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Richard Donat

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B: June 1, 1941 in Kentville, Nova Scotia
Richard Donat is the younger brother of the actor Peter Donat. A graduate in 1967 of the National Theatre School, Donat is also a stage actor and director. His awards include a Dora in 1984 for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Leading Role for his work in In the Jungle of Cities. He has received The Mecca Award from the Montreal Critics Association for his direction of the plays Wade in the Water and The Drawer Boy. In 1986 he was given a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for My American Cousin. He is pictured above playing the character of Vince Teagues in the series Haven.


Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Death Weekend (1976)
Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)
City on Fire (1979)

Gas (1981)
Sam Hughes’s War (TV-1984)
Martin`s Day (1984)
Draw! (TV-1984)
The Suicide Murders (TV-1985)
My American Cousin (1985)
Samuel Lount (1985)
Deep Sea Conspiracy (1987)
American Boyfriends (1989)

The Little Kidnappers (TV-1990)
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story (TV-1991)
The Secret (TV-1992)
Mary Silliman`s War (TV-1994)
Life with Billy (TV-1994)
Les années noires (1995)
Net Worth (TV-1995)
Eldorado (1995)
Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story (TV-1996)
Calm at Sunset (TV-1996)
Promise the Moon (TV-1997)
Pit Pony (TV-1997)
Major Crime (TV-1997)
Blue Moon (TV-1999)

Our Daily Bread (TV-2000)
The Weight of Water (2000)
Phase IV (2001)
Passion and Prejudice (TV-2001)
Sunk on Christmas Eve (narrator, TV-2001)
The Pilot’s Wife (TV-2002)
Dragonwheel (2002)
Heart of a Stranger (TV-2002)
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (TV-2003)
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (TV-2003)
Sleep Murder (TV-2004)
A Summer Fling (2004)
The Real Great Escape (narrator, 2005)
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (TV-2005)
Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (TV-2005)
Candles on Bay Street (TV-2006)
Amelia (2009)

Like Father (voice, 2010, short
Titanic: The Aftermath (TV-2012)
Lure (2014)
Dawg (2015, short)
The Healer (2015)


TV Series – Cast:
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Blackfly (2001)
Trudeau (mini-series, 2002)

Sea Wolf (mini-series, 2010)
Haven (2010-2015)


TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Newcomers (1979)
Little House on the Prairie (1979)
The Littlest Hobo (1979, 1983)
Nurse (1982)
Seeing Things (1985, 1987)
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1986)
Wiseguy (1987)
Danger Bay (1988)
Side Effects (1995)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997)
Lexx (1997)
Wind at My Back (1997, 2000)
The Sea Hunters (narrator, 2002)
Nova (narrator, 2004, 2005)
Trailer Park Boys (2007)

Moby Dick (2011)
Republic of Doyle (2013)
Rookie Blue (2013)
Hemlock Grove (2015)



This poster for My American Cousin was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
This poster for My American Cousin was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.