Evans, Bruce A. 1946–

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EVANS, Bruce A. 1946


Born September 19, 1946, in Long Beach, CA; son of George A. and Jane (maiden name, Wallace) Evans. Education: Attended University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses: Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Writer, director, and producer. EvansGideon Productions, partner. Also worked as an art auctioneer in Los Angeles.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best screenplay based on material from another medium (with Raynold Gideon), Screen Award nomination, best adapted screenplay (with Gideon), Writers Guild of America, and Independent Spirit Award nominations, best screenplay (with Gideon) and best feature (with Gideon and Andrew Scheinman), all 1987, for Stand by Me; Special Jury Prize, Cognac Festival du Film Policier, 1992, for Kuffs; Golden Globe Award nomination.


Film Work:

Associate producer, Starman (also known as John Carpenter's Starman ), Columbia, 1984.

Producer (with Andrew Scheinman and Raynold Gideon), Stand by Me, Columbia, 1986.

Producer (with Gideon and David Blocker), Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987.

Director, Kuffs (also known as Hero Wanted ), Universal, 1992.

Producer, Assassins (also known as Day of Reckoning ), Warner Bros., 1995.

Television Director; Episodic:

Directed an episode of Switch, CBS.



(With Raynold Gideon and Stuart Margolan) A Man, a Woman, and a Bank (based on a story by Gideon and Evans), [Canada], 1979, Blue Box, 1984.

(With Gideon) Starman (also known as John Carpenter's Starman ), Columbia, 1984.

(With Gideon) Stand by Me (based on Stephen King's novella The Body ), Columbia, 1986.

(With Gideon) Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987.

Kuffs (also known as Hero Wanted ), Universal, 1992.

Jungle 2 Jungle (also known as Un indien a New York ), Buena Vista, 1997.


The film Cutthroat Island (also known as Corsari, L'ile aux pirates, and Die Piratenbraut ), released by MetroGoldwynMayer in 1996, was based on a story by Evans. The television series Starman, broadcast by ABC in 1986, was based on the characters Evans created for the screenplay Starman.



Contemporary Authors, Volume 134, Gale, 1992.