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Taylor Handley



While most rising stars would be reluctant to tarnish their all-American image by appearing in films that demand they morph into another gender or in television roles that call for them to be as prickly as possible, handsome theater veteran Taylor Handley is always willing to throw the viewing audience the kind of curveballs that set him well apart from the pack.



Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Handley took to acting at the tender age of eight and cut his teeth in summer stock. While few of the aspiring actor's early television appearances -- including bit roles in Frasier, Touched By an Angel, and CSI -- would call for anything out of the ordinary, more substantial roles in Dawson's Creek and The O.C. began to reveal an actor of unusual complexity and ambition. It was his role as bad-boy Oliver Trask on The O.C., in particular, that first brought Handley to the attention of many television viewers, yet even with that edgy performance on his resumé, few could have foreseen something as strange as his role in the decidedly off-kilter romantic comedy Zerophilia a couple years later. Cast as an insecure teen boy who realizes he is gradually morphing into a female in writer/director Martin Curland's gender-bending film, Handley went places that few rising stars would be bold enough to venture. Handley next appeared in the period drama September Dawn, which detailed the historic confrontation between a traveling band of peaceful settlers and a renegade Mormon group. He could also be seen in the rip-roaring horror sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which pitted him against one of the most notorious madmen in screen history.



Back on the small screen, following an appearance on CSI: Miami, Handley scored the lead role of Johnny Miller on the weekly guilty pleasure Hidden Palms. Scripted by Dawson's Creek mastermind Kevin Williamson, Hidden Palms told the tale of a troubled teen (Handley) doing his best to recover from his father's recent suicide and a stint in rehab by connecting with the angst-ridden kids who inhabit his new Palm Springs neighborhood.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Toxin
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Channeling
  • Wyatt Maddox
2013
31% Chasing Mavericks
  • Sonny
2012
No Score Yet Toxin
  • Dean
2012
38% Skateland
  • Kenny Crawford
2011
35% Battle: Los Angeles
  • Lcpl. Corey Simmons
2011
13% September Dawn
  • Micah Samuelson
2007
12% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • Dean
2006
No Score Yet In from the Night
  • Bobby Miller
2006
25% Zerophilia
  • Luke
2005
No Score Yet Phantom of the Megaplex
  • Peter Riley
2000
20% Jack Frost
  • Rory Buck
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
57% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
  • Eric Kenter
No Score Yet The Glades
2010-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Steve Jablonski
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Trent
  • Guest
No Score Yet APB
2017
  • Off. Nicholas Brandt
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Cody Decker
65% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Dixon Lamb
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Max Newman
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Billy Travers
No Score Yet The O.C.
2003-2007
  • Oliver Oliver Trask
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • James Arthur

Quotes from Taylor Handley's Characters