Actor Adam Rich, who rose to fame as a child star playing the youngest Bradford family member, Nicholas, on Eight Is Enough has tragically died at the age of 54. According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, Bridge died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. TMZ first reported the news, saying his family announced his death but didn’t share the cause.
Although Rich is best known for his role in Eight is Enough, the actor also appeared on several TV shows and movies throughout the 70s and 80s. Some of those include Fantasy Island, Small Wonder, CHiPs, and lent his voice to the animated series Dungeons & Dragons. His last TV credit was an episode of Baywatch back in 1993 before he decided to step away from on camera for over 10 years.
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In 2003 he played himself in David Spade‘s comedy Dickie Roberts: Former ChildStar and played Crocodile Dundee in the TV series Reel Comedy.
He also made headlines back in 1981 after he faced legal troubles for alleged burglary. His TV dad from Eight is Enough, Dick Van Patten, once paid his bill, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
The actor was also featured in the CNN series The History of Sitcom back in 2001 reflecting on his career in a post through Instagram at that time. “I’m grateful for the joy felt while working on 8!…,” Rich stated. “I do hope it may have brought you some joy as well.”