Adam Arkin

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
The handsome son of acting legend Alan Arkin, Adam Arkin began his career as a child actor in small TV and film roles, culminating in his starring role in the werewolf comedy "Full Moon High" (1981). He earned an Emmy ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1956 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (97)

Justified 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

State Of Affairs 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Armed Response 2014 (Movie)

Broomhall (Actor)

City of Bars 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Peck 2014 (Movie)

Mike Peck (Actor)

Masters of Sex 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ten Cent Pistol 2014 (Movie)

Nir Zir (Actor)

The Bridge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Soup 1991 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Tools 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prohibition 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

The Sessions 2012 (Movie)

Josh (Actor)

The Chicago Code 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Serious Man 2009 (Movie)

Divorce Lawyer (Actor)

Graduation 2008 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Life 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School 2006 (Movie)

Gabe DiFranco (Actor)

8 Simple Rules 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Kids in America 2005 (Movie)

Ed Mumsford (Actor)

With Friends Like These 2005 (Movie)

Steve Hersh (Actor)

TV Land Moguls 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Chris Isaak Show 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Bob 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1981 - 1982, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 1981 - 1982, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1981 - 1982, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mark Twain's Roughing It 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurses 1981 - 1982, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Off Season 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stark Raving Mad 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Teachers Only 1981 - 1982, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jazz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

A Slight Case of Murder 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dropping Out 2000 (Movie)

Scott Kayle (Actor)

Hanging Up 2000 (Movie)

Joe Marks (Actor)

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission 1999 (Movie)

Belinsky (Actor)

Thirst 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

East of A 1998 (Movie)

Sylvester (Actor)

Halloween: H2O 1998 (Movie)

Will Brennan (Actor)

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The National Hate Test 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to the American Red Cross 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

All Together Now 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Before Your Eyes: A Heart For Olivia 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Big Wave Dave's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dottie Gets Spanked 1992 (Movie)

Dottie's TV Spouse (Actor)

The Doctor 1991 (Movie)

Eli (Actor)

Julie Brown: The Show 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Personal Foul 1986 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Tough Cookies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash 1981 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Full Moon High 1981 (Movie)

Tony Walker (Actor)

Under the Rainbow 1981 (Movie)

Henry Hudson (Actor)

Between the Lines 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Busting Loose 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mo and Jo 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

A Promise to Keep (TV Show)

Actor

A Slight Case of Murder (Movie)

(Actor)

A Year in the Life (TV Show)

Actor

Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Damaged Care (TV Show)

Actor

Heat Wave (TV Show)

Actor

Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV Show)

Actor

Necessary Parties (TV Show)

Actor

Not in This Town (TV Show)

Actor

Off Season (Movie)

(Actor)

Thomas Jefferson (TV Show)

Voice
Director (21)

Extant 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Nurse Jackie 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Americans 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Blacklist 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

We Are Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Finder 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mob Doctor 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Breakout Kings 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Rizzoli & Isles 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Terriers 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Deep End 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Big Day 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Dirt 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

State of Mind 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Riches 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally McBeal 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Backstrom (Tv Show)

Director

My Louisiana Sky (TV Show)

Director

Outlaw Country (TV Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Improper Channels 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

The handsome son of acting legend Alan Arkin, Adam Arkin began his career as a child actor in small TV and film roles, culminating in his starring role in the werewolf comedy "Full Moon High" (1981). He earned an Emmy nomination for his recurring role as the barefoot, possibly feral chef Adam on "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95) and a 1991 Tony nod in Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet." He starred on many short-lived series and earned a slew of recurring credits on projects like "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-1991) and "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96), but landed a star-making role as the kind neurosurgeon Dr. Aaron Shutt on David E. Kelley's "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). On the big screen, he played Jamie Lee Curtis' boyfriend in "Halloween H20: 20 Year Later" (1998), Meg Ryan's husband in "Hanging Up" (2000), and a bystander to crocodile attacks at "Lake Placid" (1999). A Daytime Emmy-winning director, Arkin earned acclaim for a guest spot on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) and recurred on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), "8 Simple Rules" (ABC, 2002-05), "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08) and "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ). The very employable actor made his pop proud, playing Eva Mendes's editor in "Hitch" (2005) and a divorce lawyer in the Ethan and Joel Coen drama "A Serious Man" (2009). A talented, constant presence across TV and film, Adam Arkin built a lengthy, impressive career outside of his father's considerable professional shadow.

