Evan Handler





1/10/1961 , New York

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Evan Handler is an actor, author and screenwriter from New York City - though he grew up outside of New York in Montrose, N.Y., graduating from Hendrick Hudson High School. He is the son of a health administrator (Enid Irene Ostrov) and an advertising executive (Murray Raymond Handler). He has one brother, and actor (Lowell Handler).

Evan has starred in numerous productions both off and on Broadway. He has made numerous film and TV appearances. And, he has written articles for several prominent magazines.

Evan is the author of Time On Fire, a critically acclaimed one-man show detailing his fight with leukemia that has played to sold-out audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Baltimore.

His first book Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors, an expanded telling of his on-stage memoir, was published to overwhelming positive critical response by Little, Brown and Company in January 1996, and again in paperback by Henry Holt in '97. He has written a screenplay adaptation of his book.

In 2003, Evan married Eliza Atti, a medical researcher and native Italian.