Ann: How are you enjoying being an uncle?
Adam: It's my favorite thing in the world. Can't imagine a higher love. If it exists, it must be heaven and I look forward to knowing it.
Mica: What is your favorite scary movie? It can be from any era.
Adam: The Exorcist.
Pippa: I have noticed in some photos that you are wearing glasses. As I wear glasses myself, I was wondering why in some photos you have them on and in others you don't? (I think they make you look sexier!) I think what I am trying to ask is… what is your eye sight problem?
Adam: Nearsighted. Very. Sometimes I wear contacts.
Marie-Lou/Germany: Do you like to dance and if yes what's your favorite dance?
Adam: I love to dance. Just not often in front of people. Love to watch Salsa dancing. Gonna get good, one day.
Juan/Philly: Are your eyes that brown or do you wear contacts to enhance them?
Adam: No enhancements. Not my style. What you see is what you get. Always.
Marisol/San Pedro/CA: I'd like to know what is your one and most memorable childhood memory?
Adam: My grandfather's passing. I learned that nothing lasts forever. Enjoy while you can. I love to chill and spend time with loved ones.
Anonymous: Adam is it true you sustained an injury while playing baseball and what was your injury?
Adam: Yes, that’s true. Two injuries actually, I caused a bi-lateral fracture of my L5 vertebrae while I was at a Baseball Scout camp in Florida when I was sixteen and the second a year later when I tore my rotator cuff and upper bicep during a baseball game. They both hurt like hell and I regret doing the things I did to cause the injuries. Especially the one on my back!
Jenn/Eugene OR: Adam, after your injury how did you know what else you wanted to do?
Adam: I didn't at first. Went to school & did odd jobs ‘til I figured it out. Taking an acting class at a Comm. College and realized I'd be happy learning how to act for the rest of my life.
Tyrell Jack: Were you a high achiever in school? What was your highest mark in?
Adam: School always came easy and I tuned out after 9th grade. Skated by ‘til graduation and I regret that. Discipline is the most important lesson you can learn from applying yourself in school. With discipline, anything is possible. I always excelled in English and History.
Beth Andrews: What was your least favorite subject in School?
Adam: Least favorite subject was always Math. Regretfully. I didn't get how the logic of math applies to everything in life. Just about everything is math if you take the time to factor the equations. And then of course…there are mysteries.
Xanessa/Texas: Would you mind giving us your daily routine?
Adam: Wake up, thank God, stretch, yawn, brush teeth, eat breakfast, exercise somehow (not necessarily in that order), work, spend some kind of time with the people I love, listen to music, eat a few more times, go to sleep, dream about another day.
Ashley/VA: Adam are you a clubber or do you like to stay at home and watch movies and relax after a long day at work, basically are you a night owl like me?
Adam: Def a night owl. Always have been since childhood. I am a homebody but I enjoy going out sometimes. The night time is the right time!
Olga Doliotis: Where would you like to see yourself five years from now?
Adam: Playing a great character in a series of great action movies yet still getting a chance to do real characters that people relate to in other films. Most importantly, working with people who inspire me and thereby make me a better artist and human being.
Sadia/UK: My question is, what was it like to be on camera for the first time? Were you nervous or anything? If you were to make a movie of your life, who would you have play you?
Adam: It was exciting! I was elated and nervous and going over my line (3 words) a million times! The 1st time I spoke on camera (NYPD Blue). Not sure who would play me. I'm still trying to play me for another 40 years! Let's see how this movie turns out!
Kate H: I did my French Biography on you and got 90%+. My sisters make fun of me constantly.... I know you have a sister. Did she make fun of you?
Adam: Growing up, my sister and I made fun of each other all of the time! She was tough! You be tough too! It’s all done with love!
Anja Braun, Frankfurt/Germany: I became a mom recently, so everything in my life is all about my little baby-girl. Do you want to have children in the future and if yes, what lullaby would you sing for them?
Adam: Everything I work for is motivated by the family I look forward to having one day. Can’t wait to have kids!!! Gonna sing them everything. Congratulations on your baby girl!!! Enjoy all of the beauty motherhood brings your way!!!
Jessica Hernandez/Texas: When it comes to reading for leisure what kind of books, etc. do you like to read?
Adam: I love reading anything I can get my hands on that makes me want to keep holding it. A great read is the best entertainment! Last books read were Shantaram and another book called On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates.
Vicki/Scotland: I was wondering what your favourite way to relax is?
Adam: Favorite way to relax is doing anything, including nothing, with my family and friends.
Esther, Guyana: Would you like to do an animated film? And do you have (or had) a favourite cartoon?
