Many people might not know David Krumholtz by his name, but they are likely familiar with his work.

He started with lighthearted roles in family movies and comedies like playing Joel Glicker in Addams Family Values to his defining role as Bernard in The Santa Clause and its sequels. But all that changed in 2000 when he auditioned for a guest spot on ER.

Krumholtz wasn’t just showing a different side of him with his character on the hit medical drama; he was downright evil. And it made him a face of terror for those who remembered his persona. After that, he landed the role of Charlie Eppes on the TV series Numb3rs. 

His portrayal of a skinny crime-solving genius mathematician drummed up a considerable fan base. He starred in the series for five years, and the CBS show was a hit and had over 100 episodes. 

But his acting chops are not the only thing that impressed his fan. Krumholtz’s weight gain and loss also caught his fans’ attention in the HBO series The Deuce

David Krumholtz Weight Gain and Loss

The Deuce premiered in 2018 and saw Krumholtz playing a 70s adult film producer, Harvey Wasserman.

Fans of the show were shocked when they watched the first episode of the HBO show as Krumholtz was almost 300 pounds. However, by season two, he had undergone massive weight loss and was barely over 100 pounds. 

His weight loss had viewers curious to know if it was caused by diet or health issues because, in 2011, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Fortunately, his cancer was treatable, and the following year, the actor shared that he was cancer-free. 

Krumholtz has put on weight for parts in the past. In 2013, he tweeted that he was putting on weight for a part. He wrote, “I’ve gained the weight for a role, folks. I got a nutritionist monitoring my calorie intake & all that stupid shit that is not true I’m fat.”

According to Soap Dirt, HBO worked his weight in as part of the show. In the first season, he was a chain-smoking donut eater, and in season two, he had a girlfriend that forces him to eat healthily hence the weight loss. But fans felt there was more to his fluctuations in weight. 

The outlet mentioned it could be because Krumholtz’s Wasserman may have a cocaine addiction. 

David Krumholtz Wants His Daughter to Watch 'The Deuce'

The actor who shares daughter, Pemma, and son, Jonas, with his wife and actress, Vanessa Britting, wanted his daughter to watch the show someday, 

In the show, his character, Wasserman, not only accepted what he was doing, but he also reveled in it. Wasserman also saw the power in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s prostitute, Eileen, and let her flourish. And similarly at home, he also empowers women, including his daughter. 

The actor claimed that while his daughter was too young to watch the drama about NYC’s sex industry; he wanted her to watch it one day. He felt that the show had a lot to say about the female mind and perspective.

You can watch The Deuce on Hulu.