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Dan Bucatinsky & Don Roos

Dan Bucatinsky (born September 22, 1965) is an American actor, writer and film producer, living in Los Angeles, California. After moving to Los Angeles, in 1992, he met his current husband of 20 years, filmmaker Don Roos. They have two children, Eliza and Jonah.

Bucatinsky was born in New York City, to Argentinian Jewish parents, Julio and Myriam. He is a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Bucatinsky was the writer, producer and star of the 2001 Lions Gate romantic comedy All Over the Guy.

He has appeared in episodes of many popular 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 served as a consulting producer), and a recurring role as a gay journalist and husband of the President's Chief of Staff on the 2012 drama, Scandal, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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, in which Lisa starred and Dan also acted; Don Roos, Dan's husband, directed. The series attracted a gallery of guest stars, among them Bob Balaban, Courteney Cox, Selma Blair, Tim Bagley, Julie Claire, Alan Cumming, Rashida Jones, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Michael McDonald, Molly Shannon and Steven Weber.


Dan Bucatinsky was born in New York City, to Argentinian parents. He later went to Vassar College, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and moved back to New York to become an actor and a writer. After moving to Los Angeles, in 1992, he met his current husband, filmmaker Don Roos. He and partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is Or Isn't Entertainment. The pair have also garnered critical and audience attention for the groundbreaking web-to TV series "Web Therapy" in which Bucatinsky also stars.


"We'd be happy to use a different word, say, 'artichoke,'" Dan Bucatinsky wrote, "as long as the government offered all of the same rights, privileges and protection to all couples who were—'artichoked.'" Read about their adventures in parenting: http://www.out.com/entertainment/art-books/2012/07/10/dan-bucatinsky-Does-This-Baby-Make-Straight-gay-dad


To make Lisa Kudrow -- famous for playing one of America's most loveable Friends -- a somewhat unlikable heroine is kind of unthinkable. To Don Roos (left) and Dan Bucatinsky, it's also unthinkable that they've now been doing it for four seasons on Web Therapy, the online show that was picked up by Showtime this year. "It's an experiment that we kind of threw together in the beginning, and now it has legs," Roos says. "People like it; actors want to be on it. We've inadvertently created something special. We're very proud of that." Read more about the couple's creative collaboration: http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100/2011/12/11/17th-annual-out100#slide-26.

Web Therapy continued for three seasons on the L Studio and in April 2010 Showtime announced the network would begin airing 30-minute episodes in 2011. Meryl Streep is to be one of the guest actors in Season 4. The first three seasons are available for download on iTunes.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Bucatinsky

Donald Paul "Don" Roos (born April 14, 1955) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Roos was born in New York. He attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. After graduating, Roos moved to Los Angeles, where he pursued a career writing for television.

Roos supported himself by working as a word processor, and to this day jokes that he has that as a fall-back plan. Roos began his writing career when he had a friend of his impersonate an agent and represent him; a phone call led to a job with playwright Mart Crowley (The Boys in the Band), who at the time was Executive Producer of Hart to Hart. Roos went on to write for The Colbys, Nightingales, and other TV shows, before his spec scripts led to feature film writing assignments. His first major film was 1991's Academy Award-nominated Love Field, an interracial drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Dennis Haysbert.

Roos's work as the writer of the film Single White Female has earned him a permanent space in Hollywood movie trivia, since that title has entered the lexicon in reference to the film's psychopathic lead character who begins to take on her roommate's identity.

Roos is well known for his work writing strong and engaging female characters, a skill that has also been useful in his film direction, leading to Independent Spirit Award nominations for actors Lisa Kudrow, Christina Ricci, and most recently, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Roos himself has won a Best First Feature Independent Spirit Award, for The Opposite of Sex. Roos has polished or written the screenplay to many high-profile studio films, sometimes as uncredited script doctor.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Roos

Further Readings:

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad by Dan Bucatinsky
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Touchstone; Original edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781451660739
ISBN-13: 978-1451660739
Amazon: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad
Amazon Kindle: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl—launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother—a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew—delivered a son into the couple’s arms. In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he’s becoming one. Bucatinsky’s soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent—and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.

More Real Life Romances at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


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