Evan Farmer Biography
Evan Farmer (Evan Ragland Farmer, Jr.) is an American business owner, television host, radio host, actor, musician, author, and designer/customizer. He is well known for his lead role as Jerry O’Keefe in the MTV Film and follow up television series 2gether. He is also known for been host and carpenter within the home-makeover television genre including Emmy-nominated While You Were Out (TLC), Door Knockers (DIY) and Freestyle (HGTV).
Evan showed an early interest in the arts after becoming heavily involved in local theatre as well as shooting several television commercials for a local shopping mall in Baltimore, MD.
Evan Farmer Education
He attended Tulane University where he studied architecture and organizational issues management graduating with cum laude.
Evan Farmer Age
He was born on 28 July 1972 in Asmara, Eritrea. He is 46 years old as of 2018.
Evan Farmer Family
Farmer was born to American parents, and spent a large part of his early childhood traveling the world with his mother, a nurse and family therapist, his father, a prominent dermatopathologist, and his sisters Eliza and Molly.
Evan Farmer Wife
Farmer married Andrea M. Smith in October 2006, and together they have two sons Garrison, and Ford. He resides in Nashville with his family.
Evan Farmer Acting
Evan Farmer The Fantasticks
In 1998, Farmer joined the cast of the original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, as Matt (The Boy) in its 38th year. By joining The Fantasticks, Evan joined a celebrated legacy in the world’s longest-running musical and the longest-running uninterrupted show of any kind in the United States.
Evan Farmer Shaft
While performing 8 shows a week in The Fantasticks, Farmer spent the early part of the day auditioning for film and television work and he started gaining the attention from casting directors who began flying him out to LA for screen tests. By 1998, Farmer landed his first film role alongside Christian Bale in Shaft.
Evan Farmer 2Gether
It was while filming Shaft that Farmer won the lead role as Jerry O’Keefe in MTV’s first made-for-TV movie, 2gether. The film copied the mockumentary format of This is Spinal Tap, but this time as a parody of the successful boy bands of the time period.
The had high ratings which spurred a TV series of the same name, as well as two back to back gold albums 2ge+her and 2Ge+her Again. The series was cancelled at the end of season 2, shortly after the tragic passing of cast member Michael Cuccione.
Evan Farmer Austin Powers
In 2000, he auditioned for the role of the Young Dr. Evil in the third of the Austin Powers Franchise, Austin Powers in Goldmember, but when the casting directors saw him walk in the room, they immediately handed him the audition materials for Young Number Two, the part originated by Robert Wagner and also portrayed by Rob Lowe. Evan became the third actor to step into the role.
He has also made guest star appearances in Working Class, JAG, DAG, and has voiced several characters on MTV’s cartoons; Daria and Celebrity Death Match.
Evan Farmer Television hosting
When Farmer was in New York City promoting the TV Series 2gether, he discovered hosting as a potential new career path when the producers of Total Request Live (TRL) called him in frantic need of a replacement host for Carson Daly, who was unable to get to the set for the live broadcast.
With minutes to air-time, Evan ran from his hotel room and hosted the live show, his first time in that role.
With several follow up substitutions for Daly over the next year, Farmer started focusing more effort away from acting and towards Host, a career he found far more fulfilling and interesting.
Evan Farmer While You Were Out
By 2002, Evan was in the perfect position to leverage his construction, and architecture background to the burgeoning home make over genre, and became the host of TLC’s While You Were Out, a show where an individual sets up a family member or friend with a surprise room redecoration with the help of a crew of designers and carpenters in only 2 days.
It was an ideal showcase for Farmer to demonstrate a vast skill set including welding, carpentry, engineering and design, skills he would continue to showcase in several follow up series and specials for HGTV and DIY Network.
Evan Farmer Top 20 Countdown
In 2010, he took over as host of CMT’s weekly show, Top 20 Countdown for which he was also a producer, replacing Lance Smith, who held the job for eight years. The show ended in 2013 amid reorganization at parent company Viacom.
During that period, Evan filmed two television pilots as Host; the first for A&E titled Dance Marathon and the second for CMT titled CMT’s Dance Revolution, neither of which caught traction.
Evan Farmer In Residence
In 2015, Farmer filmed the pilot episode as Host of a new series for United Airlines and AFAR Magazine, titled In Residence: London, a film which seeks to provide viewers with a local’s “insider perspective” of travel destinations serviced by the airlines.
Evan Farmer Radio hosting
From 2010 to 2013, Farmer joined a weekly syndicated radio show called CMT Radio Insider as a co-host along with award-winning Lisa Dent, of the Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Show (WUSN).
Evan Farmer Businesses
Evan Farmer The Building Barn, LLC
Farmer owns and operates a farm based business in Nashville called The Building Barn, which he started in 2013. The Building Barn provides one-week customized building and cooking legacy experiences for families, friends, and team building for businesses. It also has a product line Barn Built.
Evan Farmer Real Estate
Evan Farmer manages a portfolio of rental properties including duplexes, apartment complexes and single family homes.
Evan Farmer Books
- 2010: The Entertainment Formula: Break Into America’s Biggest Export Business
- 2012: Breaking In: The Formula for Success in Entertainment
Evan Farmer Songs
- U + Me = Us
- Say It
- The Hardest Part of Breaking Up
- Before We Say Goodbye
- The Hardest Part About Breaking Up
- Every Minute, Every Hour
- Awesum Luvr
- I Gave My 24-7 to You
- Sommernatt i Froland
- That’s When I’ll Be Gone
- The Way You Do Me
- Regular Guy
- Right Where It Counts
- You’re the Only One That’s Real
- You’re My Baby Girl
- U & U & Me
- I Wanna Know Your Name
Evan Farmer Twitter