A SERIOUS MAN
ADAM ARKIN 's career continues to span television, theatre, and motion
In the latter medium, his credits as actor include Randa Haines' The Doctor and
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway; Steve Miner's Halloween H20, opposite Jamie Lee Curtis,
and Lake Placid; Steven Schachter's telefilm A Slight Case of Murder, with William H.
Macy; Philip Messina's With Friends Like Theseā¦; Diane Keaton's Hanging Up; Andy
Tennant's Hitch; and two upcoming independent films, Michael Nickles' Just Peck and
Joseph Kell's Summer Eleven. Among the short films he has appeared in are Todd
Haynes' Dottie Gets Spanked and his father Alan's People Soup, which was an
Academy Award nominee for Best [Live Action] Short Subject.
Mr. Arkin was a Directors Guild of America Award nominee, and won a Daytime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Direction in a Children's Special, for the telefilm My Louisiana
Sky, whose star Kelsey Keel also won a Daytime Emmy Award. His other credits as
director include episodes of such top television series as Grey's Anatomy, Boston
Legal, Ally McBeal, and Monk.
He also directed episodes of the hit series Chicago Hope and Northern Exposure. As
actor, Mr. Arkin received Emmy Award nominations for his regular and recurring,
respectively, roles on the latter shows; and was also an Emmy Award nominee for a
role on Frasier, one of the many shows that he has guest-starred on over the years.
Among the other series that he has had recurring roles on are The West Wing, 8 Simple
Rules, and, currently, Sons of Anarchy; among the other series that he has been a
regular on are A Year in the Life and, most recently, Life, for which he also directed
He received a Tony Award nomination, and won a Theatre World Award, for his
performance in Paul Rudnick's play I Hate Hamlet, staged by Michael Engler; and
returned to Broadway as Nathan Detroit in Jerry Zaks' revival of Guys and Dolls, and in
Daniel Sullivan's staging of Donald Margulies' Brooklyn Boy, for which he was a Drama
Desk Award nominee. Mr. Arkin's off-Broadway stage credits include John Patrick
Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone; and he starred opposite Meryl Streep and Julianne
Moore in Daniel Sullivan's Seattle Rep staging of Wendy Wasserstein's An American
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