Adam Colclough was trained as an actor at Oldham College and Ridge College, appearing in several of the latter's theatre productions, including The Birthday Party and Twelfth Night. He has also appeared in productions for the Hull Truck Theatre.

He made his television debut in 1995 in Blood and Peaches and has since gone on to appear in Dangerfield, Hollyoaks, Doctors and Heartbeat.

He has appeared on Coronation Street in three different roles:

Adam lists among his accomplishments being a magician.