Dan Bucatinsky

Dan Bucatinsky

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 22

Dan Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy (Lionsgate). In 2003 he and partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is Or Isn't Entertainment, which produced the cult, Emmy-nominated HBO comedy The Comeback co-starring Bucatinsky as publicist, Billy Stanton. Their acclaimed docu-series Who Do You Think You Are? received an Emmy nomination for Best Reality Series during their third season for NBC and launches its 4th season for TLC this July. In 2010 the company produced the original online web series "Web Therapy", in which Bucatinsky also stars.

Dan Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy (Lionsgate). In 2003 he and partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is Or Isn't Entertainment, which produced the cult, Emmy-nominated HBO comedy The Comeback co-starring Bucatinsky as publicist, Billy Stanton. Their acclaimed docu-series Who Do You Think You Are? received an Emmy nomination for Best Reality Series during their third season for NBC and launches its 4th season for TLC this July. In 2010 the company produced the original online web series "Web Therapy", in which Bucatinsky also stars. The web series most recently garnered a 2012 Emmy Award nomination, and has won back-to-back Webby Awards in 2010 and 2011 for "Best Comedy Series" and "Best Individual Performance" for Lisa Kudrow. The series has just completed launching its 3rd critically acclaimed season in its groundbreaking half-hour format for Showtime, July 23rd, 2013.
 
Bucatinsky became a best-selling author when his autobiographical tales of parenthood, "Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?" published by Touchstone Books (a division of Simon & Schuster), arrived in bookstores June, 2012. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and has recently been honored by the American Fertility Association with an Advocacy Award for his vocal support of adoption and family equality.
As a writer/producer Bucatinsky is a Consulting Producer on the tenth season of Grey's Anatomy and has also Co-Executive Produced the NBC dramedy Lipstick Jungle.

As an actor, Dan plays JAMES on the hit Shonda Rhimes series, Scandal. Television audiences will also remember him from Grey's Anatomy, In Plain Sight, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Weeds. Film roles include I Love Your Work, Under the Tuscan Sun, as well as Bounce and The Opposite of Sex, both directed by his husband, Web Therapy co-creator/director, Don Roos. Bucatinsky and Roos live with their two kids in California.

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Structured Reality Program - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Dan Bucatinsky, Executive Producer
  • Who Do You Think You Are?
  • TLC
  • Shed Media in association with Is Or Isn't Entertainment
Outstanding Structured Reality Program - 2018
Outstanding Structured Reality Program - 2017
Outstanding Structured Reality Program - 2014
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Dan Bucatinsky, as James Novack
  • Scandal
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Reality Program - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Dan Bucatinsky, Executive Producer
  • Who Do You Think You Are?
  • NBC
  • Is or Isn't Entertainment, Shed Media US, Wall to Wall Media Ltd.
Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Dan Bucatinsky, Executive Producer
  • Web Therapy
  • lstudio.com
  • An Is or Isn't Entertainment production in association with Intelligent Life Productions for LStudio
Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow
Dan Bucatinsky
Dan Bucatinsky arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Dan Bucatinsky arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal arrives at Dynamic and Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.
Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal and his mother Myriam Bucatinsky at Dynamic and Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.
Dan Bucatinsky arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
Amber Tamblyn, Wilson Cruz, and Dan Bucatinsky
Dan Bucatinsky
Laverne Cox, Christy Dees, Sherri Saum, Andrew Rannells, Stephen Tropiano, Paul Colichman, Amber Tamblyn, Wilson Cruz, and Dan Bucatinsky
Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Carrie Preston and Dan Bucatinsky on stage at the 65th Emmys
Carrie Prestion and Dan Bucatinsky backstage at the 65th Emmys
Connie Britton, Julie Bowen, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Gunn
Mathis Dunn, Dan Bucatinsky, Clyde Kusatsu, Kerry Washington, Sharon Liggins, David White and Ilyanne Morden Kichaven
Dan Bucatinsky and Kerry Washington
Dan Bucatinsky accepts his award for Oustanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dan Bucatinsky on the Red Carpet at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys
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Jane Fonda, Derek Hough, Dan Bucatinsky, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara
Laura Dern, Jane Fonda, Dan Bucatinsky and Christina Hendricks at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Dan Bucatinsky and Laura Dern at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
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Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow
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Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Dan Bucatinsky
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Dan Bucatinsky on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Dan Bucatinsky arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Dan Bucatinsky arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Dan Bucatinsky arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Dan Bucatinsky of The Normal Heart arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal arrives at Dynamic and Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.
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Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal arrives at Dynamic and Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal and his mother Myriam Bucatinsky at Dynamic and Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.
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Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal and his mother Myriam Bucatinsky at Dynamic and Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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Dan Bucatinsky arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
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Amber Tamblyn, Wilson Cruz, and Dan Bucatinsky
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Dan Bucatinsky
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Laverne Cox, Christy Dees, Sherri Saum, Andrew Rannells, Stephen Tropiano, Paul Colichman, Amber Tamblyn, Wilson Cruz, and Dan Bucatinsky
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Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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Carrie Preston and Dan Bucatinsky on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Carrie Prestion and Dan Bucatinsky backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Connie Britton, Julie Bowen, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Gunn
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Mathis Dunn, Dan Bucatinsky, Clyde Kusatsu, Kerry Washington, Sharon Liggins, David White and Ilyanne Morden Kichaven
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Dan Bucatinsky and Kerry Washington
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Dan Bucatinsky accepts his award for Oustanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
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Dan Bucatinsky on the Red Carpet at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys
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Jane Fonda, Derek Hough, Dan Bucatinsky, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara
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Laura Dern, Jane Fonda, Dan Bucatinsky and Christina Hendricks at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Dan Bucatinsky and Laura Dern at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
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