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Stanley Adams

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking characters, known in the credits only by their first names. In other words, most of his roles were rather small. On television, conversely, he proved himself quite a scene-stealer, particularly in the 1960's and early 70's, when his face appeared on just about every major show. He was at his best as pool hustler Sure-shot Wilson in an episode of The Odd Couple (1970), Rollo, a quirky time-traveling scientist on Twilight Zone (1959), and - famously - as 'asteroid detecting', tribble dealing galactic entrepreneur Cyrano Jones on Star Trek (1966). Alas, he was also a space carrot named Tybo on Lost in Space (1965).... His suicide in April 1977 has been attributed to severe depression as a result of a back injury, sustained earlier in the decade. Apart from the obvious pain, it would almost certainly have limited his employment opportunities. Date of Death 27 April 1977, Santa Monica, California  (suicide)

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Apr 7, 1915 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Lone Wolf 1954-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Dixie Dynamite 1976-05-13
Known For
Poster of Police Story
Poster of L'Homme à la Rolls
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock présente
Movie Dixie Dynamite Dade McCrutchen 1976-05-13
Movie Vengeance de femmes Bernie / Foul Mouth 1974-01-02
Series Dossiers Brûlants Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie La Voix du vampire Truck Driver 1973-02-21
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Clones Carl Swafford 1973-08-01
Series Thicker than Water 1973-06-13
Series Star Trek : La Série animée Unknown 1973-09-08
Movie The Night Stalker Fred Hurley 1972-01-11
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Movie Another Nice Mess President of Persia 1972-08-23
Movie Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le sexe (sans jamais oser le demander) Stomach Operator 1972-08-06
Movie Love Hate Love Wally 1971-02-09
Movie The Seven Minutes Irwin Blair 1971-07-23
Movie Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns Granger 1971-07-01
Series The Odd Couple Unknown 1970-09-24
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series The Outsider - 1968 Unknown 1968-09-18
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Madame et son fantôme Unknown 1968-09-28
Movie Croisière surprise Captain Roach 1967-04-05
Movie Thunder Alley Mac Lunsford 1967-03-22
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Death of a Salesman Stanley 1966-05-07
Movie Nevada Smith Storekeeper 1966-06-10
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Star Trek Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Commando du désert Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Perdus dans l'espace Unknown 1965-09-15
Series My Mother the Car Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie Wild and Wonderful Mayor of Man La Loquet 1964-06-09
Movie La Maison de madame Adler Harry 1964-08-12
Series La Famille Addams Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Les joyeux naufragés Unknown 1964-09-26
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Series L'Homme à la Rolls Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Le Lys des champs Juan 1963-06-04
Series The Bill Dana Show Unknown 1963-09-22
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie Lutte sans merci Joseph Finney 1962-02-23
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Requiem pour un champion Perelli (as Stan Adams) 1962-10-16
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie The Wizard of Baghdad Warden Kvetch 1961-03-03
Movie Le zinzin d'Hollywood Grumpy 1961-11-28
Movie Les Pirates de l'île Tortuga Montbars 1961-10-02
Movie Diamants sur canapé Rusty Trawler 1961-10-06
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie Les pièges de Broadway Cab Driver (uncredited) 1960-07-10
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie Les Hors-la-loi Pete (uncredited) 1960-09-11
Movie Le Grand Sam Breezy 1960-11-07
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Movie La mort aux trousses Lieutenant Harding (uncredited) 1959-07-08
Series The Lawless Years Unknown 1959-04-16
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Movie The Alphabet Conspiracy 1959-01-26
Series La Quatrième Dimension Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie High School Big Shot Harry March 1959-10-16
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Movie I Married a Woman Cabbie 1958-03-01
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Black Patch Professor Dudley - Drummer 1957-09-15
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Trooper Hook Heathcliff 1957-07-12
Movie Valerie Dr. E. Jackson 1957-08-01
Series M Squad Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Hell Ship Mutiny Roxy 1957-12-06
Movie Hell Bound Herbert Fay Jr. 1957-10-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Marqué par la Haine Romolo's Attorney (uncredited) 1956-07-04
Movie Le brave et le téméraire Master Sergeant 1956-01-04
Movie Calling Homicide Peter von Elda 1956-09-30
Series The Adventures of Hiram Holliday Garreaux 1956-10-03
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock présente Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Colère noire Hammy 1955-12-01
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie The Atomic Kid Wildcat Hooper 1954-12-08