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Adams, Jason 1963–

ADAMS, Jason 1963–

(Ash Adams, Jason Leland Adams)


Full name, Jason Leland Adams; born February 7, 1963, in Los Angeles, CA; married Alicia Hoge (an actress and set designer). Education: Graduated from Bowdoin College and attended the Art Center.


Actor and set designer. Evidence Room, Los Angeles, founder and executive director; Washington Shakespeare Company, Washington, DC, founder and artistic director; StageRight, member of the board of trustees; affiliated with Actors Leading Actors, Los Angeles; also affiliated with the production company Fedora Films. National Public Radio, scriptwriter; Smithsonian Press, copywriter; and worked as a cabinet maker.

Awards, Honors:

Source Award, 1991, for performance in Don Juan of Seville; LA Weekly theatre awards, c. 2002, for Pentecost, and another for Dog Mouth.


Film Appearances:

First surfer, A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line Cinema, 1984.

Johnny, Mr. North, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988.

Francois, Lionheart (also known as A.W.O.L.–Absent without Leave), Universal, 1990.

The Arc, Surf Film/Cinema Parallel, 1991.

I'll Love You Forever … Tonight, Headliner Entertainment Group, 1992.

Original Intent, Skouras Pictures, 1992.

Cameron, Puppet Master 4, Paramount, 1993.

Neighborhood kid, The Silent Alarm, 1993.

John, The Privilege Cage, Yildiz Film, 1994.

Deputy Steve Stowe, The Stranger, Kings Road Entertainment, 1995.

Mick, Black & White: A Love Story, 1996.

Second gravedigger, Mother (also known as The Haunted Heart), Triboro Entertainment, 1996.

Always Something Better, 1996.

(As Ash Adams) Erik, Striking Resemblance, Mystique Films, 1997.

(As Ash Adams) Bartender, Weeping Shriner, Bald Guy with a Dent in His Head Productions, 1999.

(As Ash Adams) Jim, Water and Power, American Film Institute/Fringe Films, 1999.

Steven Glenn, Mental Hygiene (short film), American Film Institute, 2000.

Bride of the Wind, 2001.

(As Ash Adams) After the Past, Fedora Films, 2004.

Film Director and Producer:

(As Ash Adams) After the Past, Fedora Films, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

John Reid "Little John" Ryan, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1986–89.

Agent Dan Sandler, Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1994–95.

(As Jason Leland Adams) Preston A. Lodge III, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1995–98.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jenny's younger brother, Jenny's Song, syndicated, 1988.

Deputy Steve Stone, The Stranger, HBO, 1995.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

(As Ash Adams) Narrator, American Veteran Awards, History Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Going Home," The New Adam 12, syndicated, 1989.

"Gathering Clouds: Parts 1 & 2," The Young Riders, ABC, 1990.

Danny, "Anaconda," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1991.

Driver, "Dead–End for Delia," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

(As Jason Leland Adams) General George Custer, "The Abduction: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1994.

Benyan, "Covenant," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1998.

(As Jason Leland Adams) Prosecutor Ellwood, Legacy, UPN, 1998.

"Mudslide Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

(As Ash Adams) Bobby Joe Bulgar, "Well Endowed," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Thunderboat Row, ABC, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Title role, Don Juan of Seville, c. 1991.

Freder, Swell, 1995.

Pip/Theo, Three Days of Rain, Evidence Room, Los Angeles, 2001.

Stage manager, Bedlam: An Evening of One Acts IV, Appalachian State University, Greer Arena Theatre, Boone, NC, 2001.

Wesley, Mayhem, Evidence Room, Los Angeles, 2003.

Stage Set Designer:

Aliens in America, Tiffany Theater, Los Angeles, 1999.

Tagteam Lovefest 2000, The Actors' Gang, Los Angeles, c. 1999.

(With Alicia Hoge) The Berlin Circle, Evidence Room, Los Angeles, 2000.

(With Hoge) Don Carlos, Evidence Room, 2001.

(With Hoge) Orlando of a Thousand Years, 2001.

Saved, Evidence Room, c. 2001.

And Still the Dogs, Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002.

(With Erik Hanson) Hollywood Burning, Evidence Room, 2002.

Pentecost, Evidence Room, 2002.

Messalina, Evidence Room, 2003.

Hard Times, Evidence Room, 2004.

Set designer for other productions, including Andromache, Dog Mouth, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, Life of Stuff, and One Flea Spare, all Evidence Room; and for Julius Caesar, Washington Shakespeare Company, Washington, DC. Also producer of productions for the Washington Shakespeare Company.



(As Ash Adams) After the Past, Fedora Films, 2004.



Soap Opera Digest, December 29, 1987, pp. 105–107.

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