Michael Parks Biography (1938-)

Born April 4, 1938, in Corona, CA; father, a truck driver; married, 1955 (divorced); married Jan Moriarty, 1964 (died, 1964); married, wife's name Carolyn, 1969; children: (first marriage) one daughter; (third marriage) three stepchildren. Addresses: Agent: Schiowitz/Clay/Rose, Inc., 1680 North Vine St., Suite 614, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
April 4, 1938
Corona, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Fargo, Wild Seed (also known as Fargo), Universal, 1965
  • Title role, Bus Riley's Back in Town, Universal, 1965
  • Adam, The Bible ... In the Beginning (also known as The Bible and La Bibbia), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Marco, The Idol, Embassy, 1966
  • Sureshot, The Happening, Columbia, 1967
  • Toby, Get Back (also known as Between Friends and EntreAmi), Clearwater, 1973
  • Moody, The Werewolf of Woodstock, 1975
  • Sheriff Noel Nye, The Last Hard Men, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • J. W. Wyatt, Sidewinder One, Avco-Embassy, 1977
  • Sergeant Anderson, Breakthrough (also known as Sergeant Steiner and Steiner--Das Eiserne Kreuz, 2.Teil), Maverick, 1978
  • Duke, Love and the Midnight Auto Supply (also known as MidnightAuto Supply), Producers Capital, 1978
  • Robert F. Kennedy, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, AmericanInternational Pictures, 1978
  • Ben Watkins, The Evictors, American International Pictures, 1979
  • Shulman, ffolkes (also known as Assault Force and NorthSea Hijack), Universal, 1980
  • Royce Richardson, Hard Country, Universal, 1981
  • Lieutenant Savage, Savannah Smiles, Gold Coast, 1983
  • Tank, Club Life (also known as King of the City), Troma Team, 1985
  • French Quarter Undercover, Shapiro Entertainment, 1985
  • Coach Doames, Spiker, Seymour Borde, 1987
  • Title role, The Return of Josey Wales, Reel Movies International,1987
  • Larry Kapinski, Arizona Heat, Spectrum Entertainment, 1988
  • Doc Willet, Nightmare Beach (also known as Welcome to Spring Break), 1988
  • Bill Nevins, Prime Suspect (also known as Trauma), 1989
  • Mr. Collins, Caged Fury, 1989
  • Ronald "Del" Delany, The Hitman, 1991
  • Michael Trevallian, Storyville, 1992
  • Pearlmutter, Out of Control (also known as Over the Line),1992
  • Stan, Sorceress (also known as Temptress II), 1994
  • Tommy O'Shea, Death Wish V: The Face of Death, 1994
  • Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dimension Films, 1996
  • Walter, Niagara, Niagara (also known as Niagra Niagra), Artisan Entertainment, 1997
  • Dr. Banyard, Liar (also known as Deceiver), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Vern, Julian Po (also known as The Tears of Julian Po), Fine Line, 1997
  • Himself, Full Tilt Boogie (documentary), Miramax, 1997
  • Detective Boland, Wicked, Horizon Entertainment, 1998
  • Ambrose Bierce, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter,Buena Vista Home Video, 2000
  • Cordobes, Bullfighter, ScanBox, 2000
  • Big Bad Love, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Director, The Return of Josey Wales, Reel Movies International, 1987
  • Associate producer, Caged Fury, 1989
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • James "Jim" Bronson, Then Came Bronson, NBC, 1969-70
  • Hoyt Parker/Phillip Colby, The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1987
  • Jean Renault, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990
  • Movies
  • Vince McKay, Stranger on the Run (also known as Lonesome Gun), NBC, 1967
  • Bradley Floyd, The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (also known as Pretty Boy Floyd), ABC, 1974
  • Joseph, Can Ellen Be Saved?, ABC, 1974
  • Dr. Jeff DuRand, The Savage Bees, NBC, 1976
  • Antonio DeLeon, Perilous Voyage (also known as The Revolution of Antonio DeLeon), NBC, 1976
  • Jack Kern, Escape from Bogen County, CBS, 1977
  • Larry Marshall, Murder at the World Series (also known as The Woman in Box 359), ABC, 1977
  • Mitch Haskins, Night Cries, ABC, 1978
  • Roger Edens, Rainbow, NBC, 1978
  • David York, Fast Friends, NBC, 1979
  • Max Halliday, Dial M for Murder, NBC, 1981
  • Larry Butler, Chase, CBS, 1985
  • Wicks, Dangerous Affection, NBC, 1987
  • Rynerson, Billy the Kid (also known as Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid), TNT, 1989
  • Officer Donnelly, The China Lake Murders, USA Network, 1990
  • Detective Larson, Stranger by Night, HBO, 1994
  • Evan Powell, Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart, NBC, 1995
  • Pilots
  • Tack Reynolds, The Mob Riders (shown as an episode of Stoney Burke), ABC, 1962
  • Dr. Daniel Dana, Diagnosis: Danger (shown as an episode of TheAlfred Hitchcock Hour), CBS, 1963
  • James "Jim" Bronson, Then Came Bronson, NBC, 1969
  • Ron Baron, The Young Lawyers, ABC, 1969
  • Blair Mabry, Royce, CBS, 1976
  • Jim Spanner, Hunters of the Reef, NBC, 1978
  • Michael Dolan, Reward, ABC, 1980
  • Lieutenant Brophy, Turnover Smith, ABC, 1980
  • Frank Levison, The Player, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "Ransom," Zane Grey Theatre, 1960
  • Park Eliot, "The Boys," Gunsmoke, 1962
  • Bud Forrest, "Father Was an Interne," Ben Casey, 1963
  • Cal Leonard, "The Case of Constant Doyle," Perry Mason, 1963
  • "Heather and Hamish," Wagon Train, ABC, 1963
  • "The Michael Malone Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1964
  • "Cries of Persons Close to One," Route 66, 1964
  • Terry Purvis, "The Adventure of the Wary Witness," Ellery Queen, 1976
  • Candel Logen, "Nocturne," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • Jonathan Grey, "Target of Choice," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • Ben Aaron, "Prediction: Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • Cash McCullough, "My Soul to Keep," War of the Worlds, 1989
  • George Le Chein, SeaQuest DSV, NBC, 1993
  • Major Caleb Hooks, "The Avenger," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996
  • Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998
  • Appeared as George's nephew in an episode of The Real McCoys;also appeared in episodes of The Asphalt Jungle, ABC; Bus Stop,ABC; and The Detectives, NBC.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Johnny Pope, A Hatful of Rain (special), ABC, 1968
  • Distant Early Warning, 1975
  • Stamp of a Killer, 1987

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Film Comment, -August, 1998, p. 79.

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