Donal Logue’s transgender child is missing in Brooklyn

This is a really upsetting story. Donal Logue currently plays Harvey Bullock on Fox’s Gotham but you’ve seen him in a ton of other stuff, I’m sure. He played the father, Sean Finnerty, on Grounded for Life and has been a reoccurring characters on Vikings, Law& Order: SVU, Copper, Knights of Prosperity, ER, among others, plus several movie parts. On Tuesday, Donal announced that his 16 year-old transgender child, Jade, was missing. Jade, formerly known as Arlo, announced she was transgender in April 2016. At that time, she expressed some concern for how it would be received:

Jade is the youngest child of Donal and his ex-wife Kasey Walker. They have another child, Finn, 18. According to reports, Jade left to meet a friend Monday afternoon and by 1 AM Tuesday morning, Donal went to the police.

The NYPD is helping a “Gotham” actor find his missing transgender child, officials said Wednesday.

Actor Donal Logue, who plays Harvey Bullock on the Batman-inspired drama on Fox, reported to police Tuesday that Jade, 16, never came home after meeting up with a friend at the Barclays Center in Fort Greene.

The actor also tweeted about his child’s disappearance.

“Missing- yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn: my child, Jade Logue. 6’2″ 180 lime green hoodie dark green military parka,” Logue tweeted.
Anyone with information regarding the teen’s whereabouts is urged to call (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

[From New York Daily News]

Many of of Donal’s friends showed their support on Twitter and several celebrities retweeted Donal’s tweets like Olivia Wilde, Mark Ruffalo, who appeared in Just Like Heaven with Donal. Stania Katic who worked with Donal in CBGB, retweeted his tweet and added, “Hello, community. Please see attached & notify @donallogue if you have any information.” Donal has since taken down his initial tweet. That coupled with E! reporting that no official police report had been filed led to the speculation that Jade had been found. Sadly that does not seem to be the case. I don’t know why Donal took his tweet down but outlets were inquiring about a missing persons report on “Jade”. The report was filed officially for Arlo, probably because Jade has not filed for a legal name change yet.

For two years in a row, over 450,000 children have been reported missing per year. You don’t have to be a parent to imagine the pain and fret someone in Donal and Kathy’s position is experiencing right now. I’m not sure how many of our CBers are in the Brooklyn area but if you see anything, please contact (800) 577-TIPS. The official description for Jade, once again, is “as 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, green hoodie and gray baseball cap.” For the rest of us, let’s all hold a good thought for Jade, Donal, Kasey and Finn.



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  1. Nicole says:

    Oh my goodness. I hope Jade is found safe. Unfortunately the world is not safe for the transgender community. Another trans woman was killed yesterday as well :(

    • third ginger says:

      It is a crisis, Nicole. You are absolutely right. My thoughts and prayers for Jade and family.

    • Shambles says:

      It’s an epidemic, and that’s why this story makes me ill. Unfortunately, the odds are not good for a happy ending on this one. :(

      • Nicole says:

        I’m afraid that you are right shambles. Seeing this headline I thought “I’m sure she’s dead” and I was sad but that’s the reality

    • denisemich says:

      Except this is Brooklyn and I see transgender people all the time. I hope she is found soon. I think she is being a silly teenager or that is my hope.

  2. Jeesie says:

    I hope she’s ok, and found soon.

    I think he deleted it because a lot of scummy people were really unpleasant about it.

  3. smcollins says:

    How awful! I hope she’s found safe & unharmed. Sending positive thoughts their way.

  4. Snowflake says:

    Please let her be found safe. How horrible, dad must be freaking out.

  5. Jaina says:

    Oh shit. I hope they find this kid okay. It’s a shitty world out there.

  6. damejudi says:

    Praying for Jade’s safe homecoming. Praying for both of the parents, and the entire family.

    Loved Donal Logue since the Tao of Steve.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      The Tao of Steve is one of my favorite movies. I have so much love for this guy. Prayers and love for Jade, she’s such a beautiful person.

    • Erinn says:

      He crops up in so many shows that I watch… and I love him in all of him. I can’t imagine how terrifying this must be.

  7. Brittney B. says:

    Donal is such a kind, hard-working man, and his daughter is only just finding herself & living life on her terms. This is devastating all around, and I so hope she is okay.

  8. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I really hope she is ok and safe and that the next update will be positive.

  9. Rosalee says:

    My heart goes out to Jade and her family, I pray she is found alive and well

  10. LooperFor says:

    I hope she is found soon :( (((

    Half a million missing kids a year? God, help us all. What a world :(

    • Gina says:

      Read that and just started blubbing 😪 Half a million kids. Too sad

    • Esmom says:

      I know. A preschool classmate of my son’s who is now 16 went missing a couple weeks ago in Chicago. He suffers from depression. Thankfully he was found…I know so, so many are not so lucky.

    • lucy2 says:

      It is astounding.
      I know several people who have personally been affected by missing kids/young adults. One ended well, a runaway returned home, but 2 others were abducted – one murdered, one never found. It’s terrifying.
      Hopefully someone will find Jade and she will get home safely. The only good thing is this is getting a lot of attention, so chances are good.

  11. HelloSunshine says:

    This hurts my heart :(
    I hope Jade is found safe and gets home to her family.
    It’s so upsetting to hear this and think about the fact that the current administration has rolled back protections for transgender people :/

  12. Adrien says:

    Please God, let her be ok.

