Adam Arkin

Adam ArkinAdam Arkin is an American Actor, writer and director. He started his acting career by playing a cameo role in the television show ‘Happy Days’. His first major role was in an American television comedy show ‘Busint Loose’. He has acted in both movies and films, but is mainly known for his television work. He has carried acting in his genes from his father Alan Arkin.  He has also gained a lot of appreciation for his roles in ‘H20: 20 Years Later’ and ‘Hitch’ movies. He has also taken the role of director and had directed many episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Boston Legal’, ‘The Riches’, ‘The Dirt’, ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, and ‘Masters of Sex’.
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Born: August 19, 1956, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation:  Actor, writer, director
Spouse(s): Linda Arkin (divorced; 1 child), Phyllis Lyons (1999–2013; 1 child)
Parent(s):  Alan Arkin
Awards: 2002 - Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special for My Louisiana Sky.
Zodiac Sign:  Leo  
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American

The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.

It's amazing that this is still news to people, but that affects the final outcome of the film. When people are treated well, and they're made to feel valued, they give 110 percent.

I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive.

I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.

I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to 'ER' were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case.

I really would have been stupid not to have done it. It was also a film that was actually happening, I mean, Miramax was doing it, and it had a kind of legitimacy to it. And once I read the script, I was there.

First and foremost, it was fun. Everybody involved with it made you feel like they were an important contributor to the process. We were made to feel valued.

You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else.

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence.

It's a lot of work and I also feel like I've done it. I miss comedy. And I also think that, from purely a logistical standpoint, that the day-to-day schedule on a comedy allows you to have a life, much more of a life, than on a drama.


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