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Stanley Adams

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)

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Apr 7, 1915 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 1951-04-15
Latest Project:
Movie Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault 2016-12-05
Known For
Poster of Thicker than Water
Poster of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask
Poster of Breakfast at Tiffany's
Poster of North by Northwest
Movie Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault (archive footage) 2016-12-05
Movie Dixie Dynamite Dade McCrutchen 1976-05-13
Movie Act of Vengeance Bernie / Foul Mouth 1974-01-02
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie The Norliss Tapes Truck Driver 1973-02-21
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Thicker than Water Unknown 1973-06-13
Series Star Trek: The Animated Series Unknown 1973-09-08
Movie The Clones Carl Swafford 1973-08-01
Movie The Night Stalker Fred Hurley 1972-01-11
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Movie Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask Stomach Operator 1972-08-06
Movie Another Nice Mess President of Persia 1972-08-23
Movie Love Hate Love Wally 1971-02-09
Movie Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns Granger 1971-07-01
Movie The Seven Minutes Irwin Blair 1971-07-23
Series The Odd Couple Ed 1970-09-24
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Outsider Unknown 1968-09-18
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Unknown 1968-09-28
Movie Thunder Alley Mac Lunsford 1967-03-22
Movie Double Trouble Captain Roach 1967-04-05
Series Garrison's Gorillas Unknown 1967-09-06
Series Mannix Chip 1967-09-16
Movie Death of a Salesman Stanley 1966-05-07
Movie Nevada Smith Storekeeper 1966-06-10
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series The Monroes Unknown 1966-09-07
Series Pistols 'n' Petticoats Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The Rat Patrol Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Star Trek Cyrano Jones 1966-09-08
Series The Legend of Jesse James Unknown 1965-09-13
Series My Mother the Car Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Lost in Space Tybo 1965-09-15
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie Wild and Wonderful Mayor of Man La Loquet 1964-06-09
Series Wendy and Me Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie A House Is Not a Home Harry 1964-08-12
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Gilligan's Island Unknown 1964-09-26
Movie Fate Is the Hunter 1964-11-08
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Movie Lilies of the Field Juan 1963-06-04
Series The Bill Dana Show Unknown 1963-09-22
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie 13 West Street Joseph Finney 1962-02-23
Series The Lucy Show Union Leader / Harry Norton / Louie 1962-10-01
Series The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Movie Requiem for a Heavyweight Perelli (as Stan Adams) 1962-10-16
Movie Pirates of Tortuga Montbars 1961-08-25
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Tallahassee 7000 Unknown 1961-01-24
Movie The Wizard of Baghdad Warden Kvetch 1961-03-03
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's Rusty Trawler 1961-10-06
Movie The Errand Boy Grumpy 1961-11-28
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie One Foot in Hell Pete (uncredited) 1960-09-11
Movie The Rat Race Cab Driver (uncredited) 1960-07-10
Series Checkmate Cholly Luke 1960-09-17
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Movie North to Alaska Breezy 1960-11-07
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie North by Northwest Lieutenant Harding (uncredited) 1959-07-08
Movie The Alphabet Conspiracy Unknown 1959-01-26
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series The Lawless Years Unknown 1959-04-16
Series Not for Hire Unknown 1959-10-23
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Mr. Lucky Unknown 1959-10-24
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Movie High School Big Shot Harry March 1959-10-16
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Twilight Zone Rollo 1959-10-02
Movie I Married a Woman Cabbie (uncredited) 1958-03-01
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Black Patch Professor Dudley - Drummer 1957-09-15
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Trooper Hook Heathcliff 1957-07-12
Series M Squad Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Valerie Dr. E. Jackson 1957-08-01
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Hell Ship Mutiny Roxy 1957-12-06
Series The Court of Last Resort Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie Hell Bound Herbert Fay Jr. 1957-10-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Somebody Up There Likes Me Romolo's Attorney (uncredited) 1956-07-04
Movie The Bold and the Brave Master Sergeant 1956-01-04
Movie Calling Homicide Peter von Elda 1956-09-30
Series Playhouse 90 Pirelli 1956-10-04
Series The Adventures of Hiram Holliday Garreaux 1956-10-03
Movie Requiem for a Heavyweight Pirelli 1956-10-11
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Hell's Horizon Dixie 1955-12-31
Movie Hell on Frisco Bay Hammy 1955-12-01
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie The Atomic Kid Wildcat Hooper 1954-12-08
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05