In 1989, Adams moved to Seattle and starred in several classical theater productions -- as well as in many vehicles penned by August Wilson - as staged across the country. He married his wife, actress Monica Farrell, in 1994 and the couple set up household in Ashland, Oregon three years later while Adams appeared in various plays for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His varied credits over four seasons there include The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cymbelline.
Adams' big career break occurred in 2000 during his performance as Petruchio in Taming when the casting director of NBC's Frasier saw his work and urged him to come to Los Angeles to test for other roles. He acquiesced and came south where he soon found a manager and secured guest-starring roles in Frasier, City of Angels, Walker, Texas Ranger and Felicity. As a result, Adams parlayed the noteworthy guest shots into a regular series role on The American Embassy in 2002 as the U.S. consul general in London.
Adams relishes his chance to play Henry as a family man and plans to invest him with his father's character traits. The thing to remember is that Henry has to live in two totally different worlds, he says. When not working, Adams enjoys spending time with his 4-year-old daughter, Sydney, and his wife. He also enjoys playing chess and reading historical fiction and science fiction. His birthday is July 16.
Jonathan Adams Facts
|Birthday||July 16, 1957 (61)|
|Birthplace||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Can You Dig It? / Dirty, The Garbage Truck|
|Cheaper By The Dozen 2|
|The Smurfs 2|
|The Bone Collector|