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Evan Handler
Evan Handler
Evan Handler
Character(s) Dave (Hurley's friend)
Date of Birth January 10, 1961 (age 57)
Origin New York, New York, USA
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Evan Handler played the role of Dave.


  • Originally from New York, New York.
  • Cancer survivor.
  • Handler is often seen as a mischievous, pensive, wry or sardonic character in the roles to which he is assigned. He has made some appearances in theatrical motion pictures, and has acted on and off Broadway, but is best known to audiences for his television work.
  • He has been married to Elisa Atti since October, 2003.
  • Frequently providing comic relief on a television drama, or bigger than usual laughs on a sitcom, Evan Handler has had a long, unique and rewarding career.
  • Prior to his appearance on Lost, his highest profile guest shot on a television program was arguably as Harry Goldenblatt, the man who won Charlotte's heart on the landmark HBO series Sex and The City, a character whose most notable peccadillo was wandering around the couple's apartment in the nude.
  • Handler has made a habit of playing such shock value pivotal roles in guest shots on such high-profile series as NBC's The West Wing, HBO's Six Feet Under and Fox's 24 among a laundry list of performances. He was also a series regular on the ABC sitcom, It's Like, You Know... made exceptional for the appearance of actress Jennifer Grey playing herself as one of the castmembers on that program.
  • Handler portrayed Larry Fine in the 2000 CBS docudrama titled The Three Stooges.
  • Notably, Handler was diagnosed with Leukemia and was forced to step away from acting to fight the disease relatively early in his career. He wrote a book about his experiences, titled Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors, published by Little, Brown, and Co. in 1996.
  • Evan stars in the hit Showtime series Californication. He portrays Charlie Runkel, an agent in Los Angeles, California.


  • Evan Handler appeared in a 2004 TV movie called Saint Louie, playing another character named Dave. Cynthia Watros also appeared in the same film.
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