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Birth information

24 April 1940 Corona, California, USA

Death information

9 May 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Harry Samuel Parks

How tall is Michael Parks?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Oriana Parks
Alston Fenci
Carolyn Kay Carson
Jan Moriarty
Louise M. Johnson

Life Story of Michael Parks

Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts--sometimes in the same film, like in Tusk (2014), starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite Johnny Depp. In Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Parks portrayed spot-on contrasting roles as Texas Ranger Earl McGraw and the heavily accented Esteban Vihaio opposite Uma Thurman. Writers/directors, including Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino, wrote roles specifically for Parks, claiming all they need to do is "turn on the camera" to elicit a masterful performance.

Parks has played in more than 100 films and TV shows over a 50-year career. He started as a contract player in 1961 with the portrayal of the nephew of the character George MacMichael on the ABC sitcom The Real McCoys (1957). He played Adam in John Huston's 1966 movie Die Bibel (1966). His other early roles includes appearances in two NBC series: Sam Benedict: Too Many Strangers (1962) as "Larry Wilcox" and as "Dr. Mark Reynolds" in The Eleventh Hour: Pressure Breakdown (1963). He also starred...

Significant features of Michael Parks

Calm, gravelly voice
His intense, chameleon-like performances

What movies did Michael Parks play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Caged Fury (1990) ,
Directors Filmography
The Return of Josey Wales (1980) ,
Actors Filmography
The Summoning Newberry, The Gnashing Harrison, The Queen of Hollywood Blvd (2017) Chet Fuller, Other Fish (2016) Grandpa, Greater (2016) Leo Burlsworth, Blood Father (2016) Tom 'Preacher' Harris, To No End: Twisted Knives (2015) Old Man, Red State (2015) Cooper, Tusk (2014) Howard Howe, We Are What We Are (2013) Doc Barrow, Django Unchained (2012) The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee, Argo (2012) Jack Kirby, Kill Bill: The...

Birth information

24 April 1940 Corona, California, USA

Death information

9 May 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Harry Samuel Parks

How tall is Michael Parks?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Oriana Parks
Alston Fenci
Carolyn Kay Carson
Jan Moriarty
Louise M. Johnson

Life Story of Michael Parks

Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts--sometimes in the same film, like in Tusk (2014), starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite Johnny Depp. In Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Parks portrayed spot-on contrasting roles as Texas Ranger Earl McGraw and the heavily accented Esteban Vihaio opposite Uma Thurman. Writers/directors, including Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino, wrote roles specifically for Parks, claiming all they need to do is "turn on the camera" to elicit a masterful performance.

Parks has played in more than 100 films and TV shows over a 50-year career. He started as a contract player in 1961 with the portrayal of the nephew of the character George MacMichael on the ABC sitcom The Real McCoys (1957). He played Adam in John Huston's 1966 movie Die Bibel (1966). His other early roles includes appearances in two NBC series: Sam Benedict: Too Many Strangers (1962) as "Larry Wilcox" and as "Dr. Mark Reynolds" in The Eleventh Hour: Pressure Breakdown (1963). He also starred...

Significant features of Michael Parks

Calm, gravelly voice
His intense, chameleon-like performances

What movies did Michael Parks play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Caged Fury (1990) ,
Directors Filmography
The Return of Josey Wales (1980) ,
Actors Filmography
The Summoning Newberry, The Gnashing Harrison, The Queen of Hollywood Blvd (2017) Chet Fuller, Other Fish (2016) Grandpa, Greater (2016) Leo Burlsworth, Blood Father (2016) Tom 'Preacher' Harris, To No End: Twisted Knives (2015) Old Man, Red State (2015) Cooper, Tusk (2014) Howard Howe, We Are What We Are (2013) Doc Barrow, Django Unchained (2012) The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee, Argo (2012) Jack Kirby, Kill Bill: The...

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Michael Parks in Die Bibel (1966)

Lived on a yacht in the Monterey, California, harbor in the early 1980s.

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Ulla Bergryd and Michael Parks in Die Bibel (1966)

The theme song "Long Lonesome Highway" from Parks' TV series Then Came Bronson (1969), sung by Parks himself, was penned by James Hendricks, a Greenwich Village folksinger who was married to Cass Elliot of The Mamas and the Papas, not by Jimi Hendrix. The song became a Top 40 hit in 1970.

