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American Academy of Dramatic Arts

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Two-year training conservatory for actors, with campuses on Madison Avenue in New York City (1884, about 200 enrolled) and Hollywood, CA (1974, about 200 enrolled.)

Location:
New York City

Founding Date:
1884

Enrollment:
400

Official Website:
http://www.aada.org/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Abel
Actor
6-Jun-1898 26-Mar-1987 The Three Musketeers
Tige Andrews
Actor
19-Mar-1920 27-Jan-2007 Capt. Greer on The Mod Squad
Nelson Ascencio
Comic
30-Aug-1964   MADtv
Katie Aselton
Actor
1-Oct-1978   Jenny on The League
Phyllis Avery
Actor
14-Nov-1922 19-May-2011 Peggy McNulty on Meet Mr. McNulty
Eion Bailey
Actor
8-Jun-1976   Mindhunters
Conrad Bain
Actor
4-Feb-1923 16-Jan-2013 Phillip Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes
Brenda Bakke
Actor
15-May-1963   Devil's concubine on American Gothic
Anne Bancroft
Actor
17-Sep-1931 6-Jun-2005 Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate
Gil Bellows
Actor
28-Jun-1967   Billy Thomas on Ally McBeal
Peter Bergman
Actor
11-Jun-1953   The Young and the Restless
Lyle Bettger
Actor
13-Feb-1915 24-Sep-2003 The Greatest Show on Earth
Elayne Boosler
Comic
18-Aug-1952   Has had 7 cable comedy specials
Lee Bowman
Actor
28-Dec-1914 25-Dec-1979 Smash-Up
Beth Broderick
Actor
24-Feb-1959   Aunt Zelda on Sabrina
Catherine Burns
Actor
24-Sep-1945   Last Summer
John Cassavetes
Actor
9-Dec-1929 3-Feb-1989 Rosemary's Baby
Kim Cattrall
Actor
21-Aug-1956   Samantha on Sex and the City
Enrico Colantoni
Actor
14-Feb-1963   Elliot DiMauro on Just Shoot Me!
Amanda Crew
Actor
5-Jun-1986   Carrie Miller on Whistler
Bob Cummings
Actor
10-Jun-1908 2-Dec-1990 The Bob Cummings Show
Charles Cyphers
Actor
28-Jul-1939   Halloween
Jeremy Davies
Actor
8-Oct-1969   Saving Private Ryan
Brad Davis
Actor
6-Nov-1949 8-Sep-1991 Midnight Express
Cecil B. DeMille
Film Director
12-Aug-1881 21-Jan-1959 Pioneering film director
William Devane
Actor
5-Sep-1937   Greg Sumner on Knots Landing
Colleen Dewhurst
Actor
3-Jun-1924 2-Aug-1991 Murphy Brown's mother
Kim Dickens
Actor
18-Jun-1965   Joanie Stubbs on Deadwood
Illeana Douglas
Actor
25-Jul-1965   Grace of My Heart
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Peter Duel
Actor
24-Feb-1940 31-Dec-1971 Alias Smith and Jones
Charles Durning
Actor
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
René Enríquez
Actor
24-Nov-1933 23-Mar-1990 Lt. Ray Calletano on Hill Street Blues
John Ericson
Actor
23-Sep-1926   The Return of Jack Slade
William Fichtner
Actor
27-Nov-1956   Agent Mahone on Prison Break
Betty Field
Actor
8-Feb-1913 13-Sep-1973 Picnic
Gail Fisher
Actor
18-Aug-1935 2-Dec-2000 Peggy Fair on Mannix
Mark Goddard
Actor
24-Jul-1936   Maj. Don West on Lost in Space
Joanna Going
Actor
22-Jul-1963   Phantoms
Leo Gordon
Actor
2-Dec-1922 26-Dec-2000 Riot in Cell Block 11
Currie Graham
Actor
26-Feb-1967   Nick Balco on Raising the Bar
Bruce Greenwood
Actor
12-Aug-1956   Dr. Griffin on St. Elsewhere
Tim Guinee
Actor
18-Nov-1962   Impostor
Leisha Hailey
Singer
11-Jul-1971   The L Word
Charles Halton
Actor
16-Mar-1876 16-Apr-1959 Bespectacled character actor
William Hanley
Playwright
22-Oct-1931 25-May-2012 Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
Tim Hardin
Singer/Songwriter
23-Dec-1941 29-Dec-1980 If I Were a Carpenter
David Hartman
Talk Show Host
19-May-1935   Good Morning America
Dennis Haysbert
Actor
2-Jun-1954   President David Palmer on 24
Toby Hemingway
Actor
28-May-1983   The Covenant
Gloria Holden
Actor
5-Sep-1908 22-Mar-1991 Dracula's Daughter
David Huddleston
Actor
17-Sep-1930   The Big Lebowski
