Friday, April 29, 2005



As a tip of the Hat Squad, here's a list of the work Mason Adams did in Toobworld.

"From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini) TV Series .... Clinton Anderson
"Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Sidney Pomerantz
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994) (TV) .... Henry Hyde
Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (1992) (TV) .... Judge Colbert
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991) (TV) .... Frank Halloran
"Knight & Daye" (1989) TV Series .... Everett Daye
"A Quiet Conspiracy" (1989) (mini) TV Series .... Gen. Luther Novack
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986) (TV) .... Father Francis Ryan
Who Is Julia? (1986) (TV) .... Dr. Gordon
Northstar (1986) (TV) .... Dr. Karl Janss
"Morningstar/Eveningstar" (1986) TV Series .... Gordon Blair
Under Siege (1986) (TV) .... Geoffrey Wiggins
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984) (TV) .... Sumner Murdock
Passions (1984) (TV) .... Ron Sandler
Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) (TV) .... Ford
Adam (1983) (TV) .... Ray Mellette
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982) (TV) (voice) .... The Cat in the Hat
The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982) (TV) .... Harry Tannenbaum
"Freedom to Speak" (1982) (mini) TV Series .... Samuel Adams/Hugo Black/Clarence Darrow/William O. Douglas/William Allen White/Woodrow Wilson
Peking Encounter (1981) (TV) .... Clyde
Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980) (TV) .... Wally
Murder Can Hurt You (1980) (TV) .... Willie the Wino
Flamingo Road (1980) (TV) .... Elmo Tyson
A Shining Season (1979) (TV) .... Dr. Ed Johnson
And Baby Makes Six (1979) (TV) .... Dr. Losen
"Lou Grant" (1977) TV Series .... Charles 'Charlie' Hume
The Deadliest Season (1977) (TV) .... Bill Cavins
"Another World" (1964) TV Series .... Dr. Frank Prescott (1976-1977)

American Drinks: History in a Glass (1999) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator
American Eats: History on a Bun (1998) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator
Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait (1987) (TV) .... Narrator
The Whimsical World of Oz (1985) (TV) (voice) .... Himself/Narrator

"Oz" playing "Mr. Hoyt" in episode: "Exeunt Omnes" (episode # 6.8) 23 February 2003
"The West Wing" playing "Justice Joseph Crouch" in episode: "The Short List" (episode # 1.9) 24 November 1999
"Murder One" playing "Sidney Pomerantz" in episode: "Chapter Thirteen, Year Two" (episode # 2.13) 25 May 1997
"Class of '96" playing "President Harris" in episode: "Pilot" (episode # 1.1) 19 January 1993
"Civil Wars" in episode: "Chute First, Ask Questions Later" (episode # 1.14) 24 March 1992
"Family Matters" playing "Judge Vance" in episode: "Citizen's Court" (episode # 3.6) 25 October 1991
"Monsters" in episode: "A New Woman" (episode # 3.12) 16 December 1990
"Murder, She Wrote" playing "Roger Philby" in episode: "The Search for Peter Kerry" (episode # 5.11) 5 February 1989
"Matlock" playing "Bob Ranier" in episode: "The Heiress" (episode # 2.23) 3 May 1988
"Family Ties" playing "Professor Lloyd Rhodes" in episode: "Paper Lion" (episode # 5.11) 11 December 1986
"The Love Boat" playing "Richard Simmons" in episode: "Country Cousin Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot" (episode # 5.5) 31 October 1981
"Robert Montgomery Presents" playing "Mr. Watkins" in episode: "A Matter of Dignity" (episode # 6.25) 7 March 1955
"The Man Behind the Badge" playing "Conrad" in episode: "The Case of the Phantom Fire" (episode # 1.42) 25 July 1954

TV commercial for Mattel Aquarius Home Computer (limited test markets). (1980s)
TV commercials for Nuprin pain reliever (late 1980s)
Radio and TV commercials for Smuckers products (voice) for decades
Has been the voice of the Cadbury Egg commericals for years.

Charlie Hume, 'Lou Grant'. Justice Crouch, 'The West Wing'.....

Personally, my connection to him is from a TV movie in 1977, 'The Deadliest Season'. I was one of the hordes shipped over from UConn's drama department to be hockey fans for all of the game scenes.

It's a movie that puts me one step away from Kevin Bacon.

But his work for Smucker's over the years will forever echo in my mind. I can't summon the voices of departed family, but I'll always hear Mason Adams.

I know. I'm a sad case.....


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