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Also Known As: Gregory Ralph Evigan Died:
Born: October 14, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, singer, composer, musician

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He was just an electrician's son from New Jersey but everyone wanted to make him a star. While still a teenager, Greg Evigan scored an ensemble role in the Broadway hit "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and a year later was heading the Chicago run of "Grease." Rock impresario Don Kirshner spirited the strapping newcomer to Hollywood with the promise of a starring role on a Normal Lear sitcom but "A Year at the Top" (CBS, 1977) fizzled after four episodes. Evigan rebounded with "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC, 1979-1981), winning over Nielson families and Middle America as an independent trucker with a chimpanzee copilot. Lead roles followed on a number of short-lived series, most famous among them the family-oriented "My Two Dads" (NBC 1987-1990) with Paul Reiser, while Evigan proved his movie star mettle in the entertaining B-films "Stripped to Kill" and "Deepstar Six" (both 1989) and on William Shatner's sci-fi series "TekWar" (syndicated, 1994-97). Maintaining his athletic build and youthful aspect well into middle age, Evigan navigated easily between screens big and small, contributing character work to such popular weekly series as "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), "CSI: Miami" (NBC, 2002- ), and "Desperate...

He was just an electrician's son from New Jersey but everyone wanted to make him a star. While still a teenager, Greg Evigan scored an ensemble role in the Broadway hit "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and a year later was heading the Chicago run of "Grease." Rock impresario Don Kirshner spirited the strapping newcomer to Hollywood with the promise of a starring role on a Normal Lear sitcom but "A Year at the Top" (CBS, 1977) fizzled after four episodes. Evigan rebounded with "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC, 1979-1981), winning over Nielson families and Middle America as an independent trucker with a chimpanzee copilot. Lead roles followed on a number of short-lived series, most famous among them the family-oriented "My Two Dads" (NBC 1987-1990) with Paul Reiser, while Evigan proved his movie star mettle in the entertaining B-films "Stripped to Kill" and "Deepstar Six" (both 1989) and on William Shatner's sci-fi series "TekWar" (syndicated, 1994-97). Maintaining his athletic build and youthful aspect well into middle age, Evigan navigated easily between screens big and small, contributing character work to such popular weekly series as "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), "CSI: Miami" (NBC, 2002- ), and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012), while taking the lead in direct-to-DVD programmers on the order of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (2008) and "6 Guns" (2010). With more than 40 years in the business, Evigan proved himself a sustainable Hollywood lifer, able to forfeit ego to get the job done, and revealing substantiality beneath the beefcake.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Invasion Roswell (2013)
2.
 Metal Tornado (2011)
3.
 After the Fall (2010)
4.
 Phantom Racer (2009)
5.
 Mail Order Bride (2008)
7.
 100 Million BC (2008)
8.
 Hoboken Hollow (2007)
9.
10.
 Snake King, The (2005)
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1971:
Performing debut as part of pre-Broadway tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" at age 17
1972:
Broadway debut, "Jesus Christ Superstar"; played Annas and, subsequently, title role
1973:
Took over the role of Danny Zuko in the Broadway production of "Grease"
1975:
Co-starred in a busted NBC sitcom pilot "Hereafter"; pilot subsequently retooled and developed into "A Year at the Top"
1976:
Feature debut, "Scorchy", an crime drama starring Connie Stevens
1977:
TV series debut, played a recurring role on the short-lived syndicated serial "All That Glitters"
1977:
Co-starred as Greg with Paul Schaffer (as "Paul") in the short-lived sitcom "A Year at the Top"
1978:
Starred in the NBC TV-movie pilot "B.J. and the Bear"
1979:
Starred as trucker B J (Billie Joe) McCay on the popular NBC comedy adventure "B.J. and the Bear"
1979:
First TV special, appeared as an NBC Team Member on ABC's "Battle of the Network Stars VI"; the first of many such appearances on similarly athletic specials (e.g. "Circus of the Stars")
1983:
Co-starred with Rod Taylor and Kirstie Alley in the short-lived ABC espionage series "Masquerade"
1987:
Co-starred with Paul Reiser on the family sitcom "My Two Dads"
1990:
Debut as a TV host, "The World's Greatest Stunts, Part II"
1991:
Co-starred with Connie Selleca on the short-lived CBS detective series "P.S. I Luv U"
1993:
Starred as Jake Cardigan in "TekWar", the first in a series of four sci-fi adventures (including "TekLords", "TekLab" and "TekJustice") aired as part of the syndicated "Action Pack" series of telefilms
1995:
Reprised the role of 21st century ex-cop Jake Cardigan in "TekWar", a syndicated sci-fi series on USA Network
1996:
Joined cast of Fox's primetime soap "Melrose Place" as a gay doctor/former addict
1997:
Co-starred in the Fox primetime soap "Pacific Palisades"
1998:
Starred in the ABC movie "Nobody Lives Forever"
1999:
Cast in the UPN television movie, "Survivor"
1999:
Had a reoccurring role on the hit NBC series "Veronica's Closet"
2007:
Co-starred in the independent horror/thriller, "Hoboken Hollow"
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Notes

Recorded an album in the mid-1970s with "A Year at the Top" co-star Paul Schaeffer as "Greg & Paul". The record was produced by Don Kirshner for Casablanca Records.

A singer and musician, Evigan plays drums, keyboards, saxophone, flute and guitar, among other instruments. He founded and performed with the rock group "GhettoWay City".

Formed own record company, Amboy Music

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wife:
Pamela C Serpe. Dancer. Married June 3, 1979.

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father:
Ralph Milan Evigan. Singer.
mother:
Barbara Elizabeth Evigan. Pianist.
daughter:
Vanessa Lee Evigan. Actor. Born March 18, 1981.
son:
Jason Evigan. Musician. Born c. 1983.
daughter:
Briana Evigan. Actor. Born c. 1987.
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