Adam Hicks

Adam Paul Nielson Hicks (born November 28, 1992)[1] is an American former actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. His first leading role was in How to Eat Fried Worms. He was also known for playing Luther in the Disney XD series Zeke and Luther and Wendell "Wen" Gifford in the film Lemonade Mouth.

Adam Hicks
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Hicks in 2011
Adam Paul Nielson Hicks

(1992-11-28) November 28, 1992 (age 28)
OccupationActor, rapper, singer-songwriter
Years active2000–2018

He had a recurring role in the second season of Jonas as DZ, and appeared as Boz in the third and final season of the Disney XD Original Series Pair of Kings.



Hicks was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had a recurring role in Titus, and had roles in various movies and television series, before playing the lead in How to Eat Fried Worms. He then appeared in Mostly Ghostly alongside many other Disney Channel stars. In 2009, he grabbed the co lead role of Luther on Zeke & Luther. In April 2011, he starred in Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford.[2]

He co starred on Pair of Kings as King Boz, replacing Mitchel Musso's character King Brady. Hicks portrayed Jason Zimmer, in the erotic thriller The Boy Next Door.[3]


Hicks recorded a remake of the MC Hammer song "U Can't Touch This" with fellow Zeke and Luther co star Daniel Curtis Lee. The music video for the song was shown June 29, 2009, on Disney XD.[4] He made a remix of the song "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry. In the end of 2010, he wrote and recorded the song "Happy Universal Holidays" with Ryan Newman.

At the beginning of 2011, he released a song called "Dance For Life", with Drew Seeley for the Disney Channel Original Series Shake It Up, which was featured on Shake It Up: Break It Down.

Hicks co wrote the tracks "Determinate", "Breakthrough" and "Livin' On a High Wire" for Lemonade Mouth. He also has a music video featuring Chris Brochu for his single "We Burnin' Up". In most of his songs, Hicks introduces himself as A Plus. He is currently signed to Walt Disney Records. In October 2012, he recorded a song for the new book Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up entitled "Don't Stop The Revolution". Hicks sang the theme song for the Disney XD show Mighty Med, titled "You Never Know".[5]

Personal lifeEdit


On January 25, 2018, Hicks was arrested in Burbank, California along with his reported girlfriend, actress Danni Tamburro, on suspicion of armed robbery.[6][7] He went through a mental health evaluation to determine whether he was competent enough to stand trial for the charges.[8] Hicks' arraignment was originally scheduled for March 23, 2019, when his attorney notified the judge his client was "not currently in a state where he can assist in his defense". The arraignment and subsequent trial were put off and Hicks was sent for further medical examination. On July 10, 2019, he pleaded not guilty to counts of second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Down and Derby Brady Davis
2005 The 12 Dogs of Christmas Mike Stevens
2006 The Shaggy Dog Quarterback Voice
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Joseph "Joe" Guire
2008 Mostly Ghostly Colin Doyle
2011 Lemonade Mouth Wen TV Movie
2015 Up on the Wooftop Toby Voice
2015 The Boy Next Door Jason Zimmer
2016 Little Savages Billy
2017 Windsor Clint
2018 Shifting Gears Jeremy Williamson


Year Title Role Notes
2000–02 Titus Dave Titus (young) Recurring role
2002 The Funkhousers Robbie Funkhouser Television film
2002 That Was Then Joshua Harrison Episode: "Pilot"
2009–12 Zeke & Luther Luther Waffles Lead role
2010-16 The Hive Buzzbee the USA Version Episode 1-present
2010 Jonas Dennis "DZ" Zimmer Recurring role (Season 2)
2011 Lemonade Mouth Wendell "Wen" Gifford Television film
2011 Peter Punk Luthisour "Luther" Waffles Episode: "El Duelo"
2011 PrankStars Himself Episode: "Game Showed Up"
2011 So Random Episode: "Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks and Hayley Kiyoko"
2012–13 Pair of Kings King Boz Lead Role (Season 3); 22 episodes
2012 Southland Mike Episode: "Legacy"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tyler Episode: "Helpless"
2015 Texas Rising Truett Fincham Main role, miniseries
2016–2017 Freakish Diesel Turner Main role



  1. ^ "Disney XD Medianet". Archived from the original on February 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Riggen, Patricia (April 15, 2011), Lemonade Mouth, Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, retrieved June 12, 2018
  3. ^ "The Boy Next Door Stalks MILFs at Home". March 4, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "DisneyXD Media Net". Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  5. ^ "Mighty Med (TV Series 2013–2015)". Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Gene Maddaus (January 25, 2018). "Disney Star Adam Hicks Arrested for Armed Robberies – Variety". Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  7. ^ Mike Dane (January 25, 2018). "Disney Star, Actress Arrested In String Of Armed Robberies – CBS Los Angeles". Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "Disney Star Adam Hicks Stuck In Jail Awaiting Mental Health Evaluation". RadarOnline. May 30, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Jess Cohen; Alli Rosenbloom (July 10, 2019). "Adam Hicks Pleads Not Guilty to Robberies More Than a Year After Arrest". E! Online. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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