Jean-François Adam (14 February 1938 – 14 October 1980) was a French actor and director, mostly famous for his mysterious death.[clarification needed]
Adam was an assistant to French filmmakers François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Melville.
He is known for having played the small rôle of the Colette's lover in the Antoine Doinel saga, and for playing the philosophy teacher in the French drama film Graduate First (1978), directed by Maurice Pialat.
Adam directed the French drama film Return to the Beloved (1979), which stars Isabelle Huppert.
He was also a part-time clown.
Adam was married to Brigitte Fossey, and had a daughter, the actress Marie Adam.