Walter F. Parkes Biography (1951-)

Born April 15, 1951, in Bakersfield, CA; married Laurie MacDonald (a producer); children: Jane MacDonald, Graham Joseph. Addresses: Agent: CreativeArtists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, writer
Birth Details
April 15, 1951
Bakersfield, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Producer (with Keith Critchlow), director, cinematographer, and editor, The California Reich (documentary), Intercontinental, 1975
  • Producer (with Richard Shepherd), Volunteers, TriStar, 1985
  • Producer (with Lawrence Lasker), Project X, Twentieth Century-Fox,1987
  • Producer (with Lasker), True Believer (also known as Fighting Justice), Columbia, 1990
  • Producer (with Lasker), Awakenings, Columbia, 1990
  • Producer (with Lasker), Sneakers, Universal, 1992
  • Executive producer, Little Giants, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Executive producer, How to Make an American Quilt, Universal, 1995
  • Executive producer, To Wang Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Universal, 1995
  • (As Walter Parkes) Executive producer, Twister, Warner Bros., 1996
  • (As Walter Parkes) Executive producer, The Trigger Effect, Gramercy , 1996
  • Producer, Men in Black (also known as MIB), Columbia, 1997
  • (As Walter Parkes) Producer, The Peacemaker, DreamWorks Distribution, 1997
  • (As Walter Parkes) Executive producer, Amistad, DreamWorks Distribution, 1997
  • Executive producer, Deep Impact, Paramount/DreamWorks Distribution, 1998
  • Executive producer, Small Soldiers, DreamWorks Distribution, 1998
  • Executive producer, The Mask of Zorro, TriStar, 1998
  • Executive producer, Gladiator, DreamWorks Distribution, 2000
  • Executive producer, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Producer, The Time Machine, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Also producer (with Lasker) of The Dark Horse.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, Eddie Dodd (also known as True Believer), ABC, 1991
  • Creator (with Scott Frank) and executive producer, Birdland, ABC,1994
  • Executive producer, Men in Black: The Series, The WB, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer (with Lawrence Lasker), Eddie Dodd, ABC, 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Lawrence Lasker) WarGames, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • (With Lasker) Sneakers, Universal, 1992
  • Television Episodes
  • Birdland, ABC, 1994
  • Other Writings
  • Contributor to the magazine Omni.

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