Dan Bucatinsky is an award-winning actor as well as a writer, producer and best-selling author.
As an actor, Dan is best known for his Emmy-winning role as James Novak on the hit Shonda Rhimes series, Scandal. Most recently, Dan appeared in Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. He just wrapped work on the feature, Second Act where he appears opposite Jennifer Lopez. Previously, Dan played CTU analyst Andy Shalowitz as a regular on the FOX reboot: 24: Legacy. Other television credits include NBC’s comedy Marry Me and guest appearances on such shows as Grace & Frankie, Superstore, Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Will and Grace and Friends. Dan was also featured as GQ Editor, Jim Nelson, in the acclaimed Netflix miniseries revival of Gilmore Girls.
As a writer, in addition to writing over a dozen pilots, Dan was a Consulting Producer on Grey’s Anatomy for two seasons, and a Co-Executive Producer on NBC’s dramedy, Lipstick Jungle. In 2003, he and producing partner, Lisa Kudrow, founded Is Or Isn’t Entertainment, which produced the Emmy-nominated cult comedy, The Comeback for HBO both in 2005 and again in 2014. The company, along with writer/director Don Roos, created the Emmy nominated web to television comedy WEB THERAPY. They are also the long-time producers of the Emmy winning docu-series Who Do You Think You Are? which is currently shooting its ninth season. His most avid fans remember him as the writer, producer and star of the hit, indie romantic comedy, All Over the Guy which was released by Lionsgate Films in 2001.
Bucatinsky is the author of the best-selling book, Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight which he also narrated as an audiobook for Audible. He resides in Los Angeles with his husband, filmmaker Don Roos, and their two kids.