Peter Donat

Peter Donat

actor, writer, soundtrack

Peter Donat was born on Jan 20, 1928 in Canada. Peter Donat's big-screen debut came with Hawk - Season 1 directed by Sam Wanamaker in 1966, strarring Ward Warren Hobart. Peter Donat is known for The Game directed by David Fincher, Michael Douglas stars as Nicholas Van Orton and Sean Penn as Conrad. The upcoming new movie Peter Donat plays is Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle which will be released on May 09, 2003.

The Canadian-American actor Peter Donat had a 50-year-long career in TV, motion pictures and theater. So respected was Donat, that Francis Ford Coppola considered casting him in the role of Tom Hagen in Le Parrain (1972) that went to Robert Duvall.The nephew of Oscar-winning actor Robert Donat, Peter was born Pierre Collingwood Donat on January 20, 1928 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. His father, landscape gardener Philip Donat, was Anglo-Canadian while his Marie (née Bardet) was French-Canadian.In 1950, the 22-year-old Donat moved to the United States to study drama at Yale. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Donat frequently returned to Canada for acting work, appearing in the lead in a 1961 production of Donald Jack's play "The Canvas Barricade" at the Stratford Festival. He was also in the Canadian TV serial Moment of Truth (1964), which was broadcast on commercial TV in the States.Peter Donat was married for 16 years to Emmy-winning actor Michael Learned. The couple, who divorced in 1972, had three children: Caleb, Christopher, and Lucas.

  • Birthday

    Jan 20, 1928
  • Place of Birth

    Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Known For

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