TV commercial (as Maxwell Smart): Salem cigarettes.
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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 ...
When the pilot of Get Smart
(1965) was shooting for CBS, the producers wanted Tom Poston
for the role of Maxwell Smart, but when they sold it to NBC, Adams was already under contract with the network, hence, he was immediately cast in the role.
His clipped, nasally voice.