Who is Adam Rich?
Adam Rich was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on October 12, 1968. He is an American citizen and bears the zodiac sign of Libra. He was a former actor best remembered for playing Nicholas Bradford in William Blinn’s family comedy-drama series “Eight is Enough,” which also starred his father, Dick Van Patten, Lani O’Grady, and Connie Needham. The show, which starred a husband and wife raising their eight children, won six awards and was nominated for another eight, including two Primetime Emmys, while it was on air from 1977 to 1981. For his work, Adam was honored with two Young Artist Awards in 1980 and 1981: Best Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or Special and Best Young Actor in a Television Series.
In the late 2010s, Adam Rich stopped acting, and since then, he has avoided the spotlight.
Adolescence And Education
Adam and his younger brother were reared by their mother, a nurse at a nearby hospital, and their TV personality father, who moved the family to Granada Hills, California after Adam landed his first part in 1976.
Adam started playing sports in primary school, including baseball and football. He also loved skating and riding his bike. Adam then enrolled at Chatsworth High School and started using marijuana daily. He dropped out before graduating, and at the age of 21, he almost died after taking an excessive amount of Valium. Adam still hasn’t graduated from high school.
Television Show Roles
Adam made his television debut in 1976 as Bob in the action-adventure crime series “The Six Million Dollar Man” episode “A Bionic Christmas Carol.” In 1979, he played Brian Phillips in a single episode of the romantic comedy-drama “The Love Boat.”
Adam appeared in two episodes of the action comedy-drama “Fantasy Island” in 1980 after starring as Nicholas Bradford in one episode of the family series “3-2-1 Contact.” He was given the chance to appear in two episodes of the critically acclaimed murder mystery drama “CHiPs” in 1982. The show centers on the lives of two California Highway Patrol officers and stars Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox.
In 1983, Adam was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Danny Blake in the action-adventure drama “Code Red,” which also starred Lorne Greene and Andrew Stevens and was about the wife and kids of a Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief.
Before being asked to voice the primary character Presto the Magician in the animated adventure comedy “Dungeons & Dragons,” he next made appearances in two episodes of the western comedy “Gun Shy,” the drama “CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre,” and the episode of “The Zertigo Diamond Caper” of that show.
In 1986’s “Rick Moves Out” of the family comedy “Silver Spoons,” in “The Gang’s All Here” and “Chewed Out” of the science fiction family comedy “Small Wonder,” in “The Gang’s All Here” and “Sky Rider” of the critically acclaimed action-adventure series “Baywatch,” and in 1993’s “Sky Rider” of the television series.
When asked to play Donnie Collins in the crime thriller film “The City,” which was written by John Wilder, directed by Harvey Hart, and featured Robert Forster, Don Johnston, and Ward Costello, Adam made his cinematic debut. The plot centers on two detectives as they pursue a wanted criminal.
Two years after appearing as Toby Hart in the fantasy comedy “The Devil and Max Devlin,” starring Bill Cosby and Elliott Gould, Adam voiced Tukiki in the short animated family movie “Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas” in 1979. In 1986, he starred in the family movie “Drug-Free Kids: A Parents’ Guide,” and the following year, he played Nicholas Bradford, one of the main characters in the comedy “Eight is Enough: A Family Reunion.”
In 1989’s comedy “An Eight Is Enough Wedding,” in 1996’s action fantasy horror “Goosebumps Audiobook – Deep Trouble,” in which he portrayed Billy Deep, and in 2003’s comedy “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” Adam played three of his final parts in motion pictures before quitting acting.
Appearances On Television
Adam has made numerous TV appearances and documentary films; one of his earliest well-remembered roles was in “Grease Day USA” in 1978. Following his appearance as a guest star in two episodes of the talk show “Dinah!” he went on to make several further talk show appearances, including ones in 1979 on “Kids Are People, Too” and “The Mike Douglas Show.”
Adam participated in the All-Star Family Feud Special, a well-known game show, in 1980. He then made appearances in the TV special films “Circus of the Stars #7” and “George Carlin: Playin’ with Your Head.”
In the documentaries “Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV’s Greatest Scandals” and “Biography” from 2000 and 2001, respectively, as well as “Entertainment Tonight” from 2009, he made three of his final TV appearances.
Having Issues With The Authorities
Adam was apprehended in 1991 while attempting to rob a pharmacy. Five years later, he planned a media hoax, which led to the publication of an article about his death in the magazine “Might.” American author Dave Eggers later wrote about the hoax in his book “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.”
Adam had enrolled in at least three different drug rehabilitation programs by the end of 2002, but by the end of the year, he had been pulled over for DUI. Although he has avoided the spotlight for years, it is thought that he is still abusing alcohol and drugs.
Although Adam prefers to keep the specifics of his romantic relationships private, he has been spotted out and about with numerous women, leading many to conclude that he is a womanizer. There were online speculations about him courting his longtime girlfriend and their impending nuptials not long after the media deception about his death was exposed; however, Adam hasn’t wed the woman.
He isn’t married, hasn’t had kids, and is currently unmarried as of September 2020.
Activities And Other Passions
Adam was an extremely physically active teenager who participated in football, tennis, swimming, and multiple workouts at the gym each week. He was also an ardent swimmer.
Even while he still enjoys acting, he has admitted that he dislikes popularity, which is allegedly why he has chosen not to work in the film industry.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Natalie Portman are a few of his favorite actors and actresses, and “Scarface,” “The Sleepers,” and “V for Vendetta” are a few of his favorite films.
Body Structure And Net Worth
Adam is 51 years old. He stands 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall, with blue eyes, and short brown hair. His weight is about 130 lbs (59kgs).
His estimated net worth as of September 2020 is more than $1 million.