Donal Lardner Ward

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Dark-haired New York actor turned neophyte independent filmmaker with "My Life's in Turnaround" as co-director, star, producer and writer. Ward entered show business as a production assistant in L.A. A few years later ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1964 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

They're Out of the Business 2011 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

The Suburbans 1999 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Fox Fall Preview Party 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Daze 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

My Life's in Turnaround 1994 (Movie)

Jason Little (Actor)

Metropolitan 1990 (Movie)

North Greenwich Preppie (Actor)
Writer (4)

How to Make it in America 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Writer

They're Out of the Business 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Suburbans 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Life's in Turnaround 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

They're Out of the Business 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The Suburbans 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

My Life's in Turnaround 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

They're Out of the Business 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Life's in Turnaround 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Dark-haired New York actor turned neophyte independent filmmaker with "My Life's in Turnaround" as co-director, star, producer and writer. Ward entered show business as a production assistant in L.A. A few years later, he returned to NYC where he worked as a bartender and co-founded the West End Theater Group. After his feature acting debut in Whit Stillman's engaging indie "Metropolitan" (1989), Ward teamed up with actor-screenwriter Eric Schaeffer to write "Turnaround". Shot for $40,000 in 15 days, the film follows the adventures of Ward and Schaeffer as they look for love and film financing in the big city. The film opened to warm reviews at the 1993 San Francisco Film Festival.

Relationships

Ring Lardner

Great-Grandfather

Ring Lardner

Uncle
wrote the screenplay to "M*A*S*H"

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York , New York 1985

Milestones

1999

Scripted and helmed the ensemble comedy "The Suburbans"; also co-starred

1995

Co-created, produced, wrote and starred in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Too Something/New York Daze"

1994

Feature debut (as director, writer and producer with Eric Schaeffer), "My Life's in Turnaround"

1990

Made feature acting debut in a bit role in "Metropolitan"

1985

Moved to Los Angeles

Returned to New York; co-founded the West End Theater Group

Raised in Manhattan

Worked as a production assistant

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