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|Born||Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr
June 4, 1952
|Spouse(s)||Kirstie Alley (1983–1997)|
Parker Stevenson (born Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr on June 4, 1952) is an American television and film actor.
His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace. After graduating from Brooks School, and Princeton University, where he studied architecture, he moved to Hollywood, where he landed a role opposite Sam Elliott in the film Lifeguard.
Stevenson became well-known from starring with teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy in the The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series, which ran 1977–79 on ABC-TV. In 1983, he co-starred in the hit movie Stroker Ace as Burt Reynolds's brash race-car driving nemesis Aubrey James.
In 1986, Stevenson starred as Billy Hazard in Book II of the television miniseries North and South. He co-starred with his then wife Kirstie Alley, who portrayed his sister Virgilia Hazard. He then starred on the short-lived TV series Probe in 1988. He was part of the original cast of Baywatch in the 1989 season, returning for the syndicated 1997 and 1998 seasons. He also had a recurring role as a computer tycoon on Melrose Place during the second season. In 1998, he starred in the film Legion. His most recent appearance was a 2014 guest role on the western mystery series Longmire.
Stevenson has been a serious photographer since he was young; his work can be found at his photography website ShadowWorks.
- "Parker Stevenson Talks About The Hardy Boys, Probe, and His Passion for Photography". Classic Film and TV Café. classicfilmtvcafe.com. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- Parker Stevenson at the Internet Movie Database
- Hardy-Boys.Com's 1970's TV Show Page
- Parker Stevenson ShadowWorks
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