Encyclopedia > Don Adams

  Article Content

Don Adams

Don Adams (born April 13, 1923) is an American actor, best known for his role as Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, in the TV sitcom Get Smart (1965-1970), for which he also directed and wrote.

Donald James Yarmy was born in New York City and served with the USMC during World War II, being invalided out with malaria during the battle of Guadalcanal. He worked as a comic and mimic, taking the stage-name of Adams. His work on television began in 1954. After the success of Get Smart his later efforts were less successful, including three attempts to revive the Get Smart series in the 1980s. He continued to make the majority of his income from live work on stage and in clubs.

He also works as a voice actor. His first work was in Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales[?] (1963-1966), but he is more famous as the voice of Inspector Gadget, both in the initial television series (1983-1985) and in later reprises.

He has been married three times and has six(?) children.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
List of rare diseases

... personality disorder Antisynthetase syndrome[?] Antithrombin deficiency, congenital[?] Antley-Bixler syndrome[?] Antlophobia[?] Anton's syndrome[?] ...