Evan Lawson
played by Paulo Costanzo
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Evan R. Lawson (Paulo Costanzo) is Hank’s enterprising – if slightly overeager – younger brother and business partner.  Despite the brothers’ good-natured ribbing, it’s clear they have nothing but love and respect for one another.  In fact, it was Evan who set up the HankMed practice. As their CFO, Evan’s overseen HankMed’s rise to the well-respected place they occupy in the community today – but not without a few bumps along the way.

As HankMed’s business continues to grow, so does Evan.  A striver with superficial aspirations when he first arrived in the Hamptons, Evan’s grown into a responsible and mature adult – thanks in no small part to his spirited and loving wife, Paige.  After battling the ultimate Hamptons’ insider last summer, Evan was elected to the Village Council.  But the campaign took its toll, and caused Evan and Paige to drift apart.  With the help of an unconventional therapist over the winter, they’ve grown stronger and more focused.  But this summer, they will face their biggest challenges yet.  From a business opportunity with a purported mobster, to the arrival of a young woman who will change his life forever, Evan’s going to need all the support he can get.  

Paulo Costanzo stars as Evan Lawson in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS.

Costanzo's career rapidly grew in 2000, when he landed the role of Rubin Carver in the DreamWorks hit college comedy "Road Trip." This project was soon followed by a supporting role in Miramax Films' "40 Days and 40 Nights" where he starred opposite Josh Hartnett. He was also seen in "Josie and the Pussycats," "A Problem with Fear," and opposite Woody Harrelson and Alicia Silverstone in "Scorched."  In 2006, Costanzo made the move to independent features, starring in the Douglas Coupland-penned comedy "Everything's Gone Green" as a twenty-something slacker suffering through a quarter-life crisis. The film won Best Picture at the 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival. In 2008, Costanzo starred in the critically acclaimed independent horror film "Splinter" as Seth Belzer. The film won six Screamfest Awards, including Best Picture of 2008.

Costanzo can next be seen starring opposite Scott Caan, J.K Simmons, and Harvey Keitel in the independent feature "A Beginner's Guide to Endings."