Adam has always viewed storytelling as a way to expand one’s understanding of the world. He began acting as just this type of enthusiast, when as an eleven-year old, he wrote a convincing letter to the producer of his favorite TV show, urging the man to hire him.
The note won him a meeting, and later, a job as an actor on Nickelodeon’s cult hit comedy You Can’t Do That On Television! At sixteen, he graduated to the writing room and co-wrote thirty of the show’s episodes.
He subsequently attended film school at Ryerson University in Toronto and won the Norman Jewison Filmmakers Award (among other honors) for his graduating short film.
Between 2002 and 2006, along with developing and directing kids shows like HBO Family’s Ghost Trackers and Fox Kids’ The Adrenaline Project, Reid ran a film mentorship program at a Toronto youth shelter called Eva’s Phoenix, to help at-risk youth express their creativity. The program produced two acclaimed short films under Adam’s direction, One Dollar One Day, and Sheltered Life.
In 2010, Adam completed his first feature documentary film, Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames, about the life of the renowned Jungian analyst, author and revered wisdom keeper, Marion Woodman – the film’s premiere in New York was presented by Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues. As a Canadian, and passionate promoter of local talent, he and his wife Kristin Lehman produce the website This Fair Land. A place devoted to living an artful and authentic life in Canada.
As an established actor, Adam continues to work in both comedy and drama, and currently co-stars in the critically acclaimed Fox event series, Gracepoint.