, a three-time Emmy winner for his role as Maxwell Smart (aka Agent 86) on the '60s James Bond-spoofing series Get Smart
, died on Sunday of a lung infection. He was 82. Born Donald James Yarmy
, Adams dropped out of high school and joined the Marines in 1941. After contracting malaria during the Guadalcanal campaign, he returned to the United States as a drill instructor, where he acquired his distinctive clipped style of speaking one that would serve him well professionally. In addition to Get Smart,
its feature film (The Nude Bomb
) and prime-time resurrections, his credits included voicing Tennessee Tuxedo, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
's Comet and Inspector Gadget.