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Adam Arkin stars as Ted Early, Charlie Crews' (Damian Lewis) former cellmate in NBC's new drama series "Life."
Best known for his starring role on the critically acclaimed series " Chicago Hope," Arkin has also made a name for himself in film, on stage, and as a director.
Arkin was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Dr. Aaron Shutt on "Chicago Hope," in which he starred for six seasons. He also received Emmy nominations for roles on "Northern Exposure"and "Frasier." He's been seen in recurring roles on "The West Wing," "Boston Legal" and "Commander in Chief." Arkin's extensive television credits also include "A Year in the Life" and "Picket Fences," as well as the movies "In the Line of Duty" and "A Slight Case of Murder," in which he co-starred with William H. Macy.
Arkin's theater credits include a Tony nomination for his role in the Paul Rudnick comedy "I Hate Hamlet." He also starred on Broadway in Donald Margulies' "Brooklyn Boy" and as Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls." His off-Broadway roles include "The Extra Man," "Sight Unseen" and "Four Dogs and a Bone," at the Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as the premiere "Encores" production of "Fiorello."
Arkin's many film credits include: "Hitch"; "Hanging Up," directed by and starring Diane Keaton; "The Doctor," with William Hurt; "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway," with Robert Duvall, both for director Randa Haines; "Halloween H20"; "With Friends Like These"; "Lake Placid" and "Under the Rainbow."
Arkin has also worked on numerous narration projects, having provided voices for famed documentary filmaker Ken Burns on "The War," "Lewis and Clark," "Baseball," "Jazz," and many others.
Recently, Arkin won a Daytime Emmy Award for directing "My Louisiana Sky," an acclaimed Showtime movie starring Juliette Lewis and Kelsey Keel. For "My Louisiana Sky," Arkin also received a Directors Guild Award nomination, while the film won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special, as well as a Humanitas Prize and a Carnegie Award. In addition, he's directed episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "The Riches," "Dirt," "Boston Legal," "Chicago Hope," "Northern Exposure," "Ally McBeal" and "Monk."