Jim Parrack

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This article is about the American actor. For the British sports journalist and former competitive swimmer of the same name, see James Parrack.
Jim Parrack
Born (1981-02-08) February 8, 1981 (age 33)
Allen, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Ciera Danielle Parrack
(2008–present; separated)

Jim Parrack (born February 8, 1981) is an American actor. He had a starring role as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO series True Blood, and appeared in the film Battle: Los Angeles, which was released in March 2011.[1] He currently stars in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, in which he plays the character Slim. The play also stars James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester.

Early life[edit]

Parrack was born in Allen, Texas on February 8, 1981.[2] He attended the co-ed Allen High School for secondary education. In 2001, Parrack moved to Los Angeles, California where he studied acting at The Stella Adler Academy[3] and then at the Playhouse West.[4]

Career[edit]

Parrack made his screen debut in the 2006 drama film Annapolis. From 2006–2008, he made multiple guest appearances on television shows such as Monk, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Criminal Minds. In 2008, Parrack was cast as Hoyt Fortenberry in the vampire television drama series True Blood. He was part of the main starring cast for the first five seasons, before departing for a season.[5] Parrack returned to the show for the seventh and final season, again as a main cast member.[6]

In 2011, Parrack returned to feature films, starring in the military science fiction war film Battle: Los Angeles.[7] The film was directed by directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-starred Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, and Michael Peña. In 2013, he starred in the drama film Child of God and the Spanish-American drama A Night in Old Mexico.[8] He will star in the upcoming films Fury and The Adderall Diaries.[9] In 2014, Parrack joined the Broadway cast of Of Mice and Men, playing the role of Slim.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Parrack married actress/writer/director Ciera Danielle on October 19, 2008.[11][12] On June 4, 2014, it was announced that the couple had filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.[13] They had been separated since September 2013. He has been linked to The Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin since the spring of 2014.[14] Parrack is the president of 120 Productions, Inc.[15] He is good friends with actor James Franco.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Annapolis AJ
2007 Finishing the Game Jerry
2011 Battle: Los Angeles LCpl. Peter Kerns
2011 Sal Keir Dullea
2011 Post Jim
2013 Isolated Ambassador for Peace
2013 Child of God Deputy Cotton
2013 A Night in Old Mexico Moon
2013 As I Lay Dying Cash
2013 Daisy's Prodigal Son
2014 Fury Completed
2014 Jimmy's Pickle JP Post-production
2014 Holy Land Father Waldie Post-production
2015 The Adderall Diaries Roger Dimitrov Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Appearance
2006 Monk Roger Zisk "Mr. Monk Bumps His Head"
2006 ER Phil "Out on a Limb"
2006 Standoff Sam Ellis "Partners in Crime"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sgt. Jack Day "Toe Tags"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Ted Carr "Where the Boys Are"
2006 Close to Home Joe Nelson "Shoot to Kill"
2007 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service Nick Hurley "Blowback"
2007 Raines Deputy Mark Jessup "Reconstructing Alice"
2007 Criminal Minds Paul "Open Season"
2009 Supernatural Nick Munroe "Sex and Violence"
2008–2014 True Blood Hoyt Fortenberry 59 episodes
2012 Alcatraz Guy Hastings "Guy Hastings"

Other works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 So You Want Michael Madsen? Himself Documentary
2011 Simone Danny Wilard Short film
2012 Courage to Create Edward Short film
2012 Playhouse Himself Documentary
2012 Up the Valley and Beyond Russ Meyer Short film
2012 The Audition Danny Short film
2012 Richard Peter Johnson Himself
2012 Hi My Name Is Max Trever Short film
2013 Riddance Dean Short film
2013 Filandra James Chafitz Short film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Satellite Award Best Cast – Television Series True Blood (shared with cast) Won
2010 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battle: Los Angeles". IMDb. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jim Parrack - Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jim Parrack Bio True Blood Cast & Crew". True Blood on HBO. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Jim Parrack". The Vault. May 23, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "True Blood's Jim Parrack Talks "Emotional" Farewell and Potential For Hoyt's Return". Wetpaint. August 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "'True Blood' Review: "Death Is Not the End"". ScreenCrush. July 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "True Blood's Jim Parrack Joines Cast of "Battle Los Angeles"". The Vault. August 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Watch: James Franco Reloads Rifles in Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child of God'". Indie Wire. June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jim Parrack is cast in James Franco's new film "Adderall Diaries"". The Vault. May 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "'True Blood' Actor Joins 'Of Mice and Men' Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: We Chat with True Blood's Jim Parrack". True-Blood.net. August 1, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Jim Parrack". IMDb. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "'True Blood' Star Jim Parrack -- Marriage Sucks... I'm Getting Divorced!!!". TMZ. June 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "True Blood star Jim Parrack to divorce wife of six years Ciera... as he 'moves on' with Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin". Daily Mail. June 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ "The Vault's Exclusive Interview with Jim Parrack". The Vault. May 23, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Jim Parrack on True Blood Nude Scenes and His BFF James Franco". Vulture. April 6, 2011. 

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