Adam Rich,  an actor who gained  notoriety as a youngster playing Nicholas Bradford, the youngest Bradford family member, on the television drama "Eight Is Enough," has passed away. He was 54.

According to a report,  Rich passed away on Saturday at his home in  Los Angeles. family did not share a cause of death.

Although Rich's  best-known performance is on "Eight Is Enough," he also made appearances on a number of TV shows and other TV movies in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Fantasy Island, CHiPs, Small Wonder, and a voice role in the animated series "Dungeons & Dragons" are a few of the credits.

Before taking away from on-camera appearances for ten years. Rich's final TV credit was an episode of "Baywatch" in 1993.

Later, in the 2003 David Spade comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," he played himself. The same year, he also played Crocodile Dundee in the TV series Reel Comedy.

Rich encountered legal issues in 1991 about an alleged burglary.

According to a Los Angeles Times article, his "Eight Is Enough" TV dad, actor Dick Van Patten, once paid his bail.

Rich took part in a 1996 hoax that falsely claimed that he had passed away and was authored by Dave Eggers, the author of "Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,"