Adam Arkin, son of Alan Arkin (Edward Scissorhands, So I Married an Axe Murderer), brother to Matthew and Anthony, Adam Arkin has always brought a strong, but sensitive face to both the tv screen and the movie screen. To most people, he's best known as "Dr. Aaron Shutt" (Chicago Hope), but to me, he's best known as simply "Adam", that guy who was great as the twitchy chef on Northern Exposure. As I never watched Chicago Hope, I can only speak to his acting on Noex, and the few movies I've seen him in.
In Northern Exposure, he played a chef who was always simply known as "Adam". He always claimed to be a world reknowned gourmet chef, and his cooking always seemed to back it up. He was a gruff, anti-social, bitter man, an interesting contrast to the open, expressive members of the Alaskan township. His grandiose claims were always left up to the viewer so that they themselves could decide whether he was, in fact, a pathalogical liar, or was all the things he claimed to be.
The few movies he's been in that I have seen were fairly sub par. I didn't enjoy "Hanging Up" very much, and frankly, I hated Holloween Water.

Filmography-
1.Dropping Out (2000) .... Scott Kayle
2.Mission (2000) .... Vissarion Belinsky
3.Hanging Up (2000) .... Joe
4.East of A (1999) .... Sylvester
5."Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony"
(1999) (mini) TV Series (voice)
6.Slight Case of Murder, A (1999) (TV) .... Detective Fred Stapelli
7.Lake Placid (1999) (uncredited) .... Kevin
8.Thirst (1998) (TV) .... Bob Miller
9.With Friends Like These... (1998) .... Steve Hersh
10.Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998) .... Will Brennan
11.Not In This Town (1997) (TV) .... Brian Schnitzer
12."Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery"
(1997) (mini) TV Series (voice) .... Meriwether Lewis
13.In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (1995) (TV) .... Agent Gabriel Domicino
14."Baseball" (1994) (mini) TV Series (voice) .... Himself
15."Chicago Hope" (1994) TV Series .... Dr. Aaron Shutt
16.Dottie Gets Spanked (1993) (TV) .... Dick Gordon
17."Big Wave Dave's" (1993) TV Series .... Marshall Fisher
18.Doctor, The (1991) .... Dr. Eli Blumfield
19.Promise to Keep, A (1990) (TV) .... Louis Colt
20.Babies (1990) (TV) .... David
21.Heat Wave (1990) (TV) .... Art Berman
22."Northern Exposure" (1990) TV Series .... Adam (1990-1995)
23.Oceano (1989) (TV)
24.Necessary Parties (1988) (TV) .... Mr. Dunfee
25.Personal Foul (1987) .... Jeremy
26."Year in the Life, A" (1987) TV Series .... Jim Eisenberg
27."Year in the Life, A" (1986) (mini) TV Series .... Jim Eisenberg
28."Tough Cookies" (1986) TV Series .... Danny Polchek
29.Fourth Wise Man, The (1985) (TV) .... Joseph
30."Teachers Only" (1982) TV Series .... Michael Dreyfuss (1982)
31.Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) .... Charlie
32.Full Moon High (1981) .... Tony Walker
33.Under the Rainbow (1981) .... Henry Hudson
34."Pearl" (1978) (mini) TV Series .... Private Billy Zylowski
35."Busting Loose" (1977) TV Series .... Lenny Markowitz
36.Baby Blue Marine (1976) .... Rupe
37.All Together Now (1975) (TV) .... Jerry
38.It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (1974) (TV) .... Ken Walters
39.Made for Each Other (1971) .... Teenage Gig
40.Monitors, The (1969) .... Cameo appearance

-Lifted shamelessly from imdb.com

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