David Hart (actor)

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David Hart
Born (1954-02-06) February 6, 1954 (age 64)
Marianna, Florida
Occupation Actor, singer
Spouse(s) Anne Tabor
Children 3 (including Mamrie)

David Hart (born February 6, 1954) is an American actor and singer best known for his portrayal of Sgt. Parker Williams on the smash-hit television series In the Heat of the Night.

He also appeared in numerous commercials including IHOP Restaurants, Maxwell House Coffee, Coors Light Silver Bullets, John Deere and GE.

He has appeared in numerous films and continues to perform in theater around the country, most recently performing as Charlemagne in Pippin and Oscar in The Odd Couple.

Early life[edit]

Hart was raised by his mother, Jeanette Lassiter Anderson, in Panama City, Florida. His father, Lloyd Hart Jr., encouraged him to attend Chipola Jr. College (now Chipola College), where he earned an acting scholarship, after seeing him perform in the play, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Florida.

Personal life and family[edit]

Hart is married to Anne Tabor. Hart has 3 children from a previous marriage, one of whom is author, actress and comedian, Mamrie Hart.[citation needed]

Musical career[edit]

Hart recorded the song "Let it Snow" for the 1991 In the Heat of the Night Christmas CD Christmas Time's A Comin'. He was joined on the recording by A-Team Nashville studio pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins. The song was produced by co-stars Randall Franks and Alan Autry.




  • Forgiven (2011) as Sheriff Bob Logan
  • The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) as Sheriff Bob Logan
  • Before Women Had Wings (1999) as Sheriff
  • Standoff (1998) as Agent Blond
  • Land of the Free (1997) as Byrd
  • To the Limit (1995) as Bodyguard
  • A Father for Charlie (1995) as Woodrow
  • Three Wishes (1995) as Brian's Father
  • The Real McCoy (1993) as Business Man
  • In the Line of Duty (1991)
  • Disorganized Crime (1989) as Proprietor
  • The House on Carroll Street (1988) as Stage Manager
  • War Party (1988) as Rookie Cop
  • Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius (1987)
  • Legal Eagles (1986) as Marchek
  • Silver Bullet (1985) as Pete Sylvester
  • Fandango (1985) as Cecil
  • The River (1984) as Harley
  • The Island (1980) as Attendant

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