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
Gadget Boy and Heather TV Show
Gadget Boy and Heather
Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales TV Show
Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales
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
14
Walter Love
5
Himself
1
Don Gibson Jr. (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Sheriff
1
Himself (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:
  • Did not like the (badly timed) laugh track in _"Get Smart" (1965)_ (qv).
  • His Agent 86 catchphrase, "Would you believe...?", became the slogan for commercials for the White Castle hamburger chain in 1992, in which he also acted.
  • Shares birthday with 'Ron Perlman' (qv).
  • One of the first (if not the first) stand up comedian to have his own sitcom.
  • One of his duties while serving in the Marine Corps was a drill instructor.
  • Remained good friends with 'Barbara Feldon' (qv) during and after _"Get Smart" (1965)_ (qv).
  • Was good friends with 'Don Rickles' (qv), 'Bernie Kopell' (qv), 'James Caan (I)' (qv) and 'Hugh M. Hefner' (qv).
  • Was a close friend of "Playboy" publisher 'Hugh M. Hefner' (qv), and spent one night each week with Hefner (and other friends) playing cards.


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