Dan Bucatinsky was born on 22nd September 1965 in New York City, to Argentine Jewish parents, Julio Bucatinsky (father) and Myriam Bucatinsky (mother). Their families emigrated from Russia and Poland to Argentina.
Bucatinsky graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The actor is best known for Scandal (2012-15), Marry Me (2014-15), and The Baker and the Beauty (2020).
Stars as Lewis on 'The Baker and the Beauty' (2020)
Developed by Dean Georgaris, The Baker and the Beauty is an American romantic comedy-drama series, adapted from the Israeli romantic comedy-series Beauty and the Baker by Assi Azar that ranks as one of the greatest shows in Israel's television history.
During the show's panel at the winter TCA press tour, showrunner Dean Georgaris explained the key differences between the American show and its Israeli counterpart.
The Israeli show stayed focused primarily on the baker and the beauty, and it was a half-hour show. We were able to expand it for the hour and really make it about the entire family, which sets us apart and lets us do family stories which we can all relate to.
As per IMDb, the synopsis reads:
A blue-collar baker strikes up a relationship with an international superstar. US version of the Israeli romantic comedy series 'The Baker and the Beauty'.
Dan Bucatinsky plays the role of Lewis on ABC's The Baker and the Beauty. Lewis serves as the manager of the famous Australian model Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), who seeks to protect her image at all costs.
Dan Bucatinsky portrays the character of Lewis on ABC's The Baker and the Beauty.
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The Baker and the Beauty series is set in Miami and features Latina actors primarily. The rest of the main cast includes Victor Rasuk as Daniel Garcia, David Del Rio as Mateo Garcia, Michelle Veintimilla as Vanessa, Belissa Escobedo as Natalia, Lisa Vidal as Mari Garcia, and Carlos Gomez as Rafael Garcia. Additionally, Georgina Reilly makes guest appearances as Piper.
The Baker and the Beauty premiered on ABC on 13th April 2020.
The Openly Gay Actor Dan Bucatinsky is Married to His Husband Don Roos
Dan Bucatinsky is married to his husband Don Roos since 2008.
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The openly gay star Dan Bucatinsky is married to American screenwriter and film director husband Don Roos since 2008. The couple first met in 1992 when Roos invited him to be his date at the premiere of Love Field starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
Back in 2014 during Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall Meeting, Bucatinsky recalled the moment he met his future husband for the first time:
About one month after I met my current husband Don in 1992, he invited me to be his date at the premiere of his first film, Love Fields, starring Michelle Pfeiffer. I remember feeling a wave of excitement at the opportunity to be Don’s ‘plus one.’
The actor added, "They were having a screening and after-party in Westwood, but he told me soon after we wouldn’t be staying for the screening. Don and the film’s producers, along with Michelle and her, at the time, new husband, David Kelley, would all be going to dinner together instead."
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The 54-year-old continued, "My jaw dropped. What? I was going to be sitting at an intimate dinner table with Michelle Pfeiffer. My heart should have skipped a beat, but instead, it sank. ‘What’s the matter?’ Don asked, already adept at reading my pathetic attempts to hide my emotions."
The couple tied the knot in 2008 merely months after the state of California first issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the same year.
The Couple Adopted Two Kids; Son & Daughter
Dan Bucatinsky shares two children, a son & a daughter, with his spouse Don Roos.
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Dan Bucatinsky shares two kids with his partner Don Roos, a son & a daughter named Jonah Bucatinsky and Eliza Bucatinsky, respectively.
The author of the book Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight spoke to CNN in 2013 and discussed the challenges of same-sex marriage and how he found his inner mommy. Dan claimed he and Roos became family the moment they shared a home together.
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The pair introduced two kids into their family, but The Baker and the Beauty star believes they were a family much earlier. He continued,
Then there's the notion of calling ourselves the "fathers" of our children. We're not their biological fathers, but does that make me any less their father? If you can adopt children and be nonbiological parents, you can be nonbiological aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters.
With time, the society is redefining marriage, commitment, and parenthood. The actor reckons it's a good thing the fact that more and more people are opening up to define words differently.
Featured on 'Scandal' (2012-15) - What's His Net Worth?
Dan Bucatinsky's net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
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Dan Bucatinsky made his acting debut with the role of Bellhop in a TV movie Another Midnight Run (1994). He made lots of single-episode appearances in the following years. In 1998, the actor made his big-screen debut with the role of Timothy in a romantic comedy The Opposite of Sex.
In 2002, Bucatinsky enjoyed a minor role as Waiter in the popular sitcom Friends, in an episode titled The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner.
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From 2008-14, Dan portrayed the character of Jerome Sokoloff for 27 episodes in an improvised online series Web Therapy, starring Lisa Kudrow. Serving as a creator and executive producer, the show got nominated for the Primetime Emmys. Later, he reprised his role in the new edition of Web Therapy (2011-15) for 34 episodes.
Bucatinsky had a recurring role as James Novak in a political thriller Scandal (2012-15) alongside Kerry Washington. For his impressive performance, the actor was nominated for Emmys in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama series.
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The Baker and the Beauty star's recent credits include Marry Me (2014-15) as Kevin 2, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016) as Jim Nelson, and the romantic comedy film Second Act (2018) as Arthur.
Dan Bucatinsky's net worth is estimated at $5 million.