General Brendan Donovan immigrated to America from Ireland as a teenager and rose from the streets of New York City to become the single most powerful man in Five Points. Once a policeman and an entrepreneur with a contracting company, Donovan traded his law enforcement career for one in politics and came to power through Tammany Hall – becoming one of Boss Tweed’s most trusted lieutenants. Now, having returned from serving in the Union Army as a brigadier general, Donovan seeks to re-establish his dominion as well as bolster his mostly Irish and immigrant constituents in an effort to gain political power. He is beloved by much of the Sixth Ward’s poor who see him as a Robin Hood figure. Though his intentions are noble, his means know no bounds.
About Donal Logue
Born in Ottawa, Canada, acclaimed actor Donal Logue attended Harvard University where he majored in Intellectual History and discovered his love for the performing arts. While in college, he appeared in over thirty plays, worked for two summers in the American Repertory Theater’s Harvard/Radcliffe Summer Stock Company, and spent a short time doing theater in England. After graduating, Logue joined the Cornerstone Theater Company, which developed community theater in rural parts of the United States.
His break out role was in the independent hit film, The Tao of Steve, as the larger-than-life, philosophizing lothario. The film was praised by critics and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where he won a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance. His other film credits include Blade, The Runaway Bride, Reindeer Games, The Patriot, The Chateau, Comic Book Villains, Confidence, Just Like Heaven, The Groomsmen, Ghost Rider, Zodiac, Max Payne, Oliver Sherman, and Charlie St. Cloud. He will next be seen in the independent feature CBGB about the famed New York City club, opposite Alan Rickman and Malin Akerman.
Logue’s recent television credits include the FX Network’s award-winning series Sons of Anarchy where he plays Toric, a former US Marshal forced into retirement because of his history of violence, and History Channel’s first scripted series Vikings as King Horik. Additional television credits include the critically acclaimed FX Network series Terriers directed by Craig Brewer and created by Ted Griffin, Life, The Knights of Prosperity, ER, and Grounded for Life.
Logue made his directorial debut with the independent film Tennis, Anyone?, which appeared at the US Comedy Arts Festival. He wrote, starred, and directed the film about two Hollywood has-beens who try to find meaning in their lives through a series of celebrity tennis tournaments.
Logue lives in Los Angeles and has two children.