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Michael Parks is a Actor and Director American born on 24 april 1940 at Corona (USA)

Michael Parks

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Birth name Harry Samuel Parks
Nationality USA
Birth 24 april 1940 at Corona (USA)
Death 9 may 2017 (at 77 years)

Michael Parks (born Harry Samuel Parks; April 4, 1938) is an American singer and actor. He has appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances, but is probably best known for his work in recent years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith.

Biography

De son vrai nom Harry Samuel Parks, il nait à Corona en Californie, le 24 avril 1940. Son père était chauffeur de poids-lourd. Michael Parks se marie à l'âge de 15 ans.

Il est le père de l'acteur James Parks avec qui il apparaît dans Kill Bill volume 1 et Boulevard de la mort de Quentin Tarantino.


Carrière
Après des petits rôles dans des séries télévisées, Parks se fait connaître en 1966 par son rôle d'Adam dans le film La Bible de John Huston, puis grâce à celui de Jim Bronson dans la série Then Came Bronson, de 1969 à 1970. Il chante lui-même le générique de la série, "Long Lonesome Highway", qui se classe 20e au Billboard Hot 100 et 41e au classement Hot Country Songs.

Il enregistre alors plusieurs albums pour MGM Records (filiale de la MGM qui produit la série) dont Closing The Gap (1969), Long Lonesome Highway (1970) et Blue. Il continue d'apparaître ensuite dans des séries comme Sam Benedict, Eleventh Hour, ...

En 1986, il incarne Philip Colby dans la saison 2 du spin-off de Dynasty : Dynastie 2 : Les Colby. Il joue également Jean Renault dans la série Twin Peaks.

Toujours en 1986, il réalise The Return of Josey Wales, la suite de Josey Wales hors-la-loi de Clint Eastwood.

En 1994, il incarne l'irlandais Tommy O'Shea dans Le Justicier : L'Ultime Combat, 4e volet de la saga débutée avec Un justicier dans la ville. En 1996, il incarne pour la première fois le Texas Ranger Earl McGraw dans le film de Robert Rodriguez écrit par Quentin Tarantino, Une nuit en enfer. Il apparaît également dans Une nuit en enfer 3 : La Fille du bourreau, sorti directement en vidéo.

En 2003, il reprend son personnage d'Earl McGraw dans Kill Bill volume 1 de Tarantino, où il joue aux côtés de son fils James Parks. Il apparaît également dans Kill Bill volume 2, cette fois sous les traits d'Esteban Vihaio.

En 2007, il apparaît dans le diptyque Grindhouse, où il reprend son rôle « fétiche » d'Earl McGraw dans les deux films : Boulevard de la mort et Planète Terreur.

En juillet 2010, Kevin Smith déclare au Comic-Con que Michael Parks jouera le méchant dans son prochain film Red State.

Usually with

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(5 films)
Zoë Bell
Zoë Bell
(5 films)
James Parks
James Parks
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Parks (52 films)

