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NBA hero Jason Collins may've stolen his thunder a bit, but we're still cheering One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins for coming out last week when he spoke with Marie Osmond about being a gay man and becoming a single father.
From an obscure gay indie to a web series about bears, take a look back at our favorite moments in the actor's very handsome career.
By Brandon Voss
Tuc is best known as One Life to Live's David Vickers Buchanan, the soapy role he has played off and on since 1994. New episodes of One Life to Live are now premiering digitally on Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes.
Joining the cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives in 2007 for its fourth season, Tuc's attorney Bob Hunter and Kevin Rahm's real estate agent Lee McDermott became the first gay couple to live on the fictional Wisteria Lane. Bob was the butch one.
Tuc made his feature film debut in the 1997 rom-com I Think I Do as gay soap star Sterling Scott — Alexis Arquette's boyfriend!
In the 1999-2000 Showtime series Beggars and Choosers, Tuc played Malcolm Laffley, a gay TV network exec who came out of the closet to clear himself of sexual harassment charges. In one memorable scene, he's seduced by a macho actor played by Bruce Campbell.
Things don't end well for bespectacled American treasure hunter Bernard Burns, Tuc's character in the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy.
Tuc played pompous improv master and murder suspect Dickie Calloway on Where the Bears Are, a 2012 comedy web series about the gay bear scene in L.A.
Tuc has made two appearances as former Pawnee high school basketball star "Pistol" Pete in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Is it any wonder Ann wanted him to father her child? Says Pete, "When will women in this town stop scheming to get my sperm?"
Tuc nails it as extremely sensitive detective Jacob Barone in the 2009 Funny or Die spoof The Sentimentalist.
Tuc played a bitchy student named Sapphire at the Handsome Boy Modeling School in a 1990 episode of the Chris Elliott sitcom Get a Life — his first professional credit.
Tuc starred as womanizer Joe White in the 2010 Off-Broadway comedy White's Lies. It did not get good reviews, but it did provide a decent excuse to see Tuc up close in his underwear.