Evan Handler

Actor
A prominent theater actor who developed into a well-known supporting player on television, Evan Handler's life and career were almost cut short when he was diagnosed with a supposedly incurable form of leukemia in 1985 ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1961 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

American Crime Story 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Astronaut Wives Club 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Californication 2006 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Should've Been Romeo 2014 (Movie)

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Necessary Roughness 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Family Tree 2011 (Movie)

Harv Drucker (Actor)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Harry Goldenblatt (Actor)

Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2006 (Tv Show)

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Hot Properties 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Lost 2006 (Tv Show)

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 (Tv Show)

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24 2005 (Tv Show)

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Jack & Bobby 2004 (Tv Show)

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Joan of Arcadia 2004 (Tv Show)

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Sex and the City 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

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Friends 2003 (Tv Show)

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Six Feet Under 2003 (Tv Show)

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Ed 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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John Doe 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

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It's Like, You Know... 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

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Cash Crop 1999 (Movie)

Ray Baker (Actor)

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

Miles Roberts (Actor)

Ride For Your Life 1995 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Woops! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Sweet Lorraine 1987 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

What If I'm Gay? 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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War and Love 1985 (Movie)

Elie (Actor)

Dear Mr. Wonderful 1981 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Taps 1981 (Movie)

Edward West (Actor)

The Chosen 1980 (Movie)

Goldberg (Actor)

The Three Stooges (TV Show)

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Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A prominent theater actor who developed into a well-known supporting player on television, Evan Handler's life and career were almost cut short when he was diagnosed with a supposedly incurable form of leukemia in 1985. But instead of succumbing to the disease, Handler drew upon his youthful exuberance and stubbornness to combat his cancer, though he faced myriad challenges that included shoddy care from health professionals in addition to an already low chance of survival. After four years of his life spent beating the disease with chemotherapy and a risky bone marrow transplant, Handler emerged with renewed vigor, establishing himself as a key performer on hit shows like "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Californication" (Showtime, 2007- ). Because of his success against cancer, Handler turned into an outspoken health care advocate, writing a scathing novel, Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors, which savaged the treatment he received, while subsequently inspiring readers with his valiant fight. He also routinely spoke to various health care groups and wrote articles for major magazines about the poor state of medical care in the United States. Never one to fall into sentimentality, Handler proved to be an effective activist and talented performer, establishing himself as a vibrant presence both on screen and off.

Relationships

Elisa Atti

Wife
Born c. 1970 married October 12, 2003

Murry Handler

Father

Enid Handler

Mother

Sofia Handler

Daughter
Born January 17, 2007 mother, Eliza Atti

Lowell Handler

Brother
Older

Lillian Handler

Sister
Older

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Left after less than two years to join the cast of the hit film "Taps" (1981)

Hendrick Hudson High School

Montrose , New York 1976

Milestones

2010

Reprised his role of Harry Goldenblatt for "Sex and the City 2"

2008

Wrote second book, It's Only Temporary...The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive

2008

Reprised role as Harry Goldenblatt for "Sex and the City: The Movie"

2007

Cast as Charlie Runkle, Hank Moody's (David Duchovny) agent in Showtime's "Californication"

2006

Played a disgruntled writer on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

2002

Joined the cast of HBO's "Sex and the City" as Harry Goldenblatt, Charlotte's (Kristin Davis) divorce lawyer-turned love interest

2001

Had a recurring role on NBC's political drama, "The West Wing" as campaign strategists, Douglas Wegland

2000

Offered a critically-acclaimed performance as Larry Fine in the ABC movie, "The Three Stooges"

1999

Cast as an angst-ridden multi-millionaire on ABC's "It's Like, You Know..."

1996

Played one of the kidnappers in Ron Howard's "Ransom"

1996

Wrote first book, Time On Fire: My Comedy of Terrors, about his unlikely recovery from Acute myeloid leukemia

1994

Featured in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers"

1993

Performed (also wrote) the critically acclaimed one-man off-Broadway show, "Time On Fire" detailing his fight with leukemia

1991

Made a dramatic exit from the Broadway play, "I Hate Hamlet" when he quit mid-performance after being struck by a sword-wielding Nicol Williamson

1990

Original cast member in John Guare's off-Broadway and Broadway productions of "Six Degrees of Separation"

1987

Went on to star in "Sweet Lorraine" after successful treatments sent his cancer into remission

1986

Cast in Neil Simon’s "Broadway Bound," but was forced to withdrawal from the play when his illness recurred

1985

Was Matthew Broderick’s understudy in Broadway's "Biloxi Blues"; had to drop out after he was diagnosed with cancer

1985

Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 24

1983

Played Eugene in Neil Simon’s "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

1981

Made feature film debut in the military school drama, "Taps"

After a successful recovery, returned to acting in the New York Shakespeare festival production of "The Winter's Tale"

Returned to treatment at John Hopkins Hospital and received a bone marrow transplant

Wrote the screenplay adaptation of "Time on Fire" that garnered an invitation to Robert Redford's Sundance Institute Screenwriter's Lab

First professional leading role in the off-Broadway production, "Strider: The Story of a Horse"; left the show before it moved to Broadway in order to accept a spot in the actor training program at The Juilliard School

Began career as an intern at the now defunct, Chelsea Theatre Center in NYC

Bonus Trivia

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Website: www.evanhandler.com/2.0/

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