Shadow on the Mesa

Greg Evigan

Philip Danville

Greg Evigan has enjoyed success as an actor, singer, songwriter and musician. He is known around the world for his character portrayals of B.J. McKay on the hit television series “B.J. and the Bear” and Joey Harris in “My Two Dads.”

Born in South Amboy, New Jersey, Evigan, who has been successful in both drama and comedy, started his talented career in music, performing in local New Jersey bands. At age 17, he got his first job as a singer in the original Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Two years later, he continued his stay on the Broadway stage in the leading role of Danny Zuko in the original production of Grease.

After Evigan’s back–to-back hit shows on Broadway, music and television producer Don Kirschner brought him to California. Evigan recorded an album with Paul Shaffer, the notorious band leader of “Late Night with David Letterman.” Evigan and Shaffer supplied original music for the TV series “A Year at the Top” and were signed to Casablanca Records. They recorded an album together as the duo Greg & Paul.

Evigan went on to star in thirteen television series, twelve films and more than 56 different television shows including “Desperate Housewives,” “Cold Case,” “CSI: Miami,” “JAG,” “Reba,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Melrose Place,” “7th Heaven,” “Pacific Palisades” and “Family Rules.” In 2009, he executive produced the made-for-TV movie, “Phantom Racer,” for the Sy-Fy Network, in which he also had a starring role as J.J. Sawyer. In October 2010, Evigan starred in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original film, “After the Fall.” 

Evigan has sung the theme songs for many of the series that he has appeared in, including the “B.J. & the Bear” theme. In addition, he co-wrote and sang the theme for the hit series "My Two Dads," called “You Can Count On Me,” and sang a duet with Sheryl Crow for the "P.S. I Love You" soundtrack.

A musician who plays the piano, drums, saxophone and writes in a variety of different styles of music, Evigan is currently mixing a new CD, with more original pieces, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London, featuring Evigan at the piano. Evigan has his own recording studio in Woodland Hills, California where he produced and sang on his pop album, “Slow Down” featuring ten of his original pieces.

His latest projects include NBC’s “The Finder” and A&E’s “The Glades.” Evigan and his daughter Vanessa recently co-wrote and produced the pilot of a half-hour comedy called “UnReal,” which is completed and in the pitching stages.
Evigan considers his greatest achievement raising three children with his wife Pam—Briana, an actress, Jason, a musician and Vanessa Lee, an actress.

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