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Author's Picture Back Cover of Breaking In, 2012
|Born||Evan Ragland Farmer, Jr.
July 28, 1972
Asmara, Eritrea, Ethiopia
|Occupation||Actor, musician, designer, songwriter, television personality, author|
(October 22, 2006 – present)
|Children||Garrison (2009), Ford (2012)|
Evan Ragland Farmer, Jr. (born July 28, 1972) is an American actor, musician, designer, songwriter, television personality, and author.
Farmer moved to New York City after graduating Cum Laude from Tulane University in 1995 to get started in the entertainment business. He soon won modeling and commercial jobs, and landed a spot in Russian pop group Ha-Ha (pronounced Na–Na) in 1997 and toured worldwide with them, before returning to NYC to take over the role of Matt [Off-Broadway] in The Fantasticks.
He is known for his role in MTV's film and series 2ge+her on which he portrayed "Heart-throb" Jerry O'keefe. His several visits with 2ge+her as performer on MTV's, TRL, eventually led to him being asked to substitute host the show when Carson Daly needed time off. He is also known for a stint on the U.S. soap opera Guiding Light, and for his three seasons as host of While You Were Out on The Learning Channel.
He has also hosted several television shows on cable networks such as TLC, HGTV, DIY, WE, and VH1. He was known for voice-overs for various projects before 2ge+her, including Daria and Celebrity Deathmatch.
Farmer co-wrote "You're My Baby Girl" for 2ge+her's first album, and in 2000 joined them as opening act on Britney Spears's summer tour. He has also appeared in minor roles in movies such as Shaft Returns, Austin Powers in Goldmember (as the teenage version of Robert Wagner and Rob Lowe's "Number Two"). In late 2001 Evan recorded and released his self-titled solo album to very little fanfare and it faded into obscurity.
In 2002, he and architect Tom Granthem started Renovolution, which renovates single-family homes and puts his strong interest and background in carpentry to good use. He is actively involved in many charities, most notably Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Michael Cuccione Foundation, Rebuilding Together, and Bras For a Cause. He responded to the Pacific Tsunami Disaster with a $10,000 donation to the Unicef Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund. During the final season of While You Were Out he shaved his head as a show of support for his mother, who was then battling ovarian cancer.
In 2010, Farmer completed Five Episodes as Host of a brand new series for the DIY Network, titled "Door Knockers" which aired in 2011.
In addition to his job hosting CMT's Top 20 Countdown, in 2012, Farmer filmed two television pilots as Host; the first for A&E titled Dance Marathon and the second for CMT titled CMT's Dance Revolution.
Farmer was born in Asmara, Ethiopia. He is named after his father, Dr. Evan Ragland Farmer, a dermatologist. His mother, Jamison Holdren Farmer, died on August 20, 2007 from post-op infection from surgery to remove a bowel obstruction (she previously survived breast cancer and ovarian cancer), sparking more of Farmer's diligent charity work. Evan, Jr., is the only one in his immediate family who did not go into the medical field. He has two sisters, Molly and Eliza; Eliza is 2 years older, Molly 4 years younger.
Farmer has been married to Andrea M. Smith since October 2006, and lives with her in Nashville with their dog Sally. His wife gave birth to a son Garrison in 2009 and a second son Ford in 2012.
Farmer is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was a member of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Sigma Chi.
Farmer is also a real estate investor with properties in Louisiana and Tennessee.
Farmer is a licensed pilot and, in 2008, built his own single engine plane in only 11 days and flew it solo across country in another 9 days, setting a yet-to-be verified world record.
- Evan Farmer at the Internet Movie Database
- Official site
- Book on Amazon
- Book Website