Tuc Watkins

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Tuc Watkins
Tuc Watkins.jpg
Watkins at the 20th GLAAD Media Awards in April 2009
BornCharles Curtis Watkins III
(1966-09-02) September 2, 1966 (age 48)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1990–present
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Tuc Watkins
Tuc Watkins.jpg
Watkins at the 20th GLAAD Media Awards in April 2009
BornCharles Curtis Watkins III
(1966-09-02) September 2, 1966 (age 48)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1990–present

Charles Curtis "Tuc" Watkins III (born September 2, 1966) is an American actor, known for his roles as David Vickers on One Life to Live and Bob Hunter on Desperate Housewives.

Personal life[edit]

Watkins was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to Charles Curtis Watkins II, a salesman, and a photographer mother.[1] He attended Indiana University. He has a younger sister Courtney born in 1968.[2]

Watkins came out as gay on April 26, 2013 in an interview on Marie with Marie Osmond.[3]

In December 2012, Watkins had twins, Catchen (Catch) and Curtis, via a surrogate named Melissa.[4][5]


Watkins started his career with guest appearances on various television series including Sisters, Baywatch, and Melrose Place. He portrayed con-man David Vickers on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 1994 to 1996,[6][7] next joining the soap opera General Hospital in the recurring role of Dr. Pierce Dorman from 1996 to 1997.[8] Watkins went on to star as Malcolm Laffley on the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers for its two-season run from 1999 to 2001. In 1999, he made his film debut in I Think I Do, a small budget independent screwball romantic comedy, playing Sterling Scott, the soap opera hunk boyfriend of Bob, played by Alexis Arquette. He followed this with his first appearance in a big studio production, The Mummy as the near-sighted glasses-wearing tomb raider Burns, later guest-starring on television series such as NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. After brief appearances in 2001 and 2002, Watkins rejoined the cast of One Life to Live full-time from 2003 through 2006, with several short term returns to the show in 2007, 2008, and 2009, returning again on a regular basis beginning in June 2010.[7][9] Soap Opera Digest named Watkins's David their "Most Entertaining Male Character" of 2008, noting that "Time and time again, David's harebrained schemes and Tuc Watkins's side-splitting performances provide amusement we're always sorry to see end."[10]

On October 21, 2007, Watkins made his first appearance on ABC's primetime series Desperate Housewives as Bob Hunter, a new resident of Wisteria Lane who is a gay lawyer with a husband. On November 4, 2007 Watkins guest-starred on the Cold Case season 5 episode "World's End". In July 2009, a Funny or Die video called The Sentimentalist starring Watkins was ranked number five on Entertainment Weekly '​s "The Must List", which notes the magazine's ten weekly choices among film, television, DVDs, books, music, and online entertainment for "The Top 10 Things We Love This Week".[11]

Tuc Watkins joined the cast of Desperate Housewives as a series regular.[12]


1992Little SisterTed ArmstrongUncredited
1997I Think I DoSterling Scott
1998Thin Pink Line, TheThe Thin Pink LineTed
1999Can't Stop DancingReuben Clairmont
1999Mummy, TheThe MummyMr. Burns
2000Miracle in Lane 2God/Bobby WadeTelevision film
2006Good Shepherd, TheThe Good ShepherdSound technical officer
2009Moon Lake CasinoSkipperShort film
1990Get a LifeSapphireEpisode: "The Prettiest Week of My Life"
1990Growing PainsTrainerEpisode: "Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts"
1991Harry and the HendersonsMarcelEpisode: "When Harry Met Sammy"
1991–92SistersBrad2 episodes
1992SibsN/AEpisode: "The In Crowd"
1992BaywatchGaryEpisode: "Game of Chance"
1992Santa BarbaraReggieEpisode 2040
1992Edge, TheThe EdgeN/AEpisode: "101"
1993Melrose PlaceTom BrooksEpisode: "Single White Sister"
One Life to LiveDavid VickersRole held: 1994–96; October 2001; January 2002; August 19, 2003 – November 21, 2006; May – July 26, 2007; November 2007; May 7 – August 6, 2008; December 26, 2008 – March 2, 2009; April 7, 2009; April 22, 23, and 27, 2009; August 10 – November 30, 2009; January 12 – April 2, 2010; June 3 – August 26, 2010; January 4–6, 2011; March 15, 2011 – January 12, 2012; April 29 – August 19, 2013
1996High TideShane Wilson2 episodes
1996–97General HospitalPierce Dorman #2Unknown episodes
1997Silk StalkingsSpecial Agent SidleyEpisode: "Ladies Man"
1997–98C-16: FBIJimmy Rooney3 episodes
1999–2001Beggars and ChoosersMalcolm LaffleyMain cast; 42 episodes
2000NYPD BlueDerrickEpisode: "The Irvin Files"
2001Family LawSean SantoroEpisode: "The Gay Divorcee"
2002Six Feet UnderTrevorEpisode: "Out, Out, Brief Candle"
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMarcus RemmickEpisode: "Cats in the Cradle"
2005All My ChildrenDavid Vickers2 episodes
2007Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, TheThe Minor Accomplishments of Jackie WoodmanJoshEpisode: "Jackie Meets Her Match"
2007–12Desperate HousewivesBob HunterRecurring, seasons 4–6; main cast, seasons 7–8; 42 episodes
2007Cold CaseFelton Metz '38Episode: "World's End"
2012–14Parks and RecreationPistol Pete3 episodes
2012Franklin & BashLanceEpisode: "L'affaire Du Coeur"
2012Glades, TheThe GladesDr. Brett DenningEpisode: "Old Times"
2012Baby DaddyHankEpisode: "Take Her Out of the Ballgame"
2013MaronJerryEpisode: "Internet Troll"
2013Warehouse 13NateEpisode: "Instinct"
2013Anger ManagementJeffEpisode: "Charlie and the Devil"
2013Bob's BurgersButcherVoice; episode: "Turkey in a Can"
2014AwkwardJoe Miller4 episodes
2010Proposition 8 Trial Re-EnactmentTerry Thompson
2012–14Where the Bears AreDick Calloway6 episodes


  1. ^ "Tuc Watkins Biography". FilmReference. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tuc Watkins Biography". Tuc Watkins. Archived from the original on 2010-03-29. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Michael Logan (26 April 2013). "Exclusive: One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins Opens Up to Marie Osmond About Being a Gay Dad". TV Guide. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Staff writers (28 April 2013). "'Desperate Housewives' Star Tuc Watkins Comes Out, Announces He’s A Dad". Starpulse. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Soap Opera Digest June 3, 2013 issue. Vol. 38, No. 22. Pgs. 44-47.
  6. ^ Waggett, Gerard J. (November 1997). "One Life to Live". The Soap Opera Encyclopedia. New York: Harper Paperbacks. pp. 163–188. ISBN 0-06-101157-6. 
  7. ^ a b "Soap Star Stats: Tuc Watkins (David, OLTL)". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ Waggett (1997). "General Hospital". Soap Opera Encyclopedia. New York: HarperPaperback. pp. 124–134. ISBN 0-06-101157-6. 
  9. ^ "David Vickers profile". Soaps.com. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  10. ^ "The Best & Worst of 2008". Soap Opera Digest 33 (51). December 16, 2008. p. 84. ISBN 0-8092-5385-2. 
  11. ^ "The Must List". Entertainment Weekly (1056): 4. July 17, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Tuc Watkins Talks "Desperate Housewives" & Playing a Rogue Off Broadway". Access Hollywood. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

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