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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 September 1942St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death 26 January 2015Pennsylvania, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

R.J. Adams is an award-winning Actor, Director, Producer and Documentary Film maker and is widely known for his work as a Film/TV Acting Coach. He is the founder and co-owner of The Actors Workshop of North Hollywood and Orange County considered by many as two of the most sought after acting training facilities in Southern California.schools. Mr.Adams has been credited with coaching some of the industry's most notable Film and Television stars.

Now in it's 35th year, The Actors Workshop has been rated by "Made Manual" as one of California's top three Acting Schools and listed is listed in Backstage magazine as one of L.A.'s top acting workshops.

R.J. has appeared as a panelist for the SAG Foundation, conducts a variety of SAG-AFTRA workshops in Los Angeles and San Diego as well as workshops in Dallas, San Francisco, Canada, London and western Europe. He is the host/acting teacher on Breakdown Service's very popular web series, the "Coaching Corner on the Virtual Channel Network. Mr. Adams also served as host of Backstage magazine's radio show, "Backstage Live" and has been interviewed by national newspapers, magazines, blogs and network TV programs, including NBC and CBS.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: DCA

Spouse (1)

Diane C. Adams (27 July 1967 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (10)

R. J. Adams was one L.A.'s top radio personalities throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Known to millions of Southern Californians as Bob Shannon, the popular drive time DJ was heard afternoons on such legendary giants as 640/KFI and 93/KHJ. In May 2000, he signed with yet another of L.A.'s top rated stations, oldies radio KRTH 101.
Pilots a variety of aircraft from high performance single and twin engine turbo props to corporate jets like the Cessna Citation II.
Hosted the popular entertainment industry talk show "Back Stage Live" on 870/KRLA, Los Angeles.
Was the acting coach to Kristy Swanson, Sarah Lancaster, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Warren G, Schae Harrison, and Brian Krause.
In 1976 gave NFL Quarterback Ron Jaworski his first job in broadcasting as the sportscaster on his L.A. radio morning show.
Largely recognized as the person who initiated the movement that pressured the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration into naming hurricanes after men in addition to women in 1978.
One of the industry's most distinguished film acting coaches whose teaching career spans more than 30 years and his workshop is ranked as one of the three Best Acting Schools in California.
The Film Acting Coach on Breakdown Services' "Virtual Channel Network".
Holds both U.S and Canadian citizenship.
R.J. Adams' Film Acting school, The Actors Workshop was recently rated by Made Mannual as one of the three Best Acting Schools in California.

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