Adam Hicks

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Adam Hicks
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Hicks in 2011
Adam Paul Nielson Hicks

(1992-11-28) November 28, 1992 (age 28)
OccupationActor, rapper, singer-songwriter
Years active2000–2018

Adam Paul Nielson Hicks (born November 28, 1992)[1] is an American former actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. His first leading role was in How to Eat Fried Worms. He was also known for playing Luther in the Disney XD series Zeke and Luther and Wendell "Wen" Gifford in the film Lemonade Mouth.

He had a recurring role in the second season of Jonas as DZ, and appeared as Boz in the Disney XD Original Series Pair of Kings.



Hicks was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had a recurring role in Titus, and had roles in various movies and television series, before playing the lead in How to Eat Fried Worms. He then appeared in Mostly Ghostly alongside many other Disney Channel stars. In 2009, he grabbed the co lead role of Luther on Zeke & Luther. In April 2011, he starred in Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford.[2]

He co starred on Pair of Kings as King Boz, replacing Mitchel Musso's character King Brady. Hicks portrayed Jason Zimmer, in the erotic thriller The Boy Next Door.[3]


Hicks recorded a remake of the MC Hammer song "U Can't Touch This" with fellow Zeke and Luther co star Daniel Curtis Lee. The music video for the song was shown June 29, 2009 on Disney XD.[4] He made a remix of the song "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry. In the end of 2010, he wrote and recorded the song "Happy Universal Holidays" with Ryan Newman.

At the beginning of 2011, he released a song called "Dance For Life", with Drew Seeley for the Disney Channel Original Series Shake It Up, which was featured on Shake It Up: Break It Down.

Hicks co wrote the tracks "Determinate", "Breakthrough" and "Livin' On a High Wire" for Lemonade Mouth. He also has a music video featuring Chris Brochu for his single "We Burnin' Up". In most of his songs, Hicks introduces himself as A Plus. He is currently signed to Walt Disney Records. In October 2012, he recorded a song for the new book Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up entitled "Don't Stop The Revolution". Hicks sang the theme song for the Disney XD show Mighty Med, titled "You Never Know".[5]

Personal life[edit]


On January 25, 2018, Hicks was arrested in Burbank, California along with his reported girlfriend, actress Danni Tamburro, on suspicion of armed robbery.[6][7] He went through a mental health evaluation to determine whether he was competent enough to stand trial for the charges.[8] Hicks' arraignment was originally scheduled for March 23, 2019, when his attorney notified the judge his client was "not currently in a state where he can assist in his defense". The arraignment and subsequent trial were put off and Hicks was sent for further medical examination. On July 10, 2019, he pleaded not guilty to counts of second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Down and Derby Brady Davis
The 12 Dogs of Christmas Mike Stevens
2006 The Shaggy Dog Quarterback Voice
How to Eat Fried Worms Joseph "Joe" Guire
2008 Mostly Ghostly Colin Doyle
2011 Lemonade Mouth Wen TV Movie
2015 Up on the Wooftop Toby Voice
The Boy Next Door Jason Zimmer
2016 Little Savages Billy
2017 Windsor Clint
2018 Shifting Gears Jeremy Williamson


Year Title Role Notes
2000–02 Titus Dave Titus (young) Recurring role
2002 The Funkhousers Robbie Funkhouser Television film
That Was Then Joshua Harrison Episode: "Pilot"
2009–12 Zeke & Luther Luther Waffles Lead role
2010 Jonas Dennis "DZ" Zimmer Recurring role (Season 2)
2011 Lemonade Mouth Wendell "Wen" Gifford Television film
Peter Punk Luthisour "Luther" Waffles Episode: "El Duelo"
PrankStars Himself Episode: "Game Showed Up"
So Random Episode: "Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks and Hayley Kiyoko"
2012–13 Pair of Kings King Boz Lead Role (Season 3); 22 episodes
2012 Southland Mike Episode: "Legacy"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tyler Episode: "Helpless"
2015 Texas Rising Truett Fincham Main role
2016–2017 Freakish Diesel Turner



  1. ^ "Disney XD Medianet". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26.
  2. ^ Riggen, Patricia (2011-04-15), Lemonade Mouth, Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, retrieved 2018-06-12
  3. ^ "The Boy Next Door Stalks MILFs at Home". Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  4. ^ "DisneyXD Media Net". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  5. ^ "Mighty Med (TV Series 2013–2015)". Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  6. ^ Gene Maddaus (2018-01-25). "Disney Star Adam Hicks Arrested for Armed Robberies – Variety". Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  7. ^ Mike Dane (2018-01-25). "Disney Star, Actress Arrested In String Of Armed Robberies – CBS Los Angeles". Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  8. ^ "Disney Star Adam Hicks Stuck In Jail Awaiting Mental Health Evaluation". RadarOnline. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  9. ^ Jess Cohen; Alli Rosenbloom (July 10, 2019). "Adam Hicks Pleads Not Guilty to Robberies More Than a Year After Arrest". E! Online. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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