Adam Busch

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Busch in 2004

Adam Busch is an American actor best known for starring as Warren Mears on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.[1]


Busch is from East Meadow, New York.[2] He had his first film role in the movie Léon: The Professional.[3] Early roles include Noah Allen from Nickelodeon's the Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and an episode of Law & Order. He also had a small part as a nerdy AV geek in the bank-robbing cheerleader movie Sugar & Spice.

Busch appeared on Fox Network's brief series The Jury in Summer 2004,[1] which ran for ten episodes, and has been seen in a character role on House. In 2006 he portrayed the Orthodox Jewish rap artist, Sholom Glickstein, in the Paul Weitz film, "American Dreamz". He had a recurring role in the Kelsey Grammer situation comedy, Back to You. He made a guest appearance on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He also had a guest spot on Are You Scared 2. He is also the singer in indie rock band Common Rotation. His dream role would be to portray former pop star Huey Lewis in a biopic. He also played Neal in the TBS show Men at Work.

Personal life[edit]

In March 2009, Busch was dating Buffy co-star Amber Benson, who played Tara Maclay. The two have since broken up but have remained close friends.[4]

Busch was raised Jewish.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Léon: The Professional Manolo
2001 Magic Rock Kyle
Sugar & Spice Geeky guy
2002 Book of Danny Wrenstchler
2006 American Dreamz Sholem Glickstein
2009 All American Orgy Alan
2010 Drones Wendell (uncredited) Co-director and producer
Nominated – German Independence Award - Audience Award (shared w/Amber Benson)
2017 Dave Made a Maze Gordon
Rebel in the Rye Nigel Bench
2022 Menorah in the Middle Jacob
Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Noah Allen 21 episodes
1998 Law & Order Mark Episode: "Expert"
2001 The Fugitive Sean 'Fitz' Fitzgibbon Episode: "Strapped"
2001–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Warren Mears 16 episodes (season 5-7, recurring)
2004 The Jury Steve Dixon 10 episodes
2005 Point Pleasant Wes 7 episodes
2006 House Tony Episode: "Sex Kills"
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Charlie Fischer Episode: "Complications"
2010 I'm in the Band Shane Hackman Episode: "Weasels vs. Robots"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Fred Wilson Episode: "Start Me Up"
2012–2014 Men at Work Neal Main cast
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Max Dinello Episode: "Dead of the Class"
2014 Major Crimes Scott Ward Episode: "Sweet Revenge"
2015 Empire Chase One 2 episodes
2016 NCIS Arthur Jankowski Episode: "Home of the Brave"
2016-2017 Colony Mr. Carson (credited as 'Teacher') 5 episodes
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Louis Hines Episode: "Trade Secrets"
2018 Altered Carbon Mickey 6 episodes
2019 Proven Innocent Noah Weiss 4 episodes
2019 The Rookie Mike Garvey Episode: "Clean Cut"
Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 MyMusic Indie Main cast


  1. ^ a b "Soap Opera Talk .The Dattilos Tune In To The Toons..." Free-Lance Star. June 20, 2004. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  2. ^ "Adam Busch: Buffy Star Diplays Triple-Threat :: Movies :: Features :: Adam Busch :: Paste". November 14, 2011. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Kate O'Hare (March 20, 2013). "'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation': Former 'Buffy' Star Adam Busch Goes Back to High School – Screener". Archived from the original on September 21, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson Part 2". Buffyfest. February 26, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Adam Busch Biography | Booking Info for Speaking Engagements".

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