Birth Name: Daniel R. Bucatinsky
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 22, 1965
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Dan Bucatinsky is an American actor, writer, and producer. He has appeared on the shows Scandal, Marry Me, and The Comeback. He was an executive producer of TLC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, alongside Lisa Kudrow.
Dan is the son of Myriam and Julio Bucatinsky. His parents were born in Argentina, to Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish families. Dan is married to screenwriter and film director Don Roos, with whom he has two children.
Dan has stated:
My background is so similar to [Lisa’s] and Lisa Kudrow’s is one of the first ones we ever did. We went back to Poland and it was a Holocaust story and I lost so many of my relatives there that I had a personal connection to that one, so that will always be a memorable one to me. I think part of what I love about this show is learning about things we learned about in history books in school, but with a completely personal context.
Dan’s paternal grandfather was Iañe Bucatinsky (the son of Yosef/José Bucatinsky and Perla Tenembaum). Yosef was the son of Shlomo Zalman Bucatinsky and Beile.
Dan’s paternal grandmother was named Eugenia Segal.
Genealogy of Dan Bucatinsky (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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