Stanley Adams Biography

Birthday: 1915-04-07
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Wiki Biography: Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking characters, known in the credits only by their first name. In other words, most of his roles were rather small. On television, conversely, he proved himself quite a scene-stealer, particularly in the 1960's and early 70's, when his face appeared on just about every major show. He was at his best as pool hustler Sure-shot Wilson in an episode of "The Odd Couple" (1970), Rollo, a quirky time-travelling scientist on "Twilight Zone" (1959), and - famously - as 'asteroid detecting', tribble dealing galactic entrepreneur Cyrano Jones on "Star Trek" (1966). Alas, he was also a space carrot named Tybo on "Lost in Space" (1965).... His suicide in April 1977 has been attributed to severe depression as a result of a back injury, sustained earlier in the decade. Apart from the obvious pain, it would almost certainly have limited his employment opportunities.

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Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Atomic Kid 1954 Comedy, Sci Fi
The Bold and the Brave 1956
High School Big Shot 1959 Crime, Drama
North to Alaska 1960 Comedy
The Errand Boy 1961 Comedy, Family
Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962 Drama, Sport
Lilies of the Field 1963 0
The Seven Minutes 1971 Drama
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 1974 Animation, Comedy