Tate Donovan had been acting for many years before he started coming to the Coffee Shop.  Back then he was known as Tate Donovan, ” the boyfriend of” rather than Tate Donovan, “actor.” Since then his career trajectory has ascended, including stage, screen, TV, and Directing. I didn’t know him well, but he lived in the neighborhood, and always impressed me with his friendly , unassuming manner.   Looks like he doesn’t need the “boyfriend of” adjective anymore.