Adam Arkin


Date Of Birth

August 19, 1956


Award-winning actor Adam Arkin has appeared in various television series such as Northern Exposure where he played Adam, an eccentric chef, a role he played for five years. He also played neurosurgeon Aaron Shutt in Chicago Hope, which was a role that shot him to fame. His other TV credits include Life, The West Wing, Frasier , Boston Legal and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.

On the big screen, Arkin was cast in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Hitch, With Friends Like These, Dropping Out, Hanging Up and East of A. In 2009, he joined the second season of Sons of Anarchy as white separatist gang leader Ethan Zobelle.

Place of Birth

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Name

Adam Arkin



Fun Facts

-He has been married to Phyllis Lyons since 1999.


2002: (won) Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special
for: My Louisiana Sky (2001)

2001: (won) Chicago International Children's Film Festival/Children's Jury Award
North American Feature Film or Video - Live-Action
for: My Louisiana Sky (2001)

1992: (won) Viewers for Quality Television Awards/Q Award Specialty Player
for: "Northern Exposure" (1990)


2011 Smothered (TV movie)
2011 The Chicago Code (TV series)
2010 Tell Tale (short)
2010 Who Gets the Parents (TV movie)
2010 Summer Eleven
2009 Sons of Anarchy (TV series)
2009 A Serious Man
2009 Just Peck
2007-2009 Life (TV series)
2008 Comedy Gumbo (TV series)
2007 Graduation
2006 Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV movie)
2006 Boston Legal (TV series)
2006 Commander in Chief (TV series)
2005 Kids in America
1992-2005 Law & Order (TV series)
2005 Chloe (short)
2004-2005 8 Simple Rules (TV series)
2005/I Hitch
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm
2003 The Practice (TV series)
2002-2003 Baby Bob (TV series)
2003 The Ripples (TV movie)
2000-2002 The West Wing (TV series)
2002 Monk (TV series)
2002 Damaged Care (TV movie)
2002 Stark Raving Mad
2002 Roughing It (TV movie)
2001 Off Season (TV movie)
2001 Frasier (TV series)
2001 Mission
2001 The Chris Isaak Show (TV series)
2001 Late Boomers (TV movie)
1994-2000 Chicago Hope (TV series)
2000 East of A
2000 Hanging Up
2000 Dropping Out
1999 A Slight Case of Murder (TV movie)
1999 Lake Placid
1998 Thirst (TV movie)
1998 With Friends Like These...
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1997 Perversions of Science (TV series)
1997 MADtv (TV series)
1997 Not in This Town (TV movie)
1994-1996 Picket Fences (TV series)
1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (TV movie)
1990-1995 Northern Exposure (TV series)
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV short)
1993 Big Wave Dave's (TV series)
1993 Tribeca (TV series)
1991 Nurses (TV series)
1991 The Hidden Room (TV series)
1991 The Doctor
1991 China Beach (TV series)
1990 A Promise to Keep (TV movie)
1990 Babies (TV movie)
1990 Heat Wave (TV movie)
1989-1990 Knots Landing (TV series)
1989 MacGyver (TV series)
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV series)
1989 Ocean (TV mini-series)
1987-1988 A Year in the Life (TV series)
1988 Necessary Parties (TV movie)
1986-1987 L.A. Law (TV series)
1987 Personal Foul
1986 Tough Cookies (TV series)
1986 All Is Forgiven (TV series)
1986 The Twilight Zone (TV series)
1986 A Year in the Life (TV mini-series)
1985 St. Elsewhere (TV series)
1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV movie)
1978-1983 The Love Boat (TV series)
1982 Teachers Only (TV series)
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
1981 Under the Rainbow
1981 Full Moon High
1979 $weepstake$ (TV series)
1979 Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World (TV movie)
1978 Pearl (TV mini-series)
1977 Busting Loose (TV series)
1976 Visions (TV series)
1976 Baby Blue Marine
1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV series)
1975 Harry O (TV series)
1975 Barney Miller (TV series)
1975 We'll Get By (TV series)
1975 Happy Days (TV series)
1975 All Together Now (TV movie)
1974 It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (TV movie)
1974 Moe and Joe (TV movie)
1971 Made for Each Other
1969 The Monitors
1969 People Soup (short)




6' 1 1/2" (1.87 m)


"What I had to say was, in general, I'm not really a fan of any one genre of any kind of film."

"We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off."

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