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Actor

Blood Father, 1h28
Directed by Jean-François Richet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Elisabeth Röhm, William H. Macy, Dale Dickey, Thomas Mann
Roles Preacher
Rating63% 3.197653.197653.197653.197653.19765
A celebration at a musical theatre society hosted by an American ex-con goes terribly wrong when drug dealers plan to kill his daughter.
Yoga Hosers, 1h28
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Haley Joel Osment, Lily-Rose Depp, Michael Parks
Rating43% 2.154692.154692.154692.154692.15469
The film centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and releases an army of monsters as they threaten their big invitation to a senior party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe.
Tusk
Tusk (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael Parks, Justin Long, Quentin Tarantino, Ralph Garman, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp
Roles Howard Howe
Rating52% 2.649522.649522.649522.649522.64952
Best friends Wallace Bryton and Teddy Craft host the popular podcast The Not-See Party, where they find and mock humiliating viral videos. Wallace announces plans to fly to Canada to interview the Kill Bill Kid, an Internet celebrity famous for severing his leg. In flashbacks spread throughout the film, it is revealed that Wallace was originally a failed standup comic who became popular with his increasingly vicious podcasts, and that he frequently cheats on his girlfriend, Ally.
We Are What We Are, 1h45
Directed by Jim Mickle
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families
Actors Kelly McGillis, Bill Sage, Michael Parks, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Odeya Rush
Roles Doc Barrow
Rating58% 2.9486252.9486252.9486252.9486252.948625
During a torrential downpour, a woman confusedly staggers into a store as the butcher receives a delivery. After several attempts to address her, she finally responds and explains that the foul weather has strongly affected her. The butcher says that it will get worse before it gets better, and she purchases groceries. As she leaves the store, she sees a poster that advertises missing teenage girls. Before she can reach her car, she begins bleeding from her mouth and loses consciousness as she falls into a rain-filled ditch, where she drowns.
Argo
Argo (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy
Roles Jack Kirby
Rating76% 3.847613.847613.847613.847613.84761
On November 4, 1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution. More than 50 of the embassy staff are taken as hostages, but six avoid capture and hide in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. With the escapees' situation kept secret, the U.S. State Department begins to explore options for exfiltrating them from Iran. Tony Mendez, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency exfiltration specialist, is brought in for consultation. He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative. While on the phone with his son, he is inspired by watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes and begins plans for creating a cover story for the escapees: that they are Canadian filmmakers who happened to be in Iran scouting exotic locations for a similar science-fiction film.
Django Unchained, 2h45
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins
Roles The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Rating80% 4.013214.013214.013214.013214.01321
In Texas 1858, the Speck brothers, Ace and Dicky, drive black slaves on foot. Among the shackled slaves is Django, sold off and separated from his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft. The Speck brothers are stopped by Dr. King Schultz, a German ex-dentist and bounty hunter from Düsseldorf, Prussia. Schultz asks to buy one of the slaves; when he questions Django about his knowledge of the Brittle brothers, for whom Schultz is carrying a warrant, Ace becomes irritated and aims his shotgun at Schultz. Schultz quickly kills Ace and leaves Dicky at the mercy of the newly freed slaves, who shoot Dicky in the head.
Red State
Red State (2011)
, 1h28
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo
Roles Pastor Abin Cooper
Rating61% 3.099623.099623.099623.099623.09962
Travis (Michael Angarano) notices a fire station siren being removed from its pole and members of the Five Points Trinity Church, led by Abin Cooper (Michael Parks), protesting the funeral of a murdered local gay teenager. Jared (Kyle Gallner), a friend of Travis, reveals he received an invitation from a woman named Sarah Cooper (Melissa Leo) he met on a sex site for group sex with Travis and Billy Ray (Nicholas Braun). They borrow Travis' parents' car and travel to meet her. Along the way, they accidentally sideswipe the vehicle of Sheriff Wynan (Stephen Root), while he was having sex with a man. Afraid, the boys drive off.
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, 1h26
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan, Maury Sterling, David Richmond-Peck, Ernie Hudson
Roles Fritz Tremor
Rating51% 2.552442.552442.552442.552442.55244
Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. Mysterious Hal Leuco has hired several assassins to take out Weed on April 19 at exactly 3:00am. These include Ariella Martinez, a femme fatale who kills her victims with exotic poisons; Finbar McTeague who is also known as "The Surgeon", who brutally tortures his victims; the Southern Tremor family consisting of father Fritz and children; Lester, Kaitlyn, Baby Boy, and finally Lazlo Soot who is a master of disguise assassin.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2h39
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Assassinat, Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Shepard, Jeremy Lee Renner, Ted Levine
Roles Henry Craig
Rating74% 3.747943.747943.747943.747943.74794
Young, starstruck Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) seeks out Jesse James (Brad Pitt) when the James gang is planning a train robbery in Blue Cut, Missouri, making unsuccessful attempts to join the gang with the help of his older brother Charley (Sam Rockwell), already a member. The train turns out to be carrying only a fraction of the money originally thought, and Frank James (Sam Shepard) tells Charley Ford that this robbery would be the last the James brothers would commit, and that the gang "gave up their nightridin' for good." Jesse returns home to Kansas City, bringing the Fords, Dick Liddil (Paul Schneider) and his cousin, Wood Hite (Jeremy Renner). Jesse sends Charley, Wood and Dick away, but insists that Bob stay. He wanted the younger man just for his help in moving furniture to a new home in St. Joseph. Bob becomes more admiring of James before being sent back to his sister's farmhouse, where he rejoins his brother Charley, Hite, and Liddil.
Death Proof, 1h49
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy-drama, Action, Noir, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Roles Earl McGraw
Rating69% 3.4993.4993.4993.4993.499
Three friends, Arlene, Shanna and radio DJ "Jungle" Julia Lucai, drive down Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas on their way to celebrate Julia's birthday. In a bar, Julia reveals that she made a radio announcement offering a free lap dance from Arlene in return for addressing her as "Butterfly," buying her a drink, and reciting a segment of the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". Aging Hollywood stunt double "Stuntman Mike" trails the women to a bar and claims the lap dance. Arlene is suspicious, having seen Mike's car earlier that day, but Mike puts her at ease.
Planet Terror, 1h45
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn
Roles Earl McGraw
Rating70% 3.547593.547593.547593.547593.54759
In rural Texas, go-go dancer Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) decides to quit her low-paying job and find another occupation. She runs into her mysterious ex-boyfriend El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) at the Bone Shack, a BBQ restaurant owned by J.T. Hague (Jeff Fahey) and his sheriff brother (Michael Biehn). Meanwhile, a group of officials at a nearby US military base, led by the demented Lt. Muldoon (Bruce Willis), are making a business transaction with a chemical engineer named Abby (Naveen Andrews) for mass quantities of a deadly biochemical agent known as DC2 (codename "Project Terror"). When Muldoon learns that Abby has an extra supply on hand, he attempts to take Abby hostage, and Abby intentionally releases the gas into the air. The gas reaches the town and turns most of its residents into deformed bloodthirsty psychopaths, referred to as "sickos" by the surviving humans. The infected townspeople are treated by the sinister Dr. William Block (Josh Brolin) and his unhappy, unfaithful bisexual anesthesiologist wife Dakota (Marley Shelton) at a local hospital.
El Muerto
El Muerto (2007)
, 1h30
Directed by Brian Cox
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Romance
Actors Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Joel Moore, Tony Plana, Michael Parks, Billy Drago
Roles Sheriff Ezra Stone
Rating36% 1.8287351.8287351.8287351.8287351.828735
Centuries ago, the Aztec empire of Mexico was conquered by the Spanish conquistadors. Horrified by their religious practices, the Spaniards set out to convert the native population to Catholicism, effectively declaring war upon the Aztec religion. According to an ancient prophecy, the Aztecs and their religion will return to dominance in a time known as the Sixth Sun.
Kill Bill: Volume 2, 2h16
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Political films, Kung fu films
Actors Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah
Roles Esteban Vihaio
Rating79% 3.9987753.9987753.9987753.9987753.998775
The pregnant Bride and her groom rehearse their wedding. Bill, the Bride's former lover, father of her child, and leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, arrives unexpectedly. On Bill's orders, the Deadly Vipers kill everyone at the wedding, but the Bride survives and swears revenge.