Michael Parks

Biography

Date of Birth 24 April 1940, Corona, California, USA Birth Name Harry Samuel Parks Height 6' (1.83 m) Michael Parks is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in almost 50 films and has made frequent TV appearances, but is probably best known for his work in recent years with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Parks was born in Corona, California and drifted from job to job during his teenage years. He was married at the age of fifteen. Parks first gained recognition as the star of the television series Then Came Bronson from 1969-1970. He also sang the theme song for the show, "Long Lonesome Highway," which became a Top 40 hit in 1970. Other early roles included The China Lake Murders and Stranger by Night. He played a police officer in both. He later played Philip Colby during the second season (1986-1987) of Dynasty spin-off series The Colbys. He also played Jean Renault, on Twin Peaks. He appeared as Irish mob boss Tommy O'Shea in Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994), Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), which was written by Tarantino and directed by Rodriguez, and then took a leading role as Ambrose Bierce in its straight-to-video prequel From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000). He also played two roles in Tarantino's Kill Bill, reprising Earl McGraw in Vol. 1, and playing Esteban Vihaio, the 80-year-old ex-pimp, in Vol. 2. He has most recently reprised the role of Earl McGraw in both segments of the Tarantino/Rodriguez film Grindhouse (film) His son, James Parks, is also an actor. He has played the son of his father's character, Earl McGraw, three times: Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, and Tarantino's segment Death Proof in Grindhouse (film).

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Kill Bill Volume 2

Earl McGraw / Esteban Vihaio

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The Bible... In The Beginning

Adam

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Blood Father

Preacher

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Tusk

Howard Howe

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Death Wish V: The Face of Death

Tommy O'Shea

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The Hitman

Ronny 'Del' Delaney

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The Evictors

Ben Watkins

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North Sea Hijack

Harold Shulman

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The Listening

James Wagley

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Greater

Leo

Starring In
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Greater

Leo

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Blood Father

Preacher

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Tusk

Howard Howe

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We Are What We Are

Doc Barrow

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Django Unchained

The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee

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Argo

Jack Kirby

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Red State

Abin Cooper

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Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

Earl McGraw (archive footage)

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Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball

Fritz Tremor

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Henry Craig

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Planet Terror

Earl McGraw

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Death Proof

Earl McGraw

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Grindhouse

Earl McGraw (segments "Planet Terror" / "Death Proof")

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Hack!

Football Jock

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Fighting Words

Benny the Heckler

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The Dead One

Sheriff Ezra Stone

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The Listening

James Wagley

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Christmas Miracle at Sage Creek

Justice Stanley

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Kill Bill Volume 2

Earl McGraw / Esteban Vihaio

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Kill Bill Volume 1

Earl McGraw

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The Librarians (Strike Force)

William Clark (uncredited)

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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

Ambrose Bierce

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Bullfighter

Cordobes

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Wicked

Detective Boland

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Full Tilt Boogie

Himself - 'Sheriff McGraw'

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Deceiver

Dr. Banyard

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Julian Po

Vern

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Niagara, Niagara

Walter

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From Dusk Till Dawn

Texas Ranger Earl McGraw

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Hart aber herzlich: Geheimnisse des Herzens

Evan Powell

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Death Wish V: The Face of Death

Tommy O'Shea

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Stranger by Night

Detective Larson

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Sorceress

Stan Latarga

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Seaquest DSV - Season 1

George Le Chein

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Storyville

Michael Trevallian

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The Hitman

Ronny 'Del' Delaney

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Caged Fury

Mr. Collins

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Nightmare Beach

Doc Willet

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Arizona Heat

Larry Kapinski

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The Return of Josey Wales

Josey Wales

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Club Life

Tank

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The Equalizer - Season One

Jonathan Grey / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)

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Savannah Smiles

Lt. Savage

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Dial 'M' for Murder

Max Halliday

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Hard Country

Royce

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North Sea Hijack

Harold Shulman

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The Evictors

Ben Watkins

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Breakthrough

Sgt. Anderson

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Rainbow

Roger Edens

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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

Robert F. Kennedy

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The Last Hard Men

Noel Nye

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Mörderbienen greifen an

Dr. Jeff DuRand

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The Happening

Sureshot

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Ein Fremder auf der Flucht

Vince McKay

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The Bible... In The Beginning

Adam

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Fargo

Bill Warren aka Fargo

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Bus Riley's Back in Town

Bus Riley

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L'Ora Di Alfred Hitchcock - Stagione 1 - Vol. 2

Dr. Daniel Dana / ... (2 episodes, 1963)

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Big Bad Love

Mr. Aaron

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