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Stanley Adams (I) (1915–1977)


Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking characters, known in the credits only by their first ... See full bio »

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 1977 The Great Gundown
Buck
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Secola, Pawn Broker
- Bad Shoot (1977) ... Secola, Pawn Broker
 1976 Dixie Dynamite
Dade McCrutchen
 1976 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Arnie
- Julie's Job (1976) ... Arnie
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Arlo McNally
- Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster (1976) ... Arlo McNally
 1974-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Pawn Shop Proprietor / Wills
- 50 Cents-First Half Hour, $1.75 All Day (1976) ... Pawn Shop Proprietor
- Explosion (1974) ... Wills
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series)
Cap'n Aloysius Beane
- The Flying Dutchman (1975) ... Cap'n Aloysius Beane
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Freddy
 1970-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sid / Fred Ludden
- Victim of the Crime (1975) ... Sid
- Log 46: Pilgrimage (1970) ... Fred Ludden
 1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Joe Menlo
- The Return of Eleanor Rogers (1975) ... Joe Menlo
 1973-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Chip / Alby / Stack / ...
- A Choice of Victims (1974) ... Chip
- Portrait in Blues (1974) ... Alby
- The Deadly Madonna (1973) ... Stack
- Out of the Night (1973) ... Henry Watson
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Man with Heart Attack
- Parade (1974) ... Man with Heart Attack (as Stan Adams)
 1973-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Ed / Sure-Shot Wilson
- The Big Broadcast (1974) ... Ed
- The Hustler (1973) ... Sure-Shot Wilson
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Devil's Platform (1974) ... Bartender
 1974 Act of Vengeance
Bernie / Foul Mouth
 1973 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Cyrano Jones
- More Tribbles, More Troubles (1973) ... Cyrano Jones (voice, uncredited)
 1973 The Clones
Carl Swafford
 1973 California Country
Grandpa Boomer
 1973 Thicker Than Water (TV Series)
Dr. Hale
- 2 for the Money (1973) ... Dr. Hale
 1973 The Norliss Tapes (TV Movie)
Truck Driver
 1972 Every Man Needs One (TV Movie)
Bus driver
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Max (segment "Love and the New Act") / Bellhop (segment "Love and the Man Next Door")
- Love and the Man Next Door (1970) ... Bellhop (segment "Love and the Man Next Door")
 1972 Another Nice Mess
President of Persia
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Fred Hurley
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Ell Brown
- Operation: Big Store (1971) ... Ell Brown
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Irwin Blair
 1971 Banyon (TV Series)
Eddie Dolan
- Pilot (1971) ... Eddie Dolan
 1971 Love Hate Love (TV Movie)
Wally
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series)
 1970 Move
New Tenant
 1970 The Grasshopper
Buddy Miller
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Dan Oliver
- The Experiment (1970) ... Dan Oliver
 1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Blackbeard
- Not So Faust (1970) ... Blackbeard
 1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Paul Bakeman
- Bunco: $9,000 (1969) ... Paul Bakeman
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Braden
- Willie Poor Boy (1969) ... Braden
 1969 Tiger, Tiger (TV Movie)
Tiny
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Bo Peep
 1968 Massacre Harbor
El Gamil
 1968 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Tybo
- The Great Vegetable Rebellion (1968) ... Tybo
 1967-1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Louie
- Lucy the Fight Manager (1967) ... Louie
 1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Dorfman
- The Death Sentence (1968) ... Dorfman
 1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
King Kaliwani
- Gilligan, the Goddess (1967) ... King Kaliwani
 1967 Double Trouble
Captain Roach
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Captain Courageous
- Batman Displays His Knowledge (1967) ... Captain Courageous
- Catwoman Goes to College (1967) ... Captain Courageous
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
- Wild Bull (1967)
 1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
M.C.
- Matter Over Mind (1967) ... M.C.
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
El Gamil
- The Last Harbor Raid: Episode II (1966) ... El Gamil
- The Last Harbor Raid: Episode I (1966) ... El Gamil
 1959-1966 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
A.C. - Director / Store Manager / Dr. J.B. Proctor / ...
