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Adam Arkin



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% 10 Cent Pistol
  • Nir Zir
2015
No Score Yet Armed Response (In Security)
  • Broomhall
2013
93% The Sessions
  • Josh
2012
No Score Yet Summer Eleven
  • Ron
2010
89% A Serious Man
  • Divorce Lawyer
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
2006
17% Kids in America
  • Ed Mumsford
2005
69% Hitch
  • Max
2005
No Score Yet 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 Le prix de la santé
  • 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
40% Lake Placid
  • Kevin
1999
50% With Friends Like These
  • Steve Hersh
1998
51% Halloween H2O
  • Will
1998
No Score Yet Not in This Town
  • Brian Schnitzer
1997
No Score Yet Dottie Gets Spanked
  • Dick Gordon
1993
86% 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 The Monitors
  • Cameo
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Director
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Adam Roth
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Jeweler George Costas Charles Graham
90% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
  • Wallace Mahoney
83% Masters of Sex
2013
  • Director
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Parisio
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Director
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Reece
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • Ethan Zobelle
  • Director
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Dr. Stanley Keyworth
No Score Yet The War
2007
  • Voice
57% The Finder
2012
  • Director
96% The Americans
2013
  • Director
7% The Deep End
2010
  • Director
88% The Bridge (FX)
2013-2014
  • Director
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
36% Secrets and Lies
2015
  • Director
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Actor
  • Director
98% Fargo
2014-2015
  • Director
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Theo Tonin
  • Director
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Director
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
94% Terriers
2010
  • Director
Monk
2002-2009
  • Dale
  • Director
28% State of Affairs
2014-2015
  • Victor Gantry
35% Backstrom
2015
  • Director
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Tom
  • Guest
66% Rake
2014
  • Director
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • Director
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Director
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Douglas Kupfer
  • Director
100% The Chicago Code
2011
  • Special Agent Cuyler Chief Cuyler
  • Director
84% The Carmichael Show
2015-2016
  • Actor
84% The Blacklist
2013
  • Director

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