Adam Arkin Biography (1957-)

Born August 19, 1957, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Alan Arkin (an actor, director,and writer) and Jeremy Yaffe; brother of Matthew and Anthony Arkin (both actors); married Linda Sublette (a yoga instructor; divorced); married Phyllis Lyons (an actress), 1999; children: (first marriage) Molly. Addresses:Agent: c/o Smith-Freedman & Associates, 121 North San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Publicist: Nan Sumski, Sumski, Green, and Co., 8380 Melrose Ave., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: Marsha McManus, LMRK,1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
August 19, 1957
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lenny Markowitz, Busting Loose, CBS, 1977
  • Michael Dreyfuss, Teachers Only, NBC, 1982
  • Danny Polchek, Tough Cookies, CBS, 1986
  • Jim Eisenberg, A Year in the Life, NBC, 1987-1988
  • Mark Baylor, a recurring role, Knots Landing, 1989-1990
  • Adam, a recurring role, Northern Exposure, CBS, 1991-1995
  • Marshall Fisher, Big Wave Dave's, CBS, 1993
  • Dr. Aaron Shutt, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994-2000
  • Walter Miller, Baby Bob, CBS, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Private Billy Zylowski, Pearl, ABC, 1978
  • Jim Eisenberg, A Year in the Life, NBC, 1986
  • Voice, Baseball (also known as The History of Baseball), PBS, 1994
  • Voice, The West, PBS, 1996
  • Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (documentary), PBS, 1999
  • Voice, Jazz, PBS, 2001
  • Henry, Roughing It (also known as Mark Twain's Roughing It), Hallmark Channel, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Ralph, Mo and Jo, CBS, 1974
  • Max, Between the Lines, ABC, 1980
  • Two Guys from Muck, NBC, 1982
  • Jeff Goldner, Julie Brown: The Show, CBS, 1989
  • Teddy's friend, Late Bloomers, CBS, 2001
  • Also appeared as Konigsberg, The Third Degree, Fox.
  • Episodic
  • "Hotel," Barney Miller, ABC, 1975
  • Eric Kershaw, "Portrait of a Murder," Harry O, ABC, 1975
  • Alex Scofield, "A Touch of Guilt," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1975
  • Bo, "Fonzie Joins the Band," Happy Days, ABC, 1975
  • Bernie Heller, "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike," Visions, 1976
  • Alex Lambert, "Heads or Tails/The Little People/Mona of the Movies," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • "Our Son, the Lawyer," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983
  • Doug Zageck, "Fathers and Sons," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985
  • Phil Douglas, "Past Perfect," All Is Forgiven, NBC, 1986
  • Michael Wright, "A Matter of Minutes," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Richard Kendall, "The Princess and the Wiener King," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Richard Kendall, "House of the Rising Flan," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • "A Combination Plate Missing One Taco," Hard Copy, CBS, 1987
  • Richard Kendall, "The Grace of Wrath," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987
  • Tony Parisio, "The Invisible Killer," MacGyver, ABC, 1989
  • Harry Newcomb, "Losing Control," Hard Time on Planet Earth, 1989
  • Joe Arneburg, "I Could Have Danced All Night ... But Didn't," China Beach, ABC, 1990
  • Joe Arneburg, "Through and Through," China Beach, ABC, 1991
  • Joe Arneburg, "Hello, Goodbye: Parts 1 & 2," China Beach, ABC,1991
  • Peter Teller, "Love, Death, and the Whole Damn Thing," Nurses, 1991
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1992
  • George Costas, "Self Defense," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Attorney Robert Biel, "Abominable Snowmen," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • Attorney Robert Biel, "Frosted Flakes," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • Host, Mad TV, Fox, 1995
  • "Wedding Bell Blues," Cybill, CBS, 1996
  • Paul Danko, "Dream of Doom," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1997, 1998
  • Dr. Stanley Keyworth, "Noel," The West Wing, NBC, 2000
  • Jimmy Vane, "Hurricane," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2001
  • Tom, "The Two Hundredth," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 2002
  • Dr. Stanley Keyworth, "Night Five," The West Wing, NBC, 2002
  • Dr. Stanley Keyworth, "Posse Comitatus," The West Wing, NBC, 2002
  • Dale "the whale" Biederbeck, "Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale," Monk, USA Network, 2002
  • Dr. Stanley Keyworth, "Holy Night," The West Wing, NBC, 2002
  • Also appeared as guest host, Talk Soup.
  • Movies