- The Fastest Cuspidor in the West (1966) ... A.C. - Director / Store Manager
- Cauliflower Loses His Birds (1962) ... Dr. J.B. Proctor
- Candid Clem (1961) ... Banning
- Freddie and Fabian (1959) ... Marty
- Humphrey School of Dramatic Arts (1959) ... Wilbur
 1955-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Tom Despo
- The Lady and the Sourdough (1966) ... Tom Despo
- Reno (1955)
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Jed Timmons
- Sir Richard of Wretched (1966) ... Jed Timmons
- No Sale (1966) ... Jed Timmons
 1966 Nevada Smith
Storekeeper
 1966 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Stanley
 1964-1966 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Frank Templeton / The Shah of Durani / The Chief
- Wally for Congress (1966) ... Frank Templeton
- Will the Real Admiral Please Stand Up? (1965) ... The Shah of Durani
- The Great Eclipse (1964) ... The Chief
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Cyril
- Quarter Past Eleven (1966) ... Cyril
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant
- Nobody's Perfect (1966) ... Desk Sergeant
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Blake
- The Widow Fay (1965) ... Blake
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Tobias Quinn
- The Princess and the Paupers (1965) ... Tobias Quinn
 1965 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Duane McVey
- Lights, Camera, Mother (1965) ... Duane McVey
 1965 Ship of Fools
Professor Hutten
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Pinky Ferguson
- The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew (1965) ... Pinky Ferguson
 1956-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Charlie Rath / Bartender / Ross
- He Who Steals (1965) ... Charlie Rath
- Spring Term (1956) ... Bartender
- Indian White (1956) ... Ross
 1963-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Samuel / Judge Pike / Merlin the Great / ...
- The Jarbo Pierce Story (1965) ... Samuel
- The Stark Bluff Story (1964) ... Judge Pike (as Stan Adams)
- The Trace McCloud Story (1964) ... Merlin the Great (as Stan Adams)
- The Sam Pulaski Story (1963) ... Jersey
- The Emmett Lawton Story (1963) ... Monte West
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Wojanowicz
- Moonlighting Becomes You (1965) ... Wojanowicz
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Man
- Double Date with the Sarge (1965) ... Man
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Jack Parkly
- Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home (1965) ... Jack Parkly
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Jack Crandall
- Kate's Bachelor Butter (1964) ... Jack Crandall
 1964 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Ila Klarpe
- The Addams Family Meet the VIPs (1964) ... Ila Klarpe
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lou Manzini
- Who Killed the Tall One in the Middle? (1964) ... Lou Manzini
 1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Mr. Parker
- Jose's Inheritance (1964) ... Mr. Parker
 1964 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
George King
- Wendy's Private Eye (1964) ... George King
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Bernie (uncredited)
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Pancho Morado
- The Case of the Missing Button (1964) ... Pancho Morado
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Buss
- The Apartment House (1964) ... Buss
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Harry
 1964 Looking for Love
Employment Service Official (uncredited)
 1964 Wild and Wonderful
Mayor of Man La Loquet
 1961-1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jensen / Rollo
- Mr. Garrity and the Graves (1964) ... Jensen
- Once Upon a Time (1961) ... Rollo
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff Tate
- The Pure Truth (1964) ... Sheriff Tate
 1963-1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Jake Gozzo / Vito Conte
- The Square Peg (1964) ... Jake Gozzo
- It's Mental Work (1963) ... Vito Conte
 1963 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Stubby
- Be Kind to Humans (1963) ... Stubby
 1963 Lilies of the Field
Juan
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Max Posen / Willie Weinberg
- The Charlie Argos Story (1963) ... Max Posen
- The Tri-State Gang (1959) ... Willie Weinberg
 1963 Critic's Choice
Bartender
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Yony / Rosen
- Jenny Ray (1963) ... Yony
- Impact of an Execution (1963) ... Rosen
 1963 Boston Terrier (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Clarence McKenzie
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Nicola Borrelli
- Next of Kin (1963) ... Nicola Borrelli
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Square John Adams
- Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells (1962) ... Square John Adams
 1955-1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Fake Electrical Inspector / Waiter / Mathias J. Anderson
