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 Nick Adams
  Actor
 Date of birth:
      July 10th, 1931
      Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA
 Date of death:
      February 7th, 1968
      Los Angeles, California, USA
Biography

Best known for the role of Johnny Yuma from the Rebel TV show and astronaut Glenn from Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Nick Adams is one of the better known Toho actors of the Showa era to American fans. Adams' first role in a Toho film was that of Doctor James Bowen in Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965). Adams could hardly speak Japanese, so, like other Caucasian actors of his time, his lines were dubbed over in the Japanese print of the film; furthermore, this would also happen in his later two Toho films. His next movie was Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), followed by The Killing Bottle (1967), which was part of the International Secret Police "series". Coincidentally, Adams starred alongside actress Kumi Mizuno in all three films, which caused rumors about an affair between the two to blossom. Whether these rumors are true or not is up for debate, but Mizuno later admitted that Adams had actually proposed to her, while he was staying in Japan, but she turned him down as she already had a fiancé. If there was more to the story than that, one may never know, but unfortunately by the time he got back to the states it had already severed his marriage with actress Carol Nugent. A few random pieces of trivia about Nick Adams is that he was good friends with James Dean, and that he received a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role in Twilight of Honor, which he campaigned for feverishly and lost. Unfortunately for fans, Adams died in 1968 from a drug overdose.

Acting Toho Filmography
Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965) - James Bowen, Doctor
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) - Glenn, Astronaut
The Killing Bottle (1967) - John Carter