Arkin, Adam

Adam Arkin


Adam Arkin was born on August 19, 1957 in New York City, Brooklyn, New York, US to Alan Arkin and Jeremy Yaffe. Arkin has three brothers, Matthew (lawyer, actor), Jake Wakefield (lawyer) and Anthony Arkin (director, actor).

Arkin always knew that acting was going to be a part of his life, not surprising given his parentage. His first introduction to real acting came when he was 10, 1967, when he was enrolled at Herbert Berghof Studio for acting. Four years later he had his first big screen role, Made For Each Other.

He has been married twice, first to Linda (a yoga instructor), then to Phyllis Lyons (1999 - present). Phyllis and Arkin have one daughter, Molly (b 1987). 



Film
Armed Response~2013 - Broomhall

Kids in America~2004
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School~2005
Stark Raving Mad~2002 - Don Partridge
Mission~2001 - Vissarion Belinsky
East of A~2000 - Sylvester
Hanging Up~2000 - Joe Marks
Dropping Out~2000 - Scott Kayle
Lake Placid~1999 (uncredited - Kevin
With Friends Like These...~1998 - Steve Hersh
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later~1998 - Will Brennan
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway~1993 (uncredited) - Bookstore Manager
Big Wave Dave's~1993  - Marshall Fisher
Doctor, The~1991 - Dr. Eli Blumfield
Personal Foul~1987 - Jeremy
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash~1981 - Charlie
Full Moon High~1981 - Tony Walker
Under the Rainbow~1981 - Henry Hudson (see Actor Connections)
Baby Blue Marine~1976 - Rupe
Made for Each Other~1971 - Teenage Gig
Monitors, The~1969 - Cameo appearance

Film Director
Pristine Books~2003

Film Writer
Improper Channels~1971

TV
Justified~2010 - Theo Tonin in:
     Shot All to Hell
     Slaughterhouse
     Measures
10 Cent Pistol~2014 - Nir Zir
The Bridge~2013
Federal Investigator in:
     Jubilex
     Quetzalcoatl
     Beholder
Masters of Sex~2013 - Shep Tally in:
     The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
     One for the Money, Two for the Show
     Below the Belt
Sons of Anarchy~2008 - Ethan Zobelle in:
     Na Triobloidi 
     The Culling 
     Service 
     Fa Guan 
     Potlatch 
     Falx Cerebri 
     Smite 
     Eureka 
     Fix 
     Small Tears
     Albification
Life~2007 - former chief financial officer, Ted Early (recurring role)
The War~2007 - first-person voice (see Actor Connections - Film)
Commander in Chief~2005 - Attorney General Carl Brantly in: The Price You Pay
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson~2005 - voice  (see Actor Connections - Film)
8 Simple Rules~2004 - Ed Gibb in:
    Finale Part Un~1
    Finale Part Deux~2
    The Principal
TV Land Moguls~2004 - Narrator
Practice, The~1997 -  Atty. Albert Ginsberg in The Chosen
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip~2003  (voice) - Other Voices
Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher~2002  - Himself
Monk~2002 -  Dale 'The Whale' Biederbeck in  Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale
West Wing, The~1999 -  Dr. Stanley Keyworth in:
     Holy Night
     Posse Comitatus
     Night Five
Frasier~1993 -  Tom, the obsessed Frasier fan in The Two Hundredth

    
Damaged Care~2002  - Paul Sheinberg
Baby Bob~2002-4  - Baby Bob's dad, Walter Spencer 
Roughing It~2002  - Henry
Off Season~2001  - Richard Frangello
Chris Isaak Show, The~2001 -  Jimmy Vane in  Hurricane
West Wing, The~1999 -  Dr. Stanley Keyworth in  Noël
Slight Case of Murder, A~1999  - Det. Fred Stapelli
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony~1999 (mini)  (voice)
Thirst~1998  - Bob Miller
Unmasking the Horror~1998 (V) - Himself
CBS: The First 50 Years~1998  - Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien~1993 -  Himself 8/8/98
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery~1997  (voice) - Merriwether Lewis
Not In This Town~1997  - Brian Schnitzer
Perversions of Science~1997 - Paul Danko in  Dream of Doom
Mad TV~1995 -  Host (# 2.19) 
Rosie O'Donnell Show, The~1996 - Himself 3/4/97
Cybill~1995 -  Himself in Wedding Bell Blues
Northern Exposure~1990 - Adam in The Quest
In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice~1995 - Agent Gabriel Valentino
Chicago Hope~1994 - Dr. Aaron Shutt
Baseball~1994 (mini) (voice) - Himself
Picket Fences~1992 - Attorney Robert Biel in Frosted Flakes
Northern Exposure~1990 - Adam in:
    Northern Hospitality
    Bolt from the Blue
    The Big Feast
    Heroes
    Our Wedding
    My Mother, My Sister
    Dateline: Cicely
    Roots
    The Bumpy Road to Love
    Aurora Borealis
Picket Fences~1992 - Attorney Robert Biel in  Abominable Snowman
Dottie Gets Spanked~1993 - Dick Gordon
Law & Order~1990 -  George Costas in Self Defense 
Nurses~1991 -  Peter Teller in  Love, Death, and the Whole Damn Thing
China Beach~1988 -  Joe Arneburg in:
    Hello, Goodbye
    Through and Through
    I Could Have Danced All Night... But Didn't
Promise to Keep, A~1990  - Louis Colt
Babies~1990  - David
Heat Wave~1990  - Art Berman
Knots Landing~1979 -  Mark Baylor in:
    The Grim Reaper
    Perfect Couples
    The Good Guys
    Mark Baylor in  Mixed Messages
    When Push Comes to Shove
    Best Interests
MacGyver~1985 -  Tony Parisio in  The Invisible Killer
Oceano~1989 (mini) 
Necessary Parties~1988  - Mr. Dunfee
L.A. Law~1986 -  Richard Kendall in  The Grace of Wrath
Year in the Life, A~1987  - Jim Eisenberg
Year in the Life, A~1986 (mini)  - Jim Eisenberg
Tough Cookies~1986  - Danny Polchek
Fourth Wise Man, The~1985  - Joseph
Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World~1983  - Cole Bogardis
Teachers Only~1982  - Michael Dreyfuss
L.A. Law~1986 -  Richard Kendall in  The Princess and the Wiener King
All Is Forgiven~1986 -  Phil Douglas in  Past Perfect
Twilight Zone, The~1985 -  Michael Wright in  A Matter of Minutes
St. Elsewhere~1982 -  Doug Zageck in  Fathers and Sons
Love Boat, The~1977  - in  Salvaged Romance/Our Son the Lawyer/Gopher's Daisy
Love Boat, The~1977 -  Alex Lambert in  Heads or Tails/Little People, The/Mona of the Movies
Pearl~1978 (mini)  - Pvt. Billy Zylowski
Busting Loose~1977  - Lenny Markowitz
Visions~1976 -  Bernie Heller in  The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike
Hawaii Five-O~1968 -  Alex Scofield in  A Touch of Guilt
Harry O~1974 -  Eric Kershaw in  Portrait of a Murder
Barney Miller~1975 in  Hotel (# 2.7) 10/23/75
Happy Days~1974 -  Bo in  Fonzie Joins the Band
All Together Now~1975  - Jerry
It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy~1974  - Ken Walters