  • Ken Walters, It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy, ABC, 1974
  • Jerry, All Together Now, ABC, 1975
  • Cole Bogardis, Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World, 1983
  • Joseph, The Fourth Wise Man, syndicated, 1985
  • Oceano (also known as Ocean), 1989
  • Louis Colt, A Promise to Keep (also known as Promises to Keep and Angels without Wings), NBC, 1990
  • David, Babies, NBC, 1990
  • Art Berman, Heat Wave (also known as Burn, Baby, Burn), TNT, 1990
  • Dick Gordon, Dottie Gets Spanked, 1993
  • Agent Gabriel Valentino, In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (also known as In the Line of Duty: Trackdown), NBC, 1995
  • Brian Schnitzer, Not in This Town, USA Network, 1997
  • Bob Miller, Thirst, NBC, 1998
  • Detective Fred Stapelli, A Slight Case of Murder (also known as A Travesty), TNT, 1999
  • Richard Frangello, Off Season, Showtime, 2001
  • Paul Sheinberg, Damaged Care, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Mr. Dunfee, "Necessary Parties," WonderWorks, PBS, 1988
  • Narration, Before Your Eyes: A Heart for Olivia (also known as Before Your Eyes: To Save Olivia), CBS, 1995
  • A Salute to the American Red Cross, TNN, 1995
  • Presenter, 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995
  • The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Meriwether Lewis, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corpsof Discovery, PBS, 1997
  • Voice, Thomas Jefferson, PBS, 1997
  • Guest host, CBS: The First Fifty Years, CBS, 1998
  • The National Hate Test, USA Network, 1998
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti, Lifetime, 1998
  • An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Right to Life," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • "Liver Let Die," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • "Karmic Relief," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999
  • "Faith, Hope & Surgery," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000
  • "In Search of Barry White," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001
  • "Mr. Monk and the Other Woman," Monk, USA Network, 2002
  • Directed "Family Feud," Northern Exposure, CBS.
  • Movies
  • My Louisiana Sky, Showtime, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • The Monitors, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 1969
  • Teenage Gig, Made for Each Other, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Rupe, Baby Blue Marine, Columbia, 1976
  • Charlie, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Henry Hudson, Under the Rainbow, Orion/Warner Bros., 1981
  • Tony Walker, Full Moon High, Filmways, 1981
  • Jeremy, Personal Foul, 1987
  • Dr. Eli Blumfield, The Doctor, Buena Vista, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Bookstore manager, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, 1993
  • Will Brennan, Halloween H2O: Twenty Years Later, Miramax, 1998
  • Steve Hersh, With Friends Like These ... , Greenhut/Parkway/Quadrant, 1998
  • Unmasking the Horror, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Kevin, Lake Placid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Scott Kayle, Dropping Out, Flemington, 2000
  • Joe Marks, Hanging Up, Columbia, 2000
  • Sylvester, East of A, 2000
  • Vissarion Belinsky, Mission, 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Will Brennan, Halloween: Resurrection, Universal, 2002
  • Don Partridge, Stark Raving Mad, New Market Capital Group, 2002
  • Also appeared in People Soup (short film).
  • Stage Appearances
  • Waiting for Lefty, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, c. 1972
  • The Sorrows of Stephen, Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, Jupiter, FL,1984
  • Nikolai Kaminisi, Nanawatai, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985
  • (Broadway debut) Gary Peter Lefkowitz, I Hate Hamlet, Walter KerrTheatre, New York City, 1991
  • Sight Unseen, Orpheum Theater, New York City, 1992
  • The Extra Man, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1992
  • Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls, Martin Beck Theatre, 1992
  • Four Dogs and a Bone, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Morris, Fiorello!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Appeared in An American Daughter, Seattle Repertory Theatre; alsoappeared with the Asolo State Theater, Sarasota, FL, 1985-86.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Morrie Ruvinsky and Ian Sutherland) Improper Channels, CrownInternational, 1979

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • TV Guide, August 14, 1993, p. 28

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