Adam Arkin is an American actor and director best known for his television roles as eccentric chef Adam in Northern Exposure (1990-95) and as neurosurgeon Aaron Shutt in Chicago Hope, from 1994-2000.
He also had starring roles in the drama series Life (2007-2009) and Sons of Anarchy, in 2009.
Other recent television appearances include The West Wing, as trauma specialist and psychologist Dr. Stanley Keyworth; Frasier, as an obsessive fan of Frasier's; Boston Legal; Baby Bob; Monk; and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
His film appearances include Hitch (2005) and Halloween: H20 (1998).
Arkin is also a theatre actor and has performed in Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatre productions, including both the South Coast Repertory world premiere and Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy, by playwright Donald Margulies.
In addition he is known for his directing work, having directed episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, The Riches, Dirt and Ally McBeal. He won an Emmy for directing the Showtime television film My Louisiana Sky.
Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York to actor/director/writer Alan Arkin and his wife Jeremy Yaffe.
He has been married to Phyllis Ann Lyons since 1999. They have one son together. He also has a daughter, Molly, from his former wife, Linda.