Tuc Watkins

Actor, Housepainter
A tall, dark-haired actor with chiseled features and an athletic build, Tuc Watkins made his breakthrough on ABC's "One Life to Live" and stood out as the rare soap opera hunk with a comic sensibility. Born in Kansas ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1966 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Bob's Burgers 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Maron 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Family Law 1962 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

General Hospital 1962 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1962 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1962 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1962 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

Sound Technical Officer (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Infested 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Can't Stop Dancing 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Silk Stalkings 1991 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

Burns (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

I Think I Do 1998 (Movie)

Sterling Scott (Actor)

Miracle in Lane 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A tall, dark-haired actor with chiseled features and an athletic build, Tuc Watkins made his breakthrough on ABC's "One Life to Live" and stood out as the rare soap opera hunk with a comic sensibility. Born in Kansas City, Kansas and raised in Missouri, the actor moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue an acting career. Commercial work sporadically followed, and before long he landed an early TV role as Sapphire, a male model who clashes with aspiring Chris Elliot, on the zany sitcom "Get a Life!" (Fox, 1990). Guest stints on "Growing Pains" (ABC) and "Baywatch" (syndicated) followed, before Watkins landed a small recurring role on the NBC drama "Sisters" (NBC). Similarly forgettable was his stint as a nondescript friend of Andrew Shue's Billy on Fox's "Melrose Place" (1993), but in 1994, he would begin his role as suave schemer David Vickers on "One Life to Live". Starting out as a mysterious manipulator posing as heir to the Lord fortune, Vickers seemed the average soap villain. Soon he emerged as a humorous character whose desperate and often bumbling plots had him playing the fool. Watkins added a much-needed infusion of comedy to the often dour soap, and proved a winning match for Robin Strasser (Dorian) and Krista Tesreau (Tina), both actresses able to similarly evince the funny side of the high drama.

Relationships

Charles Curtis Watkins Jr

Father

Charles Curtis Watkins

Grandfather

Courtney Watkins

Sister

EDUCATION

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana
Minored in French and theater

Parkway West High School

St Louis , Missouri

Milestones

2010

Cast in the title role in the Off-Broadway comedy, "White’s Lies"

2007

Joined the cast of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as new resident, Bob Hunter, who moved in with his gay partner

2003

Rejoined the cast of ABC's "One Life to Live"

2000

Starred as God in the Disney Channel original TV-movie production of "Miracle in Lane 2"

1999

Had a supporting role as bespectacled Mr. Burns in "The Mummy"

1999

Starred on Showtime's "Beggars and Choosers" as Malcolm Laffley

1998

Filmed a role in the independent comedy feature, "The Thin Pink Line"

1998

Had a recurring role on the short-lived ABC action series, "C-16"

1997

Played the attractive but vacuous love interest of Alexis Arquette's Bob in "I Think I Do"

1996

Had a featured recurring role as villainous Dr. Pierce Dorman on ABC's "General Hospital"

1996

Guested on the syndicated detective drama, "High Tide"

1995

Starred in the Off-Broadway play, "Fortune's Fools"

1994

Played bumbling schemer David Vickers on the ABC daytime drama, "One Life to Live"

1993

Guested on two episodes of the Fox primetime soap, "Melrose Place"

1992

Debut as a daytime actor on NBC's "Santa Barbara"

1991

Had a recurring role on the NBC drama, "Sisters"

1991

Had a guest stint on "Growing Pains" as a trainer; his three line scene was reportedly cut

1990

Played male model Sapphire on an episode of the Fox sitcom, "Get a Life!"

1989

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career

Co-founded the theater group The All-U-Can-Eat Players

Began acting onstage in regional productions

Bonus Trivia

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Tuc Watkins on "One Life to Live" and the verbal recap so common on soaps: "My favorite line was, 'Viki, once you realize that I am truly your half-brother, you'll know that Dorian didn't really kill your father.' That is so unbelievable! But those three actors [co-stars Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser and Robert S. Woods] can say anything and make it believable." - quoted in Soap Opera Digest, Nov. 5, 1995

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