Adam Roarke (1937–1996)


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Burly Brooklyn-born tough guy Adam Roarke made an infamous name for himself in 1960s biker flicks, usually donning a black leather jacket and a mean, mean scowl, typically the head of a bunch of hell-raisers. Nine of his more than 30 films would be in motorcycle movies, sometimes at odds with young rebel Jack Nicholson before his 'Easy Rider' fame... See full bio »

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(age 58) in Euless, Texas, USA

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Frogs Clint Crockett
(1972)
El Dorado Matt MacDonald
(1967)

Filmography

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 1994 Sioux City
Douglas Goldman
 1994 Dangerous Touch
Robert Turner
 1988 Slipping Into Darkness
Sheriff
 1987 Trespasses
The Drifters
 1982 And They're Off
Dale Campbell
 1982 The Beach Girls
Carl Purdue
 1982 Strike Force (TV Series)
Doukas
- Internal Affairs (1982) ... Doukas
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Ray Evans
- Home Fires Burning (1981) ... Ray Evans
 1980 The Stunt Man
Raymond Bailey
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Spiro
- Up, Up and Away (1979) ... Spiro
 1979 Turnabout (TV Mini-Series)
- Crass Reunion (1979)
 1979 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Willie Osborne
- Life on the Line (1979) ... Willie Osborne
 1978 Return from Witch Mountain
Museum security guard (uncredited)
 1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Nash
- Killer Wind (1977) ... Nash
 1977 Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell
Howard Hawks
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Harry
- The Madness Within: Part 2 (1977) ... Harry
 1976 The Keegans (TV Movie)
Larry Keegan
 1975 The Four Deuces
Russ Timmons - the Reporter
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Harry (uncredited)
 1973 This Is a Hijack
Mike Christie
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Michael
- Night Cry (1973) ... Michael
 1972 Play It As It Lays
Carter Lang
 1972 Frogs
Clint Crockett
 1970 A Bullet for Pretty Boy
'Preacher'
 1970 The Losers
Duke
 1969 Hell's Belles
Tampa
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Rick Potter
- The Guru (1968) ... Rick Potter
 1968 The Savage Seven
Kisum
 1968 Psych-Out
Ben
 1967 Hells Angels on Wheels
Buddy
 1967 El Dorado
Matt MacDonald
 1966 Cyborg 2087
Deputy Dan
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Hanson
 1966 Star Trek (TV Series)
C.P.O. Garrison
- The Cage (1966) ... C.P.O. Garrison (uncredited)
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Captain Davis
- I Am the Enemy (1965) ... Captain Davis
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Cantrell
- The Foxes and Hounds Affair (1965) ... Cantrell
 1965 Fluffy
Bob Brighton
 1964 Ensign Pulver
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ed Walsh / Al
- The Sign of Satan (1964) ... Ed Walsh
- A Matter of Murder (1964) ... Al (as Jordan Grant)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Sgt. Kelliher
- The Best There Is (1964) ... Sgt. Kelliher
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Durbin
- Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) ... Paul Durbin
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jimmy Raker
- A Portrait of Marie Valonne (1963) ... Jimmy Raker
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Marks
- The Sniper (1963) ... Marks (as Jordan Grant)
 1962 13 West Street
Jack (as Jordan Gerler)
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
2nd Corpsman
- People Need People (1961) ... 2nd Corpsman (as Jordan Gerler)
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Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a drama series to be called "The Keegans".

Alternate Names:

Jordan Gerler | Jordan Grant
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Father of Jordan Gerler.

Star Sign:

Leo

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