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Nick Adams

Highest Rated:   96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Lowest Rated:   57% Picnic (1955)
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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 YEAR
No Score Yet Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero
  • Astronaut Glenn Amer
1970
No Score Yet 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 Outer Limits - "Fun and Games"
  • Actor
1964
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 Los Asesinos
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Screenwriter

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