cast of BBC America's show Copper as a returning Union General turned Tammany Hall insider, General Brendan Donovan, and he returned to Sons of Anarchy and Vikings to reprise his roles from the previous seasons. Logue had roles in two 2013: CBGB with Alan Rickman and 9 Full Moons with Amy Seimetz and Bret Roberts.

Between March and May 2014 he appeared in six episodes of the NBC police procedural, crime, legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, a former undercover officer appointed as acting commander of the Special Victims Unit.[10] Since 2014, he has portrayed Harvey Bullock in the police procedural series Gotham, based on the DC Comics Batman franchise.

In 2015, Logue appeared in Adam Massey's thriller film The Intruders.[11]

Personal life

Logue with his children in Ireland in 2007

Logue travels back and forth to Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, where his mother lives, and holds both Irish and Canadian citizenship.[12]

Logue has homes in Los Angeles and Oregon.[13] When not acting, Logue is heavily involved in soccer, and regularly plays for the Los Angeles-based amateur team Hollywood United.[1]

Logue has a Class-A Commercial Drivers License and is licensed to drive tractor-trailers with double or triple trailers, tankers and hazardous materials. He has a Hardwood company with one partner called Frison-Logue Hardwood, and a trucking company called Aisling Trucking with two partners based out of Central Point, Oregon, which the three founded in 2012.[13][14][15]

Logue was married to Kasey Walker.[2][1] The couple had two sons together.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Sneakers Dr. Gunter Janek
1993 Gettysburg Capt. Ellis Spear
And the Band Played On Bobbi Campbell
1994 Disclosure Chance Geer
Little Women Jacob Mayer
1995 Baja Alex
Miami Rhapsody Derek
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Jimmy
1996 Winterlude Chris Hampson Short film
Grave, TheThe Grave Cletus
Eye for an Eye Tony
Diabolique Video Photographer #1
Dear God Webster
Jerry Maguire Rick, Junior Agent
1997 The Size of Watermelons Gnome
Metro Earl
Glam Tom Stone
Men with Guns Goldman Co-executive producer
First Love, Last Rites Red
1998 Blade Quinn
A Bright Shining Lie Steven Burnett
The Thin Red Line Marl Uncredited
1999 Runaway Bride Priest Brian Norris
Big Tease, TheThe Big Tease Eamonn
2000 Tao of Steve, TheThe Tao of Steve Dex
Million Dollar Hotel, TheThe Million Dollar Hotel Charley Best
Reindeer Games Pug
Steal This Movie Stew Albert
Takedown Alex Lowe
Opportunists, TheThe Opportunists Pat Duffy
Patriot, TheThe Patriot Dan Scott
2001 The Château Sonny
2002 Comic Book Villains Raymond McGillicudy
2003 Confidence Officer Lloyd Whitworth
American Splendor Stage Actor Harvey
Two Days Ray O'Connor
2005 Tennis, Anyone...? Danny Macklin
Just Like Heaven Jack Houriskey
2006 Jack's Law Buzz Uncredited
Groomsmen, TheThe Groomsmen Jimbo
Shark Bait Troy
Citizen Duane Uncle Bingo
Almost Heaven Mark Brady
The Ex Don Wollebin
2007 The Good Life Daryll
Ghost Rider Mack
Zodiac Ken Narlow
Purple Violets Chazz Coleman
2008 No Place Like Home Uncle Eddie Short film
Max Payne Alex Balder
2009 Lodger, TheThe Lodger Joe Bunting
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Tink Weatherbee
2011 Shark Night 3D Sheriff Greg Sabin
Oliver Sherman Franklin Page
2012 Reef 2: High Tide, TheThe Reef 2: High Tide Troy
  • Voice only
  • Direct-to-video
Kill For Me Hayley's Father
Silent Night Santa Jim Epstein
2013 CBGB Merv Ferguson
2015 The Intruders Jerry Halshford Direct-to-DVD


Year Title Role Notes
1993 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Agent Tom Colton Episode: "Squeeze"
Northern Exposure Judd Bromell, movie script agent Episode: "Baby Blues"
1994 Crew, TheThe Crew Bill Pierce
1995 Medicine Ball Danny Macklin
1996 Public Morals Ken Schuler
1998 Bright Shining Lie, AA Bright Shining Lie Steven Burnett Television film
1998 Felicity Eddie
2001–2005 Grounded for Life Sean Finnerty 91 episodes
2003–2005 ER Chuck Martin 11 episodes
2007 Knights of Prosperity, TheThe Knights of Prosperity Eugene Gurkin
Monk Gully (uncredited role) Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Up All Night"
2008–2009 Life Captain Kevin Tidwell
2010 Terriers Hank Dolworth
2011 House Cyrus Harry Episode: "Changes"
2012–2013 Sons of Anarchy Lee Toric
2013–2014 Vikings King Horik
2013 Copper General Brendan Donovan
2014–2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lt. Declan Murphy Recurring, Seasons 15 - 17
2014– Gotham Harvey Bullock Main Role (44 episodes)


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