Adam Rich, a Hollywood actor, who gained notoriety as a child playing Nicholas Bradford, the youngest Bradford family member, on the television drama “Eight Is Enough,” has passed away. He was 54.
According to a TMZ report citing Rich’s family, he passed away on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause of death wasn’t revealed.
Although Rich’s most well-known role is on “Eight Is Enough,” he also made appearances on a number of TV shows and various TV movies in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Fantasy Island, CHiPs, Small Wonder, and a voice role on the animated series “Dungeons & Dragons” are a few of the credits.
Before taking a ten-year hiatus from on-camera work, Rich’s final TV credit was an episode of “Baywatch” in 1993.
Later, in the 2003 David Spade comedy “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” he played himself. The same year, he also played Crocodile Dundee in the TV series Reel Comedy.
Rich encountered legal issues in 1991 regarding an alleged burglary. According to a Los Angeles Times article, his “Eight Is Enough” TV dad, actor Dick Van Patten, once covered his bail.