A Brooklyn native, Detective Hanson works alongside Detective Jo Martinez. Hanson began as a proud member of the NYPD’s “Boys in Blue” immediately after high school graduation and worked his way up to its elite squad of homicide detectives. He is a family man who lives with his wife and two children in Queens. Unafraid of bending the rules to get the job done, Hanson is sometimes skeptical of Dr. Henry Morgan’s talent but often admires its effectiveness. Hanson even revels in taking sarcastic jabs at Henry’s “demonstrative talents” but is committed to the job and will stop at nothing to bring the killers who terrorize New York City to justice.
Donnie, a New York City-based actor, has appeared in a variety of television projects including the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Homeland opposite Damian Lewis. Other television credits include Fox's 24, HBO's The Sopranos and FX's Damages, among others. Donnie's film work includes The Wolf of Wall Street opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, and The Adjustment Bureau opposite Matt Damon. He will next be seen in the role of Pinchas Simkin in the comedy feature The Cobbler opposite Adam Sandler.
On Broadway, Donnie starred in the Walt Disney Theatrical Production of Tarzan directed by Bob Crowley and Taboo directed by Christopher Renshaw.
Donnie, born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, earned his BFA from Rutgers University and his MFA from The University of Missouri.
HOMETOWN: Jonesboro, Arkansas
BIRTHDATE: July 30