Adam Arkin Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Adam Arkin

Birthday :

August 19, 1956

Also Known For :

TV Actor

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, United States of America

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Adam Arkin is an American actor and director.  He has had major roles in TV shows such as Chicago Hope and Sons of Anarchy.

Childhood And Early Life

Adam Arkin was born on August 19, 1956, in Brooklyn, New York.  His father Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning actor.  


Rise To Stardom

Arkin's acting career started when Adam Arkin was about thirteen years old.  He was in a commercial in 1960.  However, it was his cameo appearance in the television series Happy Days that stands out as his debut.  From that point on, Adam Arkin continued making appearances on other television movies and series.



In 1977, Adam Arkin got his first major role in the television comedy Busting Loose.  The next year he had a role as Private Billy Zylowski in the three-part TV mini-series Pearl.  Most of the 1970s and 1980s had Adam Arkin working as a guest actor or in series that did not last more than a season. One such series was Tough Cookies in 1986.  In 1987, Arkin had a recurring role in the TV series A Year in the Life which started as a mini-series in 1986.  Adam Arkin also had spots in major series such as China Beach and Knots Landing. As Adam Arkin earned more exposure in front of the camera, Adam Arkin was able to find more roles that recognized his talent.  Adam Arkin portrayed “Adam” in Northern Exposure, which earned him a Q Award. 

Adam Arkin was also recognized by the Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild for his role in the movie Chicago Hope.  Most audiences recognize him from his appearances in the movies Hitch along with Will Smith and the horror movie Halloween H20:  20 Years Later. Adam Arkin is also a voice actor.  Adam Arkin has used his voice talents in animated series such as Star Wars, A New Hope, The Voyage of the Corps of Discovery, and The National Parks

Adam Arkin had plenty of work in the 2000s. Adam Arkin had recurring roles in 8 Simple Rules, Boston Legal, and Life.  He has found success as a director. Adam Arkin has directed episodes for TV series in which he is acting such as Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Ally McBeal, Sons of Anarchy, and Masters of Sex. Since 2015, Adam Arkin has also been acting in State of Affairs, Fargo, How to Get Away with Murder, and Modern Family.  Adam Arkin has directed episodes of Secrets and Lies, Sneaky Pete, and Billions.  


Personal Life And Legacy

Adam Arkin married Linda Sublette.  The couple had one child, but they later divorced.  Adam Arkin later married Phyllis Anne Lyons in 1999.  The couple had one child but separated in 2013.

With more than forty years in a career entertaining people, Arkin has been involved with many television series, radio, and movies.  Whether he is acting or directing, he stands out


Awards And Achievements  

Emmy Award nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 1997 Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Halloween H20:  20 Years Later, 1999 Daytime Adam Arkin winner for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special, My Louisiana Sky, 2002 Children's Jury Award winner, Chicago International Film Festival, My Louisiana Sky, 2002 Directors Guild of America nominee, My Louisiana Sky, 2002


Summary Of Major Works


Halloween H2O:  20 Years Later (1998)
My Louisiana Sky 2002
Hitch (2005)
The Sessions (2012)


Northern Exposure (1990-1995)
Chicago Hope (1994-2000)
Sons of Anarchy (2009)

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