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Biography #2 (for Hitch)

Adam Arkin is probably best known for his role on CBS-TV's critically-acclaimed series Chicago Hope - for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and in which he starred for six seasons. He also received Emmy nominations for his roles on Northern Exposure and Frasier. Currently, he can be seen in recurring roles on 8 Simple Rules and The West Wing. Arkin's extensive television credits also include A Year in the Life, Picket Fences, The Chris Isaak Show, A Slight Case of Murder, in which he co-starred with William H. Macy, and In the Line of Duty.

Arkin has also made a name for himself in film, on stage, and as a director. For the stage, he received a Tony nomination for his role in I Hate Hamlet, and also starred on Broadway as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Off-Broadway roles include Sight Unseen, The Extra Man and Four Dogs and a Bone, for the Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as Fiorello.

He recently starred in the premiere of Donald Margulies' Brooklyn Boy at the Manhattan Theatre Club, a co-production with South Coast Repertory Theatre.

Arkin's many film credits include The Doctor with William Hurt and Wrestling Ernest Hemingway with Robert Duvall, both for director Randa Haines, as well as Hanging Up directed by and starring Diane Keaton, Halloween H20, With Friends Like These, Lake Placid, Under the Rainbow and the upcoming Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School.

Recently Arkin won an Emmy Award for directing My Louisiana Sky, an acclaimed Showtime film starring Juliette Lewis and Kelsey Keel. For My Louisiana Sky Arkin also received a DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs, while the film won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special as well as a Humanitas Prize and a Carnegie Award. Arkin has also directed episodes of Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, Monk and Ally McBeal.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Hitch" (12-Mar-2005)

Biography #3

Adam Arkin recently starred in Halloween: H20, the 20th anniversary sequel to the horror classic, Halloween.

He is now in his fifth season as Dr. Aaron Shutt on the critically-acclaimed CBS drama series Chicago Hope, for which received an Emmy nomination. His previous Emmy nomination was for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Adam, the sociopathic chef on Northern Exposure. Arkin also directed several episodes of both shows.

On his recent television hiatus, Arkin completed production on With Friends Like These, which premiered last September on Starz.

Arkin's television credits include the telefilms Not in This Town and In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice and the television series A Year in the Life, Big Wave Dave's, Busting Loose, Picket Fences, China Beach, L.A. Law, St. Elsewhere and Law & Order.

Arkin has also had starring roles in numerous feature films, including Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, The Doctor, Baseball, Personal Foul and Under the Rainbow.

In 1991, Arkin made his Broadway debut in I Hate Hamlet, a performance for which he received a Tony Award nomination. His other stage credits include the successful revival of Guys and Dolls on Broadway as well as Sight Unseen and Four Dogs and A Bone off-Broadway.

He also starred opposite Meryl Streep in the Wendy Wasserstein workshop of An American Daughter at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)