Tate Donovan of “Damages” is joining the cast — and the presidential cabinet — of “24: Live Another Day” as White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau.
The Fox event series debuts with a two-hour television premiere on Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. on Fox, and makes its time period premiere the following week on May 12 at 9 p.m.
In the Jack Bauer reboot, Boudreau is an “astute and strong-willed political advisor” who is married to President James Heller’s (William Devane) daughter, Audrey Raines (Kim Raver), Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) former flame.
Most recently seen in the network series “Hostages,” Donovan’s television credits include “Deception,” “Damages” and “The O.C.,” as well as guest-starring roles on “The Guardian,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Friends” and “Ally McBeal.” Donovan has directed episodes of several series including “Medium,” “Deception,” “Damages” and “The O.C.”
His recent film credits include “Argo” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” He also voiced the title character of the animated feature “Hercules.” In 2011, Donovan starred on Broadway in the world premiere of “Good People,” opposite Frances McDormand. Other theater credits include “Amy’s View,” with Judi Dench; and “Picnic,” with Ashley Judd; as well as the Off-Broadway show, “Lobby Hero.”
In “24: Live Another Day,” Bauer is an exile being tracked by CIA operations head Steve Harris (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”), agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), computer tech Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”) and field operative Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”). The series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), along with Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland“).
The drama is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Sutherland will executive produce. The original series was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran.
Donovan is represented by David Decamillo at Gersh Agency.