Parker Young

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Parker Young
Born (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 26)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2008–present

Parker Young (born August 16, 1988) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ryan Shay on the ABC comedy Suburgatory. He has also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.[1] Parker most recently played the role of Randy Hill on the FOX comedy Enlisted.


Parker Young was born in Tucson, Arizona, the eldest of three children to Karl and Zarina Young.[2] He has a brother Nelson and a sister Alexis.[2] He attended Catalina Foothills High School where he was football captain,[3] occupying the position of running back.[4] His interest in theatre surfaced when he was in junior year.[5] After graduating, Young moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career while he first planned to attend Pepperdine University.[6]

He stars in the TV series Suburgatory as Ryan Shay, dim-witted football jock. In 2013, Young landed a lead role in Fox's military comedy series Enlisted.[7]


List of television and film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Days of our Lives Delivery man
2008 Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust Cornelius
2009 Nightfall Jamie Parker
2010 Killer Reality Main Character
2010 Cupid's Arrow Tony
2010 Big Time Rush Travis Episode: "Big Time Break"
2010 Make It or Break It Hunk #1 Episode: "Party Gone Out of Bounds"
2011 Tainted Rose Anthony
2011 CSI: NY Thad Wolff Episode: "Get Me Out of Here!"
2011–2014 Suburgatory Ryan Shay Recurring role
2012 Mad Men Jim Hanson Episode: "Signal 30"
2012 Jane by Design Aiden Chase Episode: "The Celebrity"
2012 The Choice Himself
2014 Enlisted Private Randy Hill Main role
2014 Animal Jeff
2014 Sex Ed Montana
2015 Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight


  1. ^ "The Choice - Parker Young (archived)". Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Man of the Moment: Parker Young". All Things Girl. April 16, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Friedman, Molly (November 16, 2011). "Exclusive: Suburgatory's Studly Parker Young Reveals the Secret to Getting Those Abs". Wetpaint. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Axelrod, Josh (March 4, 2013). "The Prince Of Suburgatory: CM Interviews Parker Young". College Magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bernstein, Abbie (March 14, 2012). "Exclusive Interview: Parker Young lives in SUBURGATORY". Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Catalina Foothills grad finds the spotlight". March 14, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 28, 2013). "Exclusive: Suburgatory's Parker Young Joins Fox's Enlisted — Buh-Bye Ryan Shay?". TVLine. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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