Kim Donovan

Kim Donovan

Actor and screenwriter in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

About Kim

Hello! I am a SAG-AFTRA actor, who is also a trained dancer, swordfighter (stage), and screenwriter. I am looking to connect with all sorts of creatives for work opportunities/collaborations, and build new friendships.


I started out in Orlando working in various attractions and theme parks as an actor or dancer. I was a dance captain at Universal Orlando animated department, leading morning warmups and teaching show choreography. Shortly after 9/11 the entertainment budget was cut so our show got cancelled.

I needed a change so I moved to NYC in 2003. I performed in a dinner theatre (Jekyll & Hyde Club) where I got my AEA card, and auditioned a lot as a dancer/singer for Broadway shows. No luck, but was happy to know I could keep up with the dance auditions and going on auditions that frequently helped me pick up choreography faster so that was helpful at least. I took some acting/improv/ and voice classes at HB Studios before I couldn't handle another wet and frigid NYC winter.

I finally made the move to Los Angeles in 2008. I wish I'd moved here fifteen years before I did, but better late than never. About a month after I moved here I joined a live performance comedy-adventure pirate show troupe, Pirates for Hire, which I still perform with at various events and fairs.

A couple of years ago I decided to write some shorts to self-produce whenever I have enough money left over from my bartending jobs. I produced my very first one, Lynch and Chrighton, which stars myself as a character I created for Pirates for Hire, Kitty Lynch, a feisty Irish Pirate, and Rachel Creighton as Cleodhna Chrighton, a Scottish-English pirate.

As far as my "passion project" feature screenplay, ScareActor, I began writing it in 2010 shortly after my father passed away. I had also just quit a job due to a tyrant boss, so was severely underemployed for about a year, and I needed a distraction. I had always wanted to write something about my experiences working as an actor in haunted houses. I didn't know exactly how I wanted to approach it or what to include. But after seeing the film Adventureland, I thought that tone would be ideal, because much of my story was taken from old journals I'd kept from 1995-1999 while working first as a scare actor at Terror on Church Street, and then Skull Kingdom, two professional year-round haunted attractions that each used to operate in Orlando. As an angsty 20-something year old, most of those journal entries consisted of romantic angst, so I think the comedy is very important to balance out the story. The haunts I worked for were of a family-friendly nature, so while attention to makeup/costumes/set detail was very elaborate and authentic as possible for the horror aspect, there was always comedy in our guest interactions. I worked with many of Orlando's talented stage actors and improvisors, and it was a learning experience in so many ways that I had to write about it.


Name: Kim Donovan

Lives in: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

Occupation: Actor and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Lynch and Crighton

    Lynch and Crighton (2016)
    Television (Adventure) Actress Add a Plot »

  • The Ugly Truth

    The Ugly Truth (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actress A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. Written by Anonymous

  • Grey's Anatomy

    Grey's Anatomy (2009)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A Medical-Based drama centered around Meredith Grey, an aspiring surgeon and daughter of one of the best surgeons, Dr. Ellis Grey. Throughout the series, Meredith goes through professional and personal challenges along with fellow surgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital.

  • The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

    The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Henry Lefay has been married before. Depending on how you count, he's been married either five or six times. So when Henry is vacationing in Mexico and gets killed in a para-sailing accident, things get awfully complicated for all the wives involved. His daughter, Barbie, feels guilty for getting mad at him over his womanizing ways, and she feels responsible for keeping the funeral an honorable and dignified affair. But one crazy ex-wife, one hateful ex-wife, two first wives, one current wife, and one future wife all have their own plans for how Henry Lefay should be put to rest. Written by napierslogs

  • Sex and the City

    Sex and the City (2008)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair--the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event--which will take place at the New York Public Library--squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends--Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naïf; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist--could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly lets her own unhappiness--created when Steve admits to cheating on her just once--spoil Carrie's. After a ... Written by J. Spurlin

  • Righteous Kill

    Righteous Kill (2008)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actress Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. Written by duke1029@aol.com

  • Medium

    Medium (2008)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actress Housewife and mother Allison DuBois uses her psychic visions about dead people and the violence surrounding them to work as a part-time consultant with the local district attorney's office. Her husband, Joe, a science engineer, goes from being a skeptic to a bemused believer as Allison's gifts help solve crimes across the country. Written by Jwelch5742

  • Canterbury's Law

    Canterbury's Law (2008)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A television series centered on Elizabeth Canterbury, a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients.

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2008)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

Education

  • iO West
    (2011-2013)

  • HB Studios NYC
    (2006-2008)

  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

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