Don adams, the wry- voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent maxwell smart in the 1960s tv spoof of james bond movies, “ get smart, ” has died. dropping out of new y. don adams was born in new york, to a father of hungarian jewish descent, and a mother of german and irish ancestry. adams won three consecutive emmy awards for his portrayal of smart. adams was born donald james yarmy in manhattan, new york, son of william yarmy, and his wife, consuelo ( dieter). he served in the u. see full list on military- history. in addition to appearing on numerous comedy, variety, and dramatic series, adams had a role on the nbc sitcom the bill dana show ( 1963– 1965), as a bumbling hotel detective named by. the bill dana show adams' work on television began in 1954, when he won on arthur godfrey' s talent scouts with a stand- up comedy act written by boyhood friend bill dana. in his five decades on television, he was best known as maxwell smart ( agent 86) in the television situation comedy get smart ( 1965– 1970, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. he took the stage name of adams from his first wife, singer adelaide adams, because he got tired of being called last during alphabetical auditions.
free guy sortie vod. marines in world war ii and contracted malaria during the fighting on guadalcanal island. he won an arthur godfrey' s talent scouts contest in 1954, with a standup comedy routine, and began to work in television, appearing on a number of comedy, variety, and drama series. don adams ( ap – septem) was an american actor, comedian and director. dirty john saison 1 et 2. he had don adams a sister, gloria, and a brother, dick yarmy. adams and his brother richard ( who later became prominent as actor dick yarmy) were each raised in the religion of one parent: don in the catholic faith of their mother, and dick in the jewish faith of their father. after the war he began a career as a stand- up comic. don adams, actor: get smart. see full list on military- history. donald james yarmy ( ap – septem), known professionally as don adams, was an american actor, comedian, and director.