|Born||1973 (age 44–45)
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Adam Samuel Reid was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario, Canada, Adam began his multifaceted career in entertainment when he was twelve on the 80s CJOH cult comedy, You Can't Do That On Television, which also aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon. At sixteen, he graduated to the writing department and co-wrote thirty episodes of the show with producer/creator Roger Damon Price. He attended Sir Robert Borden H.S. and was a member of the National Champion High School Improv Team (along with his friend, fellow S.R.B. alum, Sandra Oh). He became the school's president in his senior year.
Adam then attended Ryerson University's film program and won the 'Norman Jewison Filmmaker's Award' for his graduating short, "Token for your Thoughts", which also won a 'Gold Plaque Award' at the Chicago Intercom Festival. From there, Adam began to straddle both passions as an actor and filmmaker - directing commercials, music videos and shorts, while touring and performing with one of the most popular Canadian comedy troupes at the time, The Komic Kazes. This experience helped him land his first film role in the Kids in the Hall's feature, "Brain Candy".
A fruitful stretch in comedic commercials in Canada followed. A 90-second theatrical spot for Toyota in which he stars as a pretentious and insecure commercial director, won a 'Gold Lion' at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.
Reid's comedic skills were featured in films, M.O.W.s and television series like Disney's My Date with the President's Daughter, CBC's The Newsroom, Indie comedy Ham & Cheese, Lifetime's This Time Around, comedy gem The Buck Calder Experience, Fox's Killer Instinct, and USA's Psych. As a voice actor, he has starred in hit cartoons like 6Teen, Total Drama, and What It's Like Being Alone, among many others.
As a writer/director, between 2002 and 2006, along with developing and directing kids shows like HBO Family's "Ghost Trackers" and Fox Kids' "The Adrenaline Project", Reid ran a film mentorship program at a Toronto youth shelter called Eva's Phoenix, to help at-risk youth express their creativity. The program produced two award-winning short films under Adam's direction, "One Dollar One Day", and "Sheltered Life".
In 2010, he completed his first feature documentary film, "Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames", about the life of the renowned Jungian analyst, author and revered wisdom keeper, Marion Woodman. Animation from legendary three-time Academy Award-winning artist, Faith Hubley, is woven into the film to visualize Marion's stories and revolutionary thoughts. The film has been praised by many, including playwright, activist, and creator of the "Vagina Monologues", Eve Ensler, who, along with Omega Institute Founder, Elizabeth Lesser, co-presented the New York City premiere at the prestigious Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea NY, Oct. 2010.
Reid returned to performance work in 2010, with a celebrated dramatic turn in the Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS movie, "When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story", starring Winona Ryder as Lois Wilson, and Barry Pepper as Bill Wilson. Reid played Ebby Thatcher, Bill W's best friend and drinking buddy, whose miraculous recovery from alcoholism helped inspire Bill to found Alcoholics Anonymous.
|1985||Back to the Future||Boy||(uncredited)|
|1985–1987||You Can't Do That on Television||Himself|
|1989||Back to the Future: Part II||Boy on Hoverscooter||(uncredited)|
|1996||Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy||Scarred teenager|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||NASA Mission Control||Extra|
|1998||My Date with the President's Daughter||Reid Bosshardt|
|1998||Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend||Lizard Boy||Episode: Persephone and the Winter Seeds|
|1998–1999||Birdz||Tommy Turkey||13 episodes|
|2000||The Famous Jett Jackson||Crash||Episode: Eye of the Beholder|
|2000||The Pooch and the Pauper||Bus Boy|
|2001||Leap Years||Fig||Episode: Episode #1.7|
|2001||The Facts of Life Reunion||Donald|
|2002||Screech Owls||Kidnapper||Episode: Kidnapped in Tamarack|
|2002||The 5th Quadrant||Walter Ryder Jr. / Walter Ryder Sr.||Episode: A Clone... at Last/It's a Hollow Wold After All|
|2002||Doc||Dr. Larry Savan||Episode: Complicated|
|2002||A Nero Wolfe Mystery||Reporter||Episode: Immune to Murder|
|2003||Hemingway: That Summer in Paris||Jimmy Danelon|
|2003||This Time Around||Jeff Blue|
|2004||Ham & Cheese||Casting Director|
|2004||The Newsroom||Brad||Episode: One of Us|
|2004||Bury the Lead||Donny||Episode: The Revenge Specialist|
|2004||Wild Card||Ivan De Samossy||Episode: Wham Bam, Thank You Dan|
|2005||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Dave||Episode: West End Girls|
|2006||Killer Instinct||Boze||2 episodes|
|2006||The Buck Calder Experience||Josh Zander|
|2006||Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes'||Brandon Tartikoff|
|2012||Underworld: Awakening||Medical Technician|
|2018||My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic||Firelight||Episode: The Parent Map|
- "Adam Samuel Reid - Biography - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- "6Teen (TV Series 2004–2010) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- "Total Drama Island (TV Series 2007– ) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.