Originally born in London, England, Adrian balanced his academic interests in literature and history with a physical prowess that found an outlet in soccer and dancing. His work as a choreographer and model took him throughout Europe, but a growing interest in acting eventually brought him to the United States. His first role as a Russian dancer on the ABC drama The Colbys (1986-87) preceded a stint in the off-Broadway play Bouncers, in which Adrian played 13 roles, switching back and forth between characters.
His first film role soon followed in Last Rites (1988) opposite Tom Berenger and Daphne Zuniga. Adrian did a tour of duty as military man John Kincaid in the second season of the sci-fi series War of the Worlds (1989-90), as well as three episodes in the popular 1991 NBC revival of Dark Shadows. After a string of other TV guest appearances and roles in films such as Love Potion No. 9 (1992) with Sandra Bullock, producers of the Highlander films found the perfect actor to play the role of Duncan MacLeod on the small screen.
Adrian was able to explore new territory as an actor, and his determination to get the best out of himself and everyone around him was proven when he took the director's chair for the Season Four opener "Homeland," the only episode of the series filmed partly on location in Scotland. Three of the four episodes Adrian directed were voted in the top ten fan favorites and were included in the Best of Highlander DVD collection.
Since the final episode of the series aired in 1998, Adrian has remained busy with television and film work. He starred alongside Christopher Lambert in Highlander: Endgame (2000) and returned to television as the star and producer of Tracker (2001). Television guest appearances included Charmed and Relic Hunter; while film projects in recent years included The Breed, The Void, Code Hunter, Nemesis Game, Moscow Heat, Throttle and Tides of War.
Also a founding member of Los Angeles-based acting group Actors Collaborative (formerly Actors in Process), in April 2005 Adrian produced and starred in their stage production of Things Just Change. In 2007 Adrian had three films released, Highlander: The Source, for which he also served as Executive Producer; the independent movie Séance (winner of two festival awards) as well as Lost Colony, for the Sci-Fi Channel.
In 2008 saw Adrian in the Sci Fi action film Eyeborgs and the British action thriller directed by Marcus Warren, The Heavy, which was theatrically released in 2010. In 2009 he took the lead in Sci Fi Channel's Dramatic comedy Captain Drake in addition to the highly anticipated psychological thriller Nine Miles Down. These were followed by two Action adventure films called Cold Fusion and"Deadly Descent" produced for the SCi FI channel.
Also in 2008. along with producer Zoltan Furedi, Adrian founded Filmblips Inc, a production company geared at bringing entertaining cutting edge movies to the small and big screens. Adrian was quoted saying" We really don't care about the genre, we just care about the script and the marketability of the product". Filmblips has several films in pre production, the latest At "2:15" is set to go into production in late October 2011.
If this wasn’t enough to keep anyone busy Adrian devotes the rest
of his time to children's charities including his own, The PEACE Fund (Protect, Educate and Aid Children Everywhere) for which
he received a Peacemaker award in Russia in 2006.