For more than a decade, Darien Sills-Evans has entertained audiences on stage and screen. First introduced to television audiences as “Darien Hall” in 1998 on CBS’ Cosby, he followed that series with four seasons as “Dr. Mark Fields” on NBC’s Third Watch. Mr. Sills-Evans has also been recognized for his roles as “Agent Tyrell Evans” on CBS’ Person of Interest, “Darnell Nichols” on HBO’s Treme, and in numerous national commercials.
In theaters, Mr. Sills-Evans was last seen in a leading role as “DJ Malik” in Big Words the directorial debut of Neil Drumming.
Mr. Sills-Evans made his directorial and starring feature film debut in 2001 with the critically acclaimed X-Patriots, which won the LA Weekly Award Best Screenplay 2002, CCI Digital Award for Best Ensemble Cast 2002, Film Finders Maverick Award for Quality Low-Budget Film 2002 and was nominated for the IFP’s Gordon Parks Award.
In 2005 Mr. Sills-Evans co-produced and starred in John G. Young’s The Reception, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. For his critically acclaimed turn as “Andrew” in The Reception Mr. Sills-Evans won the Best Actor Award at Outfest 2005.
In 2009, co-wrote, produced and starred in Rivers Wash Over Me. The film became the centerpiece movie of the 2009 NewFest Festival and again was winner of the Best Actor Award at Outfest, this time for co-star Derrick L. Middleton.
Mr. Sills-Evans, working for ACH Productions, wrote, produced and directed MC Extra Cheese: The 40-Year-Old Rapper a micro-budget single-camera sitcom, shot in New York City. The premiere episode was nominated for Best Pilot at the 2012 Banff World Media Festival.
A prolific stand-up comedian, Mr. Sills-Evans has performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers, New York Comedy Club, Eastville and countless other venues. He is the founder of the weekly show, Tipsy Hustle at Brooklyn’s 5 Spot Supper Club.
In 2017, Mr. Sills-Evans became a series regular on CBS’ Superior Donuts. He is also currently the national spokesperson for U.S. Cellular.
Mr. Sills-Evans continues to develop new film and television projects and lives in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA with his wife, designer Anna Stein, and their daughter, Ella. He is an avid New York Mets fan and Trekker.