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Mason Adams

Highest Rated:   88% F/X (1986)
Lowest Rated:   14% Houseguest (1995)
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Mason Adams was once described by a colleague as having a "non-actor's face." This has hardly hampered Adams' professional success, which has hinged almost exclusively on his instantly recognizable voice. After receiving an MA in Theater Arts and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, Adams became a teacher at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. In radio from 1940 onward, Adams gained fame in the title role of the popular soap opera Pepper Young's Family. Typically cast in kindly, folksy roles, Adams enjoyed playing villains and psychos, notably the evil Atomic Man on the radio saga Superman. A prolific commercial spokesman, Adams has for nearly four decades been principal pitchman for the Smuckers condiment company. From 1977 through 1982, Adams played managing editor Charlie Hume on TV's Lou Grant. In films, Mason Adams has occasionally been permitted an opportunity to break free from his paternal TV image, e.g. his corporate bad-guy assignment in 1988's F/X.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet They Came for Good: A History of Jews in the United States
  • Narrator
2001
33% Touch
  • Father Nestor
1997
14% Houseguest
  • Pike
1995
No Score Yet Not of This Earth
  • Dr. Frederick Rochelle
1995
No Score Yet Assault at West Point
  • Hyde
1994
No Score Yet Conserving America
  • Narrator
1994
No Score Yet Conserving America
  • Narrator
1994
21% Son-in-Law
  • Walter Warner Sr.
1993
No Score Yet Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted
  • Judge Colbert
1992
33% Toy Soldiers
  • Deputy Director Brown
1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
  • Frank Halloran
1991
No Score Yet Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait
  • Narrator
1987
No Score Yet Who Is Julia?
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Northstar
  • Actor
1986
88% F/X
  • Col. Mason
1986
No Score Yet The Night They Saved Christmas
  • Sumner Murdock
1984
No Score Yet Solomon Northup's Odyssey
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Adam
  • Mellette
1983
No Score Yet The Kid with the Broken Halo
  • Harry Tannenbaum
1982
30% Omen III: The Final Conflict
  • President
1981
No Score Yet Revenge of the Stepford Wives
  • Wally
1980
No Score Yet And Baby Makes Six
  • Dr. Eliot Losen
1979
No Score Yet Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
  • Grandpa
1977
73% God Told Me To
  • Obstetrician
1976
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker
  • Actor
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Crouch Judge Joseph Crouch
  • 1999
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
  • Judge
  • 1991
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
  • Bob Ranier
  • 1990
  • 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Roger Philby
  • 1989
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986
No Score Yet Lou Grant
1977-1982
  • Charlie Hume
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
  • Clinton Anderson

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