March 1, 1951 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Born in Los Angeles, California to actors Larry Parks and Betty Garrett, Andrew Parks made his film debut at the age of eleven but did not continue his acting career for another eight years, beginning with The Strawberry Statement in 1970.
His feature film credits include W.C. Fields and Me (1976), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and Donnie Brasco (1997). He is a key member of Larry Blamire's stock company, playing clueless alien Kro-Bar in The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and its sequel The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, gullible scientist Dr. Philip Latham in Trail of the Screaming Forehead and monocled English dandy Lord Partfine in Dark and Stormy Night. Most recently, he mimicked Franklin Pangborn in the comedy short It's A Frame-Up!, the writing/directing debut of Blamire's producer Michael Schlesinger.
Parks' television credits include a recurring role on Angel and guest appearances on The Virginian, Lucas Tanner, Cannon, Kojak, Barnaby Jones, Hart to Hart, M*A*S*H, Trapper John, M.D., Murder, She Wrote, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, and Homicide: Life on the Street. He also voiced the role of Ben Day for the animated series These Are the Days.
Like his mother, a long-time member of Theatre West, Los Angeles' oldest membership theatre company, Parks has appeared there in many plays, including Jim Beaver's Verdigris and a revival of Spoon River Anthology, which Theatre West had originally developed in the 1960s with his mother in the cast. He also appears regularly at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California, in such plays as Happy End and The Quick Change Room. On other stages he has played Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter with Joan Fontaine, Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts, and Tom in The Glass Menagerie.
Parks is married to Katy Melody. He is the brother of composer Garrett Parks.
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