Mason Adams

Mason Adams

  • Highest Rated: 88% F/X (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Houseguest (1995)
  • Birthday: Feb 26, 1919
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
36% 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
80% 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 Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Roger Philby
  • 1989
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Bob Ranier
  • 1988
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • 1986
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Clinton Anderson

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