Handler, Evan 1961–

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HANDLER, Evan 1961


Born January 10, 1961, in Queens, New York, NY; son of Murry Raymond (an advertising designer and agency owner) and Enid Irene (a mental health administrator; maiden name, Ostrov) Handler; brother of Lowell Handler (an actor); married Elisa Atti (a medical researcher), October 12, 2003. Education: Attended the Juilliard School, 197981.

Addresses: Agent Jay Kane, TalentWorks, Silver, Massetti & Szatmary, 220 East 23rd St., Suite 400, New York, NY 10010. Manager Liberman Zerman Management, 252 North Larchmont Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Career: Actor and writer. Chelsea Theatre Center, New York City, intern.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.


Television Appearances; Series:

Mark Braddock, Woops!, Fox, 1992.

Conrad Klein, One Life to Live, ABC, 1996.

Shrug, It's Like, You Know , ABC, 19992000.

Harry Goldenblatt, Sex and the City, HBO, 20022004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Larry Fine, The Three Stooges, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Allen Secrest, "What If I'm Gay?", CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1987.

Himself, VH1 Big in '03, VH1, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Louis Martinez, "Milk Run", Miami Vice, NBC, 1985.

"The Big Hurt", Sibs, ABC, 1991.

"The Naked and the Damned", Sibs, ABC, 1991.

Himself, "Twitch and Shout", Point of View, PBS, 1993.

New York Undercover, Fox, 1998.

Eli Becker, "Return", Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Dr. Crazy, "Crazy Time", Ed, NBC, 2001.

Douglas "Doug" Wegland, "Manchester: Parts 1 & 2", The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Douglas "Doug" Wegland, "Ways and Means", The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Max Clark, "Low Art", John Doe, Fox, 2002.

Mitchell Lichtman, "The Beginning", The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Mitchell Lichtman, "The Chinese Wall", The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Mitchell Lichtman, "The Dead", The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Director, "The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work", Friends, NBC, 2003.

Scott Philip Smith, "Nobody Sleeps", Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2003.

Appeared in "Lily Makes a Move", an unaired episode of Sibs, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dave, Saint Louie, CBS, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Edward West, Taps, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1981.

Goldberg, The Chosen, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1981.

Ray, Dear Mr. Wonderful (also known as Ruby's Dream ), 1982.

Elie, The Children's War (also known as War and Love ), Cannon, 1985.

Bobby, Sweet Lorraine, Angelika, 1987.

David, Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994.

Charlie, Ride for Your Life, Interfilm, 1995.

Miles Roberts, Ransom, Buena Vista, 1996.

Ray Baker, Harvest (also known as Cash Crop and A Desperate Season ), Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Bet taker and understudy for groom, Strider: The Story of a Horse, Westside Theatre Upstairs, Chelsea Theatre Center, New York City, 1979.

Thomas and waiter, Biography: A Game, Westside Theatre Upstairs, Chelsea Theatre Center, 1979.

Shelley Solomon, Solomon's Child, Little Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Tom the cabin boy, Derelict (also known as Final Passages ), Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1982.

Billy, Weapons of Happiness, Studio Arena Theatre, 1983.

Eugene, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1983.

"Final Orders" Mike, Early Warnings, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1983.

Jeffrey Smolowitz, Found a Peanut, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Mel, "Slam!", OneAct Play Marathon '84, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Artie, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Manhattan Theatre Club DownStage, New York City, 1985.

Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, c. 19851986.

Juan, Coup d'etat, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Eugene, Broadway Bound, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, c. 19861988.

Human Nature, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Doug, Six Degrees of Separation, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, beginning 1990.

Andrew Rally, I Hate Hamlet, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Leo, "Big Al", Marathon 1991 Series C, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1991, then (in doublebill with Angel of Death ), American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Time on Fire (solo show), Second Stage Theatre Company, McGinnCazale Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Appeared as Joe, May Day, Seattle Repertory Theatre Stage 2, Seattle, WA; and in Bloodletters, offBroadway production.

Major Tours:

Hally, Master Harold and the Boys, U.S. cities, 19831984.

Stage Director:

Freeze Tag, Henry Street Settlement Theatre, New York City, 1989.


Stage Writings:

Time on Fire (solo show), Second Stage Theatre Company, McGinnCazale Theatre, New York City, 1993, produced at Carnegie Hall, New York City, and in Los Angeles, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD, published as an expanded, fulllength book of memoirs under the title Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors, Little, Brown, 1996.

Contributor to periodicals, including Elle, Mirabella, New Yorker, O, the Oprah Magazine, and USA Weekend.



Boston Globe, September 5, 1993, p. A1.

Los Angeles Times, April 13, 1995, p. F1.

New York Times, May 12, 1993, p. C13; May 14, 1993, p. C3.

TV Guide, April 15, 2000.

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