Biography Author Matching "Adam" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Dax Shepard

Actor | Hit and Run

Dax Randall Shepard was born in 1975 in Milford, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Laura (LaBo), who worked at GM, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., a car salesman. His mother is of French-Canadian and Belgian descent. With both his parents working in the automotive industry, Dax's first love was cars.

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2. Rod Steiger

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Rodney Stephen Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, to Augusta Amelia (Driver) and Frederick Jacob Steiger, both vaudevillians. He was of German and Austrian ancestry. After his parents' divorce, Steiger was raised by his mother in Newark, New Jersey. He dropped out of Westside High school at...

3. Kim Coates

Actor | Goon

Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other ...

4. Burgess Meredith

Actor | Clash of the Titans

One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century, who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts, before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company, Civic Repertory Company, in New York City in 1933...

5. John Singleton

Writer | Boyz n the Hood

Son of Danny Singleton, a mortgage broker, and Sheila Ward, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC, after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three ...

6. Margaret Sullavan

Actress | The Shop Around the Corner

Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...

7. Red Skelton

Writer | The Red Skelton Show

The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of seven by Ed Wynn, at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15....

8. Adam Kaufman

Actor | Taken

Adam is an American actor, who is best known for his roles as Lucas Newsome in the NBC series State Of Affairs, Charlie Keys in the Steven Spielberg produced mini-series Taken (2002), Parker Abrams on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Ethan on Dawson's Creek (1998) where his and Kerr Smith's ...

9. Zach Roerig

Actor | Rings

Zachary George Roerig plays Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries, and is also known for his roles on TV series As The World Turns and One Life To Live. Roerig was born in Montpelier, Ohio to Daniel and Andrea Roerig in 1985. He attended Montpelier High school where he played both football and was ...

10. Daniel Roebuck

Actor | Getting Grace

Having made his feature film debut starring in the teen comedy Cavegirl Daniel Roebuck quickly realized that there was only one direction to travel in his career. Up!

Soon after Cavegirl, Roebuck established himself as one of the industry's youngest character actors with his haunting portrayal as the...

11. Adam Hann-Byrd

Actor | Little Man Tate

Adam Hann-Byrd was born on February 23, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, best known for his work on Jumanji (1995), The Ice Storm (1997), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), and as the title character in Jodie Foster's directorial debut, Little Man Tate (1991).

12. William Hickey

Actor | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 ...

13. Adam Huber

Actor | Awkward.

Adam Huber was born in 1987 and was raised in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. After high school he attended Penn State University, where he discovered a passion for acting after starring in a play. In 2009, he moved to New York City where he started his modeling career while studying acting. He ...

14. Neile Adams

Actress | Fuzz

Neile Adams was born in Manila, the Philippine Islands on July 10, 1932 as María Ruby Neilam Arrastia y Salvador of Eurasian descent as her DNA attests. Her bloodline, to clarify erroneous reports, consists of 26% mixture of Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian, 7% Polynesian and 67% Spanish Basque and ...

15. Frankie Grande

Actor | Indoor Boys

Frankie was born on January 24, 1983 in New York City, New York to Joan Marguerite Grande, a chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communications & Victor Louis Marchione, a physician. He's also Ariana Grande's older half-brother. He grew up in Ariana's hometown, Boca Raton, where he attended ...

16. Enid-Raye Adams

Actress | Good Boys

Enid-Raye Adams was born in 1973 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Since then, no one has ever pronounced her name correctly. Kids at school called her Igor and Enid The Peenid. (Those kids were ill-mannered and had gastric intestinal problems.) After two perms in a row in junior high, Enid-Raye ...

17. Joe Piscopo

Actor | Johnny Dangerously

Joe Piscopo was cast on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1980 as part of an overall replacement of the original cast. However his team of players was not up to par in comedy and was quickly replaced except for him and Eddie Murphy. Together they dominated the show for the next three years. Since then ...

18. Adam Bartley

Actor | This Is Us

Adam Bartley, a proud Minnesota native, received his acting training from the prestigious Southern Methodist University acting program in Dallas and spent the next decade working on stages in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Colorado, and Alaska. Adam spent 4 years teaching acting to students and ...

19. Redd Foxx

Actor | Sanford and Son

Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his ...

20. Roshan Seth

Actor | Gandhi

A native of New Delhi, India, British character actor of theater and film Roshan Seth honed the skills he learned at London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in British repertory theater. His first break came in Peter Brook's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which toured in 1972. Seth ...

