Adam Kaufman (actor)

Adam Kaufman (born May 11, 1974) is an American actor, known for his role in 2002 in the Steven Spielberg science fiction mini-series Taken as Charlie Keys and as Parker Abrams in season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 1999, he starred in the unaired pilot Brookfield as Jamie Harper.

Adam Kaufman
Born (1974-05-11) May 11, 1974
Virginia, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materLynchburg College
Circle in the Square Theatre School
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Years active1997–present
Home townNew Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.
Partner(s)Poppy Montgomery (2005–2011)
RelativesDavid Kaufman (brother)

Personal life

Kaufman was born in Virginia and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut. His father is Jewish and his mother is Catholic.[1] He studied drama at Lynchburg College, the Circle in the Square Theatre School, and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Theater Institute.

Kaufman met Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery in 2005 in Mexico while working on the independent film Between. In 2010 they worked together again in the TV movie Lying to Be Perfect. At the time Montgomery played the role of FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace. Kaufman began a recurring role, making his first appearance in March 2007 with season 5: episode 19 titled "At Rest" as Brian Donovan, Samantha's love interest for the rest of the series. In June 2007, Montgomery announced her pregnancy with Kaufman, which was written into the sixth season. On December 23, 2007, Montgomery gave birth to their son Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman in Los Angeles.[2] It was reported on October 10, 2011, through Life & Style, that Kaufman and Montgomery broke up due to the distance between them when working.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Between James Roberts
2005 Come Away with Me Michael
2006 Altered Wyatt
2011 Final Sale Ben Martin


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Law & Order Douglas Burke "Past Imperfect"
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul Matt "Starlight, Star Bright"
1999 Brookfield Jamie Harper Unsold TV pilot
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Parker Abrams Guest role (season 4)
1999–2000 Dawson's Creek Ethan Recurring role (season 3)
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Michael Goren "Wrong Is Right"
2000 The Only Living Boy in New York Gideon TV film
2000 Metropolis Mathew TV film
2001 Dead Last Dom "To Serve, with Love"
2002 Taken Charlie Keys TV miniseries
2003 CSI: Miami Ted "Spring Break"
2004 Veronica Mars André "The Girl Next Door"
2004 Beck and Call Gray TV short
2005 E-Ring Jared Vogel "Delta Does Detroit"
2006 Law & Order Attorney Swain "Release"
2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Joe TV film
2007 Mad Men Bob Shaw "Indian Summer"
2007 CSI: NY Elliot Gano "You Only Die Once"
2007–2009 Without a Trace Brian Donovan Regular role (season 1)
2008 Monk Brother Ted "Mr. Monk Joins a Cult"
2009 Loving Leah Jake Lever TV film
2009 Cupid Tommy Brown "The Tommy Brown Affair"
2009 Melrose Place Toby "Pilot", "Nightingale"
2010 Lying to Be Perfect Alex Stanson Jr. TV film
2010 NCIS Det. Philip McCadden "Mother's Day", "Guilty Pleasure"
2011 Perfectly Prudence Michael Merchant TV film
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Karl Strathern "Kanalua"
2013 90210 Brock Paige "Life's a Beach"
2013 The Client List Lewis Clark "Unanswered Prayers"
2013 The Thanksgiving House Rick Allen TV film
2014 Corporate Tucker McIntyre TV film
2014–15 State of Affairs Lucas Newsome Main role
2015 Stalker Will "Love Hurts", "Love Kills"
2015 A Mother's Betrayal Kevin TV film
2016 Secrets and Lies R.B. Warner "The Brother"
2017 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Robert Donnelly "Can Josh Take a Leap of Faith?"
2017 Lethal Weapon Brad "The Murtaugh File"
2017–18 iZombie Harry Thorne "Dirt Nap Time", "Are You Ready for Some Zombies?"


  1. Bloom, Nate (January 20, 2009). "Interfaith Celebrities: Loving Leah and Liev, Too". InterfaithFamily.
  2. "Poppy Montgomery Welcomes a Boy". People. January 4, 2008.
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