Adams, Nick, stage name of Nicholas Adamschock [Mykola Adamščuk], b 10 July 1931 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, d 7 February 1968 in Beverley Hills, California. Screen and television actor. From 1952, Adams played lead and supporting roles in 31 films and 32 television episodes. Usually he played neurotic or aggressive types. He became popular as the star of the TV series ‘The Rebel' (1959–60). In 1963 he was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actor in the film Twilight of Honor.