Jeffrey Donovan as Dodd Gerhardt | Fargo Year 2 on FX

Jeffrey Donovan

Dodd Gerhardt

The oldest son of the Gerhardt crime syndicate, Dodd is a Machiavellian figure with eyes on his father’s throne. When Otto has a stroke, Dodd finds himself battling his own mother for the top spot. To say he has regressive attitudes towards women’s liberation would be an understatement. That said, he is the father of four daughters.

Career Highlights

Jeffrey Donovan recently filmed Denis Villeneuve’s feature Sicario alongside Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro. Donovan will next be seen as the lead in Miguel Angel Vivas’ feature Extinction alongside Matthew Fox. 

Donovan recently finished seven seasons playing the lead role of “Michael Westen” in the hit USA series Burn Notice. Previous feature credits include Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, The Changeling opposite Angelina Jolie, Come Early Morning opposite Ashley Judd and Hitch opposite Will Smith. 

Donovan began his career on the stage, working with esteemed directors Michael Mayer and Philip Seymour Hoffman, among others.

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Angus Sampson

as Bear Gerhardt

Though his older brother Dodd thinks Bear is a momma’s boy, no one should doubt the ferocity with which he will fight to protect what's his.