Born and raised in South Florida, Evan Golden now resides in Coral Springs, Florida. He grew up playing many sports and excelled in Tennis, where he was USTA 10 and under champion. In high school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida he started falling in love with the camera co-hosting the school’s news program.
Evan came upon his entertainment career in a moment of serendipity. While accompanying his sister to an MTV audition, Evan was spotted by MTV producers and asked to audition for a special with Carmen Electra and Evan got that part and made a statement. From there he was asked to appear on the WB Television Network now CW first ever Prom Special. Golden also guest appeared on other programs like? Trigger Happy TV? The Mandy Moore Show? and ?Wanna Come In?? on MTV. After interning at WPLG Channel 10 ABC network affiliated and graduating from the University of Central Florida inOrlando, Florida with a degree in Interpersonal Communications and Film, he continued pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.
Evan is a successful print model appearing in national campaigns for Disney World, Aqua-Leisure, Full Armor, Sacino?s Spokes model for EPIC PCS Wireless, and has recently been named Universal Studios Orlando spokes model, where he lead the Electricty, Twister, Grad Bash and CityWalk campaigns.
You may have seen Evan in national television advertisements for Ovaltine, where you can hear him say that famous tagline, ?More Ovaltine Please!? He has also appeared in commercials for the Walt Disney Wilderness Lodge,Bowman?s Online Sports, Orange, E! and Rockstar Energy Drink.
Evan?s quick wit and charisma landed him the gig as host of local Entertainment TV shows in the Orlando and Miami areas. His first job as an entertainment reporter was for Orlando Live and then a pilot for VideoFame.
The producers of VideoFame were so impressed with the show?s pilot, they decided to increase the budget and give him his own show called A-List TV which is set to air in the Miami market in 2006.
Love and fatherhood has took him into a production role back down to Florida to be near family. He is now a successful television producer and the TV Host of Eye on South Florida
We recently caught up with Evan Golden and here’s the interview:
What are your hopes and aspirations in producing quality content for people to enjoy?
I will tell you right now, South Florida is the best destination on earth and I get to call it home! From fashion, film, food and entertainment there is no better place to be. I don’t want to knock local news stations, but they cover all the negative things happening in the community like burglaries, dog bites, crime…. Living in Florida my entire life I have seen everything amazing it has to offer. Working on the Eye on South Florida TV program provides a platform to showcase all the good happening. Covering Charity Events and Galas, Film Festivals, Fashion Shows, Positive Human Interest Stories, Grand openings, the list goes on.I am not sure of the exact statistic but since the launch of Eye on South Florida, tourism and relocation here has significantly went up. Some current South Florida residents want the show to go off air for population control!
You quote on your website: “Edutainment is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse.” How has entertainment helped you in your life or your perspective?
It kind of goes with my tagline, Don’t Google it! Golden it! It’s not like I have the CORRECT answers to everything in life, of course not, who does? But I will provide an answer to anything and I guarantee it will be appositive one. I have a strong positive outlook on life and I do tend to live it up. Some people say I have FOMO, fear of missing out, but my philosophy is don’t say no, just go! I do enjoy life to the fullest! Absolutely it’s hard to say no to go some of Miami’s hottest events, especially when given all access media credentials but as I tell my friends, I will catch up on my z’s in my coffin aka sleep when I am dead.
The entertainment industry is Hollywood California?
Family over everything. Anyone that knows me knows that’s true statement for me. I have had many opportunities to go to Los Angeles to work and pursue what I love but down here I am able to have the best of both words. When getting into the entertainment industry, many people will tell you have to choose between fame or family. My goal was never to move to Los Angeles and try to become an actor or famous star. I always had a passion for entertainment right here in South Florida in the place I loved. Plenty of work down here for actors and models and here you can be a bigger fish in smaller pound.
Who are some celebrities you have interviewed and what was it like?
So many fun and exhilarating interviews the past 5 years but It was quite an experience interviewing Donald Trump because we spoke before and he was not a fan of mine as I was on his ex wife’s tv show “Ivana Young Man” that mocked his show The Apprentice but he did admit to watching the show. I stay away from politics but every time I have interviewed or met him was him attending a charity event making a donation, the media does not share those stories but Eye on South Florida does. Another memorable interview was with Dan Aykroyd, a comedic actor I was a huge fan of, We ended up drinking his Crystal Head Vodka together and the stories were pouring out faster than the alcohol. Nobody is cooler than Dwyane Wade, I can interview him for hours talking basketball, Miami, fashion, but someone that reminds me of him and he is my role model is the interview I did with NBA Super Fan Jimmy Goldstein. We did an exclusive interview before a Miami Heat finals game and we become friends since. We text all the time about basketball and I had lunch with him at his house which is a work of art. Not to steal a tagline, but he really is the most interesting man in the world.
What are your ambitions and what are you currently working on?
Being an alumni of Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland Florida and still living in this community, I am focused on improving school safety throughout the nation. If you go to the airport, a concert, government building they all tight and strict security measures in place. Kids need to feel safe in schools. Parents need to be able to drop their children off without fear! I am working victims parents and community activisits to implement metal detectors, limit the entry points, staff well trained security and provide proper mental heath care to students.
Congrats for being nominated for Real Men Wear Pink Campaign Supporting the American Cancer Society. How did the initial idea to support the American Cancer Society’s begin?
I nominated Evan Golden for this campaign because he is a very prominent figure in the community and is always giving back to Broward County. Not to mention, his gregarious personality will be essential to his success in bringing awareness to the community. It will also enable him to raise money to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives – and to help us save more lives than ever before.
The campaign was dreamed up a few years ago to show that Breast Cancer isn’t just a women’s issue. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. every year. And so are more than 266,100 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. That’s why we’re recruiting men to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink.
Tali Amihud | Community Development Manager Southeast Region | American Cancer Society, Inc
3363 W Commercial Blvd Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 200.7537 | Mobile: (954) 495.1095 cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345
We’ll definitely keep an eye out for what comes next. All right, last question: where can people find you so they can watch and follow you?
Check me out on the gram @goldentv