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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Adam Roarke vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic performances.

    Adam Roarke was born on August 8th, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, as Richard Jordan Gerler. He was destined to become an entertainer because his father was a vaudeville comic and his mother was a showgirl. Growing up, he was rebellious, joining a gang on the streets of New York. He was straightened up when he enlisted himself in the Army.

    The future Hollywood actor studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. He had the stage name of Jordan Gerler and then changed it to Jordan Grant. Adam Roarke then began his acting career when he signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1957. At this point, he was told to change his stage name because there was already a Mr. Grant in the studio, which was Cary Grant. Roarke appeared in numerous television series and films, like The Virginian in 1962 and 13 West Street in 1962, during the late 1950s and early 1960s. With Jack Nicholas, Peter Fonda, and Bruce Dern, he appeared in many AIP biker pictures in the late 60s like Hells Angels on Wheels (1967) and Nam’s Angels (1970). The range of his acting skills was featured when he appeared in the successful car chase film Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry with Peter Fonda and Susan George.

    In 1980, Adam Roarke's breakout role happened when he played Raymond Bailey in The Stunt Man. In the set of the film, the actor found a friend and drinking buddy in the presence of Peter O’Toole. One time when they were drinking, Roarke was unable to keep up with O’Toole and was sent to the hospital due to delirium tremens before shooting. News spread out fast around Hollywood. With this, Roarke had difficulty finding a new gig. However, a low-budget independent film offered him work and brought him to Austin, Texas in 1982. Later, Adam Roarke established the “Film Actors Lab” in the Dallas Communications Complex at the Studios in Las Colinas. Some of the “graduates” of his program are Benton Jennings, Lar Park Lincoln, Darryl Cox, and Lou Diamond Phillips. Adam Roarke passed in his sleep due to a sudden heart attack in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Euless, Texas on April 27th, 1996.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original ­­­­Adam Roarke movie posters includes Hells' Belles, a film directed by Maury Dexter. Our Adam Roarke poster collection also features artwork for Play It As It Lays starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.