Adam Roarke

Actor, Acting teacher
Adam Roarke is an actor and director best known for his work in '60s biker films like "Hells Angels on Wheels" and TV shows like "Star Trek". He spent much of his youth in local gangs and turned to acting as a way to ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1937 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Sioux City 1994 (Movie)

Blake Goldman (Actor)

Dangerous Touch 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Slipping Into Darkness 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trespasses 1987 (Movie)

Drifter (Actor)

The Beach Girls 1982 (Movie)

Uncle Carl (Actor)

The Stunt Man 1979 (Movie)

Raymond Bailey (Actor)

Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Four Deuces 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

How Come Nobody's on Our Side? 1974 (Movie)

Person (Actor)

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1973 (Movie)

Deke (Actor)

Play It As It Lays 1972 (Movie)

Carter Lang (Actor)

This Is a Hijack 1972 (Movie)

Mike Christie (Actor)

Frogs 1971 (Movie)

Clint (Actor)

A Bullet For Pretty Boy 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Losers 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Psych-Out 1968 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Savage Seven 1968 (Movie)

Kisum (Actor)

Hell's Angels on Wheels 1967 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

Matt MacDonald (Actor)

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Robert Brighton (Actor)

The Keegans (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Adam Roarke is an actor and director best known for his work in '60s biker films like "Hells Angels on Wheels" and TV shows like "Star Trek". He spent much of his youth in local gangs and turned to acting as a way to get off the streets. His first role came in 1963 on the popular Western TV series "The Virginian", and he soon landed small parts on shows like "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Arrest and Trial". His breakout role as a tough Hells Angel leader in the outlaw film "Hells Angels on Wheels" led to work in the psychedelic thriller "Psych-Out" and the 1970 biker revenge film "Hell's Belles". Roarke, who had established himself as a rebel actor in the vein of James Dean, next appeared opposite Peter Fonda in the 1974 cult car chase film "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry". His role as Deke, an auto mechanic caught up in a supermarket heist, garnered critical and commercial notice. He appeared on shows like "CHiPS" and "The Six Million Dollar Man" before landing a major role opposite Peter O'Toole in the 1980 romantic action comedy "The Stunt Man". Their friendship, founded on drinking, landed Roarke in the hospital and led him to seek independent film work. In 1982 Roarke moved to Austin, Texas, and founded the Film Actors Lab, where he mentored students like Lou Diamond Phillips.

Relationships

Don Gerler

Brother
survived him

Gloria Koch

Sister
survived him

Carla Roarke

Wife
survived him

Abigail Roarke

Daughter
survived him

Jordan Roarke

Son
survived him

Jackie Spurlock

Sister
survived him

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