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  • Don Adams
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  • Don Adams (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the television situation comedy Get Smart (1965–1970, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart (1967–1969). He provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–1966) and Inspector Gadget (1983–1986) as their title characters. He voiced Sid Pickles in all episodes of Spike & Mike (1993–1999), and two follow up films, Spike & Mike Movie and Spike and Mike: Got Hostaged.
  • Don Adams is an exterminator.
  • Don Adams was an American Professional wrestler.
  • Don Adams (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the TV situation comedy Get Smart (1965–1970, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart (1967–1969). He provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–1966) and Inspector Gadget (1983–1986) as their title characters. He voiced Sid Pickles in all episodes of Spike & Mike (1993–1999), and two follow up films, Spike & Mike Movie and Spike and Mike: Got Hostaged.
  • Don Lamar Adams (November 27, 1947 – December 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball small forward. He was drafted to the San Diego Rockets in the 1970 NBA Draft. He played for the San Diego Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and the Buffalo Braves.
  • In addition to Get Smart, Don Adams appeared on The Bill Dana Show, The Partners, The Don Adams Screen Test and Check It Out, and was the voice of Inspector Gadget (and of the dog in the "Inspector Gadget" movie).
  • Don Adams (born Donald James Yarmy; April 13, 1923 - September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian, and director who is best known for his television role as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) on the NBC/CBS comedy series Get Smart from 1965 to 1970. He is also known for his voice roles as the title character on the semi-educational animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales from 1963 to 1966 and as Inspector Gadget on the animated series Inspector Gadget from 1983 to 1986.
  • Adams was born Donald James Yarmy in Manhattan, son of William Yarmy and his wife Consuelo Deiter. His father, a restaurant manager, was of Hungarian Jewish ancestry. However, his mother raised him in her Roman Catholic faith. Following his discharge, Adams held a series of jobs. During a Canadian television interview, he said that he had faked college credentials and an engineering background to be hired as an engineer designing underground sewers. His lack of training was not discovered for six months.
  • Don Adams was born Donald James Yarmy in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he began a career as a stand-up comic.
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Birthplace
  • , U.S.
Job
  • Exterminator
Birth Date
  • 1923-04-13
Eyes
  • Black
Deathplace
  • , U.S.
death place
  • , U.S.
  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Spouse
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1990
  • Adelaide Efantis
  • Adelaide Efantis Adams
  • Dorothy Bracken
  • Judy Luciano
Hair
  • Black
Actor
Name
  • Don Adams
  • Adams, Don
Caption
  • Don Adams in 1969.
  • Adams as his Get Smart character, [[w:c:getsmart:Maxwell Smart
  • as Maxwell Smart
  • as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86
FirstApp
  • TNSDMovies: The Exterminator
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Birthdate
  • 1923-04-13
Alternative Names
  • Yarmy, Donald James
Years Active
  • 1954
Date of Death
  • 2005-09-25
Birth Place
  • , U.S.
  • New York City, New York, U.S.
Species
  • Human
Cause of Death
  • Lung infection
Names
  • Don Adams
death date
  • 2005-09-25
Deathdate
  • 2005-09-25
Died
  • 2005-09-25
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
yearsactive
  • 1954
Children
  • With Bracken: Stacey, Sean
  • With Efantis: Cecily, Carolyn, Christine, Cathy
  • With Luciano: Beige
Occupation(s)
  • Actor, comedian, director
Occupation
  • Actor, comedian, game show panelist, director, voice artist
Death Cause
  • Lung infection
Gender
  • Male
Born
Birthname
  • Donald James Yarmy
Date of Birth
  • 1923-04-13
Birth name
  • Donald James Yarmy
Nationality
  • 20
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  • Write the first section of your page here.
  • Don Adams (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the television situation comedy Get Smart (1965–1970, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart (1967–1969). He provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–1966) and Inspector Gadget (1983–1986) as their title characters. He voiced Sid Pickles in all episodes of Spike & Mike (1993–1999), and two follow up films, Spike & Mike Movie and Spike and Mike: Got Hostaged.
  • Don Adams is an exterminator.
  • Don Adams was an American Professional wrestler.
  • Don Adams (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the TV situation comedy Get Smart (1965–1970, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart (1967–1969). He provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–1966) and Inspector Gadget (1983–1986) as their title characters. He voiced Sid Pickles in all episodes of Spike & Mike (1993–1999), and two follow up films, Spike & Mike Movie and Spike and Mike: Got Hostaged.
  • Don Adams was born Donald James Yarmy in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he began a career as a stand-up comic. He married singer Adelaide Adams and adopted her last name as his stage surname. He had seven children altogether, (four with his first wife, two with his second, one with his third): Caroline Adams, Christine, Catherine, Cecily Adams, Stacey Adams, Sean, Beige. His television career began when he won the Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour (1948) talent contest. His most famous role, of course, is as bumbling, incompetent, clueless yet endearing secret agent Maxwell Smart in the classic sitcom/spy spoof Get Smart (1965), although he also had a career as a television director and a Broadway and theatrical dramatic actor.
  • Don Lamar Adams (November 27, 1947 – December 25, 2013) was an American professional basketball small forward. He was drafted to the San Diego Rockets in the 1970 NBA Draft. He played for the San Diego Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and the Buffalo Braves.
  • Adams was born Donald James Yarmy in Manhattan, son of William Yarmy and his wife Consuelo Deiter. His father, a restaurant manager, was of Hungarian Jewish ancestry. However, his mother raised him in her Roman Catholic faith. Dropping out of New York City's DeWitt Clinton High School, Adams worked as a theater usher. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1941. Adams took part in the Guadalcanal Campaign and contracted blackwater fever, surviving despite its near 90% fatality rate but spending over a year in a Navy hospital in Wellington, New Zealand. After his recovery, he served as a Marine drill instructor in the United States. Following his discharge, Adams held a series of jobs. During a Canadian television interview, he said that he had faked college credentials and an engineering background to be hired as an engineer designing underground sewers. His lack of training was not discovered for six months. He later worked as a comic, taking the stage name of Adams after marrying singer Adelaide (Dell) Efantis, who performed as Adelaide Adams. They had four daughters, and Adams also worked as a commercial artist and restaurant cashier to help support his family. When they divorced, he kept Adams as his stage name because acting auditions were often held in alphabetical order.
  • Don Adams (born Donald James Yarmy; April 13, 1923 - September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian, and director who is best known for his television role as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) on the NBC/CBS comedy series Get Smart from 1965 to 1970. He is also known for his voice roles as the title character on the semi-educational animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales from 1963 to 1966 and as Inspector Gadget on the animated series Inspector Gadget from 1983 to 1986. He voiced Principal Hickey in the Disney animated series Pepper Ann and played Brain in the 1999 Disney film Inspector Gadget, a nod to his voice role as Inspector Gadget in the animated series.
  • In addition to Get Smart, Don Adams appeared on The Bill Dana Show, The Partners, The Don Adams Screen Test and Check It Out, and was the voice of Inspector Gadget (and of the dog in the "Inspector Gadget" movie).
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