Adler, Michael

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Adler, Michael


Son of Warren Adler (a novelist and media executive). Education: University of Southern California, B.A.; trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London; studied improvisation with Groundlings.


Agent—Kazarian, Spencer and Associates, 11969 Ventura Blvd., 3rd Floor, Box 7409, Studio City, CA 91604. Manager—Judy Orbach, JudyO Productions, 6136 Glen Holly, Hollywood, CA 90068.


Actor and writer.


Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.


Film Appearances:

Schloss, Stand and Deliver, Warner Bros., 1988.

Dr. Hillerman, The War of the Roses, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Desk clerk, Hard to Kill (also known as Seven Year Storm), Warner Bros., 1990.

Ford boss, Driving Me Crazy (also known as Trabbi Goes to Hollywood), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1991.

Party guest, Chaplin (also known as Charlot), TriStar, 1992.

Bascom the curator, Wishman, Curb/Esquire Films, 1993.

Man in white coat, Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), Miramax, 1996.

Conference room attorney, Liar Liar, Universal, 1997.

Scientist, My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), Buena Vista, 1999.

Dr. Pettincourt, Einstein's Playground (short film), 2003.

Dr. Frederick W. Light, Jr., The Commission, 2003.

Norbert, Excitine Complex (short film), Altamira Entertainment/Babia Capital, 2005.

Dr. Alex Dupree, I Know Who Killed Me, TriStar, 2007.

Coach McCarthy, Anderson's Cross, Crossroads Pictures, 2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Party man, Fine Things (also known as Danielle Steel's "Fine Things"), NBC, 1990.

Building manager, Letters from a Killer, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Fred Worthman, "Grace under Pressure," Ferris Bueller, NBC, 1990.

Man pretending to be Scott Adams, "Review," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1996.

Handler, "Dick the Vote," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Contest liaison, "The Show-Me State," Grace Under Fire, ABC, 1996.

"Two Guys, a Girl, and a Party," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Surgeon, "At the Hour of Our Death," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

Second Gruizelanik, "Orange Volvo," G vs E (also known as Good vs Evil), USA Network, 1999.

Doctor, "Throw Val from the Train," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2000.

Marty, "The Greatest of Gifts," ER, NBC, 2000.

Ezra Langdon, "The Red's Shoes," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2001.

"Act Naturally," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Pundit Jay Deider, "Life Sentence," The Court, ABC, 2002.

Rick, "The Letter," ER, NBC, 2002.

Therapist, "Cold War," Do Over, The WB, 2002.

Joel Berenger, "Chapter Sixty," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Bank manager, "The Love of Money," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Captain Burger, "Yankee White," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2003.

Dr. Falvey, "Die Fast, Die Furious," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Stanley Allen, "The Dead Donald," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Assistant district attorney Willis, "Sanctuary," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2005.

Jeff Frenkel, "The Aftermath," The O.C., Fox, 2005.

Jeff Frenkel, "The End of Innocence," The O.C., Fox, 2005.

Dr. Dan Millman, "No Holds Barred," Shark, CBS, 2007.

Emergency room patient, "Ugly," House M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2007.

Doug Manning, "Prior Commitments," Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2008.

Doug Manning, "Glass Houses," Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2008.

Principal Rosenthal, Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2008.

Also appeared in episodes of American Dreams, NBC, and Resurrection Blvd., Showtime.

Television Appearances; Other:

Ben, "The Home," The Sunset Gang (special), PBS, 1991.

Second employee, Working (pilot), NBC, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Anthem for Doomed Youth, Actors' Playhouse, New York City, 1982.

Desmond Rosehue, A Hole in the Dark, Second Stage Theatre, Hollywood, CA 2006.

Appeared in productions of A Christmas Carol, Fords Theatre; A Hole in the Dark, Blank Theatre; Mary Barnes, Odyssey Theatre; Much Ado about Nothing, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, England; The Royal Family, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles; and Twelfth Night, Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles.



Anthem for Doomed Youth, Actors' Playhouse, New York City, 1982.

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