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Mason Adams

Mostly Credited As: Mason Adams
Date Of Birth: February 26, 1919 (Age 86)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Date Of Death: April 26, 2005
Cause Of Death: Natural causes

Mason Adams


Mason Adams was born on February 26 in New York City. He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his master's degree in theater arts. After graduation, he returned to New York, where he attended the Neighborhood Playhouse and also taught speech there.
He was an actor in daytime serials on radio from 1946 to 1960. His longest run was playing the title character, for almost 20 years, in "Pepper Young's Family." He went on to perform in daytime television serials, notably as Dr. Prescott in the long-running "Another World."
Adams made his Broadway debut in William Saroyan's "Get Away Old Man." He also appeared on stage in "Inquest," "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window," "Tall Story," the London production of "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," and "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine."
In 1976, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Nicky Shannigan in the New York Shakespeare Festival-Ensemble Studio Theater production of "The Shortchanged Review."
His performance in the television drama, "The Deadliest Season," attracted the notice of the producers of "Lou Grant," who signed him to play the managing editor, Charlie Hume. Adams' portrayal won him Emmy nominations in 1979 and 1980 and also a high position in a Florida newspaper poll as one of the most trusted men in America.
Adams did many radio and television commercials. He also appeared in the television movies "A Handle for Jimmy," "Murder Can Hurt You," "Flamingo Road," "A Shining Season" and "And Baby Makes Six," and in the feature film, "The Final Conflict."
He enjoyed reading, tennis and gardening. He was 5'9" tall, weighs 155 pounds and had brown-gray hair and brown eyes. He and his wife, Margot, had homes in Los Angeles and Westport, Conn. They had two grown children, Betsy, a theatrical lighting designer, and Bill, an artist. Mr. Adams died on 2006.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)As: Clinton Anderson
Knight & Daye (1989)As: Everett Daye
Northstar (1986)As: Dr Karl Janss
Morningstar/Eveningstar (1986)As: Gordon Blair
Lou Grant (1977)As: Charlie Hume
Another World (1964)As: Frank Prescott (1976 - 1977)
Episode Cast Credits 

Oz (1997) 
  Exeunt Omnes 06x08: (Feb/23/2003) As Mr. Hoyt, [Starring Roles]

The West Wing (1999) 
  The Short List 01x09: (Nov/24/1999) As Joseph Crouch, [Special Guest Stars]

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997) 
  Bon Voyage, The Man in the Model T, The Scoop, Angel on Board & Buenos Dias. 02x11: (May/01/1998) As Mr. Trapwell 

Murder One (1995) 
  Chapter Thirteen, Year Two 02x13: (May/25/1997) As Sidney Pomerantz 

Class of '96 (1993) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jan/19/1993) As Maxwell Harris 

Civil Wars (1991) 
  Chute First, Ask Questions Later 01x14: (Mar/24/1992) As Judge Toffinetti 

Family Matters (1989) 
  Citizen's Court 03x06: (Oct/25/1991) As Judge 

Monsters (1988) 
  A New Woman 03x12: (Dec/16/1990) As The Doctor, [Special Guest Stars]

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  The Search for Peter Kerry 05x11: (Feb/05/1989) As Roger Philby 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Heiress 02x24: (May/03/1988) As Bob Ranier 

Family Ties (1982) 
  Paper Lion 05x11: (Dec/11/1986) As Professor Rhodes 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Country Cousin Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot 05x07: (Oct/31/1981) As Richard Simmons 

The Last Resort (1979) (1979) 
  Whodunit? 01x14: (Mar/10/1980) As Dr. Sternhagen 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  A Matter of Dignity 06x27: (Mar/07/1955) As Watkins 

Decoy (1957) 
  Odds Against the Jockey 01x16: (Unknown) As Wendover 
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