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Tate Donovan (born September 25, 1963 in New York) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Tom Shayes in FX drama Damages, and as Jimmy Cooper American teen drama TV show Orange Country.



Tate Donovan's first role on television was as Bob on No Small Affair. He is better remembered for voicing the title character in Disney's mythological movie Hercules.


  • Like his character on Friends, Joshua Burgin, who dated Rachel Greene, Tate had been dating Jennifer Aniston in real life but they had split up shortly before their first scenes together. However Tate and Jennifer had been together for over two years rather than just the four dates Joshua and Rachel had.