Evan Hershey Helmuth (May 18, 1977 – July 17, 2017) was an American film and television actor. Helmuth was best known for his lead role as Father David Keane in the 2012 horror film, The Devil Inside. His other film credits included Fever Pitch in 2005, in which he played Jimmy Fallon's best friend, Ready or Not in 2009, and Jobs in 2013.
Evan Hershey Helmuth
May 18, 1977
Reston, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 17, 2017 (aged 40)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Interlochen Arts Academy|
USC School of Dramatic Arts (B.A.)
Helmuth was born May 18, 1977, to John William Helmuth and Kerry O’Brien Helmuth. He was raised in Reston, Virginia until the age of 10, when his family moved to Ames, Iowa. Helmuth initially attended arts camp at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan for several summers before enrolling at Interlochen's full-time high school arts academy for three years. He graduated from Interlochen as a theater major in 1995.
Helmuth studied at the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1999 as the recipient of USC's Jack Nicholson Award for outstanding actor. While attending USC, Helmuth met writer and producer Josh Appelbaum, who later co-wrote the 2005 episode of the television series, Alias, that featured Helmuth as a guest star.
Helmuth worked in film and television following his graduation from the University of Southern California, including Garfield: The Movie in 2004.
In 2005, Helmuth appeared in the Farrelly brothers' romantic comedy, Fever Pitch, as Troy, the best friend and sidekick of Jimmy Fallon's character. Helmuth later co-starred in the 2009 independent comedy, Ready or Not, alongside Christian Oliver and Seamus Dever.
Helmuth was best known for his lead role as Father David Keane in the 2012 horror film, The Devil Inside, directed by William Brent Bell. The film, which stars Fernanda Andrade, Helmuth, and Simon Quarterman, was produced on a shoestring budget. However, the film debuted with a surprising $34.5 million to win its opening weekend in January 2012.
|2002||Speakeasy||Hotel Employee #2|
|2002||The United States of Leland||Grocery Guy|
|2004||Dead & Breakfast||The Bass Player|
|2004||Garfield: The Movie||Steward|
|2007||Mr. Woodcock||Dinosaur / Watson||Uncredited|
|2008||The Last Lullaby||Frank Bart||Uncredited|
|2009||Ready or Not||Lawrence|
|2009||Other People's Parties||Kevin|
|2011||Love's Christmas Journey||Deputy Harve||TV movie (Hallmark Channel)|
|2012||The Devil Inside||Father David Keane|
|2012||Commander and Chief||Jared|
|2002||Fastlane||Elvin||Episode: "Mighty Blue"|
|2004||American Family||P.F.C. Smith||Episode: "Shadows"|
|2005||E-Ring||Marcus||Episode: "Delta Does Detroit"|
|2005||Alias||Man in a Suit||Episode: "The Horizon"|
|2006||NCIS||Jeff Beilsman||Episode: "Family Secret"|
|2006||CSI: NY||Blake Mathers||Episode: "All Access"|
|2007||What About Brian||Trip Hanley||Episode: "What About Temptations"|
|2010||Castle||Nick Johnston||Episode: "He's Dead, She's Dead|
|2012||Bones||Karl Singler||Episode: "The Warrior in the Wuss"|
|2012||Awake||Ronald Petrowski||Episode: "Say Hello to My Little Friend"|
|2012||The Client List||Phil||Episode: "The Cold Hard Truth"|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||Jake Spencer||Episode: "Throwing Down the Gauntlet"|
|2013||Perception||Charlie Kendricks||Episode: "Ch-Ch-Changes"|
|2015||Battle Creek||Mike Goodman||Episode: "Old Wounds", (final appearance)|
|2000||MechWarrior 4: Vengeance||William Dresari||Voice role|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Michael Driscoll||Voice role|
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- Emke, Dave (July 28, 2017). "Obituary: Actor Evan Helmuth, 40, Lived in Reston as a Boy". RestonNow.com. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- Fritz, Ben (January 5, 2012). "Evan Helmuth, 'The Devil Inside' Actor, Dies at 40". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- Smith, Grady (January 8, 2012). "Box office report: 'The Devil Inside' summons $34.5 million, lords over 'Mission: Impossible'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 8, 2017.