Relationships

Linda Arkin

Wife
Divorced

Alan Arkin Actor

Father
Born March 26, 1934 Acted in "Improper Channels" (1981), which son wrote; acted with son in "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash" (1981) and "Full Moon High" (1982); Alan also played Adam's long-lost father on CBS' "Chicago Hope"

Molly Arkin Actor

Daughter
Born 1987; mother, Linda Arkin

Matthew Arkin Actor

Brother
March 21, 1960

Anthony Arkin Actor

Half-Brother
Born 1967 to Alan Arkin and Barbara Dana

Barbara Dana Actor

Step-Mother
Married to Alan Arkin from 1964-1999

Phyllis Lyons Actor

Wife
Born Aug. 21, 1999

Suzanne Newlander Arkin

Step-Mother
Married Alan Arkin 1999

Jed Wakefield

Half-Brother

Jeremy Yaffe

Mother
Married Alan Arkin 1955 while they were in college Divorced 1960

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Herbert Berghof Studio

New York , New York
Began taking acting classes at age ten; school now known as HB Studios

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy in drama feature "The Sessions"

2011

Produced and directed episodes of the web series "The Booth at the End"

2009

Appeared on FX series "Sons of Anarchy" as white separatist Ethan Zobelle

2009

Played a divorce lawyer in the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man"

2007

Cast in NBC drama "Life" as Ted Earley

2006

Directed episodes of ABC's "Boston Legal"; also guest starred as Douglas Kupfer

2006

Directed episodes of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"

2005

Played Eva Mendes' boss in the comedy "Hitch"

2004

Landed recurring role on ABC's "8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter" as school Principal Ed Gibb

2002

Played the father of the titular talking infant on CBS sitcom "Baby Bob"

2001

Directed the Showtime movie "My Louisiana Sky," produced by Anthony Edwards

2000

Played Meg Ryan's husband in "Hanging Up," directed by and co-starring Diane Keaton

2000

Landed recurring role on NBC's "The West Wing" as trauma specialist and psychologist Dr. Stanley Keyworth

1998

Starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in "Halloween: H20"

1994

Played lead role of Dr. Aaron Shutt on CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"; directed several episodes

1994

Provided a "voice" for Ken Burns's ambitious documentary "Baseball"

1993

Appeared as Nathan Detriot in the hit Broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls"

1993

Starred as Marshall Fisher on short-lived CBS sitcom "Big Wave Dave's"

1991

Appeared on three episodes of ABC's "China Beach"

1991

Made Broadway debut as Gary Peter Lefkowitz in "I Hate Hamlet"; received a Tony nomination

1990

Joined cast of "Northern Exposure" (CBS) in recurring role as eccentric chef Adam

1989

Played recurring role of Mark Baylor on CBS drama "Knots Landing"

1987

Reprised role for NBC drama series "A Year in the Life," a continuation following the success of the miniseries

1986

Co-starred as Jim Eisenberg in acclaimed NBC miniseries "A Year in the Life"

1986

Cast as Danny Polchek on short-lived CBS cop sitcom "Tough Cookies"

1982

Cast in the regular series role of Michael Dreyfuss on "Teachers Only," a short-lived NBC high school sitcom starring Lynn Redgrave

1981

First feature in a leading role, "Full Moon High"; father Alan appeared in supporting role

1981

Made feature debut in "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash," a comedy starring his father and written by his stepmother Barbara Dana

1978

Appeared in ABC miniseries "Pearl" about events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor

1977

Debuted as a series regular on short-lived CBS sitcom "Busting Loose"

1974

Made early TV appearance on unsold CBS sitcom pilot "Mo and Jo"

1974

TV-movie debut, "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy" (ABC)

1970

Co-scripted "Improper Channels," a Canadian comedy starring his father

Accompanied his father Alan Arkin to movie sets around the world

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