Bio Time Line

To Evan, there is no such thing as a “Bucket List”...

...only things that he’s either done, doing, or going to do. That’s the mantra that has guided Evan in his extremely diverse, accomplished, and eclectic path; whether it’s building an airplane in 11 days and then flying it solo across the country, volunteering huge sums of time in support of several charities, starting businesses, writing a book, or traveling the world.

 

And this mantra certainly applies to his career in Entertainment that has spanned nearly two decades in: Theatre, Major Concert Venues, Television, Film, Print, and Radio.

 

After moving to NYC having graduated from Tulane University in 1995, Evan first made entertainment news in 1998 with his portrayal of the central character “Jerry O'Keefe” in MTV's movie sensation: 2GE+HER, for which he also recorded lead vocals on the soundtrack and follow up album; the sum total of which has amounted to platinum sales worldwide. Evan also co-wrote one of the film's songs, “You're My Baby Girl” featured on the first Album.

In a strange twist of life
imitating art..

... 2GE+HER's comic music videos spoofing “real” boy-bands of the day; “Calculus, U+ME = US" and "The Hardest Part of Breaking Up (is getting back your stuff)" reigned among the top 10 most requested videos on MTV for over a year.

 

Evan went on to continue his MTV/2GE+HER tenure, reprising his lead role as “Jerry” in a weekly television series based on the film. An off-shoot of the show’s tremendous popularity led to 2GE+HER opening for Britney Spears’ “Oops I Did It Again” Summer Tour 2000.

Evan was born in Asmara Ethiopia on July 28th, 1972.

The son of Evan Farmer, Sr. and Jamison (Jay) Farmer, Evan is the middle child of two sisters Eliza and Molly. Evan ultimately went on to be the only member of his immediate family NOT to pursue a career in Medicine.

 

At the age of 8, Evan and his sisters were asked by a neighbor to star in a “Back to School” commercial for the Golden Ring Mall of Baltimore, MD. It would be over a decade before Evan would appear on television again, though he would continue to steadily hone his music and acting skills during his continued education at Tulane University in New Orleans.

 

By his senior year, after two years studying Architecture and earning a degree in Communication, Evan had returned to television landing several commercial as well as modeling contracts through out the south. Upon graduation from Tulane in 1995, Evan moved to New York City pursue his passion for Entertainment.

 

It didn’t take Evan long to find his place in New York. Soon after arriving, Evan found representation from the renowned Abrams Artists Agency. Before long he was appearing in national commercials, soaps, and by the summer of 1997, Evan had become a guest member on the world tour of the chart-topping Russian Pop-Rock Group Ha-Ha (pronounced Na-Na), singing, playing guitar, and traveling extensively throughout Russia performing to sold out stadiums.

Stateside again in 1998, and while starring in the off-Broadway production of “The Fantasticks”...

...Evan won the role portraying the friend of Christian Bale’s character in  Shaft Returns, appearing in the film’s opening scene and providing Evan’s first introduction to Major Motion Pictures. Only one week later, he found himself in Vancouver, BC filming the lead role of “Jerry O’keefe” in the film 2GE+HER.

 

After the wrapping up the final season of the 2GE+HER TV Series, Evan added another high profile Film credit in Austin Powers 3 in Goldmember, as “Young Number 2” ~ the high-school-aged version of the character originated by Robert Wagner and also portrayed by Rob Lowe. Television credits followed including guest-starring roles on the TV series' D.A.G. and JAG. Evan also became a recurring guest-host of MTV's top rated show Total Request Live (TRL).

 

By 2001, Evan had worked steadily on Stage, Television, in Print, and Film which took him from NYC, to Russia, to Vancouver, and finally, Los Angeles. It was while living in LA, that Evan sought to reconnect with his passion for Architecture and formed Renovolution with friend & Architect Tom Grantham renovating fringe area, single-family homes in New Orleans. Since the Katrina Disaster of 2005, Renovolution has rebuilt its properties and are currently being utilized as half way homes for families otherwise unable to afford returning to New Orleans.

It wasn’t long before Evan found himself back on screen...

...In 2002 Evan was asked to Host and demonstrate his carpentry and welding skills on the hit show: While You Were Out, on TLC - a stint that lasted nearly 4 seasons and close to 300 episodes.

 

By 2008, after having worked in several television mediums, Evan and long time friend and production studio owner, David Bourgeois, formed Bourgeois-Farmer Productions, and currently have several reality based television shows in development.

 

In 2010 Evan found a way to return to his music roots when he was asked to take over the job of hosting Country Music Television’s marquee show: CMT’s Top 20 Countdown, where he appears every weekend counting down the best video’s in country music, and interviewing country’s hottest stars.  He also Co-hosts the weekly syndicated country music news radio show: CMT Radio Insider and can also be seen hosting the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards, the CMA's and as MC for LP Field's concert series during CMA Fest each year.

When he’s not entertaining...

...Evan can also been found throughout the country on morning shows and as a motivational speaker in support of his book: Breaking In: The formula For Success In Entertainment. (click title for more info)

 

Somehow, throughout everything, Evan has always made time to pursue his true purpose in life – philanthropy. From the impact of his mother’s first diagnosis of breast cancer in 1990, and her subsequent passing in August 2007 due to complications resulting from ovarian cancer, and after losing his friend and 2GE+HER cast mate Michael Cuccione, Evan struggled to find meaning in the attention that comes with a career in the spotlight.

 

His answer has been an active involvement with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Michael Cuccione Foundation, Autism Speaks, Rebuilding Together, Bras For a Cause, Unicef, and American Red Cross, to name just a few.

 

Evan, his wife Andrea, and their 2 sons, reside in Nashville, Tennessee.