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      Nick Adams

      Nick Adams

      Highest Rated: 94% Pillow Talk (1959)

      Lowest Rated: 40% The Interns (1962)

      Birthday: Jul 10, 1931

      Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA

      Though never a major Hollywood star, actor Nick Adams nonetheless strove to become one through hard work, a will to succeed and cozying up to Hollywood stars. After landing a small role in "Mister Roberts" (1955), Adams struck up a friendship with James Dean and had a small part in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). Following Dean's sudden death in late 1955, Adams capitalized on their friendship to gain publicity, while also glomming onto Elvis Presley during the King's movie debut, "Love Me Tender" (1956). From there, Adams ingratiated himself into any social circle he could, which typically paid off with guest starring roles on multiple television shows and supporting parts on the big screen. Adams began taking matters into his own hands when he created and starred in his own series, "The Rebel" (ABC, 1959-1961), which earned critical acclaim during its three seasons on air. He continued to travel back and forth between television and film, landing another acclaimed role on the short-lived series "Saints and Sinners" (NBC, 1962-63) while appearing opposite Steve McQueen in "Hell is for Heroes" (1962). He reached the height of his film career with his Oscar-nominated performance in "Twilight of Honor" (1963), but slipped into personal and professional travails following marriage difficulties and a worsening dependence on prescription drugs. Adams made a number of bad sci-fi films in Japan and the States before dying of a drug overdose in 1968, leaving behind a legacy that asked not what was, but what could have been.

      Highest rated movies

      Pillow Talk
      Mister Roberts
      Rebel Without a Cause
      Hell Is for Heroes
      Teacher's Pet
      Die, Monster, Die!
      The FBI Story
      No Time for Sergeants

      Photos

      TWILIGHT OF HONOR, Nick Adams, 1963 NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS, Nick Adams, 1958 YOUNG DILLINGER, Nick Adams, Mary Ann Mobley, 1965 PICNIC, Nick Adams, 1955 THE HOOK, strolling on location are, from left, Robert Walker, Jr., director George Seaton, Kirk Douglas, producer William Perlberg, Nick Adams, 1963 PILLOW TALK, Doris Day, Nick Adams, Rock Hudson, 1959 NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS, from left, director Mervyn LeRoy, Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, Myron McCormick, 1958 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, Natalie Wood, James Dean, Nick Adams, on-set, 1955 HELL IS FOR HEROES, Nick Adams, Steve McQueen, 1962 DIE, MONSTER, DIE!, from left: Nick Adams, Suzan Farmer, 1965 MISTER ROBERTS, William Powell, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Nick Adams (far rt.), 1955. DIE, MONSTER, DIE!, Boris Karloff, Suzan Farmer, Nick Adams, 1965 NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS, Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, 1958 THE YOUNG LOVERS, Nick Adams, Deborah Walley, Peter Fonda, 1964 THE HOOK, Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker, Jr., Nick Adams, 1963 NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS, Nick Adams, Myron McCormick, Andy Griffin, 1958 FURY AT SHOWDOWN, clockwise from top right: Nick Adams, John Derek, John Smith, 1957 HELL IS FOR HEROES, Nick Adams, Steve McQueen, 1962, soldiers in battle THE HOOK, Nick Adams, 1963 TWILIGHT OF HONOR, Nick Adams, 1963

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Heat Ace Jones (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Mars Nick Grant (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mosby's Marauders Unknown (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 54% Frankenstein Conquers the World Dr. James Bowen (Character) - 1966
      71% 39% Die, Monster, Die! Stephen Reinhart (Character) - 1965
      50% 62% Invasion of Astro-Monster Astronaut Glenn (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Dillinger John Dillinger (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Los Jóvenes Amantes Unknown (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Lovers Tarragoo (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 44% The Hook Pvt. V.R. Hackett (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 31% Twilight of Honor Ben Brown (Character) - 1963
      88% 74% Hell Is for Heroes Homer Janeczek (Character) - 1962
      40% 33% The Interns Dr. Sid Lackland (Character) - 1962
      94% 87% Pillow Talk Tony Walters (Character) - 1959
      60% 47% The FBI Story John Gilbert `'Jack'` Graham (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing, Boy, Sing C.K. Judd (Character) - 1958
      86% 71% Teacher's Pet Barney Kovac (Character) - 1958
      60% 80% No Time for Sergeants Pvt. Ben Whitledge (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 67% Fury at Showdown Tracy Mitchell (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 62% Our Miss Brooks Gary Nolan (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 70% The Last Wagon Ridge (Character) - 1956
      93% 85% Mister Roberts Reber (Character) - 1955
      93% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Chick (Character) - 1955
      50% 54% Picnic Bomber, Paper Boy (Character) $24.0K 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Loves Me Western Union Boy (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frankenstein vs. Baragon Dr. James Bowen (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      92% 58% black-ish Writer 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Orin Reid (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      92% 86% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Max Dent (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saints and Sinners Nick Alexander (Character) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Snooky Bradford (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Sam Upton (Guest Star) 1958 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Johnny Yuma (Character) 1959-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Deal Jackford (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Ira Watkins (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1959