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Jon Donahue (born 23 December 1971; age 48) is an actor who served as stand-in for Chris Pine on Star Trek.

Born as Jonathon Robert Donahue in Binghamton, New York, he worked as professional on-air news reporter for WBNG-TV (CBS) in New York, prior to his move to California in 1999. Beside working as a Universal Studios Tour Guide and Host for the Dosney MGM Studios and the Nickelodeon Studios, Donahue studied acting at the Playhouse West and under acting coach Dee Wallace Stone.

Donahue worked as set production assistant on the comedy Big Momma's House (2000), the television shows E! Mysteries & Scandals (2000) and ER, the action thriller Constantine (2005), the drama Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), and the superhero sequel Spider-Man 3 (2007, starring Kirsten Dunst and James Cromwell). In addition, he served as photo double and stand-in for Tom Hanks in Ethan and Joel Coen's crime thriller The Ladykillers (2004) and as stand-in for David Duchovny in the drama The TV Set (2006, with Willie Garson and alongside fellow stand-in Joyce Lasley).

Donahue portrayed supporting characters in an episode of the talk show Talk Soup (2000), Brett Ratner's action drama After the Sunset (2004, with Mark Moses, Robert Curtis-Brown, and Rachael Harris), the documentary Force of the Spirit (2005), the comedy Relative Strangers (2006, with Michael McKean, Ed Begley, Jr., and Tracey Walter), the action drama Koreatown (2007), and Mike Nichols' drama Charlie Wilson's War (2007).

More recently, he was a stand-in for Tom Hanks and made a cameo in Ron Howard's thriller Angels & Demons (2009). He also portrayed a gambling reporter in the comedy All About Steve (2009, with Wayne Grace, Symba Smith, and Kelli Kirkland).

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