Adam Rich Net Worth: On January 7, the entertainment industry lost a prominent figure, actor Adam Rich, at the age of 54. Rich was well-known for his appearances on various TV shows and movies and had earned a significant fan base. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed, and there is no information available regarding any underlying health conditions.
Mary Elizabeth McDonough, an actress and writer who had known Rich for a long time, took to Facebook to pay tribute to him. McDonough and Rich shared a special bond as they had grown up in the public eye as child actors. She wrote, “We are all on a ski trip together. I think Melissa and I are doing the rabbit ears. We have a special bond as kid actors. We all went through so much growing up in front of the world. It’s a special experience and one only we can understand parts of. I am saddened to hear this news. I hope you are flying with the angels, Adam.”
The CEO and Chairman of Allied Artists, Kim Richards, also shared his sorrow on Facebook. He described Rich as a talented actor, writer, and voice artist who had a troubled past with addiction. Richards wrote, “He was the quintessential child star and had plenty of very public brushes with addiction and struggled very hard throughout his life to remain sober – slipping from time to time. Dick Van Patton, Adam’s television father, took parental responsibilities very seriously. He mentored Adam and supported him during some of his worst moments.”
Adam Rich’s career in the entertainment industry allowed him to accumulate a considerable net worth of around $500,000, according to CelebrityNetWorth. While he was absent from movies and TV shows after 2003, he continued to have a strong fan base due to his significant roles in a few projects.
Rich gained recognition for his portrayal of Nicholas Bradford in the ABC comedy-drama series, Eight Is Enough, which aired for five seasons from March 15, 1977, to May 23, 1981. He appeared in all 112 episodes of the show. He also played the role of Danny Blake for 13 episodes in the ABC action drama series, Code Red, which aired for only one season from November 1, 1981, to September 12, 1982. Additionally, Rich voiced the character of Presto the Magician in the CBS animated series, Dungeons & Dragons, for 27 episodes.
In his career, Rich appeared in five films, starting with the 1977 crime drama film, The City. He also appeared in The Devil and Max Devlin, Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion, An Eight Is Enough Wedding, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. He also made appearances on several TV shows, including The Six Million Dollar Man, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, CHiPs, Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas, 3-2-1 Contact, CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre, Fantasy Island, Gun Shy, St. Elsewhere, Small Wonder, Silver Spoons, Small Wonder, and Baywatch.