Jeffrey Donovan, Amesbury, MA native and star of USA’s “Burn Notice” is back for the show’s fifth season, premiering June 23. Donovan stars as Michael Westen, “burned” spy, forced to start over in his hometown, Miami.
Donovan comes from humble beginnings in Amesbury, where he graduated from Amesbury High School as a member of the school’s drama program. Thanks to a private scholarship he was able to attend a summer theatre program that jump started his acting career. He began his college career at Bridgewater State University before transferring to University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated with a BA in theatre.
Giving back to the community that spurred his career, Donovan donated to the Amesbury Education Foundation to create a $10,000 for ten students each year pursuing a fine arts education.