David Evans Biography

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Born: October 20, 1962


Date of Birth: October 20, 1962

David Mickey Evans studied film at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He won numerous awards for his work, including the 1984 Sam Arkoff Award as co-writer of the best student screenplay. He first realized he was interested in filmmaking as a teenager when he saw George Lucas' 1977 film Star Wars. The experience affected him so deeply that he watched the movie repeatedly over the next week.

In the early 1990s he sold a screenplay called Radio Flyer (1992) for $1 million. He co-directed the film, but directed his next screenplay, The Sandlot (1993), on his own. Evans considers himself a writer first and foremost, and particularly enjoys writing stories about youngsters. As a director, he says he enjoys working with actors and says he understands them. "I don't yell, I don't argue. That's really pointless," he said in an article that first appeared in DRAMA-LOGUE Vol. XXVII in 1996. His next film, First Kid (1996), was a comedy about a 13-year-old who is the son of the President of the United States.

In 2000 and 2001, Evans directed the third and fourth straight-to-video films in the popular Beethoven series about a St. Bernard dog, then returned to feature filmmaking with After School Special (2003), starring a host of up-and-coming young actors such as Amy Smart and Vince Vieluf. Also in 2003, Evans directed his first TV movie, Wilder Days, starring Peter Falk and Tim Daly for the TNT Network.

Evans lives in Southern California with his wife Robin and their four children Gavin, Griffin, Owen and Hayleigh.


After School Special (2003)
Beethoven's 4th (2001) (V)
Beethoven's 3rd (2000) (V)
First Kid (1996)
The Sandlot (1993)
Radio Flyer (1992) (uncredited)

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