Donal Francis Logue was born on 27 February 1966, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Elizabeth, a high school teacher, and Michael J. Logue, a former Carmelite Catholic Missionary n Nigeria, of Irish descent. He is an Irish-Canadian actor, producer and writer, possibly best known for his role in the film “The Tao of Steve” as well as that in the television series “Grounded for Life”, “Terriers”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Vikings”, and “Copper”.
A noted actor, how wealthy is Donal Logue now? According to sources in late-2016, Logue has established a net worth of over $3 million, acquired through his involvement in the film and television industry, as well as through his personal business, in a career which spans 25 years.
Donal Logue Net Worth $3 Million
Logue grew up in El Centro, California, along with his three siblings, where he attended Central Union High School. He later transferred to St Ignatius’ College in Enfield, Greater London, England, but upon matriculating, he enrolled in Harvard University, majoring in Intellectual History, where he developed an interest in acting and went on to perform in numerous plays, both in the USA and England.
He made his film debut with the role of Dr. Gunter Janek in the 1992 film “Sneakers”, and captured a number of other roles during the ‘90s, such as in the films “Gettysburg”, “Little Women”, “Disclosure”, “Jerry Maguire”, “Blade” and “Runaway Bride”. He also made several television guest appearances, including in the series “The X-Files”, “Medicine Ball” and “Felicity”. However, his most memorable role of the time was as Jimmy McBride in the MTV comedy skits “The Cab Driver”. All these appearances established his net worth.
In 2000 Logue got a leading role as kindergarten teacher Dex in the romantic comedy film “The Tao of Steve”. His performance earned rave reviews and brought him a Special Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Aside from making him a recognized face in the film industry, it considerably added to Logue’s net worth.
As his career boosted, opportunities continued to come his way. The following year he was cast as Sean Finnerty in the television sitcom “Grounded for Life”, remaining in the main cast until the series’ cancellation in 2005. In 2010 he starred as Henry “Hank” Dolworth in the short-lived crime comedy-drama series “Terriers”, and went on to join the cast of the crime drama “Sons of Anarchy”, portraying Lee Toric in 2012 and 2013. After the show’s cancellation, he played King Horik of Denmark in two seasons of the historical drama series “Vikings”, and the same year he joined the cast of the series “Copper” playing Brendan Donovan for one season. All added to his wealth.
Meanwhile, Logue also landed a number of lead and supporting roles in many big-screen projects that reinforced his versatility as an actor. These include the films: “Reindeer Games”, “The Opportunists”, “Ghost Rider”, “The Groomsmen”, “Purple Violets”, “Zodiac”, and many more, all intensifying his wealth.
After a recurring role in the legal drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, Logue’s last television role was in 2014 as Harvey Bullock in the crime series “Gotham”, which is still on air. His most recent film appearance was in the 2015 thriller “The Intruders”. His net worth is still rising.
In addition to acting, Logue has also done some production work – in 1997 he served as a co-executive producer of the film “Men with Guns”, and later as a co-producer of the 2002 black comedy film “Comic Book Villains”. In 2005 he wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film “Tennis… Anyone?”; these all added to his growing wealth. Aside from film and television, the actor is a co-owner of two companies, a hardwood company called Frison-Logue Hardwood, and a trucking company named Aisling Trucking.
In his personal life, Logue was married to former actress Kasey Walker, with whom he has two children. Sources believe he is single at present.
Acted as a roadie for the rock group, The Lemonheads in the 1980s and then worked with a traveling theater group.
After losing 4 friends to alcohol abuse, Donal swore off in 1991 and has remained sober ever since.
[on being part of the cast of 'Gotham'] Every scene I'm in, I'm with Ben McKenIe. What people don't understand is that one big part of our job as actors, besides getting to know the characters and doing your research, is to be an open, cool human being with the person you're working with for the next month or year or however long the project is. Ben and I have an amazing relationship on screen and off. We read lines together. We make sure we're both prepared when we go to work. He's an incredible patient guy. He's got a big heart. He doesn't get flustered. He doesn't bring a bunch of weird personal issues to the table. He's not indulgent...We're really lucky to have him.
(2000, on quitting drinking in 1991) I moved to L.A. and was just a fuck up. [Leeching] off friends. Getting drunk every day. Pushing too hard. My parents were like, 'What is wrong with you?' And then one day I was at a bar and I remember thinking, If I don't get away, I will die here.
Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were.
I remember working on movies like Gettysburg and feeling that Jeff Daniels was kind of a mentor.
I think in a weird way that the entertainment industry is strangely more brutally honest than any other.
My Mom, she's from Ireland, coached tennis in Nigeria when she was a Missionary and turned me on to it when I was young.
I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film.
Once a film is made and it exists, someone somewhere is going to watch it and that is kind of the magic of it all.
There were a lot of reasons I chose "Grounded for Life": my family was close by and I didn't have to travel, and I loved the cast so much.
(About "Grounded for life"): Well Bill Martin and Mike Schiff were the creators and they knew we had to do a family show. Everybody came at it from the angle of having been a kid and a teenager.
Young actors are pretty fantastic. I can't even imagine doing stuff like that when I was a kid.
With acting, you gotta wait until someone gives you a role in a play or movie. With writing, you're not dependent on others, you don't have to wait. You can sit down and just create.
Follow your deepest dream, the one you had as a kid...but stay focused.