Orny Adams

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Orny Adams
Birth name Adam Jason Orienstein
Born Lexington, Massachusetts
Medium stand-up, television
Nationality American
Website OrnyAdams.com

Orny Adams (born Adam Jason Orenstein[1] on 10 November 1970) is an American actor, comedy writer and stand-up comic.[2] He is best known for his role as Coach Bobby Finstock for the MTV series Teen Wolf.

Life and career[edit]

Adams is a native of Lexington, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Lexington High School in 1989, then earned a bachelor's degree from Emory University in 1993, majoring in political science and philosophy.[1]

Adams has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[3][4] He is featured in the 2002 documentary Comedian starring Jerry Seinfeld.[5]

Adams' comedy DVD/CD, Path of Most Resistance, was released on November 10, 2006.[1][4] On October 29, 2010, Adams' one-hour comedy special, Orny Adams Takes The Third premiered on Comedy Central.[6]

In 2007 CBS Television Distribution and Yahoo! announced a development deal with Ashton Kutcher’s production company Katalyst for Tube, which was to have been hosted by Adams and featured viral videos, comedy bits and sketches.[7] In 2011, Adams was cast as Coach Bobby Finstock for the MTV series Teen Wolf.[8] He portrayed the secondary character until Season 5, when it was announced that he would not be returning to the show to focus more on his comedy, but will return for the last ten episodes of season 5.[9][10][11]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Bill Porter (2007-07-17). "His career is a joke". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ Shydner, Ritch; Schff, Mark (2006). I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics. Crown, ISBN 978-0-307-34199-0
  3. ^ IMDB[1]
  4. ^ a b Loeffler, William (2009).Comedian Orny Adams tries to steer clear of the easy route. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  5. ^ Scott, A.O. (October 11, 2002). Jerry Seinfeld, a Stand-Up Guy Again. New York Times
  6. ^ Kenny, Eve (October 12, 2010). Orny Adams speaks nothing but his truth in the world television premiere of "Orny Adams Takes the Third" debuting Friday, October 29 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Comedy Central (press release)
  7. ^ Pursell, Chris (November 12, 2007) Twentieth, Yahoo! Plan Joint Show. TV Week
  8. ^ Conroy, Tom. "'Teen Wolf,' limp chills on the cheap". Media Life magazine. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Conroy, Tom. "'Teen Wolf,' limp chills on the cheap". Media Life magazine. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Massabrook, Nicole. "'Teen Wolf' Season 5 Spoilers: Will Coach Be Replaced? Orny Adams Announces Exit". Media Life magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  11. ^ http://www.designntrend.com/articles/64566/20151111/teen-wolf-spoilers-orny-adams-coach-finstock-season-5b.htm

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