Greg Evigan’s Career Changes After ‘My Two Dads’

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on March 16, 2013

I was a big fan of “My Two Dads” star Greg Evigan. What is he doing now?
Eileen Milian, Henderson, Nev.

Evigan, 59, continues to act. He is currently starring in Hallmark Movie Channel’s “Shadow on the Mesa,” in which he is doing a 180-degree turn from his “My Two Dads” days and playing the villain, complete with a black hat.

“I like playing the bad guy—except being the bad guy, you either get beat up at the end or shot,” the former “B.J. and the Bear” star says. “If you get to play a bad guy who has a lot of different levels—if there is a reason why he is bad, which you get to explore a little—you get to show a different side of you because I am not a bad guy. I am a good guy.”

“Shadow on the Mesa” is not, however, Evigan’s first Western. He also starred in “Mail Order Bride” and “6 Guns,” and he says he didn’t even have to lie, as actors are known to do, about his ability to ride a horse.

“I have always ridden, ever since I was a kid,” says the South Amboy, N.J.-born actor and singer, whose cowboy heroes include John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Clint Eastwood. “We would rent them, see how far we could get them out from the barn, and then ride them full blast back in. That was pretty much the agenda in New Jersey.”

Evigan’s other TV movie credits include “Metal Tornado,” “After the Fall,” “Phantom Racer” and “Heat Wave.” He is also keeping his hat in series TV with guest star appearances on “The Finder,” “The Glades,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Cold Case.”