Parker Stevenson

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Parker Stevenson
Born Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr
(1952-06-04) June 4, 1952 (age 62)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1972—
Spouse(s) Kirstie Alley (1983–1997)

Parker Stevenson (born Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr on June 4, 1952) is an American television and film actor.

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His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace. After graduating from Brooks School, and Princeton University, 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.

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