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.
John planned on becoming a lawyer before he decided to get into acting.
John's most memorable moment from The Dead Zone was getting to work with Lou Gossett Jr.
John was in the pilot for Secrets of a Small Town, only the pilot episodes made it to the air.
John has a sister and 2 brothers.
John's acting coach is Ivan Chubbuck.
John's favorite movie is "Goodfellas". His favorite TV shows are The Cosby Show and The Simpsons.
John wrote and directed the short film "Five Minutes 'Til Mitch". He also did the voice of Mr. Williams, however, the part was uncredited. The short can be found in the special features of The Dead Zone Season 3 DVD set.
He began his career in Los Angeles as a stand-up comic. He has performed at The Improv, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store, as well as an appearance in Las Vegas at Riviera Casino.
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!"