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Don Adams-Maxwell Smart Agent 86 on GET SMART
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on his trademark clipped voice] It was Bill (Bill Dana
) who was primarily responsible for me using that voice. Right from the beginning, he said, 'You should do all your routines in that voice.' And I said, 'But I can't stand that voice.' And he said, 'But it's funny. It makes people laugh.' And I'm, like, 'But I hate it...' For whatever reason, the delivery or whatever it is, that voice makes ...
As the inept Agent 86 on Get Smart
(1965) Adams used to have a script assistant read his part to him once or twice just before a scene, instead of learning his lines.
His "Maxwell Smart" catchphrases "Would you believe...?", "Sorry About that, Chief.", "And...loving it." and "Missed it by THAT much."