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Adam Arkin (born August 19, 1956)[1] is a Daytime Emmy-winning and Tony Award- nominated American television, film, and stage actor and director. He is best known for playing neurosurgeon Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He's also one of the three actors to portray Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck on Monk. He currently stars in the NBC drama Life. He is the son of actor Alan Arkin.

Biography

Career

Arkin has appeared in various television series such as Northern Exposure (CBS, 1990-95), where he played the eccentric chef Adam, and Chicago Hope (CBS, 1994-2000). He appeared in the Law & Order episode, Red Ball (Season 16, 2005),as a district attorney named Charles Graham. Other recent television appearances include The West Wing (1999) (as trauma specialist and psychologist Dr. Stanley Keyworth), Frasier, as an obsessive fan of Frasier's, Boston Legal, Baby Bob, Monk, and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002). He currently appears in the new NBC drama Life.

His film appearances include Hitch (2005) and Halloween: H20 (1998). Arkin is also a theatre actor where he has performed in Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions, including most recently, both the South Coast Repertory world premiere and Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy[2][3] by playwright Donald Margulies. In addition he is known for his directing work, having done episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, The Riches, Dirt and Ally McBeal. He won an Emmy for directing the Showtime television film My Louisiana Sky.

He has also appeared on Youtube as 'Bad Smell' in the Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show[4]

Personal life

Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York to actor/director/writer Alan Arkin and his wife Jeremy Yaffe.[1] He has been married to the former Phyllis Ann Lyons since 1999. They have one son together. He also has a daughter, Molly, from his former wife, Linda. [5]

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