Josh Evans (film producer)

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Josh Evans
Born Joshua Evans
(1971-01-16) January 16, 1971 (age 44)
New York City, US
Nationality United States
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Filmmaker
Notable work Glam
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[edit]

Evans was born in New York City, to actress Ali MacGraw and producer Robert Evans.[1] He has one son, Jackson (born December 2010), with his wife Roxy Saint.[2] He is also the nephew of the late producer Charles Evans, Sr.,[3][4] the stepson of Steve McQueen,[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8]

'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."[9]

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."[10]

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... ."[11] 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... ."[12]

Evans also wrote, produced and directed the independent film, Che Guevara, starring Eduardo Noriega in 2005.[13] At a 2006 conference sponsored by UCLA's Latin American Center's Working Group on Education and Culture, Che was screened.[14]

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.[15] An original song is performed by Evans' second wife, Saint, which was written for the movie by Chris Goss.[16] The film was inspired by the book Death in the Desert by Cathy Scott[17] with the screenplay written by John Steppling.[18]


Evans wrote and published a novella, titled Gold Star, in April 2013.[19]




  • Death in the Desert (2014)
  • Thirty Nine (2013)
  • Everybody Dies (2009)[21]
  • Che Guevara (2005)
  • Glam (2001)
  • The Price of Air (2000)
  • Inside the Goldmine (1994)



  • Death in the Desert (2014)
  • Thirty Nine (2013)
  • Che Guevara (2005)
  • Glam (2001)


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