Jameson Parker Biography (1947-)

Full name, Francis Jameson Parker, Jr.; born November 18, 1947, in Baltimore,MD; son of Francis Jameson, Sr. (a foreign service officer and museum curator) and Sydney Buchanan (a writer; maiden name, Sullivan) Parker; married first wife, 1971 (divorced); married Bonnie Sue Dottley (a business manager, writer, actress, and photographer), October 30, 1976 (divorced, 1992); married Darleen Carr (an actress), June 18, 1992; children: (first marriage) Amye; (second marriage) Francis Jameson III ("Jamie"), Christian Buchanan, Katherine Sullivan. Addresses: Agent: House of Representatives, 400 South BeverlyDr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, producer
Birth Details
November 18, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dale Robinson, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City), NBC, 1975-1976
  • Bradley "Brad" Vernon, One Life to Live, ABC, 1976-1978
  • Andrew Jackson "A. J." Simon, Simon & Simon, CBS, 1981-1988
  • Voice of Sir Kay, The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated; also known as Prince Valiant), The Family Channel, 1991-1992
  • Cohost, A Dog's Life, Outdoor Life Network, beginning 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Once an Eagle, NBC, 1976
  • Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (also known as 79 Park Avenue), CBS, 1977
  • The Immigrants, syndicated, 1978
  • Movies
  • Crossfire, NBC, 1975
  • Strange New World, ABC, 1975
  • Bud, The Gathering, Part II, NBC, 1979
  • Ed Taggert, Anatomy of a Seduction, CBS, 1979
  • J. J. Palfrey, Women at West Point, CBS, 1979
  • Andrew Jackson "A. J." Simon, Pirate's Key (basis for the series Simon & Simon), CBS, 1980
  • Sam Daniels, The Promise of Love, CBS, 1980
  • Randy Bordeaux, Callie & Son (also known as Rags to Riches), CBS, 1981
  • Tim Kendall, Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery" (also known as A Caribbean Mystery), CBS, 1983
  • Don North, Who Is Julia?, CBS, 1986
  • Frank Harvey (some sources cite Frank Harkevy), Spy, USA Network,1989
  • Eric Reilly, She Says She's Innocent (also known as Violation of Trust), NBC, 1991
  • Robert Edelman, Dead before Dawn, ABC, 1993
  • Andrew Jackson "A. J." Simon, Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again,CBS, 1995
  • Lyle Stedman, Dead Man's Island, CBS, 1996
  • Mike Pritcher, Have You Seen My Son?, ABC, 1996
  • Richard Ives, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, CBS, 1997
  • Specials
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIII, ABC, 1982
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987
  • John Atkins, "Long Road Home," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1995
  • Also appeared as a soldier, Decision at Appomattox.
  • Episodic
  • Whitney Rogers, "A Question of Innocence," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1980
  • A. J. Simon, "Ki'i's Don't Lie," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982
  • Whitney Delaworth III, "Faith, Hope and Clarity: Parts 1 & 2," Bret Maverick, NBC, 1982
  • A. J. Simon, "Deadly Access," Whiz Kids, CBS, 1983
  • Dane Kenderson, "Terminal Connection," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Evan Charters, "Polly's Choice," Major Dad, CBS, 1991
  • Gordon Forbes, "The Skinny Acording to Nick Cullhane," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Ben Hutchins, "Who Killed Nick Hazard?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Sergeant Bob Horne, "The Brotherhood," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS,1996
  • Dr. Smith, "Take Back the Night," Promised Land, CBS, 1997
  • Andrew Silverton, "Sex, Lies and the Internet," Family Law, CBS, 2001
  • Harrison Kershaw, "Pas de Deux: Part 2," JAG, CBS, 2003
  • Harrison Kershaw, "Shifting Sands," JAG, CBS, 2003
  • Also appeared as an intern, Love of Life, CBS; and in Family, ABC.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, A Dog's Life, Outdoor Life Network, beginning 2003
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again, CBS, 1995
  • Film Appearances
  • Buddy Willard, The Bell Jar, Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Nick Baxter, A Small Circle of Friends, United Artists, 1980
  • Roland Gray, White Dog (also known as Trained to Kill), Paramount, 1982
  • Dave Buchanon, American Justice (also known as Jackals), Movie Store, 1986
  • Brian, Prince of Darkness (also known as John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness), Universal, 1987
  • David, Waiting for the Wind (short film), 1990
  • Luke Ward, Curse of the Crystal Eye, New Horizons, 1991
  • Voice of Troy, Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Film Work
  • Producer, American Justice (also known as Jackals), Movie Store, 1986
  • Radio Appearances
  • Narrator of An Evening with George Gershwin, WNYC-NY.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Harry Nash, Welcome to the Monkey House, New York Theatre Ensemble, New York City; in Caligula, Washington Theatre Club, Washington, DC; and in The Great White Hope, Arena Stage, Washington, DC.Also appeared in The Alchemist, Another Part of the Forest, Charlie's Aunt, A Day's Grace, Getting Married, Indians, The Little Hut, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Philanthropist, Present Laughter, and Tiger at the Gates; appearedin summer stock and dinner theatre productions, including an appearance as Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (benefit production), Beloit College, Beloit, WI.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared as horseman, Equus, U.S. cities.
  • Taped Readings
  • Hard Aground, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, 1992
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • A Dog's Life, Outdoor Life Network, beginning 2003
  • Nonfiction
  • An Accidental Cowboy, Thomas Dunne Books, 2003
  • To Absent Friends: A Collection of Stories of the Dogs We Miss, Willow Creek Press, 2003
  • Articles
  • "Eulogy," Ducks Unlimited, March/April, 1997
  • "To Shoot or Not to Shoot," Bugle, Journal of Elk and The Hunt, May/June, 1997
  • Contributor to other periodicals, including Sports Afield.

Further Reference


    • Daytime TV, May, 1977, pp. 22-23
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 4, 1996, p. 48; October 24, 2003, p.112
    • People Weekly, January, 1983, pp. 97-99
    • Publishers Weekly, October 4, 1996, p. 48; June 2, 2003, p. 41
    • Teen, March, 1983, pp. 51-52

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