- Jose Rents the Copa (1962) ... Fake Electrical Inspector
- Danny Strikes Oil (1955) ... Mathias J. Anderson
 1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Mayor Bass
- The Country Sculptor (1962) ... Mayor Bass
 1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight
Perelli (as Stan Adams)
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
George Root
- Who Killed Edde Gannon? (1962) ... George Root
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Alexander Shoates
- Gravida One (1962) ... Dr. Alexander Shoates
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Cholly Luke
- The Bold and the Tough (1962) ... Cholly Luke
 1962 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Ralph Campbell
- Deputy Otis (1962) ... Ralph Campbell
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Caleb Musgrove
- Cream of the Jest (1962) ... Caleb Musgrove
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Dr. Jay Carter
- Outlaw's Shoes (1962) ... Dr. Jay Carter
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Larry Gruber
- The Torch (1962) ... Larry Gruber
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Kane
- Night Boat (1962) ... Kane
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Judge / Wally
- Yak, Yak, Yak (1962) ... Judge
- Gladys Rents the House (1961) ... Wally
 1961 The Outsider
Noomie
 1961 The Errand Boy
Grumpy
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Oblinsky
- Empty Hours (1961) ... Oblinsky
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Tony Romano
- The Sound of Laughter (1961) ... Tony Romano
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Mr. Schwenk
- The Weird Tailor (1961) ... Mr. Schwenk
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Rusty Trawler
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga
Captain Montbars
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Gurrah / Ray Baker / Strella / ...
- Little Augie (1961) ... Gurrah
- Louy K: Part 5 the Disintegration (1961) ... Gurrah
- Louy K: Part 2 Sing Sing (1961) ... Gurrah
 1961 The Young Savages
Police Lt. Hardy (uncredited)
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Dixie Miller
- The Legend of Dixie (1961) ... Dixie Miller
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sam Tustin
- Rifles for Red Hand (1961) ... Sam Tustin
 1961 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Jerry Richman
- Dennis and the Fishing Rod (1961) ... Jerry Richman
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Malhur / Grattoir
- The Golden Arrow (1961) ... Malhur
- The Art Patron (1961) ... Grattoir
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Griffin
- The Trumpet Man (1961) ... Griffin
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Crandall
- A Friend to Man (1961) ... Crandall
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Parrons
- Prince Hal (1961) ... Parrons
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Riley Sherman
- Concrete Coffin (1960) ... Riley Sherman
 1960 The Wizard of Baghdad
Warden Kvetch
 1960 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Joe Corelli
- A Matter of Honor (1960) ... Joe Corelli
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Detective Berger
- Pen Pal (1960) ... Detective Berger
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Sydney
- The Empty Frame (1960) ... Sydney
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Captain Morgan
- That Taylor Affair (1960) ... Captain Morgan
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Sam Humber
- Jasper the Second (1960) ... Sam Humber
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Rolland
- A Matter of Identity (1960) ... Rolland
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Pete (uncredited)
 1960 Studs Lonigan
Gangster (uncredited)
 1960 The Rat Race
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Sidney / Bernie / The Baron
- Letter of the Law (1960) ... Sidney
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... Bernie
 1959-1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Morse / Lt. Morse / Logan
- Lover's Leap (1960) ... Morse
- Sheep's Clothing (1960) ... Morse
- The Set Up (1960) ... Lt. Morse
- Ten Round Kill (1960) ... Morse
- Death Loses Face (1959) ... Logan
 1959-1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Danny Devlin / Nick Popolous
- Taking a Chance (1960) ... Danny Devlin
- That Stands for Pool (1959) ... Nick Popolous
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Billy
- The Shark (1960) ... Billy
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Police Chief
- Heads, You Lose (1960) ... Police Chief
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Morris
- Once Upon a Knight (1960) ... Morris
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Dale
- Crime, Inc. (1960) ... Dale
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Creston
- Incident of the Druid Curse (1960) ... Creston
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Groves
