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Joshua Ryan Evans

  • Highest Rated: 50% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 2% Baby Geniuses (1999)
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  • Despite standing a diminutive 37 inches, television and film actor Joshua Ryan Evans reached for the stars early in life. Finding fame and success as the doll-turned-human character Timmy on the fantasy soap opera Passions and living his motto of "It's not the size of the dreamer, but the size of the dream" until his dream of being an actor finally became a reality, Evans' scene-stealing turn in Passions won him two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards in addition to an Emmy nomination. Born with a rare form of dwarfism called achondroplasia in Hayward, CA, in January 1982, young Evans faced surgery often and spent much of his recovery escaping into the fantasy world of television and film. Making his television debut in a Dreyer's Ice Cream commercial at the age of 12, Ryan decided to use his size to his advantage and won a Cleo Award for his role in the "Dancing Baby" commercial. Reasoning that no one would remember him if he were a normal-sized actor, Ryan subsequently made his feature debut in the film Baby Geniuses (1999) before making a memorable appearance as Ally McBeal's pint-sized nemesis in the 1998 season of the series. His debut in Passions the next year found Evans rising to cult status on the small screen; a role in the made-for-television P.T. Barnum followed. Evans made an appearance as the young Grinch in director Ron Howard's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In an odd twist of fate, Evans' death in early August 2002 directly corresponded with his memorable character's death in Passions, marking the end of a brief but memorable career. He was 20.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Young Grinch $259.1M 2000
No Score Yet P.T. Barnum Tom Thumb 1999
2% Baby Geniuses Baby Dance Double 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Oren Koolie
  • 1998
  • 1997

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