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Don Adams (I) (1923–2005)


Don Adams was born in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he began a career as a stand-up comic. He married ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Get Smart
Get Smart Maxwell Smart / King Charles of Coronia / Floyd Darrow / Johann / King Charles IX King of Coronia
(1965-1970)
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget Gadget / Robo Gadget
(1983-1985)
Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales
Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales Tennessee Tuxedo / Cousin Percy / Monkey
(1963-1966)
Check It Out
Check It Out Howard Bannister
(1985-1988)

Filmography

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 1997 Gadget Boy's Adventures in History (TV Series)
Gadget Boy (voice)
 1997 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (TV Series)
Principal
- Gargoyle Guys (1997) ... Principal
 1995 Gadget Boy and Heather (TV Series)
Gadget Boy (1995) (voice)
 1994 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Don Adams
- Charley's Millions (1994) ... Don Adams
 1989 Get Smart, Again! (TV Movie)
Maxwell Smart
 1987 Back to the Beach
Harbor Master
 1983-1985 Inspector Gadget (TV Series)
Gadget / Robo Gadget
- Gadget and the Red Rose (1985) ... Gadget (voice)
- Gadget and Old Lace (1985) ... Gadget (voice)
- Gadget Meets the Clan (1985) ... Gadget (voice)
- Gadget's Clean Sweep (1985) ... Gadget (voice)
- Gadget's Roma (1985) ... Gadget (voice)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Losers Weepers: Part 1 (1984) ... Sheriff
 1978-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Walter Love / Sam Corey / Sidney Williams / ...
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
Harry Walker
 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Cornelius Wieselfarber
- The Red Baron/Young at Heart (1979) ... Cornelius Wieselfarber
 1976 The Love Boat (TV Movie)
Donald Richardson
 1976 Three Times Daley (TV Movie)
Bob Daley
 1973 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Don Gibson Jr.
- Don for the Defense (1973) ... Don Gibson Jr. (voice)
 1973 Saga of Sonora (TV Movie)
The Old Cowhand
 1965-1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Maxwell Smart / King Charles of Coronia / Floyd Darrow / ...
- Smartacus (1970) ... Maxwell Smart
 1970 Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Dolf Clem
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... Dolf Clem
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Harry
- Instant Money (1967) ... Harry
 1963-1966 Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (TV Series)
Tennessee Tuxedo / Cousin Percy / Monkey
- Telescope Detectives (1966) ... Tennessee Tuxedo (voice)
- Samantha (1966) ... Tennessee Tuxedo (voice)
- There Auto Be a Law (1966) ... Tennessee Tuxedo (voice)
- Robot Revenge (1966) ... Tennessee Tuxedo (voice)
- Peace and Quiet (1966) ... Tennessee Tuxedo (voice)
 1963-1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Byron Glick
- Glick the Strongman (1964) ... Byron Glick
- Tonsils for Two (1964) ... Byron Glick
- We'll Get You for This (1964) ... Byron Glick
- The Suggestion Box (1964) ... Byron Glick
- Jose, the Flower Thief (1964) ... Byron Glick
 1964 Underdog (TV Series)
Tennessee Tuxedo (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Alabama Transit Systems See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Don Adams-Maxwell Smart Agent 86 on GET SMART

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm no longer independently wealthy. I guess it's the result of too many wives, too many kids and too much alimony. I've been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15. That's a joke, but not by much. See more »

Trivia:

He had a daughter, Cecily Adams, with his first wife, Adelaide. He also had a daughter, Stacey Adams and his only son Sean Adams, with his second wife, Dorothy. His other daughters are Carolyn, Chris, Cathy and Beige. See more »

Trademark:

His clipped, nasally voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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