Adam Harrington was born and raised in Wellesley, MA, a suburb of Boston. The youngest of three boys, Adam began his acting career performing in shows in and around Boston and at the Harwich Junior Theatre in Cape Cod, MA. After appearing in a handful of productions in bit parts, Adam, at age 12, landed his first leading role as Tom Canty in The Prince and the Pauper. While he may have already had a bit of the acting bug, this experience made it all but certain that performing was Adam’s life-calling.
Every summer until he was 18, he continued to act in plays at that amazing theatre on the Cape. And, while at Wellesley High School, Adam starred in the school musical each year (he also played hockey, baseball and golf every year – yes, golf). It was this dedication and training which got him accepted into UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Recognized as one of the top theater schools in the country, UCLA was the perfect fit for Adam.
There, he received the training and learned the skills that have been the foundation for his growth as an actor and performer. During his undergrad, Adam performed in numerous productions. A few of his favorites were A La Porte, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Flora the Red Menace. He received the Carol Burnett Scholarship Award for Excellence in Musical Theater.
Since graduating in 2000, Adam has enjoyed the rollercoaster ride that is the entertainment industry. Appearing in dozens of commericals and television shows, such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parenthood, Better Off Ted, Heroes, Dirt, Kevin Hill, and Scrubs - to name a few. Adam had a supporting role in the Warner Bros. release, Torque, in which he was pushed and yelled at by Ice Cube. you can also catch him as Reporter #2 in Iron Man. It may, in fact be his best work (just don't blink, or you may miss him!). He also has a prominent role in 'From The Head', an indie film that is currently doing very well on the festival circuit (Winner of 2012 Philly Film Fest).
Adam has been doing stand-up comedy all over Los Angeles for 10 years now and is a regular fixture of Whiteboy Comedy. A finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2002 and 2003, he has performed all over the city of Boston, as well as clubs in San Francisco.
Over the last few years, Adam has built up his online presence. He is an actor/writer on the popular web series, SPORTS BALLZ. He has appeared in several videos with The Lost Nomads, including the award-winning web series, GIGI: ALMOST AMERICAN, on MyDamnChannel. He can also be seen on the Fox-produced web series for FunnyorDie, RICKY AND RAVI ARE IN BETWEEN JOBS.
The last 10 years have been busy, challenging and gratifying. Adam's hoping the next 10 will be a little more mellow and a lot more lucrative. He's tired of having roommates.
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