John L. Adams

Recent Role:

Bruce Lewis on The Dead Zone

Born:

12/4/1970, Winston Salem, North Carolina

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  • John L. Adams starred as "Bruce Lewis" in the USA Network original series The Dead Zone.
    After attending Winston-Salem University in North Carolina, Adams moved to Los Angeles, where he began his career as a stand-up comic. Adams as been seen performing at many of the industry's most infamous comedy clubs, including L.A.'s The Improv, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store, as well as at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas. A natural with and charisma on stage, it wasn't long before Adams was being sought out as an up-and-coming character actor.
    In 2001, former NBC programming executive Warren Littlefield secured Adams a development deal with NBC Studios, and he was cast as a series regular on the 13-episode pick-up of Just Deal. Adams has also had numerous guest-starring and recurring television roles, including on the Paramount/UPN series Girlfriends, the NBC/Chuck Lorre (Dharma & Greg) pilot Love Junkies, the WB's The Parenthood, the hit USA Network original series Pacific Blue the CBS drama CSI, and a guest role on Fox's Arrested Development.
    Adams has also appeared on stage in productions of "The Wiz" as The Scarecrow and in "Trouble Man" as Tony. Viewers may also recognize his face from the AT&T 1-800-COLLECT commercial he appeared in with David Arquette.
    In his spare time, Adams enjoys singing, dancing, cooking and playing sports.moreless

    Birth Name:

    John L. Adams

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Winston Salem, North Carolina

    Also Known As

    John Adams

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    • John L. Adams: (about directing an episode of The Dead Zone) I thought it was going to be really easy ... but it was definitely trial by fire.

    • John L. Adams: But shadowing directors and then trying to direct is a lot like shadowing a neurosurgeon and then saying: "Okay, I think I'm ready! Cut that guy's head open!" You know what I mean? "I can do it. I'm ready. I followed him around!"

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    • John's favorite book is "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. His favorite song is Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life".

    • John enjoys reading biographies. One of his favorites is the biography of Lenny Bruce.

    • John was an English major in college.

    • John wanted to cut off his long hair that he had at the beginning of The Dead Zone at the end of the first season, however, after speaking to the producers he waited till it could be worked into part of the shows story for the character.

    • The ring that John's character wears in the first 2 seasons of The Dead Zone is tiger's eye, it is his own ring and was a gift to him. The ring he wears in the later season was ordered specifically for him by the props department is blue lapis stone.

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