July 24, 1935
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Died:||October 19, 2014|
Los Angeles, California, USA
Second unit director
Edward Donno (July 24, 1935 – October 19, 2014; age 79) was the stunt co-ordinator for 24 during the first two years of the show. He was also he second unit director for 2 episodes of Season 1, and appeared as Clancy Moore in a mugshot during an episode of Season 1.
Biography and career
Donno was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his youth, he wanted to be a singer. While visiting childhood friend Frankie Avalon in Texas, on the set of John Wayne's 1960 film The Alamo, Donno was asked to stand in as a horse rider, despite not having experience. Wayne was so impressed by Donno's determination that he asked for him to stay, and the two became friends. Donno worked with Wayne on films like Chisum and Big Jake.
Since then, Donno has made a career as a prolific stunt performer and coordinator. He has worked on films like Scarface, Big Trouble in Little China, Lethal Weapon 2, Die Hard 2, Gone in 60 Seconds, Daredevil, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Aside of films, Donno has also worked on TV shows like The A-Team, Supernatural, and Tucker's Witch.
Role on 24
Donno was the stunt co-ordinator for 24 during the first two years of the show. His role was taken over by Gregory J. Barnett midway through Season 2. He was also he second unit director for 2 episodes of Season 1.
In Day 1: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Eddy appeared as Clancy Moore, one of the suspected associates of Ira Gaines that Ted Paulson showed to Kim and Teri Bauer. His picture was directly below Ray Mercer's thumbnail.
Eddy's son, Tony Donno, was also a stunt performer on the show, appearing in many episodes.
Second Unit Director
- "Day 1: 3:00pm-4:00pm" (photo only)
- On the Button: Exploding the CTU, Season 2 DVD
- Welkos, Robert (June 26, 2005). It's a life of hard knocks. LA Times. Retrieved on July 24, 2017.