Mason Adams

Mason Adams

86 (passed away Apr. 26th, 2005)
Feb. 26th, 1919
Born in
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Mason Adams' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Lou Grant TV Show
Lou Grant
A Quiet Conspiracy (UK) TV Show
A Quiet Conspiracy (UK)
Knight & Daye TV Show
Knight & Daye
Morningstar/Eveningstar TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Mason Adams was well known for playing Pepper Young on the popular radio soap opera series Pepper Young's Family throughout the 1940 and 1950s. He was also heard on most of the successful radio programs during radio's "Golden Age." In the 1970s, Adams was frequently heard on Himan Brown's CBS Mystery Theater radio series. He had a regular running role on the Lou Grant TV series for several seasons and appeared in hundreds of other television series throughout the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s and '90s and can still can be seen playing featured roles in films and on TV.

  • Provided the voice of Dr. Marlowe on CBS radio's "Big Sister" when it first aired in 1936.
  • Earned a Masters degree from the University of Michigan.
  • Two children: Betsy and Bill.
  • Both a member and a teacher at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • Hosted "HBO Mailbox" throughout the 1980s: a program which answered viewer letters about HBO service and programming.
  • Distinct, friendly, light gravelly voice that became familiar to television viewers in the 1970s from his Smucker's Jam commercials. These always ended with him saying, "With a name like Smucker's, it HAS to be good!"
  • Famous on radio as the voice of the Kryptonite powered "Atom Man" on the "Superman" radio show in the 1940s.
  • Provided the voice of Larry (Pepper) Young on NBC radio's "Pepper Young's Family" (1936).

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