ADAM'S BIO

ADAM WADE SAG - AFTRA - AEA In 1958, Pittsburgh's Adam Wade was a member of Dr. Salk's polio research team. Show business calls in 1959 and Adam begins a musical journey that is destined to carry him to success. Now, in 2006, he still possesses a style of charismatic elegance. Adam's charm made him the first African American to host a game show (CBS' Musical Chair). He also hosted A.M. Chicago, L.A. Everywhere and WNYC's Media Arts Magazine Show. His other work in daytime television included the soaps Search for Tomorrow and Guiding Light and primetime television shows (Hill Street Blues, Queens Supreme, Dukes of Hazard, Police Woman, B.J. and the Bear, and Adam 12, and of course, Law & Order. Adam is a two time Audelco Award Winner (Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy, 1999, There's Still Such a Thing as Love). Twice nominated for a Clio Award, winning for his commercial " Virgin Island Fifty Dollar Days'." Adam's comedic talent came to light on Sanford and Son, What's Happening, The Jeffersons, Good Times, David Frost's That Was The Week That Was and This Is The Year That Will Be. A singing career kicked off Adam's musical journey when the recording industry Gods smiled on him with a string of hits: Tell Her For Me, Take Good Care of Her, As If I Didn 't Know and The Writing On The Wall. Extensive nightclub engagements in major cities around the world followed. His film credits include: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Education of Sonny Carson, Come Back Charleston Blue, Gordon's War, The Anderson Tapes, Shaft and Claudine. On the stage, Adam starred with Ruth Brown in Staggerlee, Same Time Next Year with Delia Reese, a Las Vegas production of Guys & Dolls with Leslie Uggams, Black Girl, J.B., Dance on Widow's Row, Comfortable Shoes, I'm Not Rappaport, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Lesson Before Dying, The Cherry Orchard, Ain 't Supposed to Die A Natural Death. Adam took time out to go back to school after forty years to earn his B.A. and Masters Degrees at Lehman College and Brooklyn College. He is a speech and theater adjunct at Long Island University and Bloomfield College. Adam's all around show business talent led him to the world of voice-overs, jingles, cartoons, looping, dubbing and print work. Adam directed Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill, Shades of Harlem, Guys & Dolls, The Dancer, Wine in the Wilderness, The Fabulous Club Fifty, Easy, Cafe Society, One Day at a Time, and Midlife: Oh the Drama. Adam is married to Jeree Wade, creator of the long-running Shades of Harlem. They perform together and separately on cruise ships and concerts with symphony orchestras around the world. Their production company, Songbirds Unlimited, flies on the wings of Adam and Jeree. Destination? Success! Adam is currently on tour with the National Compang of THE COLOR PURPLE.

ADAM'S RESUME

Adam Wade SAG - AFTRA - AEA Height: 5'11" Weight: 190 lbs. Hair: Silver Eyes: Brown (973) 509-0374 FILM The Anderson Tapes The Boys Brother to Brother Claudine Come Back Charleston Blue Education of Sonny Carson Gordon's War Kiss Me Goodbye Lou, Pat and Joe D. Shaft Taking of Pelham One Two Three TELEVISION Adam 12 B.J.& the Bear Dukes of Hazard Hill Street Blues The Jeffersons Kojak Law & Order Police Woman Queens Supreme Sammy Davis Jr. Show Sanford and Son Sheriff Lobo Tony Orlando Show True Blue What's Happening SOAPS Another World As the World Turns Edge of Night Guiding Light Love of Life Search for Tomorrow THEATER A Lesson Before Dying Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death Black Girl Cafe Society Charles Fuller's "WE" Series The Cherry Orchard Comfortable Shoes Dance on Widow's Row Driving Miss Daisy Guys & Dolls Hamlet I'm Not Rappaport J.B. Joe Turner's Come and Gone Lifestyles in the Street Macbeth Midlife: Oh The Drama! Miss Ever's Boys My Sister, My Sister The People's Temple Same Time Next Year Shades of Harlem Staggerlee Steel To Gleam It About To Show My Shine The War Party AWARDS Billboard 1960-1962 Cashbox 1961-1962 Clio Award 1972 Audelco 1995 and 1999 HIT RECORDS Ruby Take Good Care of Her Tell Her For Me Writing on the Wal l TV HOST A.M. Chicago--ABC Media Arts Magazine--NY Musical Chairs Game Show--CBS L.A. Everywhere--NBC Midday L.A.--Los Angeles