Most well known for his role as Coach Bobby Finstock on the MTV show Teen Wolf he is also notable for his work as a stand-up comedian. In 2010, his comedy program Orny Adams Takes the Third was broadcast on Comedy Central.
Before beginning his entertainment career, he earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and political science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Between 2004 and 2007, he made four appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Born Adam Jason Orenstein, he was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts.
He was featured along with Jerry Seinfeld in a 2002 documentary film titled Comedian.