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
OccupationActor
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Don Roos (2 children)
 
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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
OccupationActor
Years active1994–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.

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 gay 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]

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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Another Midnight RunBellhopTV Movie
1996Party of FiveCheck Out Guy1 episode
1997Night StandSam1 episode
1997High IncidentBootz Brotman1 episode
1997JennyCarl1 episode
1997Fame L.A.Drew Douglas1 episode
1998The Opposite of SexTimothy
1998Significant OthersJosh1 episode
1998CybillTroy1 episode
1998MaggieMr. Sampson1 episode
1998The PretenderEmery1 episode
1998Chicago HopePolitico Man1 episode
2000Will & GraceNeil1 episode
2000M.Y.O.B.Reuben2 episodes
2001All Over the GuyEli Wyckoff
2001The Sky Is FallingLab Technician
2001Rocket PowerSportscaster1 episode
2002FrasierJewelry Clerk1 episode
2002That '80s ShowRick1 episode
2002NYPD BluePAA David 'Dave' Moore2 episodes
2002MDsKurt1 episode
2002FriendsWaiter1 episode
2003I Love Your WorkThe Director
2003Under the Tuscan SunRodney
2005When Do We Eat?High Strung Client
2005The ComebackBilly StantonAlso executive producer
2006WeedsMax1 episode
2007Curb Your EnthusiasmMan on the cell phone1 episode
2008DirtDillon Frawley1 episode
2008CSI: Miami1 episode
2008–presentWeb TherapyJerome SokoloffWeb series; Also creator and executive producer
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs (2012)
2010Grey's AnatomyJeffrey1 episode, consulting producer - 36 episodes, written by - 1 episode
2011–12In Plain SightFred Zeitlin3 episodes
2011–presentWeb TherapyJerome SokoloffTV series; Also creator and executive producer
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs (2012)
2012–2014ScandalJames NovakRecurring role
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2013)
2014–presentMarry MeKevin TwoRecurring role
Upcoming NBC sitcom

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