Executive Producer/Director

Adam Arkin


Adam Arkin is the executive producer/director of GET SHORTY.

Emmy Award-winning Adam Arkin has been a favorite with audiences and critics alike for his 40 years both as an actor and as a director in theatre, film, and television. He was thirteen when his father, actor Alan Arkin, cast him in his first acting role in the Academy Award-winning short film People Soup, and Adam has been working ever since.


In 1977, Arkin landed his first series regular role as the central character in the CBS comedy, Busting Loose.  Over the next three decades, the versatile actor has appeared in countless TV shows and films including Life, Sons of Anarchy, Hitch and the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-nominatedA Serious Man which earned a Boston Film Critics’ Award for Best Ensemble Cast. He earned Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor for his standout depiction of Adam, a reclusive loner who never wore shoes, on the CBS hit series Northern Exposure, for his performance as Frasier’s obsessive fan on the NBC series Frasier, and for his role as Dr. Aaron Shutt on CBS’s Chicago Hope. He received a Drama Desk nomination for his performance in Donald Margulies’ Brooklyn Boy and a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Paul Rudnick’s comedy I Hate Hamlet.


Arkin first tried his hand at directing his stint on Northern Exposure and soon the versatile actor/director found a unique niche directing projects in which he also appeared. Today, he is one of television’s busiest directors with a list of credits that includes Justified, Sons of Anarchy, The Bridge, Sneaky Pete, Masters of Sex, Billions, and the upcoming Succession. In 2010, Arkin began extending his duties to producing, first serving as Producing Director on the critically acclaimed FX spy drama The Americans and then as Co-Executive Producer on Season 2 of Secrets and Lies for ABC. He currently serves as Executive Producer/Director on Get Shorty for EPIX. On Get Shorty: Season 2, Arkin directs episodes 201,202, 205,206, 209 and 210.


A full list of credits can be found at: https://www.imdb.me/adamarkin