Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Highest Rated: 91% The Sessions (2012)

Lowest Rated: 0% Graduation (2007)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1956

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

The handsome son of acting legend Alan Arkin, Adam Arkin began his career as a child actor in small TV and film roles, culminating in his starring role in the werewolf comedy "Full Moon High" (1981). He earned an Emmy nomination for his recurring role as the barefoot, possibly feral chef Adam on "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95) and a 1991 Tony nod in Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet." He starred on many short-lived series and earned a slew of recurring credits on projects like "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-1991) and "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96), but landed a star-making role as the kind neurosurgeon Dr. Aaron Shutt on David E. Kelley's "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). On the big screen, he played Jamie Lee Curtis' boyfriend in "Halloween H20: 20 Year Later" (1998), Meg Ryan's husband in "Hanging Up" (2000), and a bystander to crocodile attacks at "Lake Placid" (1999). A Daytime Emmy-winning director, Arkin earned acclaim for a guest spot on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) and recurred on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), "8 Simple Rules" (ABC, 2002-05), "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08) and "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-14). The very employable actor made his pop proud, playing Eva Mendes' editor in "Hitch" (2005) and a divorce lawyer in the Ethan and Joel Coen drama "A Serious Man" (2009). A talented, constant presence across TV and film, Adam Arkin built a lengthy, impressive career outside of his father's considerable professional shadow.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
43% 29% 10 Cent Pistol Nir Zir (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 29% Armed Response Broomhall (Character) - 2013
91% 80% The Sessions Josh (Character) $6M 2012
No Score Yet 25% Tell-Tale Husband (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 62% Summer Eleven Ron (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 45% Just Peck Michael Peck (Character) - 2009
90% 68% A Serious Man Divorce Lawyer (Character) $9.2M 2009
0% 63% Graduation Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 56% Murder on Pleasant Drive John David Smith (Character) - 2006
17% 65% Kids in America Ed Mumsford (Character) $440.2K 2005
22% 61% Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Gabe DiFranco (Character) $247.1K 2005
69% 62% Hitch Max (Character) $177.6M 2005
20% 56% Stark Raving Mad Don Partridge (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 57% Damaged Care Paul Sheinberg (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Vissarion Belinsky (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Season Richard Frangello (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 60% My Louisiana Sky Director - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of A Sylvester (Character) - 2000
12% 34% Hanging Up Joe (Character) $36M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dropping Out Scott Kayle (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 66% A Slight Case of Murder Det. Fred Stapelli (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirst Bob Miller (Character) - 1998
53% 49% Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Will Brennan (Character) $55M 1998
50% 40% With Friends Like These... Steve Hersh (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not in This Town Brian Schnitzer (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Agent Gabriel Valentino (Character) - 1995
82% 72% The Doctor Dr. Eli Blumfield (Character) $38.1M 1991
No Score Yet 67% Babies David (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat Wave Art Berman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Promise to Keep Louis Colt (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Personal Foul Jeremy (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 85% The Fourth Wise Man Joseph (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 39% Full Moon High Tony (Character) - 1981
0% 48% Under the Rainbow Henry Hudson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Charlie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy Ken Walters (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 40% The Monitors Himself (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Tommy Director 2020
No Score Yet 96% Get Shorty Director,
Executive Co-Producer,
Co-Executive Producer
2017-2019
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Julius Adler (Guest Star) 2019
89% 92% The Act Director 2019
92% 87% Succession Director 2018
35% 75% Secrets and Lies Director 2015-2016
84% 87% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2014-2016
88% 93% Longmire Director 2016
87% 91% The Carmichael Show Grant (Guest Star) 2016
85% 87% Modern Family Reece (Guest Star) 2016
28% 66% State of Affairs Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
100% 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
77% 62% Extant Director 2014
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Director 2014
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2012
4% No Score Yet We Are Men Director 2013
13% No Score Yet Family Tools Mr. Baynor (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 98% The Booth at the End Director 2012
59% 90% The Newsroom Adam Roth (Guest Star) 2012
82% 82% The Closer Scott Esposito/Steven Hirschbaum (Guest Star),
Director
2011 2009
100% 81% The Chicago Code FBI Division Chief Cuyler (Guest Star),
Director
2011
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Director 2010
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
70% 80% Life Ted Earley (Character) 2007-2009
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Director 2006-2007
86% 90% Boston Legal A.D.A. Douglas Kupfer (Guest Star),
Director
2006-2007
50% No Score Yet Big Day Director 2007
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Carl Brantley (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 1992
56% No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Bob Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
75% 95% The West Wing Dr. Stanley Keyworth (Guest Star) 2002 2000
91% 90% Monk Dale 'The Whale' Biederbeck (Guest Star),
Director
2002
93% 94% Frasier Tom (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Dr. Aaron Shutt (Character),
Director
1994-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perversions of Science Unknown (Character) 1997
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northern Exposure Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
50% No Score Yet Big Wave Dave's Marshall Fisher (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Year in the Life Jim Eisenberg (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Howard Smith (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Bo (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Get Shorty Co-Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Adam Arkin CHARACTERS

