Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 10, 1961
SpouseElisa Atti
FactWrote the book "Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors" (about his experience of being a leukemia patient) that was published in 1996 by Little, Brown, and Company. This book is reviewed and written about in great deal in the January, 2003 issue of "The Oprah Magazine" in an article about patient health-care advocacy.

Evan Handler (born January 10, 1961) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Harry Goldenblatt on the HBO series Sex and the City and as Charlie Runkle on the Showtime series Californication.

Handler was born in New York City, the son of Sylvia, a peace activist, and Al Handler, an advertising executive. His sister is writer/producer Jennifer Handler. He was raised in Piermont, New York. Handler graduated from Tufts University in 1983.

Handler’s first acting role was in the 1983 film The Chosen, based on the book by Chaim Potok. He has appeared in numerous films and television series, including Ransom (1996), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Friends (1998), What About Brian (2007), and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2009).

Handler has been married to Elisa Atti since 2003. They have two children.

Handler has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He earns a salary of $75 thousand per episode of Californication.

General Info

Full NameEvan Handler
Date Of BirthJanuary 10, 1961
Height1.73 m
ProfessionAuthor, Actor
EducationHendrick Hudson High School, Juilliard School


SpouseElisa Atti
ChildrenSofia Clementina Handler
ParentsMurry Raymond Handler, Enid Irene Handler
SiblingsLowell Handler, Lillian Handler


MoviesSex and the City, Sex and the City 2, Ransom, Natural Born Killers, Taps, Too Big to Fail, The Three Stooges, Dear Mr. Wonderful, The Family Tree, The Chosen, Cash Crop
TV ShowsCalifornication, Hot Properties, Sex and the City, It's Like, You Know..., Woops!

Social profile links


1Release of his book, "It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive". [2008]
2Release of his book, "Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors". [1996]
3Father of a daughter, Sofia Clementina Handler (born January 17, 2007), with his wife, Elisa Atti.
4Daughter, Sofia Clementina Handler, born 17 January 2007.
5Participated in the 3rd Munchkin's Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. The project consists of the donation of celebrity-decorated and autographed bath ducks, put up for auction. [October 2008]
6In an interview on the NPR show "Talk of the Nation", Handler said that during negotiations with various Hollywood studio executives who were interested in optioning Handler's first book, "Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors", to be adapted into a movie, one agent tried to sign Handler by presenting the possibility that the movie might later get turned into a ride at Busch Gardens Amusement Park. "Time on Fire" is about Handler's long, difficult, and painful treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, and his anger at what he saw as the inhumanity of modern medical treatment. Handler joked to "Talk of the Nation" journalist Neal Conan that the ride might have been called "Patients of the Caribbean".
7While in his mid-20s and very ill with a likely-fatal type of leukemia, one of the hospital chaplains performed an ancient Jewish ritual on him in which his name was changed to fool the Angel of Death into not knowing who to come for. The name on his new birth certificate was "Chaim".
8Dropped out of the Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues" when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was Matthew Broderick's understudy. He also played "Harold" in the touring company of "Master Harold and the Boys", a role which Broderick had played in a television production, and he appeared on Sex and the City (1998), with Broderick's wife, Sarah Jessica Parker.
9Quit the Broadway show, "I Hate Hamlet", mid-performance after his co-star, Nicol Williamson, hit him with a sword and chased him off-stage. This situation was used as a plotline in the NYPD Blue (1993) episode, NYPD Blue: Cold Heaters (1995).
10Brother of Lowell Handler
11Wrote the book "Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors" (about his experience of being a leukemia patient) that was published in 1996 by Little, Brown, and Company. This book is reviewed and written about in great deal in the January, 2003 issue of "The Oprah Magazine" in an article about patient health-care advocacy.




The Breaks2017TV Series filmingJuggy
American Crime Story2016TV SeriesAlan Dershowitz
The Breaks2016TV MovieGeorge 'Juggy' Aaron
The Astronaut Wives Club2015TV SeriesDuncan Porter / Duncan 'Dunk' Pringle
Californication2007-2014TV SeriesCharlie Runkle
Necessary Roughness2011-2012TV SeriesMarshall Pittman
Should've Been Romeo2012Stewart
The Family Tree2011Harv Drucker
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieLloyd Blankfein
Sex and the City 22010Harry
Sex and the City2008Harry Goldenblatt
Shark2007TV SeriesStanley Davis
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006TV SeriesRicky Tahoe
Lost2006TV SeriesDave
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesNorman Stein
Hot Properties2005TV SeriesDr. Sellers Boyd
242005TV SeriesDavid Weiss
Joan of Arcadia2004TV SeriesChuck Kroner
Jack & Bobby2004TV SeriesCary Donovan
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesBruce Caplan
Sex and the City2002-2004TV SeriesHarry Goldenblatt
Saint Louie2004TV MovieDave
Six Feet Under2003TV SeriesScott Philip Smith
Friends2003TV SeriesThe Director
John Doe2002TV SeriesMax Clark
The Guardian2002TV SeriesMitchell Lichtman
Ed2001TV SeriesDr. Crazy
The West Wing2001TV SeriesDouglas Wegland
It's Like, You Know...1999-2001TV SeriesShrug
Law & Order2000TV SeriesEli Becker
The Three Stooges2000TV MovieLarry Fine
New York Undercover1999TV SeriesCarl
Harvest1998Ray Baker
Ransom1996Miles Roberts
Frogmen1994TV Movie
Natural Born Killers1994David
Sibs1991-1992TV SeriesMonty
Woops!1992TV SeriesMark Braddock
Invisible Thread1987TV MovieAgent No. 1
Sweet Lorraine1987Bobby
CBS Schoolbreak Special1987TV SeriesAllen
War and Love1985Elie
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesLouis Martinez
Dear Mr. Wonderful1982Ray
Taps1981/IEdward West
The Chosen1981Sidney Goldberg
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesConrad Klein (1996)


Californication2009TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Cove: My Friend is...2010ShortHimself
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
Sex and the City: The Party That Never Was2008Video documentary shortHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Harry Goldenblatt
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Twitch and Shout1993DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV MovieDave (uncredited)
Marcy's Waxing Salon2008Video shortCharlie Runkle
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryCharlie Runkle


Nominated Awards

1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleRansom (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Write A Comment

Pin It