Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Aug. 19th, 1956
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
6' 1 1/2

Adam Arkin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Sons of Anarchy TV Show
Sons of Anarchy
Life TV Show
8 Simple Rules TV Show
8 Simple Rules
Chicago Hope TV Show
Chicago Hope
A Year in the Life TV Show
A Year in the Life
Baby Bob TV Show
Baby Bob
TV Land Moguls TV Show
TV Land Moguls
We'll Get By TV Show
We'll Get By
Big Wave Dave's TV Show
Big Wave Dave's
Busting Loose TV Show
Busting Loose
Tough Cookies TV Show
Tough Cookies

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Adam Arkin (born August 19, 1956) is an American television, film and stage actor and director. He played the role of Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He is also one of the three actors to portray Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck on Monk. As of 2007[update] he starred in the NBC drama Life. In 2009 he portrayed villain Ethan Zobelle, a white separatist gang leader, on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. He is the son of Oscar winning actor Alan Arkin.

Life and career

Arkin has appeared in various television series such as Northern Exposure (CBS, 1990–95), where he played the eccentric barefooted chef Adam, and Chicago Hope (CBS, 1994–2000). He appeared in the Law & Order episode, Red Ball (Season 16, 2005), as a district attorney named Charles Graham. Other recent television appearances include The West Wing (1999) (as trauma specialist and psychologist Dr. Stanley Keyworth), Frasier, as an obsessive fan of Frasier's, Boston Legal, Baby Bob, Monk and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002). As of 2007[update] he starred in the NBC drama Life in the role of Ted Earley. He plays a white separatist leader named Ethan Zobelle during the second season of the FX series Sons of Anarchy reuniting with former 8 Simple Rules cast mate Katey Sagal.

His film appearances include Hitch (2005) and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). Arkin is also a theatre actor where he has performed in Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions, including most recently, both the South Coast Repertory world premiere and Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy by playwright Donald Margulies. In addition he is known for his directing work, having done episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, The Riches, Dirt, Ally McBeal and Sons of Anarchy. He won an Emmy for directing the Showtime television film My Louisiana Sky. In April 2008, Arkin guest-starred on the web series Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show. He recently played the part of a divorce lawyer in the film A Serious Man (2009) directed by Ethan and Joel Coen.

Adam also played a minor role in the NPR radio drama of Star Wars, A New Hope (1981). The voice of Fixxer. For PBS, he voiced Meriwether Lewis in Ken Burns' The Voyage of the Corps of Discovery (1997), and repeated the role in the Grammy-winning audiobook version.

Personal life
Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York to actor/director/writer Alan Arkin and his wife Jeremy Yaffe. He has been married to the former Phyllis Anne Lyons since 1999. They have one son together. He also has a daughter, Molly, from his former wife, Linda.

  • Half-brother of 'Anthony Arkin' (qv).
  • Son of 'Alan Arkin' (qv).
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "I Hate Hamlet."
  • Brother of 'Matthew Arkin' (qv).
  • Has one daughter Molly born in 1987
  • Former stepson of 'Barbara Dana' (qv).
  • One of the three actors (along with 'Bruce Willis' (qv) and 'Dennis Dugan (I)' (qv)) whom producer 'Glenn Gordon Caron' (qv) seriously considered for the role of "David Addison" on _"Moonlighting" (1985)_ (qv).
  • Stepmother is 'Suzanne Newlander Arkin' (qv).

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