Stanley Adams

Stanley Adams

  • Born on
    • April 7th, 1915
  • Died on
    • April 27th, 1977
Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking characters, known in the credits only by their first names. In other words, most of his roles were rather small. On television, conversely, he proved himself quite a scene-stealer, particularly in the 1960's and early 70's, when his face appeared on just about every major show. He was at his best as pool hustler Sure-shot Wilson in an episode of The Odd Couple (1970), Rollo, a quirky time-traveling scientist on Twilight Zone (1959), and - famously - as 'asteroid detecting', tribble dealing galactic entrepreneur Cyrano Jones on Star Trek (1966). Alas, he was also a space carrot named Tybo on Lost in Space (1965).... His suicide in April 1977 has been attributed to severe depression as a result of a back injury, sustained earlier in the decade. Apart from the obvious pain, it would almost certainly have limited his employment opportunities. Date of Death 27 April 1977, Santa Monica, California  (suicide)

Starring Stanley Adams on Plex


Acting (22 Credits)

1974Act of Vengeance as Bernie / Foul Mouth
1973The Norliss Tapes as Truck Driver
1972The Night Stalker as Fred Hurley
1972Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask as Stomach Operator
1967Double Trouble as Captain Roach
1966Death of a Salesman as Stanley
1966Nevada Smith as Storekeeper
1964Fate Is the Hunter
1963Lilies of the Field as Juan
1962Requiem for a Heavyweight as Perelli (as Stan Adams)
196213 West Street as Joseph Finney
1961The Errand Boy as Grumpy
1961Breakfast at Tiffany's as Rusty Trawler
1960The Rat Race as Cab Driver (uncredited)
1960North to Alaska as Breezy
1960One Foot in Hell as Pete (uncredited)
1959High School Big Shot as Harry March
1959North by Northwest as Lieutenant Harding (uncredited)
1957Hell Bound as Herbert Fay Jr.
1957Trooper Hook as Heathcliff
1956Somebody Up There Likes Me as Romolo's Attorney (uncredited)
1955Hell on Frisco Bay as Hammy

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