If this young, versatile performer is known to you only through his music videos, you are missing the whole dimension of his talent. Mister D, as Donovan is nicknamed, has already appeared in two movies (2010, 2011) and a whole bunch of TV series. He has acted in six theater productions, done voice-overs twice, and has appeared in three commercials.
Donovan turned fourteen on September 3, 2013 and has most recently been performing at the San Diego Del Mar County Fair, where he sang Some Nights by Fun, Never Close Our Eyes by Adam Lambert and Who is Loving You by Michal Jackson. All of these clips are available on his YouTube channel.
We don’t always see all the work that is going on behind the scenes, but we do notice that an artist has improved. For example, in his musical appearances, one tends to notice the gestures and mimicry that accompany Donovan’s performances, and the better accuracy of his notes.
All that “behind the scenes” work has included the sharpening of his skills over the years by attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. In 2009, he went to Gary Austin‘s Improv in L.A. and has attended Phillips Performing Arts. Donovan is also studying Business Management.
From our online exchanges, I find Donovan to be a sensible young entertainer with a sense of humor, sensitive but confident in his own skills. I like his ability to motivate an audience and involve us in his singing. He loves to be in the spotlight and the focus of attention.
Watch Donovan pop up out of the audience at America’s Got Talent and blow the folks away with a portion of Who is Loving You!
In his acting career, Donovan can boast appearances in Untold Stories of the E.R. (2006 as Dylan Smith), How I Met Your Mother (2007 as Tyler), True Jackson VP (2009-2010 as young Ryan) and Jerry’s Scary’s (2012 as Ron). He has also appeared as a guest entertainer this year in Talent Watch and L.A Live the Show.
Donovan’s best traits are his bubbly, versatile character and his social-online accessibility. He has come a long way since that first playground video recorded by his sister Dominique.
I am certain great things are in store for Mr. D and I wish him luck in landing some big time stints.
Are you listening Warner Brothers, Disney, Broadway??
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