Don Adams

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Don Adams
Birth name Donald James Yarmy
Born April 13, 1923 in New York, New York, USA
Died September 25, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA from a lung infection
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales Tennessee Tuxedo 1963–1965 1 2
The Bill Dana Show Byron Glick 1963–1965 1 2
Get Smart Maxwell Smart 1965–1970 1 2 3 4 5
The Partners Lennie Crooke 1971–1972 1
Don Adams' Screen Test host 1975–1976 1
Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget 1983–1986 1 2
Check It Out! Howard Bannister 1985–1988 1 2 3
Get Smart (1995) Maxwell Smart 1995 1
Gadget Boy and Heather Gadget Boy 1995 1
Field Trip Starring Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget 1996 1
Pepper Ann Herbert Hickey 1997–2001 1 2 3 4 5
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History Gadget Boy 1998 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Startime Himself 1x29 - Soldiers in Greasepaint April 26, 1960
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre Himself 4x05 - Murder at N.B.C. October 19, 1966
The Danny Thomas Hour Harry 1x02 - Instant Money September 18, 1967
The Carol Burnett Show Himself 1x11 - With Don Adams, Lesley-Anne Warren November 27, 1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself 1x04 - Show 4 February 12, 1968
The Kraft Music Hall Himself 13x09 - Don Adams Investigates the Detectives November 18, 1970
The New Scooby-Doo Movies Himself 2x06 - The Exterminator October 13, 1973
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home Himself 2x08 - Don for the Defense November 6, 1973
The Love Boat Lenny Camen 1x14 - Isaac's Double Standard / One More Time / Chimpanzeeshines January 14, 1978
Fantasy Island (1978) Cornelius Wieselfarber 3x06 - Red Baron / Young at Heart October 27, 1979
The Love Boat Bill Robinson 3x17 - April's Love / Happy Ending / We Three January 12, 1980
The Love Boat Sidney Williams 5x18 - Doc Takes the Fifth / Safety Last / A Business Affair February 6, 1982
The Love Boat Sam 6x20 - The Zinging Valentine / The Very Temporary Secretary / Final Score February 12, 1983
The Love Boat 7x24 - A Rose Is Not a Rose / Novelties / Too Rich and Too Thin March 17, 1984
The Fall Guy Sheriff 4x01 - Losers Weepers (1) September 19, 1984
Empty Nest Don Adams 6x20 - Charley's Millions March 8, 1994
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Principal 1x13 - Gargoyle Guys January 8, 1997

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
A Secret Agent's Dilemma, or A Clear Case of Mind Over Mata Hari Maxwell Smart September 6, 1965
The Don Adams Special: Hooray for Hollywood himself February 26, 1970
Confessions of a Top Crime Buster Det. Lennie Crooke 1971 The Partners
Saga of Sonora The Old Cowhand May 3, 1973
Three Times Daley Bob Daley August 3, 1976
The Love Boat Donald Richardson September 17, 1976 The Love Boat
Murder Can Hurt You Narrator May 21, 1980
Get Smart, Again! Maxwell Smart February 26, 1989 Get Smart
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas Inspector Gadget December 4, 1992 Inspector Gadget
Inside TV Land: Get Smart himself July 30, 2001 Inside TV Land
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion himself February 10, 2002
NBC 75th Anniversary Special himself May 5, 2002
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV himself March 12, 2003 TV Land Awards

Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
The Partners September 18, 1971 Creator

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead in a Comedy Series (1967, 1968, 1969)
Get Smart