Tommy Parker

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Tommy Parker
Born Tom Theunisz
(1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 30)
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Occupation Singer, Actor
Years active 2005–present

Tommy Parker "Tom" Theunisz (born May 29, 1984) is a Dutch singer and actor who played Billy in the feature film Amsterdam Heavy[1] in 2011 and reached the mentor rounds of the first season of the German X Factor in 2010.[2]

Early life[edit]

Parker was born in the south of the Netherlands Maastricht, Limburg better than known as Tom Theunisz.[3] Parker studied for one year drama at the school for drama in 2003 en studied for four years television journalism in Tilburg. As a singer he sang in different rock bands when he was a teenager.

BNN Coolcast and NOS Headlines[edit]

In 2006 Tommy was one of the 18 talents who was picked to make reports for Dutch national network BNN. One year later he interviewed Cameron Diaz, John Legend and Rowan Atkinson for Dutch network NOS.[4][5] On YouTube [6] the interviews have had more than 1 million views. Diaz talked about the coverage of Paris Hilton on CNN and how important or better said not important that really was. John Legend talked about his collaboration with Michael Jackson.[7]

Directing[edit]

Parker worked on four projects in 2008. He directed and worked on two music videos for Dutch artist Joyze.[8] He cast award winning actress Melody Klaver and actor Mike Weerts to act in the music video. The single became a top 30 hit in the Netherlands. Parker also directed the second music video from Joyze: Way Too Long.[9] He directed two documentaries in the same year: SAT2D: The Road To Pinkpop (Broadcast by L1) [10] and Thousand Hills Journalist (for lokaalmondiaal) [11]

X Factor and Amsterdam Heavy[edit]

In 2010 Tommy auditioned for the first season of X Factor Germany. After two pre selections Tommy was picked to sing for judges: Sarah Connor, Till Broner and George Gluck in a TV show with audience. Broner praised Parker for his sound and said that the Dutch have more good import products than cheese alone, apparently some good singers too. Connor liked the performance and his unique style. Tommy reached the mentor rounds with Till Broner as his mentor, who loved Parker´s performances but didn't think Tommy was ready yet and had to make a choice with whom he would battle against the other mentors. Referring to the game element of X Factor.[2]

After the show Tommy started working with producer Roeland Ruijsch van Dugteren on a pop dance record. In November Parker auditioned for the part of Billy in the American movie Amsterdam Heavy. Parker got the part and landed his first role in a feature film, which starred Michael Madsen and Alison Carroll. The film premiered at Cannes film festival 2011.[1]

Single: Run For Our Money[edit]

On April 20, 2012 Tommy Parker will release his first single: Run For Our Money worldwide digitally by label: Interscope Digital! The music video was shot in the weekend of march 18 and features Dutch actress: Dorien Rose Duinker.[12]

In October 2012 Canadian director and actor Charlie David announced that Run For Our Money will be featured in his new film: I'm A Stripper. The movie has been sold to MTV (USA) [13]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

  • Amsterdam Heavy (2011) .... Billy

Director[edit]

  • Impossible (Joyze Music Video) (2008)
  • Way Too Long (Joyze Music Video) (2008)
  • Thousand Hills Journalist (Documentary) (2008)
  • SAT2D: The Road To Pinkpop(Documentary) (2009)

Television[edit]

  • Golf & More (RTL7) (2010) .... Tommy Parker
  • X Factor (Vox, RTL Germany) (2010) .... Tommy Parker
  • NOS Headlines (NOS) (2007) .... Tommy Parker

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amsterdam Heavy at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b X Factor Germany. Official website X Factor on VoX http://www.vox.de/cms/sendungen/x-factor.html
  3. ^ Official Website. www.tommy-parker.com: The Official website http://www.tommy-parker.com/website/?page_id=2.
  4. ^ Interview snelnieuwsonline.nl Website: www.snelnieuwsonline.nl Section: Tommy Facts http://www.snelnieuwsonline.nl/?p=1938
  5. ^ John-Legend.net Website: www.john-legend.net Section: News: July 2007 http://www.john-legend.net/july07.htm
  6. ^ youtube channel: tomstarnl http://www.youtube.com/tomstarnl
  7. ^ Globalssence.net: Bio: John legend (Collaborations) http://www.globalessence.net/index.php?id=6&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=417&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=24&cHash=19cf6ebc35
  8. ^ Jan Vis Agency http://www.janvis.nl/artiest/joyze/
  9. ^ oranjemuziek.nl: Way Too Long http://oranjemuziek.nl/2008/10/10/way-too-long-nieuwe-single-en-videoclip-joyze/
  10. ^ L1: The Official Website http://www.l1.nl/content/3785447
  11. ^ ICCO Website http://www.icco.nl/nl/actueel/nieuwsoverzicht/nieuws-archief/1472/debat-over-berichtgeving-over-afrika-21-oktober-in-tilburg
  12. ^ Official Website. www.tommy-parker.com: The Official website http://www.tommy-parker.com/website/
  13. ^ Facebook Page "Facebook Page: I'm A Stripper" http://www.facebook.com/magicmendocumentary?fref=ts