Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Highest Rated: 100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% Graduation (2007)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1956

Birthplace: Not Available

The oldest of three sons of Broadway star Alan Arkin, American actor Adam Arkin has had stage and movie work, but is best known for his TV assignments. In 1977 Arkin was starred in his first series, the one-season sitcom Bustin' Loose, wherein the 21-year-old actor played a man finally escaping his overprotective parents. Arkin went on to play an inner-city biology teacher in the brief 1982 TV series Teachers Only; a Chicago bookie in the short-lived 1986 weekly Tough Cookies; and an attorney in 1988's A Year in the Life, which lasted eight months of our lives. In 1990, just when it seemed as though Arkin was going to become the King of Cancellation, he made the first of many guest appearances on the quirky CBS series Northern Exposure as Adam, the sociopathic, in-your-face hermit/gourmet chef. The character reappeared sporadically until 1993, sometimes as a welcome touch of anarchy, other times as merely a loud-mouthed royal pain. In 1994, Adam Arkin was given his most recent crack at regular weekly series work, playing a dedicated but mercurial doctor on the TV drama Chicago Hope, where he was matched insult for insult by the equally obstreperous Mandy Patinkin. Though that well-regarded series came to a close in 2000, Arkin continued to work steadily in both movies and TV appearing in a diverse string of projects including A Slight Case of Murder, the sitcom Baby Bob, and the Will Smith vehicle Hitch. He had a major part on the short-lived TV series Life starting in 2007, and in 2009 appeared in the Coen Brothers Best Picture nominee A Serious Man. He also maintained a steady career as a director of series television helming episodes of Monk, Ally McBeal, and Grey's Anatomy. In 2012 he could be seen in The Sessions, a film that won the audience award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
43% 10 Cent Pistol Nir Zir 2015
No Score Yet Armed Response (In Security) Broomhall 2013
91% The Sessions Josh $6M 2012
No Score Yet Summer Eleven Ron 2010
90% A Serious Man Divorce Lawyer $9.2M 2009
No Score Yet Elbert Hubbard: An American Original Elbert Hubbard 2009
No Score Yet Just Peck Michael Peck 2009
0% Graduation Dean Deeley 2007
No Score Yet Murder on Pleasant Drive John Smith 2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Gabe DiFranco $0.2M 2006
17% Kids in America Ed Mumsford $0.5M 2005
68% Hitch Max $177.6M 2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Actor 2005
No Score Yet Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip Actor 2003
20% Stark Raving Mad Don Partridge 2002
No Score Yet My Louisiana Sky Director 2002
No Score Yet Damaged Care Actor 2002
No Score Yet Roughing It Henry 2002
No Score Yet Mission Vissarion Belinsky 2000
12% Hanging Up Joe 2000
No Score Yet East of A Sylvester 2000
No Score Yet Not For Ourselves Alone Actor 1999
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Det. Fred Stapelli 1999
46% Lake Placid Kevin 1999
50% With Friends Like These Steve Hersh 1998
52% Halloween H20 Will 1998
No Score Yet Not in This Town Brian Schnitzer 1997
No Score Yet Dottie Gets Spanked Dick Gordon 1993
82% The Doctor Dr.Eli Blumenfield 1991
No Score Yet Babies David 1990
No Score Yet Heat Wave Art Berman 1990
No Score Yet Necessary Parties Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Fourth Wise Man Orantes 1985
No Score Yet Full Moon High Tony 1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Charlie 1981
0% Under the Rainbow Henry Hudson 1981
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Rupe 1976
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Teenage Gig 1971
No Score Yet The Monitors Cameo 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
2019
No Score Yet Get Shorty
2017
Director 2019
2018
2017
91% Succession
2018-2019
Director 2018
89% Billions
2016
Director 2017
2016
86% Modern Family
2009
Reece 2016
86% The Carmichael Show
2015-2017
2016
93% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
Wallace Mahoney 2016
2015
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
Director 2016
2015
84% Masters of Sex
2013-2016
Director 2016
2015
2014
2013
37% Backstrom
2015
Director 2015
28% State of Affairs
2014-2015
Victor Gantry 2015
77% Extant
2014-2015
Director 2015
2014
96% Fargo
2014-2017
Producer Director 2015
2014
97% Justified
2010-2015
Theo Tonin Director 2015
2014
2012
2011
2010
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
Director 2014
67% Rake
2014
Director 2014
88% The Bridge (FX)
2013-2014
Director 2014
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
Voice 2014
96% The Americans
2013-2018
Director 2013
91% The Blacklist
2013
Director 2013
88% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
Ethan Zobelle Director 2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
57% The Finder
2012
Director 2012
58% The Newsroom
2012-2014
Adam Roth 2012
78% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Director 2011
100% The Chicago Code
2011
Special Agent Cuyler Chief Cuyler Director 2011
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Director 2011
2009
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
Director 2010
92% Terriers
2010
Director 2010
7% The Deep End
2010
Director 2010
70% Life
2007-2009
Ted Earley Director 2009
2008
2007
50% Big Day
2006-2007
Director 2007
37% Dirt
2007-2008
Director 2007
No Score Yet State of Mind
2007
Director 2007
86% The Riches
2007-2008
Director 2007
67% The War
2007
Voice 2007
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Douglas Kupfer Director 2007
2006
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Director 2007
2006
82% Commander in Chief
2005-2006
Carl Brantley 2006
58% 8 Simple Rules
2002-2005
Ed Gibb 2005
2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Jeweler George Costas Charles Graham 2005
1992
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Attorney Albert Ginsberg 2003
90% Monk
2002-2009
Dale Director 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Dr. Stanley Keyworth 2002
2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Director 2001
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Tom Guest 2001
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Dr. Aaron Shutt Director 2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Robert Biel Attorney Biel Edward 1996
1994
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Adam Gatekeeper Director 1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
1994-2010
Voice 1994
50% Big Wave Dave's
1993
Marshall 1993
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Parisio 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
1986
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Doug Zajk 1985
No Score Yet Busting Loose
1978
Lenny Markowitz
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest

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.