Adam Simon

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Adam Simon
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Adam Simon at the 2015 WonderCon promoting Salem.
Born (1962-02-06) February 6, 1962 (age 56)
OccupationDirector • screenwriter • producer
Years active1989–present

Adam Simon (born February 6, 1962) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. His directing credits include Brain Dead (1990), Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger (1992), and Carnosaur (1993). Simon, along with producer Brannon Braga, co-created the television series Salem. As a screenwriter, Simon is known for Bones (2001), and The Haunting in Connecticut (2009).

He plays a humorous version of himself, pitching a project and getting barred from the studio lot in the famous opening-shot of Robert Altman's The Player (1992). He previously appeared, thinly veiled, as a fictional character in Christopher Guest's film The Big Picture (1989) and would reappear in Kim Newman's novel Johnny Alucard (2013), where he again pitches a project and becomes the only person in Hollywood standing up to a particularly sinister studio executive.[1]

Kim Newman has noted that Adam Simon has "become one of the most oft-cited figures in contemporary Hollywood satire, and those in the know have begun to play the game of Simon-spotting. [...] Remarkable look- and act-alikes for Adam Simon have appeared in a couple of sinister Hollywood satires: Adam Rafkin (Jarrad Paul) on the cancelled-too-soon TV series Action, who ruins his emotional and physical health on successive drafts of Beverly Hills Gun Club for sleazy überproducer Peter Dragon (Jay Mohr); and Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, who finds his entire life - and film project - jeopardised when he considers going against the wishes of backers who represent either organised crime or Hell." [2]





  • Lock Up (1989) (co-producer)
  • The Spectre of Hope (2000)
  • Salem (2013-2017) (executive producer)[3]



  1. ^ Excerpt from "Johnny Alucard"
  2. ^ "Who Let Adam Simon on the Lot?" by Kim Newman
  3. ^ "Q&A: Executive Producer Adam Simon on "SALEM" and a Lovecraftian Second Season". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

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