Will Brennan says: What do we do? What dowe do?

Laurie Strode/ Keri Tate says: Try to live!

Will Brennan says: (screaming about Michael Myers) - Who was that?!!!

Will Brennan says: (screaming about Michael Myers) - Who was that?!

Laurie Strode says: My brother.

Laurie Strode says: My name's not Keri Tate.

Will Brennan says: Oooh, what is it?

Laurie Strode says: Laurie Strode.

Will Brennan says: (laughs) - Strode?

Will Brennan says: Just checking on the Hillcrest remains. You girls okay?

Molly Cartwell says: Good. Thanks, Mr. Brennan.

Sarah Wainthrope says: And how are you, Mr. Brennan? ...Looking cute as ever.

Sarah Wainthrope says: And how are you, Mr. Brennan? Looking cute as ever.

Will Brennan says: Thank you, Sarah. What are you two up to tonight?

Sarah Wainthrope says: Well, we thought we'd hit the town, pick up some guys. You know, drop some Roofies in their drinks. Have a whole date-rape evening.

Will Brennan says: Oh...Sounds good.

Will Brennan says: Oh. Sounds good.

Molly Cartwell says: Care to join us?

Will Brennan says: I can't. I'm, uh, I'm having my nipples pierced...But you two have a good time.

Will Brennan says: I can't. I'm, uh, I'm having my nipples pierced, But you two have a good time.

Will Brennan says: I can't. I'm, uh, I'm having my nipples pierced. But you two have a good time.

Laurie Strode says: My brother killed my sister.

Will Brennan says: How did he do that?

Laurie Strode says: With a really big...sharp...kitchen knife.

Laurie Strode says: With a really big, sharp, kitchen knife.

Will Brennan says: And the girl that-- What happened to the sister? She died, right?

Will Brennan says: And the girl that... What happened to the sister? She died, right?

Laurie Strode says: No, she faked her death. And now she's the headmistress...of a very posh, secluded private school in northern California...

Laurie Strode says: No, she faked her death. And now she's the headmistress of a very posh, secluded private school in northern California...

Will Brennan says: What?

Laurie Strode says: Hoping and praying every year...that her brother won't find her.

Laurie Strode says: Hoping and praying every year that her brother won't find her.

Will Brennan says: You're telling' me the truth?

Laurie Strode says: Now do you want a drink?

Will Brennan says: (thinks for a few seconds; in shock) - ...yeah!

Will Brennan says: (thinks for a few seconds; in shock) - Yeah!

Will Brennan says: What should I do?

Laurie Strode says: Try to live.

Laurie Strode says: How about you? Are you tired of my bullsh*t?

Will Brennan says: I'm a counselor; I'm attracted to it.

Laurie Strode says: So counsel me.

Will Brennan says: Oh, no. I know better. I love you just the way you are.