Adam Brody

Adam Brody


12/15/1979, San Diego, California, USA

Birth Name

Adam Jared Brody


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Adam Brody is an American actor most known for playing the sarcastic and geeky character Seth Cohen on the FOX drama The O.C.. He is the son of Mark Brody, a lawyer, and Valerie, a graphic artist. He has twin brothers, Matt and Sean. Before becoming an actor,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Adam has appeared in a commercial for Comedy Central's campaign to encourage people to register to vote.

    • Before becoming an actor, Adam wanted to be a professional surfer. Before becoming an actor, Adam used to work at a Mother Board Shop in La Jolla before it closed down.

    • If Adam could trade lives with anyone for a day, it would be with the band named Arctic Monkeys.

    • Adam has always been closest to his mother.

    • According to Adam, his worst habit is that he talks too much.

    • Like his character Seth on The OC, Adam loves comic books.

    • Adam has appeared on the cover pages of several magazines including TV Guide, Elle Girl, Night And Day and Entertainment Weekly. He became the first male actor to pose for the cover of the magazine named Elle Girl.

    • Adam smokes occasionally.

    • Adam is only 14 years younger than Kelly Rowan, his mother on The O.C..

    • Favorites: Dessert: Cranberry oatmeal raisin cookies with vanilla ice cream
      Holiday: Halloween
      Months: October, November and December
      Sports: Surfing and Basketball
      Actors: Matt Damon, Hugh Grant, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson
      Actresses: Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts
      Musicians: Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam
      Books: "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger, "The Amazing Adventures of CKAvalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon, "Less than Zero" by Bret Easton Eills
      TV Shows: The Daily Show and Entourage
      Food: The "Matt Miller" sandwich at Canter's Deil in Los Angeles

    • Admiring him for his musical talent, comical nature, and good sense of style, Adam considers Jason Schwartzman as "kind of his hero."

    • Adam appeared in the music video of "Too Bad About Your Girl" by The Donnas.

    • Aside from playing Mike in the 2003 movie Home Security, Adam also wrote the screenplay and was the producer.

    • Adam and his bandmate Bret Harrison have worked for several years with director McG in order to produce a remake of the '80s comedy Revenge of the Nerds.

    • Along with former co-star Mischa Barton, he used to model for the store "JC" in Sweden. He also parked cars as a valet at the Beverly Hills Hotel before he became famous.

    • Adam claims to be just as goofy and delightful off-camera as he is while in character. He also admits to sometimes calling his co-stars by their characters' names.

    • Adam is Jewish. He is among the celebrities featured in the "Tweens" section of the Jewish United Fund website.

    • Adam was once a character on the kid's show The Amanda Show. He played Greg Brady in the segment "When Bradys Attack".

    • After graduating from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California, Adam attended Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California.

    • Adam was the first The O.C. star ever to get Punk'd.

    • Adam does his own laundry. He also has hired a maid to come every two weeks to help him out with household chores.

    • Adam adopted a pit bull terrier named Penny Lane with ex-girlfriend Rachel Bilson. They dated from 2003 to 2006. He also dated actresses Ryan Nikole Parker and Rashida Jones.

    • Adam is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters) tall. He has hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

    • Adam, who appeared in The Ring, had the following line as Seth Cohen in an episode of The O.C.: "I'm not reading that, that's like The Ring."

    • Adam plays the drums in a band called Big Japan (formerly known as Steven's Team). They once had a gig at the famous Hollywood club, the Viper Room.

    • Adam claims he is lazy, a bad cook, and a bad drummer. He considers himself a little "geeky" and loves the X-Men.

    • Awards & Lists:
      2003 - Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25
      2003 - People magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors
      2004 - People magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors
      2004 - People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive
      2004 - People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      2004 - Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure for The O.C.
      2005 - People magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors
      2005 - Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Chemistry with The O.C. co-star and then real-life girlfriend Rachel Bilson
      2005 - Teen Choice Awards' Choice Male Actor - Drama for The O.C.
      2006 - Teen Choice Awards' TV - Choice Actor: Drama/Action Adventure for The O.C.
      2006 - No.17, Independent Online List of 100 Sexiest Men Alive

  • Quotes

    • Adam: I love movie-making. I'm interested in writing and directing, and I've dabbled, but I haven't done anything I care to brag about. Yet.

    • Adam: I'd like to write a little bit. If I could trade being an actor for a writer, I'd rather be a writer. But I don't know if I'm I'm any good at it.

    • Adam: (on going on location to film movies) I actually enjoy filming on location. I love the idea of going somewhere else for three months and living there and making your hotel room your home and immersing yourself in a different city. That's very therapeutic for me.

    • Adam: (on avoiding the pit falls of Hollywood) I like to have my fun too, but I also know what situations to avoid. For instance, you're not going to see me leaving the latest trendy nightclub with Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton. But don't think I don't know how to enjoy myself; I just know how to do it privately.

    • Adam: Compassion and a sense of humor are the most important qualities to me. I never want to date that girl who everyone thinks is a b***h.

    • Adam: ... honestly, who cares if you get a good movie or not? I feel like I'm in semi-retirement already a little bit. I'm 27, and I have a house. I've decided that I'm happy with my lot in life.

    • Adam: (on what was he like in high school) While I wasn't a Casanova, I had cute girlfriends. I was all about surfing and pretty much lived at the beach–-I was the "California Guy." I had poor grades and knew only one other Jewish kid. Then I moved to Hollywood and realized that reading and drinking coffee are where its at and that everyone's Jewish. So I became more nerdy and embraced my neurotic side.

    • Adam: (whether he will ever do an ensemble TV show again or not) Sure, I would. Although, next time around, I will be thinking a little more about schedule and how it's going to work and what it means for my days of the week. When you're going to do something for 1-10 years, it's something to think about. We'll see if I'm in a position, when that happens, to factor that in.

    • Adam: I'm a fake intellectual. I'm not that well-read, which I'm insecure about, since I've got the intellectual niche.

    • Adam: Girls always want a hug... I'll be standing at the local mall, and suddenly there will be an assembly line of girls... like I'm Santa.

    • Adam: I like to think I'm steadier on my feet with girls, but other than that, I'm similar to Seth [his character in The O.C.. We're into the same things, and we even dress alike. Sometimes the cast asks if I'm in costume when we're rehearsing.

    • Adam: I was reading Entertainment Weekly and Conan O'Brien was talking about his future and he said something like, 'Who knows, maybe in five years I'll be living in a pool house on The O.C.?' And I thought, 'Oh my God, it's pop culture now, it's officially out there.'

    • Adam: I've resisted buying a PlayStation 2 because I'm not going to school, and I'm feeling sort of guilty about it, so I'm trying to read a lot to kind of make up for that. And I just feel, I have too many friends who get one and disappear for three months, 'Sorry man, I got a PlayStation 2, I beat the game finally, and I'm back.'

    • Adam: I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers. It felt like windows into these seemingly perfect lives.

    • Adam: I feel like Hollywood is a big high school again. Seriously, Ashton Kutcher is the prom king.