Adam: I would LOVE to play a character in an animated movie! Definitely! My favorite cartoons are Tom & Jerry, Thundar the Barbarian, Woody Wood,…
Abigail: What will be your ultimate place to live and why?
Adam: Wherever I decide to make a life with my wife and family. Whoever, wherever, and whenever that ends up being!
Carol: Adam, do you have any tattoos?
Adam: No, no tattoos yet. I’ve thought about it for a long time and I haven’t been able to come up with something that I want to look at for the rest of my life. My second hesitation has been the fact that when I do something, I like to do it big or not at all (in every way), and getting a big tattoo would cause me to have to cover it up when working onscreen.
Katie/Florida: Are you a prankster? If so, what was the best prank you ever pulled on someone?
Adam: Yesssssss! I am definitely a prankster! The best I ever pulled, that’s tough. There have been so many throughout my life. Maybe not the best but I once convinced a co-worker (who was a real player in his day) that I was a son he abandoned. It took three months and the help of some his friends and our co-workers but we laughed for months! He was so scared I was going to charge him back due child support! I have a dark sense of humor.
Rachel/NY: Being Latina myself (50% Puerto Rican and 50% Cuban), I speak Spanish fluently. I heard you don't. Do you ever want to learn Spanish?
Adam: I don’t speak Spanish the way I would love to be able to. Both of my parents are Spanish speakers and growing up they worked long hours. As a result they were gone all day and by the time one of them would come home I had been speaking English all day in school and watching TV in English. Speaking English was easiest I guess and since I didn’t have any friends that spoke Spanish there was no reason for me to want to learn it other than to understand what my parents were saying when they were arguing or keeping secrets from me and my sister. I have been working on improving it and I do vow to speak it fluently one day soon. I wish I would have understood a long time ago what a valuable asset speaking a second language would be for me throughout life.
Aida C/Philadelphia: First and foremost let me start by saying that I am a proud Latina woman. I am part Puerto Rican and part Cuban as well, from my great grand mother (Cuban) and my great grandfather (Puerto Rican) how much more have you learned about your heritage? I still have a way to go.
Adam: Learning about your heritage is a life-long endeavour and I think its dope that you are even interested in learning. A lot of people never take an interest and they really miss out. I have learned a lot from reading and from having conversations with the elders in my family. Travelling is also a great way to learn. I have been to Puerto Rico many times and look forward to going to Cuba one day. Try talking to some older people like your great grandparents. You’ll get to spend some time with people who love you and would also love to pass knowledge on to you. Get their personal stories. So much history lies in the experiences of individuals. Enjoy the quest for knowledge!
Belinda/ New York: Everybody has their limits so I am sure you do as well. Do you ever yell or get mad?
Adam: Belinda, I definitely do have my limits but it takes a lot for me to reach them. I do my best to be patient with people and life in general. The older I get and the more I learn, I realize that getting angry only clouds good decision making and doesn't usually lead to anything positive. You can however use those feelings of anger as motivation to do something meaningful and productive and the more I have learned to do that, the more success I have encountered.
Jaden/Ankeny: What’s your favorite TV Show? (Besides yours of course)
Adam: Right now my favorite TV show is an HBO show called "The Wire". It's a brilliantly written show that is not only entertaining but also makes a very poignant social commentary. I absolutely love this show. It really says something that people should pay attention to. On the comedy side I love Family Guy and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Absolutely hysterical!
MS/CA: Do your parents still work? Or are they retired?
Adam: Both of my parents still work. My father works at a college in The Bronx and my mother is an aestitician (spelling).
Jeanne/Oregon: Adam, many actors have production companies on the side as well as other businesses that they own and/or invest in. What businesses do you have and how involved in them are you in the day to day running of? BTW, thank you for offering great entertainment. Best of luck, always.
Adam: I am involved as an investor in a restaurant called Dolce in Los Angeles and I am involved in creating and developing a few entertainment projects. I have no responsibilities to the restaurant which is owned and operated by a childhood friend of mine named Lonnie Moore. As for my creative projects, I am heavily involved on a daily basis and love all the hard work! It never feels like "work" when you love it!
Mari/California: Hola Adam. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I was wondering... What was your family's reaction to you choosing an acting career and do they ever give you feedback on any of your work?
Adam: My father was supportive initially and my mother wasn't happy about me choosing to be an actor. She really wanted me to go to a great college. I knew that wasn't the path I wanted to take and so I did what I had to do. Thank God it worked out for me! My mother did support me after a few years went by and she realized how serious I was about acting. She's still pissed about me not going to college though.