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Adam Arkin is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 19 august 1956 at New York City (USA)

Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 august 1956 (65 years) at New York City (USA)

Adam Arkin (born August 19, 1956) is an American television, film and stage actor and director. He played the role of Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Tony (Best Actor, 1991, I Hate Hamlet) as well as 3 primetime Emmys, 4 SAG Awards (Ensemble, Chicago Hope), and a DGA Award (My Louisiana Sky). In 2002, Arkin won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special for My Louisiana Sky. He is also one of the three actors to portray Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck on Monk. Between 2007 and 2009, he starred in the NBC drama Life. In 2009, he portrayed villain Ethan Zobelle, a white separatist gang leader, on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. He is the son of Oscar winning actor Alan Arkin.


Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York, to actor/director/writer Alan Arkin and his wife Jeremy Yaffe. He graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.

He has a daughter, Molly, with his first wife Linda. He was married to Phyllis Anne Arkin (née Lyons) (1999-2013), and they had one son together. Phyllis filed for divorce in August 2013.


Best films

The Sessions (2012)

Usually with

Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(6 films)
Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan
(6 films)
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(4 films)
Philip Bosco
Philip Bosco
(4 films)
Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(4 films)
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Filmography of Adam Arkin (32 films)

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Pig (2021)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Films about pigs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Nicolas Cage, Adam Arkin, Alex Wolff, Gretchen Corbett, Cody R Burns
Roles Darius
Rating69% 3.4987253.4987253.4987253.4987253.498725
Rob, un chasseur de truffes vivant dans l'Oregon, doit retourner à Portland lorsque son cochon truffier est enlevé. Il sera alors confronté à son passé.
The Sessions, 1h35
Directed by Ben Lewin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about disabilities, Films about virginity
Actors John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Arkin, W. Earl Brown
Roles Josh
Rating71% 3.598813.598813.598813.598813.59881
In Berkeley, California in 1988, Mark O'Brien is a poet who is forced to live in an iron lung due to complications from polio. Due to his condition, he has never had sex. After unsuccessfully proposing to his caretaker Amanda, and sensing he may be near death, he decides he wants to lose his virginity. After consulting his priest, Father Brendan, he gets in touch with Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate. She tells him they will have no more than six sessions together. They begin their sessions, but soon it is clear that they are developing romantic feelings for each other. Cheryl's husband, who loves her deeply, fights to suppress his jealousy, at first withholding a love poem that Mark has sent by mail to Cheryl, which she eventually finds. After several attempts, Mark and Cheryl are able to have mutually satisfying sex, but decide to cut the sessions short on account of their burgeoning feelings.
A Serious Man, 1h46
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Simon Helberg, Fred Melamed, Adam Arkin, Michael Lerner
Roles Don Milgram
Rating70% 3.548293.548293.548293.548293.54829
In a prologue, a Jewish man in an unnamed Eastern European shtetl tells his wife that he was helped on his way home by Traitle Groshkover, whom he has invited in for soup. She says Groshkover is dead and must be a dybbuk. Groshkover (Fyvush Finkel) arrives and laughs off the accusation, but she plunges an icepick into his chest. Bleeding, he exits into the snowy night.
Just Peck
Just Peck (2009)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brie Larson, Marcia Cross, Keir Gilchrist, Adam Arkin, Camryn Manheim, Kyle Kaplan
Roles Michael Peck
Rating60% 3.0485853.0485853.0485853.0485853.048585
A skinny high school sophomore dreams up a science project that will make him a living legend, and win him the heart of a pretty senior who sees his true potential. Michael Peck is the kid nobody sees while he's walking down the hall. But when popular senior Emily takes a liking to Michael, he starts to become a little less invisible. Meanwhile, Michael's well meaning yet misguided parents pressure him to enter the upcoming science fair - an event that could land him right back in the land of misfits. With his newfound popularity hanging precariously in the balance, the smart and stealthy teen dreams up a science project that will turn heads, and teach his parents a valuable lesson.
The War (2007 TV series)
Directed by Ken Burns
Origin USA
Genres War, Documentary, Historical
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Keith David, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach
Roles Reader
Rating89% 4.496064.496064.496064.496064.49606
Le film est traité au travers de la vie de quatre villes américaines à l'époque du conflit :
Graduation (2007)
, 1h29
Directed by Michael Mayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about education