TV Director
Monk~2002 
My Louisiana Sky~2001 
Ally McBeal~1997  (In Search of Barry White)
Chicago Hope~1994 
Northern Exposure~1990  (Family Feud)

Theatre
South Coast Repertory’s Pacific Playwrights Festival~2007  - performer (South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA)
Losing Louie~2006 - Tony (Manhattan Theatre Club, NY, NY)
Brooklyn Boy~2005 - Novelist Eric Weiss (Biltmore Theatre, NY, NY) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Brooklyn Boy~2003 - Eric Weiss (reading) (Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Rep, CA)
Gryphon from Through the Safety Net~2003 - live reading (Canal Club, Venice, CA)
Speed the Plow~2003 -  (Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA) 
An American Daughter~1997 - (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA)
I Hate Hamlet~1991 - Gary Peter Lefowitz (Walter Kerr Theatre, NY)
The Extra Man~1992 - Jess (Manhattan Theatre Club's City Center Stage II, New York, NY)
Guys and Dolls~1992-5 - Nathan Detroit replacement for Nathan Lane  (Martin Beck Theatre, NY)
Sight Unseen~1992 - (Manhattan Theatre Club, NY, NY)
Four Dogs and a Bone~1993-4 - (Lucille Lortel Theatre, NY, NY)
Sorrows of Stephen~1984 - Stephen Hurt (Jupiter Theatre/Burt Reynolds Theatre, Jupiter (Boca Raton), FL - Directed by his father Alan Arkin)

Theatre Director
McReele~2006 (L.A. Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA)
Fifth of July~2004 (Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA)
Interview, The~1994  (McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ)
Nanjing Race, The~1994 - (McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ)

Radio
The Fifth of July~2006 (recorded in 2004)
Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Drama~1981 - voice of Fixer

Radio Plays
Speed the Plow~2003 (LA Theatre Works, Los Angeles, CA)
Sight Unseen~2003 (LA Theatre Works, Los Angeles, CA)
Adam's Rib~2003  (LA Theatre Works, Los Angeles, CA)

Audio Books
Silent Treatment~2000 - reader
Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery~1997 - reader

Awards, Honors and Nominations
Audie Award:
Nom 1997-8 for Multi-voiced  narration for Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards:
Nom 1999 Favorite Actor - Horror for Halloween H20: 20 years later
Chicago International Children's Film Festival:
Rec'd 2001 Children's Jury Award North American Feature Film or Video - Live Action for My Louisiana Sky
Daytime Emmy Awards:
Rec'd 2002 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special for My Louisiana Sky
Director's Guild of America (DGA):
Nom 2002 DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for My Louisiana Sky
Drama Desk Awards:
Nom 2005 Best Lead Actor for Brooklyn Boy
Emmy Awards:
Nom 2002 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Frasier
Nom 1997 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope
Nom 1993 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Northern Exposure
Genie Awards:
Nom 1982 Best Original Screenplay for Improper Channels
Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Nom 1998 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope (shared, of course)
Nom 1997 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope (shared)
Theatre World Awards:
Rec'd 1990-91 for stage debut
Tony Awards:
Nom 1991 for I Hate Hamlet
Viewers for Quality Television Awards:
Rec'd 1992 Q Award Specialty Player for Northern Exposure

Social Media
Twitter - @admantage

Miscellany
Arkin is a drummer and has played benefits such as: Y-Spirit Benefit Concert Los Angeles Music Academy

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