Mason Adams (I) (1919–2005)


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Mason Adams was well known for playing Pepper Young on the popular radio soap opera series Pepper Young's Family throughout the 1940 and 1950s. He was also heard on most of the successful radio programs during radio's "Golden Age." In the 1970s, Adams was frequently heard on Himan Brown's CBS Mystery Theater radio series. He had a regular running ... See full bio »

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Son in Law Walter Warner Sr.
(1993)
Lou Grant Charlie Hume
(1977-1982)
Houseguest Mr. Pike
(1995)
F/X Colonel Mason
(1986)

Filmography

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 2003 Oz (TV Series)
Mr. Hoyt
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... Mr. Hoyt
 1999 The West Wing (TV Series)
Justice Joseph Crouch
- The Short List (1999) ... Justice Joseph Crouch
 1999 Life Among the Cannibals
Francis
 1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Mr. Trapwell / Mr. Trapwell (segment "The Scoop")
- Scoop (1998) ... Mr. Trapwell
- Bon Voyage/Man in the Model T/The Scoop/Angel on Board/Buenos Dias (1998) ... Mr. Trapwell (segment "The Scoop")
 1998 The Lesser Evil
Derek's Father
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini Series)
Clinton Anderson
- Apollo One (1998) ... Clinton Anderson
 1997 Metropolitan Hospital (TV Movie)
 1997 Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (TV Mini Series)
Sidney Pomerantz
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Sidney Pomerantz
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Sidney Pomerantz
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Sidney Pomerantz
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Sidney Pomerantz
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Sidney Pomerantz
 1997 Hudson River Blues
Grandpa
 1997 Murder One (TV Series)
Sidney Pomerantz
- Chapter Thirteen, Year Two (1997) ... Sidney Pomerantz
 1997 Touch
Father Nestor
 1995 Not of This Earth
Dr. Rochelle
 1995 Houseguest
Mr. Pike
 1993 Son in Law
Walter Warner Sr.
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
President Harris
- Pilot (1993) ... President Harris
 1992 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Judge Colbert
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Bob Rutherford
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Bob Rutherford
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Toffinetti
- Chute First, Ask Questions Later (1992) ... Judge Toffinetti
 1991 Rockenwagner (TV Movie)
Rory Carmichael
 1991 Family Matters (TV Series)
Judge Vance
- Citizen's Court (1991) ... Judge Vance
 1991 Toy Soldiers
Deputy Director Brown
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie)
Frank Halloran
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Doctor
- A New Woman (1990) ... Doctor
 1990 WIOU (TV Series)
Hal Krasner
- Do the Wrong Thing (1990) ... Hal Krasner
 1990 Whip Valentine (TV Movie)
 1989 It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Knight & Daye (TV Series)
Everett Daye
- The Last Honest Man in America (1989) ... Everett Daye
- Goodbye, Mr. Scrimshaw (1989) ... Everett Daye
- Stalk Radio (1989) ... Everett Daye
- Still Motile After All These Years (1989) ... Everett Daye
- New York! New York? (1989) ... Everett Daye
 1989 A Quiet Conspiracy (TV Mini Series)
General Luther B. Novak
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... General Luther B. Novak
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Roger Philby
- The Search for Peter Kerry (1989) ... Roger Philby
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
Bob Ranier
- The Heiress (1988) ... Bob Ranier
 1987 The Hope Division (TV Movie)
Peter Braden
 1986 Family Ties (TV Series)
Professor Lloyd Rhodes
- Paper Lion (1986) ... Professor Lloyd Rhodes
 1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Movie)
Father Francis Ryan
 1986 Who Is Julia? (TV Movie)
Dr. Gordon
 1986 Northstar (TV Movie)
Dr. Karl Janss
 1986 You Are the Jury (TV Series)
Dr Parke
 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)
Gordon Blair
- Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... Gordon Blair
- Good Expectations (1986) ... Gordon Blair
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Gordon Blair
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Gordon Blair
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Gordon Blair
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Wiggins
 1986 F/X
Colonel Mason
 1985 CBS Storybreak (TV Series)
Narrator
- Arnold of the Ducks (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
 1984 The Night They Saved Christmas (TV Movie)
Sumner Murdock
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ford
- Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) ... Ford
 1984 Passions (TV Movie)
Ron Sandler
 1983 Great Day (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1983 Adam (TV Movie)
Ray Mellette
 1977-1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Charlie Hume
- Charlie (1982) ... Charlie Hume
- Victims (1982) ... Charlie Hume
- Beachhead (1982) ... Charlie Hume
- Suspect (1982) ... Charlie Hume
- Unthinkable (1982) ... Charlie Hume
 1982 The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (TV Short)
The Cat in the Hat / Narrator (voice)
 1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV Movie)
Harry Tannenbaum
 1981 Peking Encounter (TV Movie)
Clyde
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Richard Simmons
- Country Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot (1981) ... Richard Simmons
 1981 Rise and Shine (TV Series)
- Pilot (1981)
 1981 The Final Conflict
President
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Wally
 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Movie)
Willie the Wino
 1980 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
Elmo Tyson
- Pilot (1980) ... Elmo Tyson
 1980 The Last Resort (TV Series)
Dr. Sternhagen
- Is There a Doctor in the House? (1980) ... Dr. Sternhagen
 1979 A Shining Season (TV Movie)
Dr. Ed Johnson
 1979 And Baby Makes Six (TV Movie)
Dr. Eliot Losen
 1977 The Deadliest Season (TV Movie)
Bill Cavins
 1976 God Told Me To
Obstetrician
 1975 The Happy Hooker
The Banker with Chris
 1969 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Judge Halstad (1972)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Prescott (1976-1977)
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Rossoff
- The Blue Dahlia (1959) ... Rossoff
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Radio actor
- The Wonderful World of Entertainment (1959) ... Radio actor
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
GI Engineer Walter Maxwell
- Bilko the Genius (1958) ... GI Engineer Walter Maxwell (uncredited)
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Bill Wendover
- Odds Against the Jockey (1958) ... Bill Wendover
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- TV or Not TV (1955)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Watkins
- A Matter of Dignity (1955) ... Mr. Watkins
 1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Conrad
- The Case of the Phantom Fire (1954) ... Conrad
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Dr. Carl Westheimer (1955)
 1947 Mr. Bell (Short)
Thomas Watson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Polaroid Instant Camera. See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Margot Fineberg  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In F/X (1986) his character had the same last name as his own first name: Mason. See more »

Trademark:

His distinct, warm, gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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