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Ulla Bergryd and Michael Parks in Die Bibel (1966)

Prior to becoming an actor. his jobs included picking fruit, digging ditches, driving trucks and fighting forest fires.

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Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell, Bill Sage, and Ambyr Childers in We Are What We Are (2013)

Turned down an offer to play minor league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates because he was making more money upholstering caskets.

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Mel Gibson, Dale Dickey, Michael Parks, and Erin Moriarty in Blood Father (2016)

Attempted to qualify for the 1972 Olympics as a miler, running a time of 4:06.

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Faye Dunaway, George Maharis, and Michael Parks in Die Meute (1967)

Recorded a half-dozen country/blues/jazz albums in the late '60s and early '70s.

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Faye Dunaway and Michael Parks in Die Meute (1967)

He played Earl McGraw, the police officer with bad puns, in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and then played Esteban Vinaio, the 80-year-old, smooth Mexican pimp who once was Bill's mentor in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). This makes him only one of two actors to appear in both Kill Bill films playing different characters. The other person to play separate roles in both films is Chia-Hui Liu.

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Anthony Quinn, Faye Dunaway, and Michael Parks in Die Meute (1967)

The official "Kill Bill" websites claim that he is "frequently cited by longtime fan Quentin Tarantino as the world's greatest living actor.".

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Robert Mitchum and Michael Parks in Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil (1979)

His father Harry was a baseball player. His son James is also an actor.

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Michael Parks in Argo (2012)

He has played the character of Earl McGraw in three separate films involving Quentin Tarantino: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Grindhouse (2007) (both Death Proof (2007) and Planet Terror (2007)).

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Jessica Harper and Michael Parks in Leadsville Nights (1979)

He was a pall bearer for Lenny Bruce.

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Michael Parks in Storyville (1992)

Was discovered by Frank Silvera while acting in a play entitled "Compulsion" at age 18.

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Celia Milius and Michael Parks in Wild Seed (1965)

His brother Jimmy drowned in 1968.

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Celia Milius and Michael Parks in Wild Seed (1965)

Parks' second wife, a small-part actress named Jan Moriarty, took a fatal overdose of pills in 1964, less than two months after their marriage. He was briefly married at sixteen with Louise Johnson with which he had a daughter. In 1997 he married Oriana Parks with a ceremony without any attendants.

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Celia Milius and Michael Parks in Wild Seed (1965)

Was one of five children of an itinerant laborer. Like the rest of his family, Parks drifted from job to job in his early teens, briefly marrying at age 16.

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Rupert Crosse, Celia Milius, and Michael Parks in Wild Seed (1965)

Filming a new movie Julian Po (1997) with Christian Slater and Robin Tunney. [1996]

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Celia Milius and Michael Parks in Wild Seed (1965)

Turned down the Then Came Bronson (1969) pilot twice because he didn't like the script. They later rewrote it.

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Michael Parks in Mörderbienen greifen an (1976)

Declined to cover "Mr. Tambourine Man" as the end title theme of Then Came Bronson (1969).

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Ulla Bergryd and Michael Parks in Die Bibel (1966)

Marlon Brando was going to star in Wild Seed (1965), produced by Brando's father, but it was later decided that Brando was too old for the part and Parks was cast instead.

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Ulla Bergryd and Michael Parks in Die Bibel (1966)

As per his request, his body was buried at sea and his wife Oriana was his only witness . His wife also held a memorial service at Westwood Village Memorial Park for the rest of family and friends.

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Michael Parks in Bestien hinter Gittern (1990)

He did a lot of rewriting on some mediocre scripts he had to work with . He disliked the lines the writers gave his character in the opening scene of "Then came Bronson" pilot and replaced with an impromptu " Hang in there!" .

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Anthony Perkins and Michael Parks in Sprengkommando Atlantik (1980)

Often worked for Robert Rodriguez , Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith.

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Michael Parks in Red State (2011)

Excelled at accents.

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Michael Parks in Red State (2011)

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Michael Parks in Red State (2011)

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Michael Parks in Red State (2011)

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Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Justin Long and Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Justin Long and Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Celia Milius and Michael Parks in Wild Seed (1965)

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John Hawkes and Michael Parks in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Michael Parks in Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

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Justin Long and Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Michael Parks in Tusk (2014)

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Michael Parks in Red State (2011)

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James Carville, Michael Parks, etc.

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Michael Parks

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