PASSIONS/NBC/1999-2007 (Small doll brought to life)
Timmy “Tim Tim” Lenox (Josh Ryan Evans), the diminutive companion of Tabitha Lenox, a sly, single, spell-casting witch who lived in the town of Harmony, Maine.
To assuage her loneliness, Tabitha created a 3-foot-2-inch living doll called Timmy, and while it lasted, she enjoyed the fruits of their bizarre friendship.
“Oh, the old spells were the good spells, Tim-Tim. The language is really quite beautiful: ‘May Beelzebub’s drool seal your eyelids shut.’ Ha! They don’t write them like that any more, Timmy!”
Unlike Tabitha, Timmy had a good heart and often intervened to stop her wickedness, especially when it came to Charity Standish, whom he loved for her innocence and kindness.
Unfortunately, Timmy dies from wounds inflicted by a zombie version of Charity Standish. Timmy’s heart was donated to Charity Standish to save her life.
When Timmy died, Tabitha went back to what she had done best for centuries, placing curses on the good folk of Harmony.
The spirit of Timmy made an appearance in late 2007, advising Tabitha to use good not evil to rescue her new daughter, Endora from the dark forces of Witchcraft.
Note: Born January 10, 1982 in Hayward, California, Josh Ryan Evans had a rare disease called achondroplasia (Dwarfism). He died of congenial heart failure on August 5, 2002 (at the age of 20) in San Diego, California, ironically, the same day his fictional character Timmy died on the show. The episode was filmed before Ryan entered the hospital.
“I always knew I wanted to be a character in the movies. When I was growing up, I had to have a lot of surgery, and I spent a lot of time recovering at home and in the hospital. Watching movies took me away from my problems and gave em a total escape …..My size is an asset to me. People write roles for me. If I was just another blond-haired, brown-eyed, 18-year-old actor, I’d be left unrecognized. People remember me.” – Josh Ryan Evans
Before he passed away, Josh Ryan Evans was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 and won two Soap Opera Digest Awards in 2000 and 2001. Ryan’s tombstone marker reads: “Dream Big”.