While serving as the personal assistant to and body double for television star Dick Van Dyke, Adamo made appearances in numerous episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The New Dick Van Dyke Show.
He first became associated with the multiple Emmy winning series in the early 1960s.
His bit parts on the popular show included delivery men, theater ushers, waiters, and even a poet.
He was born and raised in New York, New York.
He played a small role in the 1982 Mary Tyler Moore film Six Weeks.