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Josh Ryan Evans
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Oakdale Presence
Original cast member; July 1999 to August 2002)
At A Glance

Josh Ryan Evans played Timmy, one half of daytime television's most unusual supercouple. Timmy, a doll created by Harmony's resident witch Tabitha Lenox, who turned into a real boy in the winter of 2001.

At the age of 12, without telling his parents, Josh printed his own personal business cards and hired his own agent. This landed him his first part in a nationally run commercial for Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Crem entitled "The Dancing Baby." Due to the popularity of the Dreyer's Cloe Award winning commercial, Josh was tapped for his first feature film role in Columbia/Tri-Star's "Baby Geniuses."

His television credits include 'Ally McBeal,' where he plays the part of Oren, a young attorney of prodigy stature, and the arch nemesis of Calista Flockhart's character. He is also featured in the A&E miniseries P.T. Barnum, in which he plays the lead role of "Tom Thumb," and in 'Poltergeist: The Legacy' for Showtime. Evans played the young Grinch in Imagine Entertainment's "The Grinch," starring Jim Carrey.

Evans has received two consecutive 'Soap Opera Digest' Awards for Outstanding Male Scene Stealer for his role as Timmy. A native of Hayward, California, Josh was born on January 10.

Tragically, Josh passed away on August 5, 2002, due to complications surrounding a congenital heart disease. In a heart-breaking act of irony, on this same day, PASSIONS aired the episode where the character of Timmy also passed on, having given his heart to Charity.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

Passions

Timmy

July 1999 to August 2002

7th Heaven

Adam

1999

Poltergeist: The Legacy

1999

P.T. Barnum

Tom Thumb

1999

Ally McBeal

Oren Koolie

1998

Acting Portfolio
FILM
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

8 Year Old Grinch

2000

Baby Geniuses

Baby Dance Double

1999

Awards and Acclaim

Daytime Emmys: Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor (2001)

Daytime Emmys: Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor (2003)

Vision Award: Winner (2001)

Soap Opera Digest Award: Winner, Outstanding Male Scene Stealer (2001)

Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award : Best Young Actor in a Daytime Television Series (2000)

Soap Opera Digest Award: Favorite Scene Stealer (2000)

YoungStar Award: Young Actor in a Daytime TV Series (2000)

Soap Opera Digest Award: Favorite Scene Stealer (2000)

Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Hayward, California

DATE OF BIRTH: January 10th, 1982

HEIGHT: 3' 2"

FATHER: Chuck Evans; divorced from Evans' mother

MOTHER: Cheryl Evans; divorced from Evans' father

BROTHER: Timothy Michael Evans; born December 1971; died 1980

BROTHER: James L. Evans; born December 1972

FACTS: Evans, 3'2" tall, had achondroplasia, a genetic condition that restricts cartilage growth and physical development. News Archives

News Archive: Tabloid claims Evans demanding $1M salary. [Jan 7, 2002]

News Archive: Passions star Josh Ryan Evans dead at age 20 [Aug 5, 2002]

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