Adam Rich Biography

Adam Rich Biography

Adam Rich Biography

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Quick Facts

  • Intro – American actor
  • Was – Actor Television actor
  • From – United States of America
  • Field – Film, TV, Stage & Radio
  • Gender – Male
  • Birth – 12 October 1968, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Death – 7 January 2023 (aged 54 years)
  • Star sign – Libra
  • Education – Chatsworth High School

About Adam Rich

Adam Rich (October 12, 1968 to January 7, 2023) was an American actor best known for his role as a Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son on to the television series Eight is Enough, which ran on TV for five seasons (1977– 1981).

A distinctive feature of his appearance as a child actor was his pageboy haircut, which inspired thousands of parents of that era to imitate their young sons. His role on the show made him known as “America’s Little Brother.”

Personal Life of Adam Rich

Rich was born on October 12, 1968. After growing up as a child actor, Rich lived with his parents and younger brother in Granada Hills, Los Angeles.

The family briefly liveing in Florida, where he learned how to act at a local gym. He was active in the sports, including the baseball, football, bicycle riding, skateboarding, and swimming. He was also interested in drawing.

At the age of 14, he tried smoking marijuana, and at age 17, in 1986, he was dropped out of high school. He almost died of the Valium overdose in year 1989. In year 1991, he was arrested & charged with an attempted theft at a pharmacy.

In 1996, there was a media rumor that Rich had been murdered; The story was published with Rich’s consent in the San Francisco-based magazine Might.

Perhaps author Dave Eggers covered the incident in his memoir. A Heartbreaking Work of the Staggering Genius.

In year 2002, Rich was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). He has been in the drug rehabilitation at least three times.

As of 2013, he occasionally makes in-person appearances and markets script ideas for TV shows and movies.

Rich died on January 7, 2023, at 54, at his home near Los Angeles.

Career of Adam Rich

Rich played Nikolas at the age of eight. After Eight Is Enough, he played in Irwin Allen’s short-lived 1981 TV series Code Red on ABC and the 1983 sitcom Gun Shy on CBS.

Rich made guest appearances on various television series, including The Love Boat, The Six Million Dollar Man, Chips, Fantasy Island, St. Elsewhere & Baywatch.

He also did some voice work on the cartoon series Dungeons & Dragons with Eight Is Enough co-star Willie Ames.

Rich appeared in TV commercials for Betty Crocker’s Snackin’ Cakes and Nabisco’s Whitworth Crackers.

Filmography of Adam Rich

  • 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man Bob     Episode: “A Bionic Christmas Carol”
  • 1977 The City          Donnie Collins           Television film
  • 1977–81 Eight Is Enough         Nicholas Bradford    Main cast (112 episodes)
  • 1978 Fantasy Island           Herbie Block Episode: “Instant Family”
  • 1979 The Love Boat           Brian Phillips             Episode: “Oldies But Goodies”
  • 1979 CHiPs Himself           Episode: “Roller Disco: Part 2”
  • 1979 Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas       Tukiki (voice)            Television special
  • 1980 3-2-1 Contact             Nicholas Bradford    Episode: “Crowded/Uncrowded: Human Crowding”
  • 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin    Toby Hart      Feature film
  • 1981–82 Code Red        Danny Blake Main cast (13 episodes)
  • 1982 CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre     Jeffrey Brenner         Episode: “The Zertigo Diamond Caper”
  • 1982 Fantasy Island           Huck Finn       Episode: “Natchez Bound”
  • 1982 CHiPs Louis Hindall             Episode: “Fallout”
  • 1983 Gun Shy          Clovis Episodes: “Reading, Writing and Robbing”, “Mail Order Mommy”
  • 1983–85 Dungeons & Dragons           Presto, the Magician             Voice role (27 episodes)
  • 1986 Elsewhere             Louis Appleton          Episode: “Family Affair”
  • 1986 Small Wonder            Peter Watson             Episode: “Chewed Out”
  • 1986 Silver Spoons             Scott    Episode: “Rick Moves Out”
  • 1987 Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion             Nicholas Bradford    Television film
  • 1988 Small Wonder            The Beast       Episode: “The Gang’s All Here”
  • 1989 An Eight Is Enough Wedding           Nicholas Bradford    Television film
  • 1993 Baywatch       Ethan Episode: “Sky Rider”
  • 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself (cameo)        Feature film


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