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 has also been percussion coach at Toronto's prestigious HAVERGAL College since 2009, 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 Ontario 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.
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