Adrian Holmes is a Welsh actor with various television and movie appearances. His TV work includes a recurring role as Basqat on the long running WB/CW television series Smallville.
Holmes was born in Wrexham, Wales, and lived in both Liverpool and Chester, before moving to Canada at the age of five. The eldest of three boys, Holmes loved to entertain as a child, doing Michael Jackson impressions for anyone who would watch. After high school, Holmes studied nursing at Douglas College and worked at Vancouver General Hospital.
Holmes studied in Vancouver with acting coach Larry Moss and in New York City at Black Nexxus Inc. at the Times Square Arts Center. In 2004, Holmes received a LEO award nomination for Best Guest Performance for his work in the series The Collector. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. He auditioned and was considered for the role of Richie Ryan in Highlander:the series earlier in his career.