  13. Mata says:

    With the tweet taken down and no police report, I wonder if they found out that she got in touch and isn’t really missing, so much as doesn’t want to be found right now. I hope it’s just a case of a teen temper tantrum and that she makes her way home soon.

    • Char says:

      The way I am understanding this, there is a police report filed, but people thought there wasn’t because they were looking for a report filed for Jade, when the report had to be filed under her birth name (Arlo) because she hadn’t had a legal name change yet.

  14. Gina says:

    Please, please let her be safe, unharmed and found. Thinking of this family, and every other family who has had to endure a lost child. Also griefstricken to read of yet another trans woman killed yesterday :’-(

  15. Char says:

    I knew I recognized him- Grounded for Life. This is so sad. I hope they find Jade. I saw this being reported on EW last night & people were already being crappy about it & why Donald took down his tweet, saying he didn’t file a missing persons report. The fact that the child is transgender & the name change issues make sense. Because of Jade’s age, unfortunately the first thing that goes through my mind is kidnapping for sex slavery. I just watched the documentary “I am Jane Doe” & it’s terrifying how often that happens. But at 6′ 1″ you would think Jade would be harder to kidnap? & now learning that she is transgender, it is scary to think about what some horrible person might do, finding that out. Hoping that maybe this will turn out to be a typical teenage thing, mad at the parents or something, & she’s fine & found safe.

  16. hmm says:

    Is it possible the tweet was taken down because there is no foul play suspected (i.e. she ran away)? I live literally a 2 minute walk from the Barclays center and I can’t imagine anything happening in the time frame they have listed. Not to mention it would have to happen in front of a ton of people.

    • Char says:

      I hope this is the case, but I would also think Donald, or the police, or someone would have released a statement saying that Jade has been located & is fine.

    • Mia4s says:

      It sounds strange to say I hope this is the case but under these circumstances a runaway situation is probably the best chance for a positive outcome.

      Unfortunately her tweet quoted above is also very concerning. That’s not someone in a positive state of mind. I know teens are dramatic at the best of times but again given the circumstances those kind of statements are very worrying. If she left voluntarily I truly hope she will find her way home. I’m sure things aren’t perfect but her father’s concern I think shows that there is room for help and hope. Please let this end happily.

    • Enny says:

      I know, it’s bizarre. My aunt and uncle live right down the street, I used to work in Ft Greene, you have that busy mall right there, every subway line in the city basically running through, not to mention the LIRR, it’s one of the single most congested blocks in all of NYC. If this were 2AM…sure. But 2PM? I can’t even picture an abduction of a 6’1″ teenager in that area in broad daylight. But, I suppose stranger things have happened. And it wouldn’t be the first time a teen wasn’t 100% honest about her plans for the afternoon. Sadly, it seems less likely that Jade went to the Barclays Center, and more likely she went somewhere else, to meet someone else, and that will make it all the more difficult to track her down. Such an awful situation.

  17. lizzie says:

    this is so scary. i can’t imagine what this poor family is going through. i hope she is safe and found soon.

  18. Gene123 says:

    Lots of prayers and thoughts for Jade, Donal, his ex wife and their family. I hope she is found safely. I cant imagine how helpless they are feeling right now

  19. Sharon Lea says:

    Praying for Jade’s safe return.

  20. Pansy says:

    As a parent this strikes the most fear of anything in my heart. Trans or not, the world is a scary place right now for teens. No more staying outside until the yard lights come on. I’m hoping they find her soon!

  21. Meg says:

    It’s awful. I live in the area, and signs are up all over the place. I hope she’s found.

  22. Insomniac says:

    Really hope she’s safe. How terrifying.

  23. Char says:

    Just checked out Donal’s twitter, & saw that less than 1 hour ago, someone tweeted him saying that they weren’t sure how much help they could be, but that they had some info on Jade. Donal tweeted the person back & asked then to please private message him. I hope it isn’t a joke & he is getting some helpful info.

  24. Birdie says:

    I always loved Donal Logue. I always thought he was underrated. Sadly finally he is on my Gossip site of choice, but under horrible circumstances. I hope his daughter will be found, hope Donal is surrounded by people who love and support him.

    • Freddy Spaghetti says:

      +10,000. Adore him, have seen just about everything he’s done, and to think about how terrified he and his family must be is heartbreaking. I hope Jade is found soon and that she’s safe.

    • norahb says:

      Ditto! I work for an entertainment company and we hosted an event with the cast of Gotham and Donal was one of the nicest guys!

  25. nicegirl says:

    Prayers she is found safe and sound and fast.

  26. PennyLane says:

    Everyone involved has my sympathies – the frantic parents as well as their child who is in so much pain.

    Being a teenager nowadays just seems harder than before, not that it was ever easy.

  27. YepIsaidit says:

    Hoping for her safe return. 🙏🏼

  28. Merlin'sWife says:

    Nice that his friends are re-posting but Maeve Quinlan, really? Son? He?

    • Jem says:

      FOX news reported on this and I read it and it never mentioned the kid’s sexuality and only referred to Jade as “he/him” and the actors “son”

  29. Sparkly says:

    This is so sad and scary. I hope Jade is found safely soon.

  30. paranormalgirl says:

    Jade was found at a friend’s house in North Carolina.