Who is Adam Rich?

Adam Rich was a well-known American actor. Rich was recognized for his role as Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son on the TV series Eight Is Enough, which ran for 5 seasons (1977-1981). A distinctive feature of his appearance during his years as a child actor was his pageboy haircut, which inspired many parents of the era to copy the look for their young sons. Rich’s role on the show led him to be referred to as ”America’s little brother.”

Adam Rich Career

At the age of 8 years, he won the role of Nicholas. Following Eight is Enough, Rich had roles in Irwin Allen’s short-lived 1981 television series Code Red on ABC and the 1983 sitcom Gun Shy on CBS. He then made guest appearances on TV series such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, CHiPs, St. Elsewhere, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Baywatch.

Rich did voice work on the cartoon series Dungeons & Dragons, together with Eight Is Enough co-star Willie Aames. He also appeared in television commercials for Betty Crocker Snackin’ Cake and Nabisco’s Wheatsworth crackers. Rich occasionally made personal appearances and marketed script ideas for television shows and movies as of 2013.

Legal issues

In 1989, he almost died of a valium overdose. He was then arrested and charged with attempted burglary of a pharmacy in 1991. Rich was arrested in 2002, for driving under the influence (DUI), and was in drug rehabilitation at least 3 times during his life.


On January 7, 2023, Adam died in his Los Angeles home.

A photo of Adam Rich
A photo of Adam Rich

How old is Adam Rich?

Adam Rich died at the age of 54 in his home in Los Angeles, California on January 7, 2023. He was born on October 12, 1968, in New York City, U.S. Rich shares his birthday with famous people including Darci Lynne Farmer, Hugh Jackman, Eisha Hickson, Josh Hutcherson, Calum Scott, Hiroyuki Sanada, Katie Piper, Kirk Cameron, Tyler Blackburn, and many more.

Adam Rich Family

Who are Adam Rich’s parents?

Adam Rich was born to Rob Rich and Francine Rich in New York City, in a Jewish family. His family lived in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, before moving shortly to Florida.

Does Adam Rich have siblings?

Rich was born as the oldest child in a family of two children. He has one younger sibling, a brother Wayne who he grew up with, and is also an actor.

Adam Rich Education

Rich attended Chatsworth High School and at the age of 17, he dropped out of high school in 1986.

Adam Rich Interests

Rich learned how to act at the local gym in Florida. He was also active in sports such as football, baseball, skateboarding, bicycle riding, and swimming, and had an interest in drawing.

Adam Rich Spouse

Rich was single and unmarried at the time of his death. He was also not linked to any relationships by the media and kept a private life.

Adam Rich Kids

Rich was not married at the time of his death and did not have any children of his own.

Adam Rich Height

Rich had a muscular, athletic, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m) and a weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).

Adam Rich Net Worth

American professional actor, Rich was active from 1976 to 2003 and started off as a child actor. He had garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $1 million as of his death in 2023.


Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Six Million Dollar Man Bob Episode: “A Bionic Christmas Carol”
1977 The City Donnie Collins Television film
1977–81 Eight Is Enough Nicholas Bradford Main cast (112 episodes)
1978 Fantasy Island Herbie Block Episode: “Instant Family”
1979 The Love Boat Brian Phillips Episode: “Oldies But Goodies”
1979 CHiPs Himself Episode: “Roller Disco: Part 2”
1979 Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas Tukiki (voice) Television special
1980 3-2-1 Contact Nicholas Bradford Episode: “Crowded/Uncrowded: Human Crowding”
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin Toby Hart Feature film
1981–82 Code Red Danny Blake Main cast (13 episodes)
1982 CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre Jeffrey Brenner Episode: “The Zertigo Diamond Caper”
1982 Fantasy Island Huck Finn Episode: “Natchez Bound”
1982 CHiPs Louis Hindall Episode: “Fallout”
1983 Gun Shy Clovis Episodes: “Reading, Writing and Robbing”, “Mail Order Mommy”
1983–85 Dungeons & Dragons Presto, the Magician Voice role (27 episodes)
1986 St. Elsewhere Louis Appleton Episode: “Family Affair”
1986 Small Wonder Peter Watson Episode: “Chewed Out”
1986 Silver Spoons Scott Episode: “Rick Moves Out”
1987 Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion Nicholas Bradford Television film
1988 Small Wonder The Beast Episode: “The Gang’s All Here”
1989 An Eight Is Enough Wedding Nicholas Bradford Television film
1993 Baywatch Ethan Episode: “Sky Rider”
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself (cameo) Feature film

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