‘Gotham’ actor keeps on truckin’

 
Donal Logue

One look at Donal Logue’s IMDb page reveals a versatile actor who has never wanted for work. In fact, with nearly 100 film and TV credits since 1990, one might say he’s overworked.

But there was a time not long ago when the 51-year-old Ottawa-born, Southern California-raised actor considered what he’d do if that next phone call didn’t come. So like a lot of folks, he started thinking about other careers.

“A little of it was job insurance,” says Logue, who co-stars as Detective Harvey Bullock on the Fox Monday DC Comics drama “Gotham,” “this notion that maybe – who knows? – it’s a strange career, it’s a strange industry and sometimes you don’t feel like you can’t make that many proactive choices. You’re waiting to see if you’re still kind of cool or not in that universe.”

Since childhood, he had a fascination with trucks and trucking. When he was young he and his cousin drove trucks for his father, the president of a microchip company, and made runs to Los Angeles and the Mexican border. So after his FX series “Terriers” was canceled in 2010, Logue decided to get his Class-A CDL license and start driving. Today he owns his own trucking and hardwood companies, while his acting career continues to thrive.

Needless to say, he has the utmost respect for truckers.

“You’re dealing with a massive vehicle, an 85,000-pound weight, in mountain passes, ice storms,” he says. “It’s scary stuff and you’re constantly aware, too, of what your vehicle can do to others if they make stupid moves. … So you always have to be super on-point. It’s not for the faint-hearted.”


 

Full name: Donal Francis Logue

Birth date: Feb. 27, 1966

Birthplace: Ottawa (raised in El Centro, Calif.)

Residence: Los Angeles and Oregon

Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard

Family ties: He and wife Kasey have two sons

TV credits include: “The Commish,” “Almost Home,” “The X-Files,” “Northern Exposure,” “The Single Guy,” “Public Morals,” “Felicity,” “The Practice,” “ER,” “Grounded for Life,” “Damages,” “The Knights of Prosperity,” “Monk,” “Life,” “Terriers,” “House,” “Royal Pains,” “Copper,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Vikings,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Gotham Stories,” “Gotham”

Movie credits include: “Sneakers” (1992), “Disclosure” (1994), “Little Women” (1994), “Miami Rhapsody” (1995), “Jerry Maguire” (1996), “Metro” (1997), “Blade” (1998), “Runaway Bride” (1999), “The Tao of Steve” (2000), “The Patriot” (2000), “American Splendor” (2003), “Confidence” (2003), “Vengeance” (2006), “Zodiac” (2007), “Max Payne” (2008), “Shark Night 3D” (2011), “CBGB” (2013)

Did you know?: Logue holds dual Canadian/Irish citizenship

 

George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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