A French comedian and actor, Kev Adams is perhaps best known for starring in the sitcom, Soda. A former law student, he kick started his career in 2009 after being invited to perform at the Olympia, a well known music hall in Paris. Eventually embarking on his first one-man show, he toured for several months after which he also got involved with acting. In 2011, he appeared as a comedian in the motion picture, The Day I Saw Your Heart. Later that same year, he landed a lead role in the French sitcom, Soda.
Born on July 1, 1991 in Paris, France, Kev Adams is the son of an Algerian Jewish father and a Tunisian Jewish mother; he had two younger brothers named Lirone and Noam. Having caught the acting bug at a young age, he took up drama classes at the age of seven. After attaining his French Baccalaureate in 2009, he went to the University of Paris X-Nanterre where he studied law.
Around that same time, he was spotted by Elisa Soussan, who invited him to open for her Carte Blance Show in Paris. Soon afterwards, he found himself opening for French stand-up comedian Gad Elmaleh at the Palais des Sports, the largest venue in the city. Gradually gaining himself an audience, his popularity eventually allowed him to go on his first one-man show in 2009.
How Kev Adams Became Famous
After a brief appearance in the film, The Day I Saw Your Heart, Kev Adams starred in the French sitcom, Soda. Produced in part by the actor himself, the show starred him as Adam Fontella- an 18-year-old teen who struggles with an array of everyday issues; luckily for him, his friends have got his back. Playing alongside him were Guy Lecluyse, Laurence Oltuski, William Lebghil, Ggael Cottat, and Lucie Boujenah, among a few others.
Premiered on M6 on July 4, 2011, each episode of Soda consisted of two to three minute long segments. Perhaps his best remembered project on television, the sitcom managed to attract over 2.5 million viewers during the first few episodes. Like many TV series however, the viewership eventually dropped with the subsequent weeks; towards the end, it was watched by 1.2 million viewers.
In total, Soda ran for close to 700 episodes from 2011 to 2015.
Kev Adams’ Later Acting Roles
In 2013, Adams was cast in Pierre-Francois Martin-Laval’s comedy flick, Serial Teachers. Based on a series of comics by Pica and Erroc, it became a huge blockbuster, with close to four million tickets sold in France. The top-grossing film in the country that year, its cast list also included Christian Clavier, Isabelle, Arnaud Ducret, and Stedi Celma. By the end of its run in the box office, the film had grossed a total of $32.5 million.
A year later, he landed another lead role in the comedy, Fiston (2014). Starring opposite of Franck Dubosc, Adams portrayed the role of a man named Alex. Another commercial success, the film ended up grossing over $19 million in France from a budget of $7.5 million.
Then in 2015, he reprised his role as Thierry Boulard in Serial Teachers 2, the direct sequel to the original 2013 film. Directed by Pierre-Francois Martin-Laval once again, it followed the group of teachers as they are sent to teach at the best school of the country. Released on July 1, 2015, it ended up taking in $22.9 million at the box office.
That same year, Adams starred in the comedy film, The New Adventures of Aladdin which saw him playing the titular character. Written by Daive Cohen, it centered around two department store workers who plan on robbing the store after it closes; to their dismay, a group of kids soon show up begging for a story, to which they respond with an improvised version of Aladdin. Screened in France on October 14, 2015, the film was a relative success in theaters, managing to gross a total of $31 million.
From there, he eventually played the lead role in the 2016 French comedy, Amis Publis. Produced by Elisa Soussan, Nathalie Cohen Smadja, and David-Christophe Barrot, it also starred Paul Bartel, Chloe Coulloud and Vincent Elbaz.
Most recently this year, Adams has starred in two movies- a drama film called, Un sac de billes which is based on an autobiography and a comedy titled, Rock’n Roll.
According to sources, the French actor will be making US film debut next year in the action comedy, The Spy Who Dumped Me starring Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis. Directed by Susanna Fogel who also helped to co-write the script, it will be released next summer on July 6, 2018.
Speaking of upcoming titles, he will also be starring in an upcoming French comedy called, Love Addict (2018).
Kev Adams’ Other Television Appearances
A well known figure in France, Adams has been invited onto several TV programmings throughout his career including La paranthese inattendue (2013), Top Chef (2014), Une femme, un artiste (2014), Le grand journal de Canal+ (2014), Les engants de la tele (2014), and Vivement dimanche prochain (2014).
Kev Adam’s Snapchat Name – kevadamsoff
One of the earlier actors to have joined Snapchat, Adams shared his username with fans via Twitter back in 2014. If you’d like to follow the French comedian and actor on the app, you can do so by clicking here.
Kev Adams’ Other Social Media Accounts
Kev Adams’ Facebook Account
Perhaps you’d like to follow the star on Facebook? You can do so easily simply by liking his official page at @KevAdamsOfficial- close to 5 million fans have already done so, don’t miss out!
Kev Adams’ Twitter Account
Though he tweets occasionally in French, you can catch the Adams on Twitter at @kevadamsss, where he’s already amassed over 5.6 million fans.
Kev Adams’ Instagram Account
Like most celebrities, Adams also has an official Instagram account where he uploads various shots from his every day life. Interested in seeing said images (and occasional videos)? You can find him on the app at @kevadams.
Kev Adams’ Youtube Account
Do you know French? If so, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the various videos that he uploads onto Youtube- you can find his official channel at @ILoveKevAdams, where he has over 173,000 subscribers!