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Date Of BirthOctober 12, 1968
FactAlthough his greatest passion is acting, he has not pursued it as an adult because of his dislike of fame, and all things celebrity.

Adam Rich is an American actor, best known for his role as Eight-year-old Nicholas Bradford in the television series Eight Is Enough.

Rich was born in New York City, the son of Barbara and Richard Rich. He has two older sisters, Amy and Elizabeth. His father was an advertising executive and his mother was a homemaker.

Rich began his acting career at the age of eight, when he was cast as Nicholas Bradford in the television series Eight Is Enough. He appeared in all 112 episodes of the series, which ran for five seasons from 1977 to 1981.

After Eight Is Enough ended, Rich appeared in a number of made-for-television movies and guest-starred on several television series, including Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island.

In 1984, Rich starred in the short-lived sitcom Small Wonder as Jamie Lawson, the son of a robot.

In 1986, Rich appeared in the made-for-television movie The Thanksgiving Promise, which reunited him with his Eight Is Enough co-star Dick Van Patten.

Rich’s other television credits include guest-starring roles on Matlock, Diagnosis Murder, and 7th Heaven.

Rich has also appeared in the films The Blob (1988), Zapped! (1982), and It Takes Two (1988).

Rich married his wife, Karen, in 1988. The couple has two children: a son, Jake, and a daughter, Chloe.

Rich currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

General Info

Full NameAdam Rich
Date Of BirthOctober 12, 1968
ProfessionTV Personality, Television producer, Presenter, Actor
EducationEmory University, Yale School of Drama, Yale University, Midwood High School


NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Young TV Performer
MoviesThe Devil and Max Devlin
TV ShowsDungeons & Dragons, Code Red, Eight Is Enough, Gun Shy

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1I am an actor, not a celebrity, I have always wanted to be an actor, I never wanted to be a celebrity!
2Life is for living, and I live my life to the fullest everyday.


1Studied acting at Chatsworth High School, with former drama teacher Bob Carelli, who also taught Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham, and several other successful alums of the school. Also studied acting for years after with other teachers.
2Although his greatest passion is acting, he has not pursued it as an adult because of his dislike of fame, and all things celebrity.
3Was number 73 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
4Feb. 20, 2003: charged with DUI after nearly hitting a police car on a closed-off section of I-10 in Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 2002.
5Dropped out of high school at age 17, in 1986.
6In April 1991, he smashed a pharmacy window in an attempt to steal drugs. He was arrested and was bailed out by his TV dad, Dick Van Patten. He was almost immediately rearrested, this time for shoplifting. He pled no contest to both charges.
7In 1996 "Might" magazine ran a spoof on dead celebrities and included Adam's name in their list, which was picked up and ran by other media. In fact, the article was just a spoof and Adam was very much alive. Nonetheless, many people are still surprised when they find out he is alive today.




Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Adam Rich
Baywatch1993TV SeriesEthan
An Eight Is Enough Wedding1989TV MovieNicholas Bradford
Small Wonder1986-1988TV SeriesThe Beast / Peter Watson
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion1987TV MovieNicholas Bradford
Silver Spoons1986TV Series
St. Elsewhere1986TV SeriesLouis Appleton
Dungeons & Dragons1983-1985TV SeriesPresto the Magician
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesClovis
CHiPs1979-1982TV SeriesLouis Hindall / Adam Rich
Fantasy Island1978-1982TV SeriesHuck Finn / Herbie Block
Code Red1981-1982TV SeriesDanny Blake
CBS Children's Mystery Theatre1982TV SeriesJeffrey Brenner
Eight Is Enough1977-1981TV SeriesNicholas Bradford
The Devil and Max Devlin1981Toby Hart
3-2-1 Contact1980TV SeriesNicholas Bradford
Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas1979TV MovieTukiki (voice)
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesBrian Phillips
The City1977TV MovieDonnie Collins
The Six Million Dollar Man1976TV SeriesBob


Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"


Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV's Greatest Scandals2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sally Jessy Raphael1989-1991TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1987TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head1986TV Special documentaryBilly
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Benji at Work1980TV Short documentaryHost
Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHimself
Bob Hope's Merry All-Star Christmas Special1979TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Kids Are People, Too1979TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Dinah!1977-1979TV SeriesHimself
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The Magic of ABC1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
Family Feud1976TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Television SpecialCBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Television SeriesEight Is Enough (1977)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or SpecialEight Is Enough (1977)

Nominated Awards

1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Drama SeriesCode Red (1981)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young ComedianEight Is Enough (1977)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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