Daniel Bucatinsky portrayed a waiter on "The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner". Bucatinsky is best known for his recurring role as James Novak in Scandal, for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.
Bucatinsky has appeared in many TV series including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, NYPD Blue, That '80s Show, Frasier, and Will & Grace, and Grey's Anatomy (where Bucatinsky also serves as a consulting producer).
Bucatinsky regularly works with Lisa Kudrow. He was the executive producer of 2005 HBO series The Comeback with Kudrow. In 2008, Bucatinsky and Kudrow produced Web Therapy, in which both Kudrow and Bucatinsky appeared.