Josh Ryan Evans – Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Family, How Did He Die?

Sometimes in life, some circumstances which befall one and should ordinarily be a limitation to what such a person aspires for in life and actually achieves often turns out to be a stepping stone to the realization of such dreams. In some other cases, it open doors of opportunities for the attainment of even bigger things in life in a field such a person previously thought impossible. In this regard, one unique person who defied all odds to make the best of life despite the circumstances he found himself in while he lived was Josh Ryan Evans.

Josh was an actor who played roles even the best of actors at that time would fumble at. His roles came naturally to him as a result of how he looked. His unique looks came to be due to a rare medical condition which put a stop to his physical growth and development despite his age. Sadly, the actor is no more but while he lived, he did and achieved things that endeared him to a whole lot of people such that he is still being talked about despite passing away many years ago. Find out more about Ryan below.

Josh Ryan Evans – Bio, Age

Josh Ryan Evans was an American actor born on the 10th of January in the year 1982 in Hayward, California, the United States of America. While he was growing up, he had a less than normal childhood as he was diagnosed of achondroplasia which is a form of dwarfism that caused him to have stunted growth and the appearance and voice of a child.

In addition to this, Ryan also had a congenital heart disease which caused him to have about 3 heart surgeries prior to his teen. During such times and while recovering from the surgeries either at home or in the hospital, he often spent ample time watching movies and television shows. It was while doing this that he got the inspiration to consider pursuing a career as a professional actor when he got better. He believed that by so doing, he can help in his own way to provide relief and comfort to others just as the films and TV shows he watched did for him.

In the year 1994 at the age of 12, Josh Ryan Evans began taking the right steps in the realization of his acting dreams. He printed his business card and distributed them. Ryan also contacted an agent without informing his parents. Fortune then smiled on him as he landed a role as Dreyer’s/Edy’s in “The Dancing Baby” ice cream commercial. Despite this not being a major work, it did a whole lot to announce Josh to the public and throw open several doors of opportunities for him in the acting industry.

He was seen on Family Matters (1996-197) and Ally McBeal (1998). Josh then landed his first major film role in Baby Geniuses which was released in the year 1999. In this same year, Josh Ryan Evans was seen in other film works like P. T. Barnum as General Tom Thumb, the 7th Heaven where he acted as Adam as well as Hey Arnold! where he lent his voice as a third grader.

Josh Ryan Evans
Josh Ryan Evans and his Grinch character (image source)

Other of his notable film works are Passions (1999-2002) in which he appeared in 132 episodes as well as in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) his last film role wherein he acted as an 8-year-old Grinch.

Family: Parents, Siblings

His parents were Cheryl and Chuck Evans and he had as his siblings, 2 elder brothers named Timothy Michael who was born sometime in December 1971 but died later in 1980 and the younger James L. Evans who was born in December 1972. His parents didn’t spend the rest of their lives together as they got divorced after some time.

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Height

Despite his age when he died at 20 years old, Josh Ryan Evans was never taller than 3 feet 2 inches or 0.97m. He also had the looks and voice of a little child and all these were as a result of a genetic disorder called Achondroplasia which results in dwarfism.

How Did He Die?

To some extent, we can agree that Josh Ryan Evans lived a fulfilled life even though it was a short one. He died on August 5, 2002, on the very day his death scene in Passion was being aired. His death was caused by complications which started during a medical procedure for his congenital heart condition in a San Diego Hospital, California. His remains were cremated and his ashes inurned at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.

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