Mason Adams

Actor, Voice actor
An amiable, gray-haired actor with a nasal twang, Mason Adams is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated role as managing editor Charlie Hume on the long-running TV series "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-82). He began his ... Read more »
Born: 02/26/1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

More American Eats 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

More Highway Hangouts: Fun Along the Road 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

American Drinks: History in a Glass 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Highway Hangouts: Celebrating Roadside America 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Wisconsin: An American Portrait 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

American Eats: History on a Bun 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touch 1997 (Movie)

Father Nestor (Actor)

Hudson River Blues 1996 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

The Lesser Evil 1996 (Movie)

Derek's Father (Actor)

Houseguest 1995 (Movie)

Mr Pike (Actor)

Assault at West Point 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

Walter Sr (Actor)

Civil Wars 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Toy Soldiers 1991 (Movie)

Deputy Director Brown (Actor)

Challenge on the Coast 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Narrator

Knight & Daye 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope Division 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

F/X 1986 (Movie)

Colonel Mason (Actor)

Morningstar/Eveningstar 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

You Are the Jury 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Passions 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Solomon Northrup's Odyssey 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lou Grant 1977 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Final Conflict 1980 (Movie)

President (Actor)

God Told Me To 1976 (Movie)

Obstetrician (Actor)

Raggedy Ann & Andy 1975 (Movie)

(Voice)

Where the Heart Is 1969 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

A Shining Season (TV Show)

Actor

And Baby Makes Six (TV Show)

Actor

Arnold of the Ducks (TV Show)

Narrator

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Show)

Actor

Northstar (TV Show)

Actor

Not of This Earth (TV Show)

Actor

Peking Encounter (TV Show)

Actor

The Deadliest Season (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is Julia? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An amiable, gray-haired actor with a nasal twang, Mason Adams is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated role as managing editor Charlie Hume on the long-running TV series "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-82). He began his career on radio in the 1940s, starring as the title character on the popular "Pepper Young's Family" from 1945-59. Adams has made the occasional film appearance, including "F/X" (1986) and more recently as a priest in Paul Schrader's "Touch" (1997). Also a prolific voice-over artist, he has helped sell a wide range of products, most notably Smucker's jams and jellies.

Relationships

Betsy Adams

Daughter

Bil Adams

Son

Margot Adams

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin 1941

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin 1940

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Milestones

1976

Acted in first feature, "God Told Me To"

1976

Did voice over for animated feature, "Raggedy Ann & Andy"

1946

Began career in radio; spent fourteen years in title role of "Pepper Young's Family"

1942

Debut on Broadway, "Get Away Old Man" at the Cort Theater

1940

Stage debut in summer stock at the Hilltop Theater in Baltimore

TV acting debut on the CBS soap opera "Where the Heart Is"

Voiced numerous TV commercials including Smucker's jams and jellies

Won acclaim for regular role of Charlie Hume on the CBS drama series, "Lou Grant"; earned three Emmy nominations

Bonus Trivia

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Adams is a member of NYC's Ensemble Studio Theater.

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Member of the Phi Kappa Phi and also Delta Sigma Rho

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