CSI: Miami Kid
Discovered while skating at a skate park at age 10, Evan Ellingson began his career in commercials before launching an acting career with a regular role as the 10-year-old Titus on the FOX Emmy-nominated dark-comedy sitcom, “Titus” (2000-2002).
He then added to his resume with roles as Keith Carradine's misbehaved teenage son Kyle Savage on the Mel Gibson-produced family sitcom, “Complete Savages” (2004-2005), which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination, and as Jack Bauer's (played by Kiefer Sutherland) nephew Josh Bauer on the sixth season (2007) of FOX critically-acclaimed action/drama series "24."
He now plays Kyle Harmon, the long-lost son to David Caruso's lead character Lt. Horatio Caine, on the CBS crime drama “CSI: Miami.”
Meanwhile, Evan has guest starred in such TV shows as "General Hospital," "The Nick Cannon Show," "That Was Then," "Mad TV," "Bones," and "State of Mind."
The budding actor, who is often said he bears a striking resemblance to a young Kurt Russell, also has appeared in the films "Time Changer" (2002), "Confession" (2005), "Bondage" (2006), "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006), and will co-star with Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, and Abigail Breslin in the upcoming Nick Cassavetes' film adaptation of Jodi Picoult's 2004 novel, "My Sister's Keeper."
Childhood and Family:
On July 1, 1988, Evan Taylor Ellingson, nicknamed “Ev,” was born in La Verne, California with his 3 older brothers. He is an active sports enthusiast/extremist, who enjoys surfing, snowboarding, skating and is exploring mountain climbing and scuba diving. He also competes locally in paintball and computer gaming.
While skating at a skate park, then 10-year-old Evan Ellingson was discovered and was asked to skate for the Vans PeeWee team and to do a commercial for the Vans Company. He then began acting on television, guest-starring on FOX sketch comedy television series "Mad TV" and on the longest-running ABC Daytime American soap opera, "General Hospital."
In 2001, Evan landed a regular role as the 10-year-old Titus (comedian and actor Christopher Titus played the adult version) on the FOX Emmy-nominated dark-comedy sitcom, “Titus.” He stayed on the show until 2002, during which he appeared in the films "The Gristle" (2001), a comedy starring Michael Dorn, "Living in Fear" (2001), a mystery/thriller starring Marcia Cross in which Evan portrayed the 12-year-old version of William R. Moses' character, and "Time Changer" (2002), an independent Christian film directed by Rich Christiano starring D. David Morin and Gavin MacLeod.
He was also spotted as a guest in an episode of "All That" spin-off on Nickelodeon, "The Nick Cannon Show," and the ABC television drama program starring James Bulliard, "That Was Then."
After his “Titus” contract ended, Evan was cast in Roberta C. Williams' coming-of-age drama film, "All Your Difference" (2003), and in Marton Varo Jr.'s short crime film, "Rules of the Game" (2003), alongside Bruce Davison.
From 2004 to 2005, Evan was chosen to play Keith Carradine's misbehaved teenage son Kyle Savage on the Mel Gibson-produced family sitcom, “Complete Savages,” which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor.
During this time, Evan reunited with Bruce Davison in Jonathan Meyers-directed drama/thriller film starring Chris Pine, "Confession" (2005), and co-starred with Camryn Manheim and Katie Cecil on the WB's untitled Chuck Ranberg-Anne Flett-Giordano comedy pilot. He also guest-starred in in an episode of FOX crime-drama starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, "Bones," and appeared in the pilot episode of the comedy "Boys Life."
2006 saw Evan with Michael Angarano, Illeana Douglas, Griffin Dunne, and Andy Dick in writer/director Eric Allen Bell's fact-based film, "Bondage," which has not yet been released, and alongside Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning war drama, "Letters from Iwo Jima."
In the following year, Evan had a recurring role on the sixth season of FOX critically-acclaimed action/drama series “24,” playing Josh Bauer, the son of Graem (played by Paul McCrane) and Marilyn Bauer (played by Rena Sofer), and the nephew of Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland).
He currently plays Kyle Harmon, the long-lost son to David Caruso's lead character Lt. Horatio Caine, on the CBS crime drama “CSI: Miami.” The show's seventh season will began airing in Fall 2008.
Meanwhile, Evan starred as Cary Elwes' troubled juvenile delinquent nephew in Matthew Allen's directorial debut, the independent drama/comedy "Walk the Talk" (2007), in which he reunited with Illeana Douglas, and appeared in an episode of Lifetime's one-hour drama series, "State of Mind."
He is currently filming his upcoming big screen project, "My Sister's Keeper," Nick Cassavetes' film adaptation of Jodi Picoult's 2004 novel starring Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, and Abigail Breslin.