Kansas native Tuc Watkins built a career acting on daytime soap operas with two multi-year runs on One Life to Live, as well as extended stints on General Hospital and All My Children. In 1999, he was cast as the lead on the Showtime original series Beggars and Choosers, which was an edgy drama about the TV industry and lasted two seasons. Watkins' first major prime-time network role came in 2007 when he scored a role on ABC's hit comedy drama Desperate Housewives, playing one half of Wisteria Lane's first gay couple. In the years to come, Watkins would remain active on screen, making guest appearances on shows like Parks and Recreation and Franklin and Bash, while continuing his regular role as David Vickers on One Life to Live.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- Lived next door to actress Brooke Dillman as a child in Shawnee Mission, KS.
- Began acting as a student at the University of Indiana.
- After doing commercials (his first was for Miller Lite beer), made TV debut in a 1990 episode of the Fox sitcom Get a Life; also had guest roles on Baywatch, Sisters, Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
- Was a founder of L.A. theater troupe the All-U-Can-Eat Players in the early '90s.
- Won a 1992 Drama-Logue Award (now the Back Stage Garland Awards).
- A soap veteran with six stints on One Life to Live (as David Vickers) between 1994 and 2008; also appeared on Santa Barbara (1993) and General Hospital ('96-97).
- Starred with Betty Buckley in the 2010 off-Broadway comedy White's Lies.