Adam Arkin

The handsome son of acting legend Alan Arkin, Adam Arkin began his career as a child actor in small TV and film roles, culminating in his starring role in the werewolf comedy "Full Moon High" (1981). He earned an Emmy nomination for his recurring role as the barefoot, possibly feral chef Adam on "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95) and a 1991 Tony nod in Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet." He starred on many short-lived series and earned a slew of recurring credits on projects like "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-1991) and "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96), but landed a star-making role as the kind neurosurgeon Dr. Aaron Shutt on David E. Kelley's "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). On the big screen, he played Jamie Lee Curtis' boyfriend in "Halloween H20: 20 Year Later" (1998), Meg Ryan's husband in "Hanging Up" (2000), and a bystander to crocodile attacks at "Lake Placid" (1999). A Daytime Emmy-winning director, Arkin earned acclaim for a guest spot on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) and recurred on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), "8 Simple Rules" (ABC, 2002-05), "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08) and "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-14). The very employable actor made his pop proud, playing Eva Mendes' editor in "Hitch" (2005) and a divorce lawyer in the Ethan and Joel Coen drama "A Serious Man" (2009). A talented, constant presence across TV and film, Adam Arkin built a lengthy, impressive career outside of his father's considerable professional shadow.