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Adam Sessler

Adam Sessler


8/29/1973, Berkeley, California

Birth Name

Adam Donovan Sessler



Also Known As

Shad Grimgravy, The Sess
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Adam Sessler is best known as being the co-host of the G4 (formerly TechTV) television program X-Play (formerly Gamespot TV and Extended Play) with Morgan Webb. Born in Berkeley, California, Sessler graduated from El Cerrito High School in 1991 and is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor's…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Sessler's final episode of X-Play was aired April 25, 2012.

    • Adam, along with his X-Play Co-Host Morgan Webb, was listed as one of the "Gaming's Top 50 Journalists of 2006" according to the webzine Next Generation.

    • Adam appeared on the DOOM movie DVD release. He can be found doing an interview in the bonus feature called "DOOM Nation". He is featured, in separate interviews, with his X-Play Co-Host Morgan Webb and fellow G4 personality Kevin Pereira.

    • Television Appearances for shows not listed at TV.com

      E3 10 Live - Host

      E3 09 Live - Host

      E3 08 Live - Host

      E3 07 Live - Host

      E3 06 Live - Host

      Countdown to Xbox 360 - Host
      E3 05 Live - Host
      Race to G-Phoria - Himself
      G-Phoria - Co-Host
      Crashing G-Phoria - "Evil" Host
      Sex in Video Games - Host/Moderator
      Toyko Game Show Coverage - Host
      Violence in Video Games - Host/Moderator

      Please note that after 2005 G-Phoria and other events became incorporated into X-Play and are no longer considered separate G4 Specials.

    • As of April 7, 2006, Adam and his X-Play Co-host Morgan Webb became the only regular G4 on-air talent remaining with ties to TechTV. This is due to the announcement of Attack of the Show (formally TechTV's The Screen Savers) Co-hosts Sarah Lane and Brendan Moran engagement and subsequent leaving from AotS on the April 6th episode Candice Michelle, Simon Hallam (6050).

    • Sessler's show X-play has undergone three name changes: GameSpot TV (1998-2001) Extended Play (2001-2003) and X-Play (2003-Present).

    • Adam is very vocal, especially on his review show, about his distaste of video games based on card battle games like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon.

    • While his show X-Play was on TechTV, Sessler wore shirts from his own wardrobe. When the network merged with G4, policies were created stating that all talent would be supplied with stock wardrobe.

    • In 2005, with popular games like Grant Theft Auto: San Andreas causing controversy, sex in video games became a hot topic. G4 had Sessler host a special to discuss "Sex in Video Games" with a panel consisting of game developers and parents.

    • Adam is one of the G4 networks on location on-air personalities. When there is a major launch of a video game system or a major video gaming event (E3, Toyko Game Show), Adam is there to cover it.

    • Sessler's favorite video game Halo, Rayman, and Sly Cooper. His favorite video game is Ghosts 'n Goblins.

    • Adam states that his favorite video game character is Rayman from the Rayman series of games.

    • Adam co-authored the book The X-Play Insider's Guide to Gaming with his X-Play co-host Morgan Webb.

    • Sessler is the only on-air personality to remain on the same technology network (currently called G4) throughout all of it's name and ownership changes: ZDTV (1998-2001), TechTV (2001-2004), G4TechTV (2004-2005), G4tv (2005-present).

    • Sessler helped create and starred in a technology based public access television show in San Francisco called Chip Weigh Magnet Down.

    • Adam's real life twin brother Jonathan occasionally portrays the "Sessler Clone" character Adam 2.0 on X-play.

    • His nickname is The Sad Ninja.

    • In 2005, during the X-play episode that aired April 1st, Sessler was absent from the show and Morgan had numerous G4 personalities as Co-Host. Morgan announced that Adam was leaving the show to host his own talk show called Meet the Sess. Many fans were confused and flooded the G4 forums with questions. Sessler later publicly announced that it was an April Fool's joke, yet months after the announcement viewers continued to write to the show asking if he was really leaving and when the new show would air.

    • Adam was one of only six TechTV main on-air talents to survive the massive layoffs resulting from the May 2004 merger of G4 and TechTV. The others were Sarah Lane, Chi-Lan Lieu, Brendan Moran, Kevin Rose, and Morgan Webb.

    • He is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor's degree in English literature and education

  • Quotes

  • Adam Sessler Is SOOO awsome!

    Adam Sessler was born august 29th one day AFTER my birthday. Adam Sessler is the Co-Host of X-Play One of my all time favorite shows. Morgan Webb is the host but Adam should be the host cause he is WAY more funnier. If Adam Sessler ran for president I whould Vote for him even if they whouldn't let me! Adam Sessler should have his own show! Morgan whould be the co-host cause without morgan theres no on screen chemistry!moreless
  • Favorite G4 Host.

    He's really funny, all of his episodes are cool. My friend once sat next to him on a plane. He rocks. The only thing is, he should've been a bigger star. Like SPIKE or a channel that's a little be more well known. He should be hosting Sweat, or a Show Like That. He's really to funny to stay on G4. He should be on a better show, but I guess that the G4 channel really is good for him, but honestly he is really holding himself back. Although G4 is great X-Play should be on SPIKE or something. Maybe G4 should become channel 27 or 26 or something lower so that more people can access it and he could become a bigger star!!!moreless