21. Ted Turner

Writer | WCW Monday Nitro

Ted Turner was born on November 19, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Robert Edward Turner III. He is the founder of CNN, TurnerBrodcastSystem(TBS)and TNTnetwork He was previously married to Jane Fonda, Jane Shirley Smith and Judy Nye .He started in the business as a writer and producer but had a ...

22. Adam Conover

Actor | CollegeHumor Originals

Adam Conover is a comedian based in Los Angeles. He is a writer and cast member at the popular comedy website CollegeHumor.com, for whom his video Mitt Romney Style has received nearly 50 million views on YouTube. As a stand-up comic, he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San ...

23. Marianne Faithfull

Actress | Marie Antoinette

Daughter of Eva, the Baroness Erisso, and Major Glynn Faithfull, a WWII British spy. Recorded the first song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "As Tears Go By" (1964). Involved in a major drug scandal with Jagger, Richards and others, which ultimately turned public opinion favorably ...

24. Roger Guenveur Smith

Actor | Dope

Roger Guenveur Smith is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen.

He adapted his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague Spike ...

25. Alvy Moore

Actor | Kaze no tani no Naushika

Comic light actor in U.S. films and TV. Born in Vincennes and raised in Terre Haute, IN, Moore studied drama at Indiana State Teachers College before serving in the Marines in WWII. He had a tough time breaking into movies, although he performed in local and regional live theatre. He finally found ...

26. Margaret Hayes

Actress | The Glass Key

Auburn-haired Margaret 'Maggie' Hayes made her Broadway debut in 1940 and was signed by Paramount the following year. She generally played second leads, often as 'the other woman', but was never quite fulfilled in her profession. Instead, she pursued diverse other career paths outside of acting, ...

27. Kira Reed Lorsch

Actress | Acts of Desperation

Kira Reed Lorsch is a Emmy nominated actress, television host and Emmy winning producer. After graduating UCLA's School of Theatre Film and Television, she enjoyed a prolific on-camera career including feature films, guest spots on major network shows and a seven-year stint as a reporter for ...

28. Chase Crawford

Actor | Boy Band

Born March 11th, 1996 Chase Alexander Crawford is an American actor from Monroe, Ohio best known for his roles in independent films such as Goat and In the Radiant City.

Crawford was born in New Bern, North Carolina to Susan Willoughby and Ray Crawford. He attended and graduated from Monroe High ...

29. Noah Dalton Danby

Actor | Riddick

Noah Danby is a Canadian born actor, known for his versatility in Television, Film and Theatre. Noah is known for his film work with his roles in Riddick (2013) opposite Vin Diesel The Tuxedo (2002) with Jackie Chan and opposite Dave Bautista as Todd in My Spy (2020)

In Television, Noah is known for...

30. Jasmine Cephas Jones

Actress | Blindspotting

Jasmine Cephas Jones originated the roles of 'Peggy Schuyler' and 'Maria Reynolds' in the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton an American Musical. Jasmine trained at the Berklee College of Music for vocal performance and The Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater. She is a member of the LAByrinth ...

31. Adam Hollick

Actor | Adventures of Aladdin

Adam attended Azusa Pacific University on a full football scholarship. After two years, he decided to leave football and the scholarship to become a music major. He went on to earn a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance. Recent credits include Conrad Birdie in "Bye Bye Birdie" with Glendale Centre ...

32. Callie Khouri

Writer | Thelma & Louise

Raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. Went to Purdue University to study landscape architecture but switched to drama. Moved to Nashville after college to be with her family before heading to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute. Worked for a commercials ...

33. Rahart Adams

Actor | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Born in Melbourne, to Australian parents of Maltese heritage and the second oldest of four children. Rahart completed his schooling at Haileybury College focussing on Media and Business Studies all whilst splitting time between filming projects early on in his career.

Rahart had always been a ...

34. Cesar Gonzalez

Actor | Nacho Libre

Silver King is the son of the legendary luchadore wrestler Dr Wagner. He has been wrestling professionally since 1985. He started out wrestling in the Universal Wrestling Association under a mask, but lost that in a match with the legendary El Santo. He was part of the tag team "The Cowboys" with ...

35. Adam Irigoyen

Actor | Shake It Up

Adam Irigoyen began his acting career at the age of 11. He appeared in multiple commercials and print campaigns before guest-starring on the Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place (2007), which eventually led to an audition for the role of "Deuce Martinez" on Shake It ...

