Acclaimed actor, musician and educator, Adam has performed extensively with numerous artists around the world. 

A Toronto based drummer-percussionist, he has played for RAY CHARLES, VINCE GILL, DARLENE LOVE, TINY TIM, MANHATTAN TRANSFER, MICHELLE WRIGHT, TOMMY NEWSOM Tonight Show, CHARLES BROWN, OLIVER JONES, SHIRLEY EIKHARD, RONNIE HAWKINS, ORCHESTRA TORONTO, K/W SYMPHONY.

He recorded two JUNO-winning albums with CHRIS McKHOOL and JUDY & DAVID.

A music education specialist for the Toronto board since 1979, he is also a YAMAHA endorsed clinician.  In 1981, Adam received a Canada Council grant to study privately with masters Peter Erskine, Ed Soph and Irv Cottler.  2020 marked his 28th year leading a percussion program at the Claude Watson School for the Arts. He recently became percussion coach at Toronto's prestigious Havergal College, now with multiple award-winning ensembles.

His two most prominent bands -

The SWINGIN' BLACKJACKS...authentic roots-rockin' blues,  and  The GENE POOL BOYS...soulful, classic jazz -

have remained active throughout the GTA for over 3 decades.

As actor, he's widely known for portraying the English teacher on the ground-breaking TV series, DEGRASSI HIGH.  Other roles include: 

FLASHPOINT, SOULFOOD, WARHOUSE 13, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, GOOD WITCH, STREET LEGAL, Ricky Gervais' SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS 

and most recently, SUITS - the series finale.  Plus numerous commercials and voice-overs.

 

Adam resides in Toronto with his wife, Cathy. 

Among favourite diversions, drums, dogs and dining rank high.

Film-TV-Media inquiries:  

Christopher Oldfield - OLDFIELD MGMT

416-515-9904    <chris@oldfieldmanagement.com>

Voice:

Noelle Jenkinson - voice agent/mgr

AMI - Artist Management Inc.

416-363-7450  x.105    <noelle@amiagency.ca>

Music & general inquiries ~ email:

drumdoghowl@gmail.com