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Adam Rich is an actor born on 12th October 1968, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is probably still best known for his role of Nicholas Bradford in the late ’70s TV series „Eight Is Enough“, in which he portrayed the youngest son as a child actor. His specific hair style and looks on the show earned him the nickname „America’s little brother“.

Have you ever wondered how rich Adam Rich is? According to sources it has been estimated that Adam Rich’s overall net worth is $1 million, as of May 2017, accumulated through a successful acting career which he started in childhood, in the late ’70s. Since he is still an active member of the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to increase.

Adam Rich Net Worth $1 Million

Adam grew up in Granada Hills, California as the oldest child in the family. During his childhood he was active in various sports, including football, baseball, skateboarding, bicycle riding and swimming, but also showed great interest in drawing and arts. He studied acting at Chatsworth High School, and was a student of drama teacher Bob Carelli who also taught Val Kilmer, Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham. When he was eight years old, Rich landed the role of Nicholas in “Eight Is Enough”, which became extremely popular and took him to stardom. While on the show, he was recognized by his specific haircut which then led to parents across the country styling their children’s hair the same way. He was an adored child actor, earning “America’s little brother” nickname. The show was the base of his net worth.

However, growing up as a child actor, Rich had a difficult adolescence, tried smoking marihuana when he was fourteen and left high school at the age of sixteen. Fortunately this didn’t stop his acting career, and he continued appearing in various television and film productions. After starring in the 1977 television film “The City”, his next ventures were in Irwin Allen’s TV series “Code Red”(1981) on ABC, and the “Gun Shy” (1983) sitcom on CBS. He then made guest appearances in episodes of several television series, including “The Love Boat”, “CHiPs”, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “Fantasy Island”, “St. Elsewhere”, “Silver Spoons” and “Baywatch”. In 1979, Adam voiced the character of Tukiki in “Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas” television special, then starred as Toby Hart in the 1981 feature film “The Devil and Max Devlin”, and voiced the character of Presto, the Magician in “Dungeons & Dragons” from 1983 to 1985. He reprised his character of Nicholas Bradford in television films “Eight is Enough: A Family Reunion” in 1987, and again two years later in “An Eight Is Enough Wedding” (1989). His net worth rose steadily.

The lifestyle he led affected Rich greatly, as he struggled with drug addiction, and almost died of a Valium overdose in 1989. This led to him being arrested and convicted for attempted burglary of a pharmacy in 1991. Subsequently the nineties weren’t a fruitful period in Adam’s career, as he didn’t have any significant projects except a few guest appearances. After a decade long pause, he had a cameo role in the “Dickie Robers: Former Child Star” feature film (2003), appearing as himself. When it comes to his more recent activity, Adam has occasionally been appearing in various productions, and marketing script ideas for TV shows and films.

Privately, Rich has never married, nor are there any available data on his relationships. He was listed as no.73 on VH1’s “The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars” in 2005. He has stated that although his greatest passion is acting, he hasn’t fully pursued it in adulthood, because he dislikes the life of celebrities.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 12, 1968
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Profession:Actor
Education:Chatsworth High School
Nationality:American
Nominations:People's Choice Award for Favorite Young TV Performer
Movies:The Devil and Max Devlin, Eight Is Enough, The City, Gun Shy
TV shows:Dungeons & Dragons, Code Red
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Studied acting at Chatsworth High School, with former drama teacher Bob Carelli, who also taught Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham, and several other successful alums of the school. Also studied acting for years after with other teachers.
2Although his greatest passion is acting, he has not pursued it as an adult because of his dislike of fame, and all things celebrity.
3Was number 73 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
4Feb. 20, 2003: charged with DUI after nearly hitting a police car on a closed-off section of I-10 in Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 2002.
5Dropped out of high school at age 17, in 1986.
6In April 1991, he smashed a pharmacy window in an attempt to steal drugs. He was arrested and was bailed out by his TV dad, Dick Van Patten. He was almost immediately rearrested, this time for shoplifting. He pled no contest to both charges.
7In 1996 "Might" magazine ran a spoof on dead celebrities and included Adam's name in their list, which was picked up and ran by other media. In fact, the article was just a spoof and Adam was very much alive. Nonetheless, many people are still surprised when they find out he is alive today.


Quotes

#Quote
1I am an actor, not a celebrity, I have always wanted to be an actor, I never wanted to be a celebrity!
2Life is for living, and I live my life to the fullest everyday.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Television SpecialCBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Television SeriesEight Is Enough (1977)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or SpecialEight Is Enough (1977)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Drama SeriesCode Red (1981)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young ComedianEight Is Enough (1977)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Adam Rich
Baywatch1993TV SeriesEthan
An Eight Is Enough Wedding1989TV MovieNicholas Bradford
Small Wonder1986-1988TV SeriesThe Beast / Peter Watson
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion1987TV MovieNicholas Bradford
Silver Spoons1986TV Series
St. Elsewhere1986TV SeriesLouis Appleton
Dungeons & Dragons1983-1985TV SeriesPresto the Magician
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesClovis
CHiPs1979-1982TV SeriesLouis Hindall / Adam Rich
Fantasy Island1978-1982TV SeriesHuck Finn / Herbie Block
Code Red1981-1982TV SeriesDanny Blake
CBS Children's Mystery Theatre1982TV SeriesJeffrey Brenner
Eight Is Enough1977-1981TV SeriesNicholas Bradford
The Devil and Max Devlin1981Toby Hart
3-2-1 Contact1980TV SeriesNicholas Bradford
Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas1979TV MovieTukiki (voice)
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesBrian Phillips
The City1977TV MovieDonnie Collins
The Six Million Dollar Man1976TV SeriesBob

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV's Greatest Scandals2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sally Jessy Raphael1989-1991TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1987TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head1986TV Special documentaryBilly
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Benji at Work1980TV Short documentaryHost
Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHimself
Bob Hope's Merry All-Star Christmas Special1979TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Kids Are People, Too1979TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Dinah!1977-1979TV SeriesHimself
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual People's Choice Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
The Magic of ABC1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
Family Feud1976TV SeriesHimself

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