Charles Curtis "Tuc" Watkins III|
(September 2, 1966 - living) U.S.A.
Tuc Watkins was born in Kansas City, Kansas to a photographer mother and Charles Curtis Watkins II, a salesman. He attended Parkway West High School in St. Louis, then went on to Indiana University, where he majored in communications, with a triple minor in theater, psychology and French.
For some time he worked part-time as a housepainter. He also did some commercials for Miller Beer, Snickers, and the U.S. Navy. In 1994, he made his daytime debut as con-man David Vickers on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. In early 1996, he left the show to pursue other television projects. That same year, he joined the soap opera General Hospital in the recurring role of Dr. Pierce Dorman, but was written off the show in 1997.
He went on to star in the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers as Malcolm Laffley for its two-season run in 1999 and 2000. In 1999, he made his feature film debut in The Mummy. After brief appearances in 2001 and 2002, Watkins permanently rejoined the cast of One Life to Live from 2003 through 2006, with several short term returns to the show in 2007. Additionally, he has had guest roles on many shows.
On October 21, 2007, Watkins made his first appearance as Bob Hunter, a new resident of Wisteria Lane on ABC's Desperate Housewives, who is gay and has a life partner, Lee (played by Kevin Rahm). On 4 November 2007, he guest-starred on the Cold Case Season 5 episode "World's End."
Tuc Watkins is in a long term gay relationship in real life which is quite the open secret in the daytime world.