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Chuck Adamson
Miami Vice Writer
June 11, 1936, Chicago, Illinois
February 22, 2008, Roseburg, Oregon (age 71)

Charles Frederick Adamson (June 11, 1936 - February 22, 2008) is a retired American police officer who became a television writer and producer, who wrote the episodes "Give a Little, Take a Little", "The Home Invaders", "The Fix", and "Shadow in the Dark".


Adamson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He served for many years in the major crimes unit of the Chicago Police Department, and captured many members of the Chicago underworld before he retired. In 1981, he served as technical consultant and acted in Michael Mann's first movie Thief (with Dennis Farina, another retired Chicago cop, Willie Nelson, John Santucci and Tom Signorelli), and Mann and Adamson would remain close friends after the project. He also was a technical advisor and acted in Beverly Hills Cop (with James Russo), then he created (along with Gustave Reininger) Mann's other series Crime Story. Adamson also appeared in A River Runs Through It, The Stand (with Laura San Giacomo, Matt Frewer, and Miguel Ferrer), and Quiz Show (with John Turturro and Paul Guilfoyle) before his final appearance as technical advisor in Heat (with Mykelti Williamson), based on Adamson's cases in 1960's Chicago.


Adamson died on February 22, 2008, in Roseburg, Oregon, at the age of 71. The cause of death was not released.