- Hired to Kill a Cop (1960) ... Groves
 1956-1959 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
Garreaux
- The Adventure of the Diamond Eater (1959) ... Garreaux
- Misguided Missile (1957) ... Garreaux
- Monaco Hermit Crab (1956) ... Garreaux
- The Hollow Umbrella (1956) ... Garreaux
- Shipwrecked Ancestor (1956) ... Garreaux
 1959 The Gazebo
Dan Shelby - Blackmailer (voice, uncredited)
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Bar Owner (uncredited)
 1959 North by Northwest
Lieutenant Harding (uncredited)
 1959 High School Big Shot
Harry March
 1958-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Choui Yang / Tom Kruger / Farbstein
- Bronze Bonze (1959) ... Choui Yang
- The Case of the Baggy Pants (1959) ... Tom Kruger
- The Pre-Incan Caper (1958) ... Farbstein
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Link
- Betrayal (1959) ... Link
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Ben Easterday
- Death of an Overlord (1959) ... Ben Easterday
 1959 The Alphabet Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Theatrical Agent
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Felix
- Man on a Bicycle (1959) ... Felix
 1958-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Kermit
- Pilot (1959) ... Kermit (uncredited)
- Caper at the Bijou (1959) ... Kermit
 1958 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Customer in Bar
- The Masquerade Ball (1958) ... Customer in Bar
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Sally
- Cattle Drive (1958) ... Sally
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Joey / Mink
- The Last Test (1958) ... Joey
- Swindler's Inn (1958) ... Mink
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Tuck Lasher
- Town Without Law (1958) ... Tuck Lasher
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
 1958 I Married a Woman
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Ed--Bartender
- The Black Mermaid (1958) ... Ed--Bartender
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Paul Farrell
- The Frank Clark Case (1958) ... Paul Farrell
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mack
- Big Sister (1958) ... Mack (uncredited)
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Fowler
- Star Witness (1957) ... Fowler
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny
Roxy
 1957 The Pied Piper of Hamelin (TV Movie)
Second Counselor (uncredited)
 1957 Hell Bound
Herbert Fay Jr.
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
CPO Paul Saunders
- The Final War Patrol (1957) ... CPO Paul Saunders
 1957 Black Patch
Professor Dudley - Drummer
 1957 Valerie
Dr. Jackson
 1957 Trooper Hook
Heathcliff
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Mike
- Three's a Crowd (1957) ... Mike
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
August
- The Red-Haired Visitor (1956) ... August
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Pirelli
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) ... Pirelli
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Perfect Likeness (1956)
 1956 Calling Homicide
Peter von Elda (uncredited)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Joe Epic
- The Dark Rider (1956) ... Joe Epic
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Romolo's Attorney (uncredited)
 1956 December Bride (TV Series)
Henry Clark
- Lily the Matchmaker (1956) ... Henry Clark
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Joe Giovanni
- Big Sneak (1956) ... Joe Giovanni
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Ike
- Don't Count the Stars (1956) ... Ike
 1956 The Killer Is Loose
Honor Farm Guard (uncredited)
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Clay Sorrenson
- The Golden Promise (1956) ... Clay Sorrenson
 1956 Inside Detroit
Harry (uncredited)
 1955 The Fighting Chance
Piggie (uncredited)
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Carl Green
- Diamonds in the Sky (1955) ... Carl Green
 1955 Hell's Horizon
Dixie
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Hammy
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Earnshaw
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Prison Riot (1955)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Shockley
- The Blue Ribbon (1955) ... Shockley
 1955 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Cuneo
- The Eyes of Father Tomasino (1955) ... Cuneo
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Rico
- Return of the Hawk (1955) ... Rico
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Duroc
- Operation Failure (1954) ... Duroc
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Tom
- The Boy Story ... Tom
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Crothers
- The Cane (1954) ... Crothers
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a comedy pilot based on an Elvis Presley film called Kissin' Cousins (1964). The pilot starred Edd Byrnes.

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