Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Highest Rated: 89% Blood Father (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1940

Birthplace: Not Available

Actor Michael Parks was a relatively obscure but intriguing talent who might have been forgotten following prime time turns in "Then Came Bronson" (ABC, 1969-70) and "The Colbys" (ABC, 1985-87) had he not been "unearthed" by directors like David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith in the 1990s and 2000s. Straddling an awkward era between edgy method actors of the 1950s and anti-establishment icons of the 1960s, Parks had difficulty finding roles that showcased his unique, charismatic talent and, combined with his disinterest in Hollywood positioning, meant he was often relegated to B-movies. Beginning in the 1990s, he enjoyed a string of more artistic endeavors in projects like "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), "Kill Bill" (2003), "Argo" (2012) and "Tusk" (2014). His death on May 9, 2017 at the age of 77 was mourned by fans of all phases of his long and varied career. .

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. Chet Fuller (Character) - 2017
89% 63% Blood Father Preacher (Character) - 2016
67% 85% Greater Leo (Character) $2M 2016
45% 36% Tusk Howard Howe (Character) $1.8M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound Executive Producer - 2013
86% 50% We Are What We Are Doc Barrow (Character) $76.6K 2013
60% 54% Red State Abin Cooper (Character) $1.1M 2011
44% 22% Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Fritz Tremor (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 50% Noble Things Pete Collins (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Priests Jacob (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Words Benny the Heckler (Character) $35.1K 2007
No Score Yet 28% The Dead One Sheriff Ezra Stone (Character) - 2007
64% 72% Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof Texas Ranger Earl McGraw (Character) - 2007
77% 75% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Henry Craig (Character) $3.9M 2007
No Score Yet 51% The Listening James Wagley (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 25% Miracle at Sage Creek Justice Stanley (Character) - 2005
84% 89% Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Earl McGraw/Esteban Vihaio (Character) $66.2M 2004
85% 81% Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Sheriff (Character) $70.1M 2003
41% 70% Big Bad Love Mr. Aaron (Character) $100.4K 2001
22% 23% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Ambrose Bierce (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Bullfighter Cordobes (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 40% Wicked Detective Boland (Character) - 1998
50% 81% Niagara Niagara Walter (Character) $250.6K 1997
No Score Yet 67% Julian Po Vern (Character) $50.7K 1997
62% 76% From Dusk Till Dawn Texas Ranger Earl McGraw (Character) $24.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart Evan Powell (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorceress Stan Latarga (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Line Pearlmutter (Character) - 1995
0% 32% Death Wish V: The Face of Death Tommy O'Shea (Character) $559K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger by Night Det. Larson (Character) - 1994
67% 22% Storyville Michael Trevallian (Character) $352.5K 1992
13% 45% The Hitman Ronald 'Del' Delany (Character) $3.4M 1991
No Score Yet 13% Caged Fury Mr. Collins (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 67% The China Lake Murders Officer Donnelly (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 15% Welcome to Spring Break Doc Willet (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Suspect Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Affection Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arizona Heat Larry Kapinski (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Josey Wales Josey Wales (Character),
Director
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Codename: Disaster Det. Andre Des Moines (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 17% King of the City Tank (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spiker Coach Doames (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chase Larry Butler (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Club Life Tank (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 89% Savannah Smiles Lt. Savage (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 29% Hard Country Royce (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reward Michael Dolan (Character) - 1980
43% 45% ffolkes Shulman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 26% The Evictors Ben Watkins (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 48% Breakthrough Sgt. Anderson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunters of the Reef Jim Spanner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 44% The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Robert F. Kennedy (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Cries Mitch Haskins (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Roger Edens (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Bogen County Jack Kern (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the World Series Larry Marshall (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and the Midnight Auto Supply Duke (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidewinder 1 J.W. Wyatt (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perilous Voyage Antonio DeLeon (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 36% The Savage Bees Dr. Jeff DuRand (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 51% The Last Hard Men Noel Nye (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Distant Early Warning Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Werewolf of Woodstock Moody (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery at Malibu Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Bradley Floyd (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can Ellen Be Saved? Joseph (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Friends Tony (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Lawyers Ron Baron (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Then Came Bronson Jim Bronson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Killing Lieutenant Commander Burt Engle (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 69% The Happening Sureshot (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger on the Run Vince McKay (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% The Bible Adam (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Idol Marco (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Seed Fargo (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Riley's Back in Town Bus Riley (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1996
88% 89% Twin Peaks Jean Renault (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Chuck Whitfield (Guest Star) 1978 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Jack Marlin (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Jack Ballard (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Then Came Bronson Jim Bronson (Character) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Bud Forrest (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Eddie Marco (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Cal Leonard (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Park (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960

QUOTES FROM Michael Parks CHARACTERS

Earl says: I can make goddam sure he don't do it in Texas

Earl says: I can make goddam sure he don't do it in Texas.

Earl McGraw says: As 'bout as useless as a pecker on a Pope.

Pastor Abin Cooper says: I fear God. You better believe I fear God.