Dan Bucatinsky

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Dan Bucatinsky
Dan Bucatinsky 2014 (cropped).jpg
Bucatinsky in 2014
Born (1965-09-22) September 22, 1965 (age 49)
New York City, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Don Roos (2 children)

Dan Bucatinsky (born September 22, 1965) is an American actor, writer and producer, best known for his role as James Novak in the Shonda Rhimes drama series Scandal, for which he won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2013. As of 2014, Bucatinsky regularly appears on NBC's Marry Me, as well as the recently revived HBO series The Comeback, which he also executive produces.

Career[edit]

Bucatinsky was the writer, producer and star of the 2001 romantic comedy All Over the Guy. He has appeared in episodes of many television series, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, Friends, NYPD Blue, That '80s Show, Frasier, and Will & Grace, as well as an episode of Grey's Anatomy (where Bucatinsky also serves as a consulting producer). He executive produced and acted in the 2005 HBO series The Comeback along with his producing partner, actress Lisa Kudrow. In 2008, Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow again worked as producers for the innovative and largely improvisational web series, Web Therapy,[1] in which Kudrow starred and Bucatinsky also acted; Don Roos, his husband, directed.

Bucatinsky had a recurring role as a journalist and husband of the President's Chief of Staff on the ABC drama series, Scandal, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.[2]

Bucatinsky currently co-stars on the NBC sitcom Marry Me, where he and Tim Meadows play "The Kevins", the gay dads of Annie (played by Casey Wilson) who are both named Kevin. He started out as a recurring guest star, but was promoted to series regular mid-way through the first season.

He also wrote the book "Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad", which has been optioned for television.

Personal life[edit]

Bucatinsky was born in New York City, to Argentine Jewish parents, Julio and Myriam.[3] He is a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He lives with his husband, screenwriter Don Roos, and they have two children, Eliza and Jonah.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Another Midnight Run Bellhop TV Movie
1996 Party of Five Check Out Guy 1 episode
1997 Night Stand Sam 1 episode
1997 High Incident Bootz Brotman 1 episode
1997 Jenny Carl 1 episode
1997 Fame L.A. Drew Douglas 1 episode
1998 The Opposite of Sex Timothy
1998 Significant Others Josh 1 episode
1998 Cybill Troy 1 episode
1998 Maggie Mr. Sampson 1 episode
1998 The Pretender Emery 1 episode
1998 Chicago Hope Politico Man 1 episode
2000 Will & Grace Neil 1 episode
2000 M.Y.O.B. Reuben 2 episodes
2001 All Over the Guy Eli Wyckoff
2001 The Sky Is Falling Lab Technician
2001 Rocket Power Sportscaster 1 episode
2002 Frasier Jewelry Clerk 1 episode
2002 That '80s Show Rick 1 episode
2002 NYPD Blue PAA David 'Dave' Moore 2 episodes
2002 MDs Kurt 1 episode
2002 Friends Waiter 1 episode
2003 I Love Your Work The Director
2003 Under the Tuscan Sun Rodney
2005 When Do We Eat? High Strung Client
2005 The Comeback Billy Stanton Also executive producer
2006 Weeds Max 1 episode
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Man on the cell phone 1 episode
2008 Dirt Dillon Frawley 1 episode
2008 CSI: Miami 1 episode
2008–present Web Therapy Jerome Sokoloff Web series; Also creator and executive producer
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs (2012)
2010 Grey's Anatomy Jeffrey 1 episode, consulting producer - 36 episodes, written by - 1 episode
2011–12 In Plain Sight Fred Zeitlin 3 episodes
2011–present Web Therapy Jerome Sokoloff TV series; Also creator and executive producer
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs (2012)
2012–2014 Scandal James Novak Recurring role
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2013)
2014–present Marry Me Kevin 2 Series regular

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