Don Adams

Don Adams

Age
82 (passed away Sep. 25th, 2005)
Birthday
Apr. 13th, 1923
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 8 1/2"

Don Adams' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Get Smart (1965) TV Show
Get Smart (1965)
Inspector Gadget TV Show
Inspector Gadget
Pepper Ann TV Show
Pepper Ann
Underdog TV Show
Underdog
Get Smart TV Show
Get Smart
Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales TV Show
Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales
Gadget Boy and Heather TV Show
Gadget Boy and Heather
Check It Out (CA) TV Show
Check It Out (CA)
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History TV Show
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
The Partners TV Show
The Partners
 

Main Movie Roles

1999 - Inspector Gadget
1987 - Back to the Beach
1982 - Jimmy the Kid
1980 - The Nude Bomb

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Byron Glick
15
Sam Corey
5
Himself - Team Captain
1
Himself
1
Don Gibson Jr. (Voiced)
1
Sheriff
1
Don Adams
1
Don Adams (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Of Irish-Hungarian heritage, New York-born Don Adams had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he began a career as a stand-up comic. He married singer Adelaide Adams and adopted her last name as his stage surname. They had seven children: Carolyn, Christine, Catherine, Cecily Adams, Stacey Adams (I), Sean, Beige. His television career began when he won the "Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour" (1948) talent contest. His most famous role, of course, is as bumbling, incompetent, clueless yet endearing secret agent Maxwell Smart in the classic sitcom/spy spoof "Get Smart" (1965), although he also had a career as a television director and a Broadway and theatrical dramatic actor.


TRIVIA:
  • Before he was a comedian/actor, he worked as a theater usher.
  • Shares birthday with 'Ron Perlman' (qv).
  • His TV writing partner in 1954 was comedian 'Bill Dana' (qv). Dana used Adams on his own TV show, _"The Bill Dana Show" (1963)_ (qv) from 1963 to 1965, by incorporating one of Adams' stand-up characters, inept house detective Byron Glick.
  • Father-in-law of 'Jim Beaver (I)' (qv).
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 4-5. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • As the inept Agent 86 on _"Get Smart" (1965)_ (qv) Adams used to have a script assistant read his part to him once or twice just before a scene, instead of learning his lines.
  • Was good friends with 'Don Rickles' (qv), 'Bernie Kopell' (qv), 'James Caan (I)' (qv) and 'Hugh M. Hefner' (qv).
  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and took part in the landings and battle at Guadalcanal, where he contracted malaria.


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