Evans, Chris 1966–

views updated May 23 2018

Evans, Chris 1966–


Full name, Christopher Evans; born April 1, 1966, in Warrington, Cheshire, England; married Carol McGiffin (a radio personality), September 17, 1991 (divorced); married Billie Paul Piper (an actress and singer), May 6, 2001 (separated); children: (with Alison Ward) Jade.

Career: Actor and producer. Ginger Media Group, owner until 2000; executive producer and writer for the production company UMTV. Involved in various business ventures.

Awards, Honors: British Comedy awards, best Channel 4 personality, 1992, and top Channel 4 entertainment presenter, 1993, and Royal Television Society Award, best male presenter, 1994, all for The Big Breakfast; British Comedy Award, best Channel 4 entertainment presenter, 1994, for Don't Forget Your Toothbrush.


Television Appearances; Series:

Video jockey, Power Up, The Power Station, c. 1990–91.

Host, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4 (England), 1992–94.

Himself, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, Channel 4, 1994–95.

Host, TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel 4, 1996–98.

Himself, Tee Time, BBC, beginning c. 1998.

Host, Breakfast Show (also known as Chris Evans Breakfast Show), beginning c. 1998.

Himself and chauffeur, Boys and Girls, Channel 4, 2003.

Himself, OFI Sunday, Independent Television, 2005.

Himself, All-Star Cup 2005, British Sky Broadcasting, beginning c. 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Member of audience, An Audience with Elton John, Independent Television, 1997.

Himself, Inside the Mind of Paul Gascoigne, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Himself, The Brits Backstage, Independent Television, 2005.

(In archive footage) Himself, The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2004, Channel 5 (England), 2005.

Himself, UK Radio Aid, Independent Television 2, 2005.

Host, Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05, BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, British Comedy Awards, Independent Television, 1993.

Host, Brit Awards 1995 (also known as The 1995 Brit Awards), [Great Britain], 1995.

Brit Awards 1996 (also known as The Brit Awards '96), [Great Britain], 1996.

Host, Brit Awards 2005, Independent Television 2 and BBC America, 2005.

Host, Brit Awards 2006, [Great Britain], 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Have I Got News for You, BBC, 1993.

Himself, Shooting Stars, BBC, 1995.

Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

Voice of Lennie Lazenby, "Roley and the Rock Star," Bob the Builder (animated), Channel 4 (England), 2000.

My Worst Week, BBC, 2002.

Himself, Blue Peter, BBC, 2005.

Himself, Top Gear (also known as Top Gear Xtra), BBC, 2005.

Guest, Parkinson, BBC, 2005.

Guest, Richard & Judy, Channel 4, multiple episodes in 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Creator, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, Channel 4 (England), 1994–95.

Creator and executive producer, TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel 4, 1996–98.

Executive producer, The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5 (England), c. 2003–2004.

Executive producer, Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot, Channel 4, 2005.

Some sources cite Evans as the producer of Marilu, syndicated, beginning 1994.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, Models Uncovered, Channel 4 (England) and The Learning Channel, c. 1999.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Host, Too Much Gravy, BBC Radio 1, 1991–92.

Host, The Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 1, c. 1996–97, Virgin Radio, c. 1997–2001.

Host, The Chris Evans Show, BBC Radio 2, 2005–.

Appeared in Timmy on the Tranny, Manchester Piccadilly Radio, 1980s; host of various productions, including Round at Chris's, BBC Greater London Radio (GLR).

Radio Appearances; Specials:

Himself, UK Radio Aid, 2005.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 1997.



Voice of Lennie Lazenby, Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember (animated), HIT Entertainment/HOT Animation, 2001.



Daily Express, March 27, 2003, p. 17.

Heat, December 15, 2001, pp. 32-33.

Evans, Chris 1981–

views updated Jun 11 2018

EVANS, Chris 1981–


Full name, Christopher Robert Evans; born June 13, 1981, in Framingham, MA (some sources cite Sudbury, MA); father, a dentist; mother, a dancer and theatre company operator. Education: Attended Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute; studied theatre and dance.

Addresses: Agent—Josh Lieberman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Brad Stokes, Kass & Stokes Management, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 504, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—Susan Patricola, Patricola/Lust Public Relations, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Worked as an intern at a casting office in New York City.


Film Appearances:

Judd, The Newcomers, Artist View Entertainment, 2000.

Jake Wyler, Not Another Teen Movie (also known as Sex Academy), Columbia/TriStar, 2001.

Ben, The Paper Boy (short film), 2003.

Kyle, The Perfect Score (also known as Voll gepunktet), Paramount, 2004.

Ryan, Cellular (also known as Final Call—Wenn er auflegt muss sie sterben), New Line Cinema, 2004.

Bryce, Fierce People, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Johnny Storm/the Human Torch, Fantastic Four, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Seth King, The Orphan King, Ardustry Entertainment/Cosmic Entertainment, 2005.

Syd, London, Silver Nitrate Films, 2005.

Untitled Sunshine Project (also known as Sunshine), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Cary Baston, Opposite Sex, Fox, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Young Ben, Perfect Assassins, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Zack Lardner, "Guilt," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

"Chapter Nine," Boston Public, Fox, 2001.

Himself, Corazon de …, Television Espanola, 2005.

Guest, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cary Baston, Opposite Sex, Fox, 2000.

Josh, Just Married, NBC, 2000.

Adam, Eastwick, Fox, 2002.

Skin, Fox, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Sunday Visitors, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston, MA and EMACT Festival; appeared in Suckers, Speak Previews, Boston, MA; also appeared in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona.



Himself, Dialing Up "Cellular" (short documentary), New Line Home Video, 2004.

Video Games:

Johnny Storm/the Human Torch, Fantastic Four, Activision, 2005.



Movieline, March, 2003, p. 40.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, May, 2005, p. 96.

YM, February 1, 2004, p. 62.


Action Adventure Web Site, http://actionadventure.about.com. August 31, 2005.

Film Force, http://filmforce.ign.com, August 30, 2004; September 3, 2004.