Don Adams

Donald James Yarmy (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005), known professionally as Don Adams, was an American actor, comedian and director.wikipedia
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Get Smart

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In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the television situation comedy Get Smart (1965–70, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, prompted by producers Dan Melnick and David Susskind, wrote Get Smart as the comedic answer to the successful 1960s spy television dramas such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, I Spy and others.
The show stars Don Adams (who also worked as a director on the series) as agent Maxwell "Max" Smart, a.k.a. Agent 86, Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, and Edward Platt as Thaddeus, the Chief.

Larry Storch

Dropping out of New York City's DeWitt Clinton High School (comedian Larry Storch was a classmate), Adams worked as a theater usher.
He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx with Don Adams, who remained his lifelong friend.

DeWitt Clinton High School

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Dropping out of New York City's DeWitt Clinton High School (comedian Larry Storch was a classmate), Adams worked as a theater usher.
Don Adams (1923–2005), actor, best known for his work in the TV series Get Smart

Dick Yarmy

Adams and his brother Richard (who later became an actor, known as Dick Yarmy) were each raised in the religion of one parent: Don in the Catholic faith of their mother, and Dick in the Jewish faith of their father.
Yarmy was the younger brother of actor Don Adams.

Bill Dana

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Adams' work on television began in 1954 when he won on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts with a stand-up comedy act written by boyhood friend Bill Dana.
Dana's career took a major turn when he began writing stand-up routines for the young comedian Don Adams, including the now well-known "Would you believe?"

The Bill Dana Show

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He had a role on the NBC sitcom The Bill Dana Show (1963–65) as a bumbling hotel detective named Byron Glick.
His biggest problems were his fellow bellhop Eddie (Gary Crosby), who was constantly trying to get José to wise up; the less-than-understanding hotel manager Mr. Phillips (Jonathan Harris, who would soon play Dr. Smith on Lost in Space) and the bumbling hotel detective Byron Glick (Don Adams, in a predecessor to the character he would play on Get Smart). In the second season, Maggie Peterson played Susie, a waitress in the hotel's coffee shop.

Blackwater fever

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His combat service was short-lived; he contracted blackwater fever, a serious complication of malaria, known for a 90% rate of fatality.
Actor Don Adams, best known as Maxwell Smart from the popular sitcom Get Smart and as the title character in Inspector Gadget, contracted blackwater fever after being shot in combat at Guadalcanal during World War II. Adams was evacuated from his United States Marine Corps unit to a hospital in New Zealand where he ultimately made a full recovery.

Mel Brooks

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Creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, prompted by producers Dan Melnick and David Susskind, wrote Get Smart as the comedic answer to the successful 1960s spy television dramas such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, I Spy and others.
The show that Brooks and Henry created was Get Smart, starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86. This series ran from 1965 until 1970, although Brooks was not involved with its production after the pilot episode.

Daniel Melnick

Creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, prompted by producers Dan Melnick and David Susskind, wrote Get Smart as the comedic answer to the successful 1960s spy television dramas such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, I Spy and others.
ABC paid for a pilot episode, but did not purchase the series, so Melnick turned to Grant Tinker at NBC, who had Don Adams under contract and were looking for a project for the comedian.

The Nude Bomb

His movie The Nude Bomb (1980) was unsuccessful at the box-office.
It stars Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, and was directed by Clive Donner.

Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales

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Adams also provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–66) and Inspector Gadget (1983–86) as well as several revivals and spinoffs of the latter in the 1990s.

Inspector Gadget

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He voiced Inspector Gadget in the original television series (1983–85) and a 1992 Christmas special, as well as in subsequent 1990s spinoffs Gadget Boy and Inspector Gadget's Field Trip.
He was voiced by Don Adams in the original series and Inspector Gadget's Field Trip until Adams' retirement from voicing Gadget in 1999, Gary Owens and later Jesse White in the original series' pilot episode, and Maurice LaMarche in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Gadget and the Gadgetinis, the direct-to-video animated films, and various DIC Kids Network bumpers.

