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Born: August 19, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA Profession: actor, house painter, office worker

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Lutes first gained national attention with in 1994 with diverse guest appearances in three established sitcoms: on NBC's "Frasier" he was the gay station manager who mistakenly believes Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) wants to date him; on the Christmas episode of ABC's "Ellen," he was the terminally nice boyfriend who wants to marry Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres); and on NBC's "Mad About You," he tried to pick up the married Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt). His shoulder-length chestnut hair and handsome features made Lutes a candidate for leading man roles, but his early work was mostly in commercials and on stage. He appeared in the direct-to-video "Psychos in Love" (1987) and had a supporting role in the independent film "Distant Justice" (1992), which was unreleased in the USA. Lutes finally achieved leading man status featured opposite Lea Thompson in the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City" (1995-99).

Lutes first gained national attention with in 1994 with diverse guest appearances in three established sitcoms: on NBC's "Frasier" he was the gay station manager who mistakenly believes Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) wants to date him; on the Christmas episode of ABC's "Ellen," he was the terminally nice boyfriend who wants to marry Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres); and on NBC's "Mad About You," he tried to pick up the married Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt). His shoulder-length chestnut hair and handsome features made Lutes a candidate for leading man roles, but his early work was mostly in commercials and on stage. He appeared in the direct-to-video "Psychos in Love" (1987) and had a supporting role in the independent film "Distant Justice" (1992), which was unreleased in the USA. Lutes finally achieved leading man status featured opposite Lea Thompson in the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City" (1995-99).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Good Kids (2016)
2.
 Full Circle (2006)
3.
4.
 Switching Goals (1999)
5.
 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants (1998) Dr Jim Conrad
7.
 Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1997) Dick Dupree Jr
9.
 New York Cop (1995)
10.
 Distant Justice (1995)
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1994:
Appeared in memorable episodes of "Frasier" (as the gay station manager); "Ellen" (as her boyfriend); and "Mad About You" (as a bar patron who tries to pick up Helen Hunt's character)
1990:
Appeared on ABC daytime serial, "All My Children"
1990:
Primetime TV debut, guest appearance on "Against the Law"
1986:
Returned home to RI; appeared in commercials filmed in Boston
2001:
Returned to series TV playing the father of twin girls (played by the Olsen twins) in "So Little Time"
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Stage debut in community theater production of "Pajama Game" in RI
1987:
Film debut in straight-to-video production, "Psychos in Love"
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Returned to NYC and appeared in off-Broadway productions
1995:
TV series debut as regular, "Caroline in the City"
1992:
First substantial role in features, "Distant Justice"
1994:
Moved to Los Angeles
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Moved to NYC to pursue acting career after college graduation
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Education

Chariho High School: Charlestown, Rhode Island -
University of Rhode Island: Kingston, Rhode Island - 1985

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wife:
Christine Romeo. Actor. Met when they appeared together in a bank commercial playing a married couple; married October 1990; born c. 1961.

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father:
John Lutes. Artist.
mother:
Claire Lutes. Psychiatric nurse.
brother:
Kurt Lutes. Younger; born c. 1968.

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