Dr. Donovan Jamison became involved with LuthorCorp and Project Ares in the Television series Smallville. He served as a major antagonist appearing in web series, comic books and the Season 6 finale episode "Phantom".
He was portrayed by Gerard Plunkett who played Roland Kantos in Highlander: The Series.
Dr. Donovan Jamison was the CEO at NuCorp, a high-tech energy firm but was arrested for selling or trading sensitive technology secrets. Shortly after being arrested, NuCorp asked Dr. Jamison to resign. After being cleared of any wrong-doings in court, Jamison disappeared.
After vanishing from public eye, Dr. Jamison began to experiment with meteor rocks with fellow scientists Arthur Walsh and Steven Hamilton. After some unethical experiments, Dr. Walsh quit the project and prevented Jamison from studying any further. Chloe Sullivan learned of Dr. Jamison's involvement in research with mineral rocks. Jamison said some insulting things about Dr. Walsh before asking Chloe to leave his office.
Dr. Jamison later escorted Chloe and Pete Ross to an underground secret laboratory after catching them snooping around. He explains that Dr. Hamilton, and Dr. Walsh chose this location for their lab because it contained the largest meteor anywhere. There it was revealed he was experimenting on the bodies of deceased metahumans to find a cure for the meteor infection. But secretly Dr. Jamison wanted to cultivate the powers for himself. Chloe and Pete were able to escape from Dr. Jamison's experiments by destroying his lab through explosions and flooding. Jamison managed to elude the authorities once again.
Years later, Dr. Jamison became a primary physician on Lex Luthor's Level 33.1 project, which continued his aim to cultivate metahuman powers into one super-powered individual. His facility of Level 33.1 at the Corto Maltese was destroyed by by the Justice League. The lab's destruction didn't slow down Lex's plans create an army of super-soldiers, and was successful with the creation of the Mark IV prototype.
Dr. Jamison worked with other scientists on the super soldier Wes Keenan who was given various metahuman abilities. They conducted a field test where Keenan tested the facility's defenses and he was able to reach his target: Lex Luthor.
Dr. Jamison was monitoring the prototype when Jason Bartlett entered and announced there was a witness to the murder of Senator Ed Burke. Lex ordered this loose end to be tied up and Jamison and Bartlett prepare Wes for programming.