Tom Poston

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Get Smart was written as a vehicle for Tom Poston, to be piloted on ABC; when ABC turned it down, NBC picked up the show, which cast Adams in the role because he was already under contract.
When ABC passed on the show, NBC picked it up and the lead went to Don Adams.

Get Smart (1995 TV series)

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Adams reprised his Maxwell Smart role one last time on Get Smart for Fox in 1995, which co-starred Barbara Feldon and rising star Andy Dick as Max and 99's son.
Get Smart is an American sitcom sequel to the original 1965–1970 NBC/CBS sitcom Get Smart starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon reprising their characters of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99. The series aired Sunday at 7:30 pm on Fox for seven episodes from January 8 to February 19, 1995.

Back to the Beach

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He also appeared in the film Jimmy the Kid (1982) and played a cameo role as a harbormaster in Back to the Beach (1987).
Along the way, Frankie must work together with a new generation of younger surfers while nearly ruining his marriage by dallying with Connie Stevens — one of several pop-culture icons appearing in the film, including Fishbone, Don Adams, Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Edd Byrnes, Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, Barbara Billingsley, Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, O. J. Simpson, and Pee-wee Herman.

Jimmy the Kid

He also appeared in the film Jimmy the Kid (1982) and played a cameo role as a harbormaster in Back to the Beach (1987).
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Barbara Feldon

Barbara Feldon co-starred as Max's young and attractive partner (later wife) Agent 99, where she had a great chemistry with Adams throughout the show's run, despite a 10-year age difference, and they became best friends during and after. Among his eulogists were his decades-long friends Barbara Feldon, Don Rickles, James Caan, and Bill Dana, and his son-in-law, actor Jim Beaver (widower of Adams' daughter Cecily Adams).
She starred opposite comedian Don Adams, who portrayed Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86. She played the role for the duration of the show's production from 1965 until 1970, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1968 and 1969.

Don Adams' Screen Test

Don Adams' Screen Test was a syndicated game show which lasted 26 episodes during the 1975–76 season.
It was hosted by actor Don Adams and the announcer was Charlie O'Donnell.

Inspector Gadget (1983 TV series)

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Adams also provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–66) and Inspector Gadget (1983–86) as well as several revivals and spinoffs of the latter in the 1990s.
He dresses like Inspector Clouseau, drives a minivan that can be converted into a police hatchback, and acts like Maxwell Smart, who was portrayed by Gadget's primary voice actor Don Adams.

I Spy (1965 TV series)

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Creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, prompted by producers Dan Melnick and David Susskind, wrote Get Smart as the comedic answer to the successful 1960s spy television dramas such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, I Spy and others.
In this, agent Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) pretends to be an international table-tennis champion.

Cecily Adams

Among his eulogists were his decades-long friends Barbara Feldon, Don Rickles, James Caan, and Bill Dana, and his son-in-law, actor Jim Beaver (widower of Adams' daughter Cecily Adams).
Adams was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the daughter of comic actor Don Adams and singer Adelaide Efantis.

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

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later, he voiced himself in animated form for a guest shot in an episode of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, titled "The Exterminator".
Many of the supporting voice roles were done by several celebrities who were famous elsewhere, such as Ted Knight (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Larry Storch (F-Troop), Don Adams (Get Smart), and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) or who later became famous after production, such as Jodie Foster, Vincent Van Patten and Mark Hamill.

The Partners

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His efforts after Get Smart were less successful, including the comedy series The Partners (1971–72), a game show called Don Adams' Screen Test (1975–76) and three attempts to revive the Get Smart series in the 1980s.
The program featured Don Adams and Rupert Crosse as bumbling detectives, John Doucette their exasperated commanding officer.

James Caan

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Among his eulogists were his decades-long friends Barbara Feldon, Don Rickles, James Caan, and Bill Dana, and his son-in-law, actor Jim Beaver (widower of Adams' daughter Cecily Adams).
He returned to television with a guest role in The F.B.I., then had an uncredited spot on the spy sitcom Get Smart as a favor to star Don Adams, playing Rupert of Rathskeller in the episode "To Sire with Love".