Actors Chris Lowell, Shannon Lucio, Riley Smith, Adam Arkin, Aimee Garcia, Huey Lewis
Roles Dean Deeley
Rating63% 3.1936153.1936153.1936153.1936153.193615
A group of high school friends from suburban Pittsburgh—Carl (Chris Marquette), Polly (Shannon Lucio), Chauncey (Riley Smith) and Jackson (Chris Lowell)—are about to graduate. Polly and Chauncey are dating, Carl needs a date to prom and Jackson doesn't seem to know what to do with his life. When Carl's mom becomes ill and needs $100,000 for surgery, Polly comes up with a plan: rob her dad's bank. The plan seems foolproof, and graduation is the perfect alibi; all the kids need to do is steal the keys to the bank's vault. However, things get complicated when Carl falls in love with a bank teller named Suzi and Polly falls in love with Jackson. Through it all—including an unforeseen hostage crisis—the friends learn a lot about themselves.
Murder on Pleasant Drive, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Adam Arkin, Amy Madigan, Susan Hogan, Vincent Gale, Kelli Williams, Eric Keenleyside
Rating58% 2.9073652.9073652.9073652.9073652.907365
La police soupçonne un homme apparemment sans histoire d'être mêlé à la disparition mystérieuse de son épouse.
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, 1h43
Directed by Randall Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Robert Carlyle, John Goodman, Sean Astin, Mary Steenburgen, Marisa Tomei, Donnie Wahlberg
Roles Gabe Difranco
Rating65% 3.293813.293813.293813.293813.29381
Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle) is a baker grieving his wife's recent death and living in a near catatonic state. Frank happens upon a car accident and meets the loquacious and insightful victim, Steve Mills (John Goodman). Steve is on his way to an appointment in Pasadena to meet a childhood friend and asks Frank to go in his place. Frank goes in search of Steve's friend and arrives at a ballroom dance class. As the film progresses the story moves back and forth through the timeline of Steve's childhood, the accident scene, and the aftermath of Frank's first Lindy hop.
Kids in America, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gregory Smith, Caitlin Wachs, Emy Coligado, Crystal Celeste Grant, Julie Bowen, Malik Yoba
Roles Ed Mumsford
Rating57% 2.852522.852522.852522.852522.85252
Inspired by real events, Kids In America is a teen comedy about a diverse group of high school kids who band together to peacefully stand for their personal rights and dignity. Holden Donovan and his love interest, Charlotte Pratt, are fed up with Principal Donna Weller, who goes to great lengths to stop the students from enjoying their right to free expression, such as suspending Monica Rose for wearing condoms on her outfit to promote safe sex during Spirit Week and suspending Lawrence Reitzer for kissing another guy in the hallway. Meanwhile, she’s running for State School Superintendent, which, if elected, will afford her the power to practice her brand of administration beyond Booker High School. Holden himself is suspended and ultimately expelled for speaking out publicly against Weller, to whom he says, "You’re nothing but a politician".
Hitch (2005)
, 1h58
Directed by Andy Tennant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Amber Valletta, Kevin James, Robinne Lee, Julie Ann Emery
Roles Max
Rating65% 3.2992453.2992453.2992453.2992453.299245
Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) is a professional "date doctor" who coaches other men in the art of wooing women, with a focus on long-term relationships.
Stark Raving Mad, 1h41
Directed by David Schneider
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Seann William Scott, Lou Diamond Phillips, Timm Sharp, Terry Chen, Patrick Breen, Suzy Nakamura
Roles Don Partridge (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1493553.1493553.1493553.1493553.149355
The plot follows a linear structure, encompassing the events of one night in a nightclub which has been hired for the night by protagonist Ben (Seann William Scott). The owner is unhappy with noise levels, fearing loss of his license, but noise levels is exactly what they want. The noise is specific cover for an illicit and complex bank heist orchestrated by the main character as a means of stealing a revered, ancient Chinese statuette and clearing his and his late brother's debt with a local Chinese crime lord. Ben must complete this task before dawn in order to spare his own life. As such, he hires three "experienced" bank robbers to perform the actual act, while he and his assistant ensure that the club night runs smoothly and without incident. However, such is not the case. Two FBI agents in the club (actually checking on a drugs deal) further thwart their plan, but a Chinese food delivery boy comes in on the plan and helps out giving cover stories for the loud bangs from the basement.
Off Season
Off Season (2001)
, 1h34
Directed by Bruce Davison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Hume Cronyn, Rory Culkin, Bruce Davison, Adam Arkin
Roles Richard Frangello
Rating57% 2.8574252.8574252.8574252.8574252.857425
After the death of his parents in a car crash, Jackson Mayhew (Culkin) is sent to live with his aunt who works in a hotel. He comes across an elderly gentleman named Sam who convinces Jackson that he is Santa Claus. A police officer eventually discovers that "Santa" is a con-artist wanted in several states for grand theft, fraud and other crimes