Nobu and Mio Adilman

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Nobu Adilman, far left.

Nobu Adilman and Mio Adilman are Canadian television personalities and brothers. They were born to entertainment writer Sid Adilman.[1] and Toshiko Adilman, a Japanese translator.[2]

They are of Jewish background on their father's side.[3] The Adilmans have been involved in the film and television industry mostly as actors and writers. Nobu Adilman worked as a writer on the Canadian television series Emily of New Moon and Cold Squad, and acted in the film Parsley Days. Together, the Adilmans also made the short films I Pie: A Love Story and Yoga, Man.[4] In 2002, the Adilmans co-hosted the CBC Television series ZeD and then became co-hosts of the series SmartAsk that same year.[4] Nobu Adilman at first was uncertain about working for SmartAsk, saying "it's not like Canada has a rich history of game shows," but was persuaded when he was told the Adilmans could be themselves on the show.[5]

In 2004, the press noted it when the Adilmans temporarily returned to ZeD to co-host a five-hour special called Zed Uncut, which was shot live. (They were substituting for regular host Sharon Lewis).[6] In 2005, the Adilmans appeared together in Trailer Park Boys as the fictional drug dealers Terry and Dennis.[7] By March 2007, Nobu Adilman also hosted the series Food Jammers.[8] Mio Adilman more recently appeared in Hannibal and The Strain.[9]

Nobu Adilman is also a founding member of Toronto's Choir! Choir! Choir![10]


  1. ^ "Rowling to have baby," Toronto Star, September 20, 2002, pg. C.11.
  2. ^ Clark, Joe (2006-12-11). "Sid Adilman memorial". Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  3. ^ Mester, Ilan (2010-05-13). "Nobu Adilman Puts the 'Jew in Jewpanese'". Shalom Life. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  4. ^ a b "Smart Ask! launches season on CBC Radio: New TV quizmasters added," Journal-Pioneer, Summerside, P.E.I.: September 23, 2002, pg. 13.
  5. ^ Catherine Dawson March, "Game shows get groovy," The Globe and Mail, December 3, 2002, pg. R.3.
  6. ^ "Zed plans ad-free all-nighter," The Ottawa Citizen, March 5, 2004, pg. D.9.
  7. ^ John Doyle, "Lowlifes as high art- effing A!" The Globe and Mail, April 15, 2005, pg. R.28.
  8. ^ "If you can't take the heat...," The Ottawa Citizen, March 5, 2007, pg. B.1.Fro.
  9. ^ "Mio Adilman". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  10. ^ "Choir! Choir! Choir! Celebrates Five Years". Torontoist, February 2, 2016.

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