Sometimes in life, some circumstances that happen and should usually be a limitation of what such a person aspires to and actually achieves in life, often turns out to be a stepping stone to the realization of such dreams. In some other cases, possibilities open up for attainment of even greater things in life in areas such a person previously thought impossible. In that regard, Josh Ryan Evans was a unique person who, despite the circumstances he found himself in, defied all odds to make the most of his life.
Josh was an actor who played even the best roles out of actors at that time would grope on. His roles came naturally to him because of his looks. His unique appearance was due to a rare disease that halted his physical growth and development despite his age. Unfortunately, the actor is no more, but while he was alive he did and achieved things that made him so popular with many people that he is still discussed, even though he died many years ago. Find out more about Ryan below.
Josh Ryan Evans – Bio, Dude
Josh Ryan Evans was an American actor10. January 1982 in Hayward, California, United States of America. Growing up, he had an unusual childhood as he was diagnosed with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that caused him to be impaired in a child’s growth and appearance and voice.
In addition, Ryan also had a congenital heart disease that caused him to have about 3 heart surgeries before his teen. At such times and while recovering from surgeries at home or in the hospital, he often watched movies and TV shows. During this time he got the inspiration to pursue a career as a professional actor as he got better. He believed that in his own way he could help bring relief and comfort to others, just as the films and television shows he had watched for him did.
In 1994 at the age of 12, Josh RyanEvans took the right steps to pursue his acting dreams. He printed out his business card and handed it out. Ryan also contacted an agent without notifying his parents. Fortune then smiled at him when he landed a role as Dreyers/Edys in the ice cream commercial The Dancing Baby. While this wasn’t a huge job, it did quite a lot in bringing Josh to the attention of the public and opening him up to multiple opportunities 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 that same year, Josh Ryan Evans appeared in other film work such as PT Barnum as General Tom Thumb, 7th Heaven where he also appeared as Adam Hey Arnold! where he lent his voice as a third grader.
Other notable film credits include The Passion (1999-2002), in which he appeared in 132 episodes, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), his final film role, in which he starred as an 8-year-old Grinch.
Family: parents, siblings
His parents were Cheryl and Chuck Evans and he had as his siblings 2 older brothers named Timothy Michael who was born sometime in December 1971 but later died 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 divorced after some time.
Despite his age when he died at the age of 20, Josh Ryan Evans never stood taller than 3ft 2in or 0.97m. He also had the looks and voice of a small child and all of this was the result of a genetic disorder called achondroplasia, which leads to dwarfism.
How did he die?
To a certain extent, we can agree that Josh Ryan Evans lived a full life, albeit a short one. He died on August 5, 2002, the day his death scene on Passion aired. His death was caused by complications that began during a medical procedure for his congenital heart disease at a San Diego, California hospital. His remains were cremated and his ashes placed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.