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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.

Tuc Watkins
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Watkins at the 20th GLAAD Media Awards in April 2009
Charles Curtis Watkins III

(1966-09-02) September 2, 1966 (age 53)
Years active1990–present

Personal lifeEdit

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 being gay on April 26, 2013 in an interview on Marie with Marie Osmond.[3]

In December 2012, Watkins had twins 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. He was a recurring character in seasons 4-6 and a series regular in season seven.[11] 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".[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Little Sister Ted Armstrong Uncredited
1997 I Think I Do Sterling Scott
1998 The Thin Pink Line Ted
1999 Can't Stop Dancing Reuben Clairmont
1999 The Mummy Mr. Burns
2000 Miracle in Lane 2 God/Bobby Wade Television film
2002 Infested Carl
2003 The Free House Harry Cook
2004 The Free House 2 God/Harry Cook
2006 The Good Shepherd Sound technical officer
2009 Moon Lake Casino Skipper Short film
2016 Retake Jonathan
2017 Eastsiders Patrick


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Get a Life Sapphire Episode: "The Prettiest Week of My Life"
1990 Growing Pains Trainer Episode: "Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts"
1991 Harry and the Hendersons Marcel Episode: "When Harry Met Sammy"
1991–92 Sisters Brad 2 episodes
1992 Sibs N/A Episode: "The In Crowd"
1992 Baywatch Gary Episode: "Game of Chance"
1992 Santa Barbara Reggie Episode 2040
1992 The Edge N/A Episode: "101"
1993 Melrose Place Tom Brooks Episode: "Single White Sister"
One Life to Live David Vickers Role 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
1996 High Tide Shane Wilson 2 episodes
1996–97 General Hospital Pierce Dorman #2 Unknown episodes
1997 Silk Stalkings Special Agent Sidley Episode: "Ladies Man"
1997–98 C-16: FBI Jimmy Rooney 3 episodes
1999–2001 Beggars and Choosers Malcolm Laffley Main cast; 42 episodes
2000 NYPD Blue Derrick Episode: "The Irvin Files"
2001 Family Law Sean Santoro Episode: "The Gay Divorcee"
2002 Six Feet Under Trevor Episode: "Out, Out, Brief Candle"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marcus Remmick Episode: "Cats in the Cradle"
2005 All My Children David Vickers 2 episodes
2007 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Josh Episode: "Jackie Meets Her Match"
2007–12 Desperate Housewives Bob Hunter Recurring, seasons 4–6; main cast, seasons 7–8; 42 episodes
2007 Cold Case Felton Metz '38 Episode: "World's End"
2012–14 Parks and Recreation Pistol Pete 3 episodes
2012 Franklin & Bash Lance Episode: "L'affaire Du Coeur"
2012 The Glades Dr. Brett Denning Episode: "Old Times"
2012 Baby Daddy Hank Episode: "Take Her Out of the Ballgame"
2013 Maron Jerry Episode: "Internet Troll"
2013 Warehouse 13 Nate Episode: "Instinct"
2013 Anger Management Jeff Episode: "Charlie and the Devil"
2013 Bob's Burgers Butcher Voice; episode: "Turkey in a Can"
2014 Awkward Joe Miller 4 episodes
2016 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Scott Episode: "The Gang Goes to Hell"


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment Terry Thompson
2012–15 Where the Bears Are Dick Calloway 6 episodes + current year


Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Boys in The Band Hank Broadway


  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". Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  10. ^ "The Best & Worst of 2008". Soap Opera Digest. 33. December 16, 2008. p. 84. ISBN 0-8092-5385-2.
  11. ^ "Tuc Watkins Talks "Desperate Housewives" & Playing a Rogue Off Broadway". Access Hollywood. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  12. ^ "The Must List". Entertainment Weekly (1056): 4. July 17, 2009.

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