Kate Jackson
Actor
29-Oct-1948   Sabrina Duncan on Charlie's Angels
John James
Actor
18-Apr-1956   Jeff Colby on Dynasty
Rick Jason
Actor
21-May-1923 16-Oct-2000 Lt. Gil Hanley on Combat!
Allen Jenkins
Actor
9-Apr-1900 20-Jul-1974 American character actor
Garson Kanin
Screenwriter
24-Nov-1912 13-Mar-1999 It Should Happen to You
Johnny Knoxville
Daredevil
11-Mar-1971   MTV Jackass
Elias Koteas
Actor
11-Mar-1961   Crash
Judy Landers
Actor
7-Oct-1958   Stewardess School
Matthew Lillard
Actor
24-Jan-1970   Scream, Scooby-Doo, SLC Punk
Howard Lindsay
Playwright
29-Mar-1889 11-Feb-1968 The Sound of Music
Margaret Lindsay
Actor
19-Sep-1910 9-May-1981 The House of the Seven Gables
John Lone
Actor
13-Oct-1952   The Last Emperor
Marion Lorne
Actor
12-Aug-1883 9-May-1968 Aunt Clara on Bewitched
Dorothy Loudon
Actor
17-Sep-1933 15-Nov-2003 American stage actress
Barton MacLane
Actor
25-Dec-1902 1-Jan-1969 Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie
Shelley Malil
Actor
23-Dec-1964   Actor, incarcerated for attempted murder
Randolph Mantooth
Actor
19-Sep-1945   Emergency!
April Matson
Actor
20-Jun-1985   Lori Trager on Kyle XY
Melanie Mayron
Actor
20-Oct-1952   thirtysomething
Stephen McHattie
Actor
3-Feb-1947   Cold Squad
Dina Merrill
Actor
9-Dec-1925   EF Hutton heiress and actress
Katherine Moennig
Actor
29-Dec-1977   The L Word
Carrie-Anne Moss
Actor
21-Aug-1967   Trinity in The Matrix
Mary Nash
Actor
15-Aug-1884 3-Dec-1976 The Philadelphia Story
Cathy O'Donnell
Actor
6-Jul-1923 11-Apr-1970 They Live by Night
Timothy Omundson
Actor
29-Jul-1969   Carlton Lassiter on Psych
Sarah Paulson
Actor
17-Dec-1974   Down with Love
Tom Poston
Actor
17-Oct-1921 30-Apr-2007 Handyman on Newhart
William Powell
Actor
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Tom Powers
Actor
7-Jul-1890 9-Nov-1955 Double Indemnity
Nicolas Winding Refn
Film Director
29-Sep-1970   Bronson
Thelma Ritter
Actor
14-Feb-1905 4-Feb-1969 Stella in Rear Window
Jason Robards
Actor
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
Eric Roberts
Actor
18-Apr-1956   Restraining Order
Edward G. Robinson
Actor
12-Dec-1893 26-Jan-1973 Key Largo
Hayden Rorke
Actor
23-Oct-1910 19-Aug-1987 Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie
Gena Rowlands
Actor
19-Jun-1930   A Woman Under The Influence
Melanie Safka
Singer/Songwriter
3-Feb-1947   Brand New Key
Diana Scarwid
Actor
27-Aug-1955   Mommie Dearest
Annabella Sciorra
Actor
29-Mar-1960   The bride in True Love
Brooke Smith
Actor
22-May-1967   Grey's Anatomy
French Stewart
Actor
20-Feb-1964   Third Rock from the Sun
Maxine Stuart
Actor
28-Jun-1918   Amanda Earp on The Rousters
Claire Trevor
Actor
8-Mar-1910 8-Apr-2000 Key Largo
Helen Twelvetrees
Actor
25-Dec-1908 13-Feb-1958 The Painted Desert
Scott Valentine
Actor
3-Jun-1958   Det. Rafferty on Black Scorpion
Tom Villard
Actor
19-Nov-1953 14-Nov-1994 Popcorn
John Vivyan
Actor
31-May-1915 20-Dec-1983 Mr. Lucky
Robert Walker
Actor
13-Oct-1918 28-Aug-1951 Strangers on a Train
Deborah Walley
Actor
12-Aug-1943 10-May-2001 Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Peter Weller
Actor
24-Jun-1947   The original RoboCop
Helen Westley
Actor
28-Mar-1875 12-Dec-1942 Death Takes a Holiday
Warren William
Actor
2-Dec-1894 24-Sep-1948 Imitation of Life
Elizabeth Wilson
Actor
4-Apr-1921   The Graduate
Thomas F. Wilson
Actor
15-Apr-1959   Biff Tannen in Back to the Future
Anzia Yezierska
Novelist
c. 1880 21-Nov-1970 Bread Givers
Constance Zimmer
Actor
11-Oct-1970   Claire Simms on Boston Legal

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger S. Berlind
Film/TV Producer
27-Jun-1930   Broadway producer


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