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Dan Bucatinsky: It's Awakened This Side Of Acting

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If "Scandal" viewers were shocked by the death of one of the show's most popular characters, so were two of the show's stars.

Dan Bucatinsky and Josh Malina were told that one of their characters would die after being shot on last Thursday's episode.  But until a week before the show aired, they didn't know which of them would be out of a job.

"Nobody knew what was going to happen," but Josh did try and have some input.  According to Dan, "Josh screamed out after the table read, ‘Kill Dan! He already has an Emmy."

Dan Bucatinsky joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Dan Bucatinsky: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor, writer and producer, best known for his role as James Novak in the Shonda Rhimes drama series Scandal, for which he won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.

2) Bucatinsky was the writer, producer and star of the 2001 romantic comedy All Over the Guy. He has appeared in episodes of many television series, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, Friends, NYPD Blue, That '80s Show, Frasier, and Will & Grace, as well as an episode of Grey's Anatomy (where Bucatinsky also serves as a consulting producer). He executive produced and acted in the 2005 HBO series The Comeback along with his producing partner, actress Lisa Kudrow. In 2008, Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow again worked as producers for the innovative and largely improvisational web series, Web Therapy, in which Kudrow starred and Bucatinsky also acted; Don Roos, his husband, directed.

3) Bucatinsky had a recurring role as a gay journalist and husband of the President's Chief of Staff on the ABC drama series, Scandal, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

‘Scandal' airs Thursday nights at 10:00pm on ABC.

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