Grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Hofstra University in New York.
First job out of college was producing and directing local cable commercials in the Boston area.
His first feature film was the comedy Coffee & Donuts, based on his own life. He made it for only $400 by "borrowing" equipment from the cable advertising facility he worked at and by using friends and volunteers for everything from cast to crew. Green wrote, directed, and starred in the movie. Coffee & Donuts was developed as a sit-com for UPN in 2004. The pilot script was written by Green and produced by Tom Shadyac however due to UPN's merger with the WB network, the pilot was never shot. 7 years later in 2011, the concept of Coffee & Donuts was re-developed for the FEARnet cable television network and titled Holliston. Holliston received a 6 episode pick up order in the summer of 2011 and is FEARnet TV's first original series ever.
He founded "ArieScope Pictures" with director of photography Will Barratt in 1997.
He was once the lead singer for the metal band Haddonfield based out of Salem, Massachusetts. He also worked as the DJ at the world famous heavy metal hangout, The Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, where he also used to perform stand-up comedy.
It is actually Adam Green in the Dr. Zaius make-up on the cover art for Fox's Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary DVD set. When the studio realized that they had no high resolution photos of the 1968 film's characters, they resurrected the original prosthetics and wardrobe out of storage to stage a photo shoot. Knowing that Green was a Planet of the Apes fan, the Make-Up FX studio contacted him to come down and try on the iconic costume. He wound up standing in for the late Maurice Evans and it is actually Green on the DVD, cover art, and box set images.
Appears on the 2009 re-release of Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter doing a hilarious and very in-depth commentary track with Wrong Turn 2 director and real life best friend Joe Lynch.
He married actress and model Rileah Vanderbilt in June of 2010. They became friends in 2002 while they were both still struggling to get their careers started and working nights at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Adam was the DJ and Rileah was the hostess at the famous heavy metal hang-out. They got together romantically in 2004 after the preliminary make-up effects test for Hatchet when Rileah modeled in the Young Victor Crowley make-up job as a favor for Adam.
He is a member of the Splat Pack. A group of influential and groundbreaking filmmakers that includes Eli Roth, Neil Marshall, James Wan, Darren Lynn Bousman, Alexander Aja, Rob Zombie, and Greg McLean. The term was coined by UK critic Alan Jones and recently a documentary was made on the group.
Adam has four cats. A brother and sister named "Tyler" and "Perry" after Aerosmith, a cat named "Chewbacca", and a stray cat named "Patches Von Frankenkitty" that he adopted after it showed up on his doorstep in 2011. He also has a dog named "Arwen".
Dee Snider officiated Adam Green's wedding to Rileah Vanderbilt in a private ceremony held in Malibu California on June 26, 2010. Cinematographer Will Barratt and director Joe Lynch were among the groomsmen at the wedding as visible in photos posted on line.
Adam has had a lifelong extraordinary friendship with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Throughout life whenever the two were facing hard times they would randomly run into each other and inspire one another to keep going. The full story is chronicled in the "A Twisted Tale" special feature on the original Hatchet Unrated USA DVD and Blu Ray release.
Adam's favorite film of all time is E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982). He has cited Steven Spielberg as his biggest inspiration as "both an artist and a human being" in various magazine interviews. Other notable cinematic influences he has publicly cited include Alfred Hitchcock, Chris Columbus, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, and John Carpenter.
Adam Green is one of the only horror celebrities who does not charge fans for his autograph at convention appearances.
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