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Adam Arkin Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • As a child, accompanied his father, actor-director Alan Arkin, to movie sets around the world, and took acting classes at the famed Berghof Studio when he was 10 years old
  • Made his first film appearance at 13 in 1969's Oscar-nominated short People Soup
  • His father directed the film; younger brother Matthew costarred
  • In 1981, landed his first leading role in a feature film in the werewolf high-school comedy Full Moon High
  • Was considered by producer Glenn Caron for the role of David Addison on Moonlighting; the part went to Bruce Willis
  • Appeared on Broadway in 1991, as Gary Peter Lefkowitz in a Tony-nominated production of I Hate Hamlet
  • Won a Daytime Emmy for directing 2001's My Louisiana Sky
  • Received a Drama Desk award nomination in 2005 for Best Lead Actor for his performance in the Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy

Awards

  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1982Genie Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated

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