Episode 209, "Good Soldier" Wed, Apr 23, 1|12c
Jeffrey Donovan stars as Michael Westen in “Burn Notice.”
Renowned for his versatility and striking presence, Donovan has made a name for himself through memorable performances on both stage and screen. Donovan appeared in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," where he starred in the role of Robert Kennedy, and the poignant 1920's-era drama "Changeling."
Donovan has also been seen on the big screen as a captivating leading man in "Come Early Morning," as well as in a memorable cameo in the romantic comedy "Hitch." His other film credits include "Sleepers," "Purpose," "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" and "Bait." Donovan made his feature film debut in "Throwing Down."
In 2004, Donovan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Detective David Creegan in the “Touching Evil.” His television credits include "When Trumpets Fade," recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan," "Spin City," "The Beat," and "The Pretender," and notable guest appearances in "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," "Homicide: Life On The Street" and on “Monk.”
Donovan has also starred in the production of "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, in which he received rave reviews for his performance.
Gabrielle Anwar stars as Fiona Glenanne in “Burn Notice.”
The accomplished actress has over 45 film and television performances to her credit in both Europe and the U.S., including her breakout film role in "Scent of a Woman."
Anwar has enthralled in a vast array of diverse characters, including the blind diving horse circus performer in "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken;" the risque royal "The Tudors;" the supercilious counterpart in "The Librarian: Return To King Solomon's Mines;" the fatal object of desire in "Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead;" the regal Queen Anne in "The Three Musketeers;" and the expert party girl in "Summer's Lease.”
Bruce Campbell stars as Sam Axe in “Burn Notice.”
Campbell broke onto the scene in 1979 with the low-budget film, "Evil Dead," in which he starred and co-executive produced. Campbell went on to co-produce the second and third films in the "Evil Dead" trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite.
After co-producing "Crimewave," Campbell quickly gained a foothold producing or starring in genre films such as the "Maniac Cop" series, "Lunatics: A Love Story," "Moontrap" and "Mindwarp," a post-apocalyptic "Jeremiah Johnson.”
In television, he first starred in "The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.," then as a recurring guest-star on the hit show "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." Campbell easily made the transition to director, with his debut coming in Sci-Fi’s “Man with the Screaming Brain,” and numerous episodes and recurring as the "King of Thieves" in the #1 syndicated "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and its follow-up phenomenon, "Xena: Warrior Princess." He has since expanded his range on television, with appearances in TV movies "Gold Rush," "The Love Bug," "Tornado!," and "In The Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory." His other TV credits include a recurring role on "Ellen," as well as "Homicide: Life on the Street," "The X-Files," "Beggars and Choosers," "Jack of All Trades" and "Bubba Ho-tep."
On film, he had featured roles in the blockbuster "Congo," "Escape From LA," and "Running Time." He followed these up with roles in "Serving Sara," "The Majestic" and the "Spider-Man" series.
Campbell made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying his role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers, and he also enjoyed voicing characters for Disney's animated movie “Cars 2” and TV series "Tarzan," as well as "The Ant Bully."
Sharon Gless stars as Emmy®-nominated character Madeline Westen in “Burn Notice.”
Gless broke into TV in 1973 with a role in "Faraday & Company," and guest-starred in several top TV shows before landing her career-changing role in the smash hit “Cagney & Lacey” in 1982, starring as Cagney while winning two Emmy® awards and a Golden Globe. For five seasons beginning in 2000, Gless also starred as the outrageous and beloved Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk." In 2006, she received rave reviews for her starring role as US Secretary of Defense Lynne Warner in the acclaimed BBC/BBC America miniseries "The State Within."
Gless also received an Emmy® for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her chilling performance as Colleen Rose on "Nip/Tuck." Her additional television roles include the series "House Calls" and "Turnabout," as well as the telefilms "Separated by Murder," "Hard Hat & Legs," "Honor Thy Mother," "Hobson's Choice," and "Letting Go." She also starred in the miniseries' "The Immigrants," "The Last Convertible," "Centennial," and "Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara Wars," in which she played screen goddess Carole Lombard. She has also starred in the feature film "The Star Chamber."
Gless made her stage debut in "Watch on the Rhine" at Stage West in Springfield, MA. Since then, she has starred twice on stage in London's famed West End, in 1993 when she created the role of Annie Wilkes in the stage version of Stephen King's haunting "Misery," and in 1997 in Neil Simon's comedy "Chapter Two." In 2009, Gless produced and starred in "A Round-Heeled Woman."
Coby Bell stars as Jesse Porter in “Burn Notice.”
Bell's big break came when he was cast as a guest star on "ER." Additional stints on "Smart Guy," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Parent Hood" led to a recurring role as Patrick Owen on "L.A. Doctors."
In 1999, Bell portrayed Agent Dinko Bates in "A.T.F. " That same year, Bell began a six-year run on the critically acclaimed drama "Third Watch" as Officer Tyrone 'Ty' Davis, Jr., a role he played for the show's entire run. Bell followed that up with a recurring role on "Half & Half," and he starred in and co-produced an independent film, "Drifting Elegant," which marked his producing debut.