Jack Bannon

Active - 1969 - 1999  |   Born - Jun 14, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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Best known for playing Donovan on the mid-'70s television series Lou Grant, supporting actor Jack Bannon has only occasionally ventured into feature films. The son of actor Jim Bannon and actress Bea Benaderet, he got his start in the '60s, guest starring on such television series as Rat Patrol.

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  • Observed a newsroom at the Los Angeles Times in preparation for his role as assistant editor Art Donovan in the TV series Lou Grant.
  • Often performs with his wife, Ellen Travolta, at the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
  • Is John Travolta's brother-in-law.