36. Lucas Adams

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Lucas Brentley Adams is the son of Brent and Shari Adams. He has two older sisters, Audrie and Brittnie. Lucas was raised on a farm in a small town in Texas. After graduating from high school Lucas moved to LA to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. He loves acting, plays several sports (...

37. Ruth Storey

Actress | In Cold Blood

Born and raised in New York, Storey moved with her then-husband Richard Conte to Los Angeles in the 1950s, where she worked on stage, television, and screen. After her divorce, she earned a master's degree in social welfare from UCLA and co-founded the Center for Human Problems in the Los Angeles ...

38. Adam Gregory

Actor | 90210

Adam Gregory is best known for his preppy-bad-boy character, "Ty Collins" on 90210. Gregory also stars as "Thomas Forrester" the only son and eldest child on The Bold and the Beautiful. Landing a leading role in Ryan Little's new film Saints and Soldiers: The Void, Gregory is now prepping for his ...

39. Collins Pennie

Actor | In Time

Born in Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York, Collins Pennie began his career with roles on both NBC's hit drama Law & Order as well as playing a drug-addicted thief on Without a Trace. His television work quickly caught the eye of Ford Model Management, who signed Collins, consequently leading him to ...

40. Lauren Adams

Actress | Romance in the Digital Age

Lauren Adams is an actor and improviser living in New York City. She hails from Maryland and has a degree from Elon University in North Carolina. Lauren plays Gretchen in Netflix Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. You can catch her doing comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre from time to time. ...

41. Tanis Chandler

Actress | Shadows Over Chinatown

Tanis Chandler was born in Nantes, France on August 20, 1924. Her real name (and birth-name) is Tanis Anne Goldthwaite and she is the daughter of composer/soloist Chandler Goldthwaite. Her early education was at the Chateau de Bure school in Paris, Saint Joseph's in Arizona and The Westlake School ...

42. Grant Imahara

Visual Effects | The Matrix Reloaded

Electronics wizard Grant Imahara has been behind the scenes of many top Hollywood films for years. An expert at animatronics, his skills were used extensively at George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic, where his talent was demonstrated on various features including The Matrix sequels, the three ...

43. Jimmy Lydon

Actor | Strange Illusion

Born to a large Irish Catholic family (the fifth of nine children) and raised in New York City, Lydon overcame a birth defect and alcoholic father to begin a Broadway career in 1937, acting opposite Van Heflin, Sidney Lumet and Uta Hagen in separate productions. After a number of films with ...

44. Adam Stafford

Actor | The Flash

Adam Stafford is an actor originating from Melbourne, Australia. Adam is best known for his character roles such as Geomancer/Adam Fells in The Flash (2016). More recently, Adam is soon to be seen playing the role of Mark Waterman in the much anticipated NBC Crime Drama, The InBetween (2019). He ...

45. Adam Collins

Stunts | Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Actor / stuntman / Director from Nottingham, England. Served six years as a commando in the Royal Marines, spending two operational tours including Afghanistan. Trained specialist in military skills including helicopter abseiling / fast roping, amphibious training, unarmed combat and firearms ...

46. Torrie Wilson

Actress | WWF SmackDown!

Torrie Wilson and "The Franchise" Shane Douglas made one of the most dynamic duos in professional wrestling during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Torrie spent a great amount of time in WCW, when she was not fulfilling her potential until she became the valet for The Franchise Shane Douglas. Using ...

47. William Haines

Actor | West Point

Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was...

48. Adam Boyer

Actor | Ozark

Born in Boston, Massachusetts Adam Boyer had skates strapped to his feet as soon as he could walk. Playing hockey was his first love. When his family moved down to Atlanta a devastating thing happened... Winter disappeared, and with it, hockey. The closest thing the South had to offer was soccer. ...

49. Virginia Cherrill

Actress | City Lights

Actress in US and UK films of the early 1930s. Born on a farm, Cherrill was discovered by Charles Chaplin while sitting beside him at a boxing match in Los Angeles; he introduced himself at intermission and hired her for her debut in City Lights (1931). She met husband Cary Grant at the premiere of ...

50. Frederick Wiseman

Director | Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Born in 1930, Wiseman is a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident and member of the Massachusetts Bar Association who turned to filmmaking in 1967, after years as an instructor and/or researcher at Boston University, Brandeis University, and Harvard. In 1970 he founded Zipporah Films, Inc., which ...


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