Parrish in September 2009
May 13, 1987 |
Richmond, Virginia, United States
|Occupation||Actor and singer|
Personal life 
Parrish was born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in Plano, Texas. His mother, Annie Parrish, works with autistic children, and his father, Bruce Tharp, is an engineer. In 2007, he graduated from Plano Senior High School and from the Texas Tech University Independent School District. Parrish is a "liberal Christian".
Parrish has guest starred in several TV series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Close to Home, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Summerland. He has also appeared in the films Sleepover and RV.
In the film Freedom Writers, Parrish played Ben Samuels, the only white student in a California high school class. Reviewer Thomas Hibbs of the National Review Online noted that Parrish played the role with "unassuming humor".
Parrish has portrayed the role of the oldest Botwin son, Silas, in the Showtime original series Weeds since 2005. On August 11, 2008, Parrish joined the cast of the Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening in the lead role of Melchior Gabor at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, receiving critical acclaim. He remained in the role until the show's closing on January 18, 2009.
Parrish appeared as a high-school basketball player, Stan, in the film 17 Again.
From 2007 to 2009, he hosted a web talk show with his friends Kyle Sherman and Allison Tyler called "Two Guys and a Girl".
On August 8, 2011 it was announced that Parrish would star as Jesus in the upcoming Broadway revival of Godspell. Performances began October 13. He left the show on April 15, 2012 to film the final season of Weeds.
|2005||Down in the Valley||Kris|
|2007||Freedom Writers||Ben Samuels|
|2009||It's Complicated||Luke Adler|
|2010||The Space Between||McDonough|
|2003||The Guardian||Hank||"The Father-Daughter Dance"|
|2005||Summerland||Tracy Hart||"The Pleiades"|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jeremy McBride||"Gum Drops"|
|2005–2012||Weeds||Silas Botwin||Main character|
|2006||In Justice||Kevin Rounder||"Confessions"|
|2006||Close to Home||Jay Stratton||"A House Divided"|
|2006||Campus Ladies||Student Health employee||"Webcam"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jordan Owens||"Responsible"|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Kid Flash, Geo-Force (voice)||"Requiem For a Scarlet Speedster"|
|2011||Pound Puppies||Tundra (voice)||"Snow Problem"|
In 2012, Hunter Parrish recorded his first EP called Guessing Games, featuring 6 songs. At first, Guessing Games was only available for sale in the lobby of Godspell's (his current play at the time) home at the Circle in the Square Theatre, but with a bigger release to follow. The first single of the EP, called "Sitting At Home" was released on iTunes in the beginning of June. The complete EP was released later that month, on June 26.
- "'Weeds' star Hunter Parrish is regular guy with a cool job". USA Today. August 15, 2010.
- "Friday Night Lights Star, Others, Earn Diplomas at a Distance Through Texas Tech University Independent School District". Texas Tech University. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
- "From 'Weeds' to Broadway, young actor thrives on rebellion.". The Boston Globe.
- Hibbs, Thomas (2007-01-05). "Inspiring Schlock". National Review Online. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
- ""Weeds" Star Parrish to Join Broadway's Spring Awakening". Playbill.com. July 7, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Cougar 101 with Hunter Parrish". Funnyordie.com. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Two Guys and a Girl official site". Tgglive.net. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Hunter Parrish to Take on Jesus in Broadway's Godspell Revival!". Broadwayworld.com. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Corbin Bleu to play Jesus in ‘Godspell’". nydailynews.com. March 23, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
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