Parrish at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2009
Hunter Parrish Tharp
May 13, 1987
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Texas Tech University|
Plano Independent School District
Kathryn Wahl (m. 2015)
Hunter Parrish Tharp (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing the role of Silas Botwin in the Showtime series Weeds and for his performances in the Broadway productions of Godspell in the role of Jesus and Spring Awakening as Melchior.
Parrish was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Annie Parrish, who works with children with autism, and Bruce Tharp, an engineer. Parrish has an older brother. He graduated from Plano Senior High School and Texas Tech University Independent School District.
After being seen at a showcase in New York, directed by Peter Sklar, Parrish was offered professional representation and went on to guest star in several television shows. These include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Close to Home, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Summerland. He appeared in the films Sleepover and RV and The Good Wife. In Freedom Writers, Parrish played Ben Samuels, the only white student in a California high school class. The National Review Online wrote that Parrish had played the role with "unassuming humor".
He portrayed the role of the older Botwin son, Silas, in the Showtime original series Weeds from 2005 to 2012. On August 11, 2008, Parrish joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening in the lead role of Melchior Gabor at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, receiving critical acclaim. He remained in the role until the show closed on January 18, 2009.
Parrish is Christian. In December 2014, he announced his engagement to Kathryn Wahl. On September 13, 2015, they were married at the Flying Caballos Ranch, in San Luis Obispo, California.
|2005||Down in the Valley||Kris|
|2007||Freedom Writers||Ben Samuels|
|2009||It's Complicated||Luke Adler||National Board of Review Award for Best Cast|
|2010||The Space Between||McDonough|
|2014||Still Alice||Tom Howland|
|2015||A Rising Tide||Sam Rama|
|2003||The Guardian||Hank||Episode: "The Father-Daughter Dance"|
|2005||Summerland||Tracy Hart||Episode: "The Pleiades"|
|2005–2012||Weeds||Silas Botwin||Main role; 102 episodes|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jeremy McBride||Episode: "Gum Drops"|
|2006||In Justice||Kevin Rounder||Episode: "Confessions"|
|2006||Close to Home||Jay Stratton||Episode: "A House Divided"|
|2006||Campus Ladies||Student health employee||Episode: "Webcam"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jordan Owens||Episode: "Responsible"|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Kid Flash / Geo-Force (voices)||Episode: "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!"|
|2011||Pound Puppies||Tundra (voice)||Episode: "Snow Problem"|
|2013–2014||The Good Wife||Jeffrey Grant||3 episodes|
|2015||The Following||Kyle Locke||5 episodes|
|2015||Hand of God||Josh Miller||5 episodes|
|2015–2016||Good Girls Revolt||Douglas Rhodes||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2017||Quantico||Clay Haas||9 episodes|
|2018||This Is Us||Alan||2 episodes|
|TBA||Jane the Novela||Felix||Upcoming series|
In 2012, Parrish recorded his first EP called Guessing Games, featuring six songs. At first, Guessing Games was only available for sale in the lobby of Godspell's (his current music at the time) home at the Circle in the Square Theatre, but with a bigger release to follow. The first single from the EP, "Sitting at Home", was released on iTunes on June 7, 2012. The complete EP was released later that month, on June 26.
Awards and nominations
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
(among the cast)
- Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
- Hunter Parrish Internet Broadway Database. 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016
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- "Friday Night Lights Star, Others, Earn Diplomas at a Distance Through Texas Tech University Independent School District". Texas Tech University. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
- Nestor, Frank (19 October 2011). "Theater Actors to Watch 2011". Backstage Magazine. New York, NY. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- Hibbs, Thomas (January 5, 2007). "Inspiring Schlock". National Review Online. Archived from the original on January 29, 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2007.
- ""Weeds" Star Parrish to Join Broadway's Spring Awakening". Playbill.com. July 7, 2008. Archived from the original on April 13, 2009. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Cougar 101 with Hunter Parrish". Funnyordie.com. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Two Guys and a Girl official site". tgglive.net. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Hunter Parrish to Take on Jesus in Broadway's Godspell Revival!". Broadwayworld.com. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- "Corbin Bleu to play Jesus in 'Godspell'". nydailynews.com. March 23, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- Denise Petski (January 12, 2017). "'Quantico': Hunter Parrish Set For Major Recurring Role". Deadline. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- Denise Petski (January 14, 2019). "'Ratched': Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon Among 10 Cast In Ryan Murphy's Netflix Series". Deadline. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- Profile, interviewmagazine.com; accessed April 9, 2015.
- "From 'Weeds' to Broadway, young actor thrives on rebellion". The Boston Globe. Archived March 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "Weeds Star Hunter Parrish Is Engaged to Girlfriend Kathryn Wahl—See the Gorgeous Ring!". E! Online. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
- "usm.ag/1Qi71oe" – via usm.ag/1Qi71oe.
- "Sitting At Home – Single by Hunter Parrish". iTunes Store. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
- "Guessing Games – EP by Hunter Parrish". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
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