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Donnie Keshawarz

Bookmark and Share Donnie Keshawarz was born in Guelph, Ontario on July 30, 1969. As a young boy, he moved to Arkansas where he spent his childhood. Donnie has a sister 3 years younger than him and a 14-year old half-sister. He is half Afghan and half Lithuanian. Donnie grew up listening to groups like Rush, Yes, and Prince. He played competitive soccer until the age of 18 and originally aspired to be a professional soccer player. He spent his undergraduate years at Arkansas State and Rutgers University where he graduated with a BFA. He received his Masters Degree of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

In addition to college, Donnie has studied privately with the great Herbert Berghoff at the HB Studios in New York. He appeared in the Broadway show, Taboo, where he was the standby for Philip Sallon and Leigh Bowery. In 2005 Donnie filmed a guest spot in the hit television series "Lost" and has also earned a recurring role in the hit tv series, "The Sopranos" slated to air in March 2006. In addition, Donnie will soon open in Tarzan On Broadway playing the villain, Clayton. Currently, Donnie resides in New York City with his wife, Rosi and daughter, Sofia.


Taboo - Donnie made his broadway debut in this musical. He was the standby for the roles of Philip Sallon and Leigh Bowery. (2003-2004)
Off Broadway: Drifting Elegant- (Directors Company) (2002)

Big Ole Washing Machine- (Atlantic Theatre Co.) (2002)
Regional: Homebody/Kabul- (Trinity Rep.) (2002)
Fall- (Berkeley Rep, Baltimore Center Stage) (1999)
The Memorandum - (Guthrie) (1996)

"Love Monkey" - Donnie played a character named Clete. (2006)
"Lost"- Donnie guest starred as Essam Tazir in Episode 21 (The Greater Good). (2005)
"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"-Donnie guest starred as Joshua Feldmen in Episode 104 (Hate). (2004)
"24"- Donnie guest starred in Season Two of "24". He played a character named Yusuf Auda, who helped Keifer Sutherland (Jack Baur) track down a nuclear bomb. (2003)
"Hack"- Donnie co-starred as a cop in the episode titled "All Night Long". (2002)
"Sex and the City"- Donnie guest starred as Greg Miller in the episode "Politically Erect". (2000)
"As The World Turns" - Donnie starred as Gary Rader. (1998)

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding - The Movie (2003)
Down at the Tracks (2002)
Growing Down in Brooklyn - Donnie plays the character Pip. (2000)




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