Adrian Zmed is a very recognizable face in the entertainment industry from film to television to Broadway. He’s just finished playing the role of Nick in the world premier of Surf at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
TV audiences best remember him for his role as Romano on the highly acclaimed T.J. Hooker with William Shatner and as the host of Dance Fever. Adrian recently had a popular new reality show on VH-1, Confessions of a Teen Idol and has a new TV series Casting Call, in which he is a judge and acting coach airing in 2013. His numerous guest-starring roles include appearances on Murder She Wrote, The Love Boat, Hotel and was a regular on the campy daytime soap Passions. He also starred in many made-for-television movies like Love on the Run, Glitter, Victims for Victims and Storm Chasers. Adrian received an Emmy for his work on a children’s television special.
Zmed made his acclaimed film debut as Johnny, leader of the T-Birds in Grease 2 opposite Michelle Pfiefer. He also starred in the cult classic Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks and The Final Terror co-starring Daryl Hannah and Rachel Ward. Other film credits include Eye Witness to Murder, The Other Woman and Improper Conduct. His most recent films include a Dogma 95 feature Until Morning, Running From the Shadows, Drone Syndrome, The Making of Touché and Springbreak 83 to be released in 2013.
Adrian made his Broadway debut in the original record breaking musical Grease as Danny Zuko. He returned to Broadway to play the role of Marvin in the Tony Award winning Falsettos and went on to star in the national tour, which received critical acclaim throughout the United States. Also on Broadway he went on to star in Bloodbrothers with David and Shawn Cassidy and played Danny Zuko again in the Tommy Tune revival of Grease, with numerous co-stars that ranged from Brooke Shields to Sally Struthers. In his most recent visit to the New York stage he starred as Noah in The Ark. He has also starred as Billy Flynn in the national tours of Chicago and as George in Same Time Next Year. Adrian created the roles of Adam and Noah in the American premier of Steven Schwartz’s Children of Eden. Some of his other theatre credits include Big, Eating Raoul, Evita, Lend Me a Tenor, Prelude to a Kiss, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Funny Girl, Romeo and Juliet and She Stoops to Conquer.
Adrian starred in the shows Dance Mania and Shine at Shimmer at the Las Vegas Hilton, Perfect 10 at the Golden Phoenix in Reno and at the Tropicana in Atlantic City in Jukebox Live. Most recently he headlined in the hit production show created by Princess Cruises Adrian Zmed… In Concert.
Adrian’s voice is featured on the soundtracks for Grease 2, Bachelor Party, Eating Raoul, Children of Eden, Heart of the Rose, The Ark and his own solo album titled Adrian Zmed.
Zmed is a graduate of the famed Goodman School of Drama. He teaches a master class in film technique at the Stella Adler Acting Academy and musical theater workshops in Los Angeles and New York. His production company, Outside-the-Box Productions is developing several film and TV shows. He is also the proud father of two sons, Zack and Dylan. The Zmed boys are budding musicians and have just released a new album already receiving critical acclaim.