Josh Evans (film producer)
January 16, 1971
New York City, US
Born on the Fourth of July
|Spouse(s)||Charis Michelsen (2003–2010; divorced)
Roxy Saint (2012–present)
|Children||1 son (Jackson)|
Josh Evans (born Joshua Evans; January 16, 1971) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, author and actor best known for his role in Born on the Fourth of July.
Life and education
Evans was born in New York City, to actress Ali MacGraw and producer Robert Evans. He has one son, Jackson (born December 2010), with his wife Roxy Saint. He is also the nephew of the late producer Charles Evans, Sr., the stepson of Steve McQueen, and the stepbrother of actor and race car driver Chad McQueen. He grew up in Los Angeles, graduated in 1989 from the private Crossroads School in Santa Monica, and attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
While in college, Evans earned a scholarship at the 1998 Young Artist Awards. He went on to become a producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. Most notably, he acted as Ron Kovic's hippie younger brother in Born on the Fourth of July, which won a 1990 Golden Globe Award, and John Lithgow's character's psycho assistant in Ricochet.
'The Daily Press's Kevin Thomas called Inside the Goldmine, in which Evans starred in 1994, a "meaningful look at a nihilist" and "the kind of film that could be made only by someone prepared to strive for self-knowledge."
He followed Inside the Goldmine by producing and directing the 35mm Glam, which a Los Angeles Times review called "an edgy tale of Hollywood innocence, corruption."
About Evans's third independent film, The Price of Air, the Los Angeles Times review pointed out that "Evans also stars, giving a persuasive portrayal as the naive but likable slacker, Paul... ." Variety wrote about the plot, which includes the lead character agreeing to courier a package of illicit drugs, "Conceptually, it’s an intriguing notion for a movie... ."
Evans also wrote, produced and directed the independent film, Che Guevara, starring Eduardo Noriega in 2005. At a 2006 conference sponsored by UCLA's Latin American Center's Working Group on Education and Culture, Che was screened.
In February 2014, filming in Las Vegas completed for Death in the Desert, a full-length movie directed and produced by Evans and starring Michael Madsen, Shayla Beesley and Paz de la Huerta. An original song is performed by Evans' second wife, Saint, which was written for the movie by Chris Goss. The film was inspired by the book Death in the Desert by Cathy Scott with the screenplay written by John Steppling.
Evans wrote and published a novella, titled Gold Star, in April 2013.
- Death in the Desert (2014)
- Thirty Nine (2013)
- Che Guevara (2005)
- Glam (2001)
- Ryan, Joe (July 15, 2002). "Robert Evans subject of HBO documentary". The Daily Bruin.
- Josh Evans Bio
- "Charles Evans, producer, 81," Variety obit
- E! Online' Profile: Robert Evans
- Steve McQueen Biography (1930–80)
- Young Artists' Awards, 1998
- Glam by Josh Evans, Filmmaker Magazine, Fall 1996
- Review/Film; A Fugitive Who's Out For Blood - The New York Times
- "Inside the Goldmine". The Daily Press. April 25, 1997. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- Los Angeles Times, "Glam Focuses on the Bad, Beautiful," May 7, 1998
- The Price of Air - Baltimore Sun
- Review: The Price of Air | Variety - October 02, 2000
- The New York Times movie biography
- Che screening, "Education and Liberation in Mexico and East Los Angeles: Critical and Indigenous Pedagogy" conference, University of California-Los Angeles' Latin American Center, May 10, 2006
- Photographer helped Madsen meet Sinatra | Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Death in the Desert (2014) - IMDb
- Kindest cut of all for cancer patients (scroll to end) | Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Man of Conviction: John Steppling - Playwright, Screenwriter and Teacher | Joanna Perry-Folino
- In the Booth with Ruth – Josh Evans, Author, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & Actor | Ruth Jacobs
- Film Critic, Review by Christopher Null, The Doors, 1991
- Trailer for Everybody Dies
- Josh Evans at the Internet Movie Database
- Che Guevara at the Internet Movie Database
- TCMDb: Josh Evans
- New York Times Josh Evans filmography
- The New York Times film credits for Dorian Gray
- Daily Press film review, "'Goldmine': Meaningful Look at Nihilist," by Kevin Thomas, April 25, 1997