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Michael Parks

Michael Parks

When Michael Parks made his film debut as a vagabond loner in the 1965 film, The Wild Seed, he seemed poised to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Subsequent appearances as a troubled ex-serviceman in the William Inge adaptation Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965), as Adam in John Huston's in The Bible (1966), as an amoral seducer in The Idol 1966 and as a hippy kidnapper in The Happening (1968) seemed to confirm that promise.

In 1969, Parks reprised his Wild Seed wandering hipster persona in the hit television series Then Came Bronson. His theme song for the series, Long Lonesome Highway, which composed and sang, became a chart-topping hit in the early seventies.

Frequently cited by longtime fan Tarantino as the world's greatest living actor, Parks' film credits include Larry Cohen's legendary scandal-mongering bio-pic The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977), The Evictors (1979), and The Hitman (1991), with Chuck Norris. He also co-starred in the David Lynch television series, Twin Peaks, and as a Western sheriff in the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez vampire romp From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).

Parks will also appear, playing a different character, in Kill Bill (Vol. 2).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Michael Parks Facts

Birth Name Harry Parks Jr.
OccupationActor
BirthdayApril 24, 1940 (77)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceCorona, California, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Michael Parks compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Payback
Charlie Bartlett
The Hateful Eight
Dirty Bomb
Kindergarten Cop
Backscatter
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Red State
Bruce Almighty
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