Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Highest Rated: 94% Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Lowest Rated: 50% Picnic (1955)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1931

Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA

Though never a major Hollywood star, actor Nick Adams nonetheless strove to become one through hard work, a will to succeed and cozying up to Hollywood stars. After landing a small role in "Mister Roberts" (1955), Adams struck up a friendship with James Dean and had a small part in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). Following Dean's sudden death in late 1955, Adams capitalized on their friendship to gain publicity, while also glomming onto Elvis Presley during the King's movie debut, "Love Me Tender" (1956). From there, Adams ingratiated himself into any social circle he could, which typically paid off with guest starring roles on multiple television shows and supporting parts on the big screen. Adams began taking matters into his own hands when he created and starred in his own series, "The Rebel" (ABC, 1959-1961), which earned critical acclaim during its three seasons on air. He continued to travel back and forth between television and film, landing another acclaimed role on the short-lived series "Saints and Sinners" (NBC, 1962-63) while appearing opposite Steve McQueen in "Hell is for Heroes" (1962). He reached the height of his film career with his Oscar-nominated performance in "Twilight of Honor" (1963), but slipped into personal and professional travails following marriage difficulties and a worsening dependence on prescription drugs. Adams made a number of bad sci-fi films in Japan and the States before dying of a drug overdose in 1968, leaving behind a legacy that asked not what was, but what could have been.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Mars Nick Grant (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Heat Ace Jones (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mosby's Marauders Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 55% Frankenstein Conquers the World Dr. James Bowen (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Dillinger John Dillinger (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 63% Monster Zero Astronaut Glenn (Character) - 1965
71% 40% Die, Monster, Die! Stephen Reinhart (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Lovers Tarragoo (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 46% The Hook Pvt. V.R. Hackett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 33% Twilight of Honor Ben Brown (Character) - 1963
83% 75% Hell Is for Heroes Homer Janeczek (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 33% The Interns Dr. Sid Lackland (Character) - 1962
93% 87% Pillow Talk Tony Walters (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 47% The FBI Story John Gilbert `'Jack'` Graham (Character) - 1959
86% 71% Teacher's Pet Barney Kovac (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% No Time for Sergeants Pvt. Ben Whitledge (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing, Boy, Sing C.K. Judd (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 67% Fury at Showdown Tracy Mitchell (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 67% Our Miss Brooks Gary Nolan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 70% The Last Wagon Ridge (Character) - 1956
50% 54% Picnic Bomber, Paper Boy (Character) $24K 1955
94% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Chick (Character) - 1955
92% 84% Mister Roberts Reber (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Loves Me Western Union Boy (uncredited) (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
92% 62% black-ish Writer 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Splash'N Boots Unknown (Voice) 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Orin Reid (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Max Dent (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saints and Sinners Nick Alexander (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Snooky Bradford (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Johnny Yuma (Character) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Sgt. Pete Manners (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Deal Jackford (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1959

QUOTES FROM Nick Adams CHARACTERS

Ben Whitledge says: Have you ever had R.O.T.C.?

Will Stockdale (Narrator) says: No . . ., but Irvin did! Close to a year of it. He's so or 'ornary I thing he still might have a touch of it.

Will Stockdale (Narrator) says: No, but Irvin did! Close to a year of it. He's so or 'ornary I thing he still might have a touch of it.

Ben Whitledge says: No, Will. R.O.T.C. ain't a disease, it's trainin' . . . Reserve, Officer's, Training . . ,uh . . .Corporation!

Ben Whitledge says: No, Will. R.O.T.C. ain't a disease, it's trainin'. Reserve, Officer's, Training, uh corporation!

Ben Whitledge says: [looking out the barrack window and he heard taps, played from another quatchet hut]

Ben Whitledge says: Someone brung their trumpet.

Astronaut Glenn says: You rats! You stinkin' rats! What did you do to her?!

Astronaut Glenn says: you should've left your sister packed in ice!

Astronaut Glenn says: I've got big news for you, pal!

Astronaut Glenn says: Well, we sure as hell aren't gonna wait for the next ferry! Swim!

Astronaut Glenn says: Whatever's fair, pal.

Tetsui Teri says: It would really stand him on his head!

Astronaut Glenn says: Sure, it'll shake your teeth loose!

Astronaut Glenn says: The enemy is very strong...you better do something spectacular!

Astronaut Glenn says: We're gonna fight to the last man baby!