Evan Handler is an actor, author, screenwriter, and journalist with over thirty years of stage, film, and TV roles behind him. Prior to his four seasons on Californication, Handler was one of the stars of HBO's seminal TV franchise Sex and the City, playing Harry Goldenblatt. Additional leading film and TV roles include both Sex and the City feature films; Ransom; Taps; Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; The Three Stooges and It’s Like, You Know…. Memorable guest and recurring appearances include Lost, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Shark, and Friends. In 2011, Evan will appear as Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein in HBO's All-Star adaptation of Too Big to Fail, directed by Curtis Hanson. Prior to his screen work, Handler played leading roles in seven Broadway productions, among them the world premiere production of Six Degrees of Separation, I Hate Hamlet, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound and Master Harold…and the Boys. Handler’s critically acclaimed first memoir, "Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors," chronicling his astonishing recovery from acute leukemia over 25 years ago, was published in 1996. His second book, "It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive," was published in 2008. He continues to write for national magazines, and to write opinion pieces for Huffington Post.
Hank’s best friend and agent once lived life on the straight and narrow path. But it all blew up in his face when an affair with a receptionist earned him a pink slip, and further career missteps and sexual transgressions have resulted in a pending divorce from Marcy and an uncertain future. But now that his star client Hank is hot again, Charlie’s professional future is brightening – assuming he can coax the movie version of Hank’s latest book to fruition.