Adam grew up in the Scottish town of East Kilbride, where he attended the local
East Kilbride rep theater company - the same starting point for fellow Scots actor
His passion for acting lasted throughout his childhood and he was accepted to Glasgow's prestigious RSAMD straight from high school. Following in the footsteps of other notable Scots actors like Billy Boyd, David Tennant, Daniela Nardini and Robert Carlyle, he graduated after three years with a BA in Acting.
His first professional job came along, while still in his final year, when he appeared in the famous Kings Theatre Panto with Elaine C. Smith, and the late Gerard Kelly. He was also spotted during his last year at college and picked to star in Channel 4's fictional boy-band Mocumentary, "Boyz Unlimited" with James Cordon.
After spending some time in London where he formed his own theater company Jockney Productions and wrote his first play 'Disintigration', he was cast in the movie, "To End All Wars," an epic POW film set during World War 2. Filmed in Hawaii with a stellar cast including Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlisle and James Cosmo, this film also introduced Adam to his future wife Michelle Kath who was visiting her stepfather Kiefer Sutherland on set.
After "To End All Wars," Adam returned to the UK and appeared in many television series including "Hollyoaks," "As If," "Holby City" and perhaps most memorably as the bleached-blonde air steward Will O'Brian in "Mile High".
After a few years of dividing his time between London and Los Angeles, Adam and Michelle were married in Edinburgh and eventually settled in Los Angeles in 2005. Since then, Adam has worked on a variety of US television and film projects including "Pain Killer Jane," with Kristana Loken, "National Lampoons: Van Wilder 2," "The Summit," with Christopher Plumber, Rachel Lafevre and James Purifoy, the award winning "Day Of The Triffids," with Dougray Scott, Eddie Izzard and Jolie Richardson.
2011 looks set to be the biggest year for Adam to date. At the end of 2010, he beat off stiff competition to land his first leading film role as Lloyd in the adaptation of Irvine Welsh's critically acclaimed novel, "Ecstasy." This highly anticipated movie, also starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Billy Boyd (Lord Of The Rings) will be released internationally at the end of 2011.
In another starring role, Adam recently became a father for the second time to baby Quinn, a little brother for six year old Hamish.
Television Lip Service Role - Dr Declan Love Director - Sallie Aprahamian The Day Of The Triffids Role - Ashdown Director - Stephen Smallwood Painkiller Jane Role - Dave Marco Director - Nick Copus Holby City Role - Ian Director - Nick Copus Mile High (3 Seasons) Role - Will O'Brian Director - Various Small Fish Big Pond Role - Self Director - David Ambler As If (2 seasons) Role - Dan Parker Director - Various Hollyoaks: Moving On Role - Jake Director - Jim Loach Boyz Unlimited Role - Jason Jackson Director - Liddy Oldroyd
Film Ecstasy Role - Lloyd Buist Director - Rob Heydon The Summit Role - Wilcox Director - Nick Copus National Lampoons: Van Wilder II Role - Lord Wrightwood Director - Mort Nathan Nina's Heavenly Delights Role - Fish Director - Pratibha Parmar Stolen Role - Ian Director - Arnna Alexander To End All Wars Role - Jocko Director - David Cunningham Two Days In Spring Role - Lead Man Director - Sarah Tripp