Nick Adams

Nick Adams

  • Highest Rated: 96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Picnic (1955)
  • Birthday: Jul 10, 1931
  • Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA
  • A graduate of St. Peter's College, Nick Adams made his screen-acting bow at age 20 with a bit in Somebody Loves Me (1952). Signed at Warner Bros. in 1955, Adams appeared with James Dean in Rebel without a Cause. An inveterate offscreen prankster, Adams enjoyed making Dean laugh by doing on-target impersonations of his co-stars; this talent came in handy when Adams was called upon to dub in several of James Dean's lines in Giant after Dean's fatal car accident. The best of Adams' 1950s movie assignments included the role of Andy Griffith's nerdish air force buddy in No Time for Sergeants (1957) and the would-be seducer of Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959). In 1959, Adams was cast as ex-Confederate soldier Johnny Yuma on the popular TV western The Rebel; less successful was his 1962 starring series Saints and Sinners. After an Oscar nomination for his performance as a surly murder suspect in Twilight of Honor (1963), Adams' career went into an eclipse. Nick Adams died in 1968, the result of an overdose of prescription drugs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero Astronaut Glenn Amer 1970
60% Invasion of Astro-Monster Actor 1970
No Score Yet Mission Mars Nick Grant 1967
No Score Yet Frankenstein Conquers the World Dr. James Bowen 1966
No Score Yet Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title KEB Agent (uncredited) 1966
No Score Yet Mosby's Marauders Actor 1966
71% Die, Monster, Die! Stephen Reinhart 1965
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor Ben Brown 1963
No Score Yet The Hook Pvt. V.R. Hackett 1963
No Score Yet The Interns Dr. Sid Lackland 1962
83% Hell Is for Heroes Homer 1962
92% Pillow Talk Tony 1959
No Score Yet The FBI Story John Gilbert ('Jack') Graham 1959
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants Ben Whitledge 1958
83% Teacher's Pet Barney Kovac 1958
No Score Yet Fury At Showdown Tracy Mitchell 1957
No Score Yet The Last Wagon Ridge 1956
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Gary Nolan 1956
57% Picnic Bomber 1955
96% Rebel Without a Cause Moose 1955
92% Mister Roberts Reber 1955
No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town Billy the Kid 1955
No Score Yet I Died a Thousand Times Bellboy 1955
No Score Yet Somebody Loves Me Western Union Boy 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

8% Men at Work
2012-2013
Screenwriter
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Prince Cord
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Corporal
  • 1964

QUOTES FROM Nick Adams CHARACTERS

Ben Whitledge
Have you ever had R.O.T.C.?
Will Stockdale (Narrator)
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)
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
No, Will. R.O.T.C. ain't a disease, it's trainin' . . . Reserve, Officer's, Training . . ,uh . . .Corporation!
Ben Whitledge
No, Will. R.O.T.C. ain't a disease, it's trainin'. Reserve, Officer's, Training, uh corporation!
Ben Whitledge
[looking out the barrack window and he heard taps, played from another quatchet hut]
Ben Whitledge
Someone brung their trumpet.
Astronaut Glenn
You rats! You stinkin' rats! What did you do to her?!
Astronaut Glenn
you should've left your sister packed in ice!
Astronaut Glenn
I've got big news for you, pal!
Astronaut Glenn
Well, we sure as hell aren't gonna wait for the next ferry! Swim!
Astronaut Glenn
Whatever's fair, pal.
Tetsui Teri
It would really stand him on his head!
Astronaut Glenn
Sure, it'll shake your teeth loose!
Astronaut Glenn
The enemy is very strong...you better do something spectacular!
Astronaut Glenn
We're gonna fight to the last man baby!