Donovan Leitch

Active - 1984 - 2012  |   Born - 1967 in Hollywood, CA  |   Genres - Culture & Society [nf], Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Romance

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Tall, dark, and always stylish, Donovan Leitch is one of the world's top male models, a rock artist, and a talented actor. The son of popular 1960s folk-rock artist Donovan, Leitch (who claims he was conceived in the home of ex-Beatle George Harrison) and his sister, actress Ione Skye, were raised by their mother, fashion model Enid Karl, in Los Angeles. He grew up no stranger to jet-set living. Many of his mother's crowd were flamboyant drag queens and it is from them that he learned about fashion, makeup, and hair. Sometimes he would borrow from their wardrobes and hang out in local clubs. Leitch began acting while attending Hollywood High School, where he was quite popular and served as senior class president and homecoming king. While in high school, Leitch made friends with guitarist Jason Nesmith, the son of rock/country artist and former Monkee Michael Nesmith. Within a few years, after Leitch had begun his acting and modeling career, the two would reunite to form the hard-driving, funky glam-rock band Nancy Boy as an upbeat antidote to the hopelessness of grunge rock. He made his acting debut in Roger Vadim's rollicking And God Created Woman (1987) and has gone on to play lead and supporting roles ranging from a teenaged killer in Cutting Class (1989) to former member of Andy Warhol's factory, actor Gerard Malanga in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996).

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