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]

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] Adams 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. [9] [10]

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. 

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