Parrack in 2011
Jim Parrack (born February 8, 1981) is an American actor best known for his role as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO series True Blood. He has also appeared in the film Battle: Los Angeles and as "Slim" in the 2014 Broadway production of Of Mice and Men alongside James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester. In 2020, he began starring in the Fox drama 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Parrack was born on February 8, 1981 in Allen, Texas. He attended the co-ed Allen High School for secondary education. In 2001, Parrack moved to Los Angeles, California where he studied acting at The Stella Adler Academy and then at the Playhouse West.
Parrack made his screen debut in the 2006 drama film Annapolis. From 2006–2008, he made multiple guest appearances on television shows such as Monk, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Criminal Minds. In 2008, Parrack was cast as Hoyt Fortenberry in the vampire television drama series True Blood. He was part of the main starring cast for the first five seasons, before departing for a season. Parrack returned to the show for the seventh and final season, again as a main cast member.
In 2011, Parrack returned to feature films, starring in the military science fiction war film Battle: Los Angeles. The film was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-starred Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, and Michael Peña. In 2013, he starred in the drama film Child of God and the Spanish-American drama A Night in Old Mexico. He co-starred in the films Fury (2014), The Adderall Diaries (2015), and Suicide Squad (2016). In 2014, Parrack joined the Broadway cast of Of Mice and Men, playing the role of Slim.
Parrack married actress/writer/director Ciera Danielle on October 19, 2008. He and Danielle separated in September 2013, and in June 2014 it was reported the couple had filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. In Spring 2014, it was confirmed he was in a relationship with The Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin. On October 10, 2015 he and Rambin married in Texas. On May 9th 2017 the couple split ending their two-year marriage. Parrack is the president of 120 Productions, Inc. He is good friends with actor James Franco.
|2007||Finishing the Game||Jerry|
|2011||Battle: Los Angeles||LCpl. Peter Kerns|
|2013||Isolated||Ambassador for Peace|
|2013||Child of God||Deputy Cotton|
|2013||A Night in Old Mexico||Moon|
|2013||As I Lay Dying||Cash Bundren|
|2014||Holy Land||Father Waldie|
|2015||Wild Horses||Deputy Rogers|
|2015||The Adderall Diaries||Roger Dimitrov|
|2016||Suicide Squad||Jonny Frost|
|2018||Lost Child||Mike Rivers|
|2006||Monk||Roger Zisk||"Mr. Monk Bumps His Head"|
|2006||ER||Phil||"Out on a Limb"|
|2006||Standoff||Sam Ellis||"Partners in Crime"|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sgt. Jack Day||"Toe Tags"|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Ted Carr||"Where the Boys Are"|
|2006||Close to Home||Joe Nelson||"Shoot to Kill"|
|2007||NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service||Nick Hurley||"Blowback"|
|2007||Raines||Deputy Mark Jessup||"Reconstructing Alice"|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Paul Mulford||"Open Season"|
|2009||Supernatural||Nick Munroe||"Sex and Violence"|
|2008–2014||True Blood||Hoyt Fortenberry||66 episodes|
|2012||Alcatraz||Guy Hastings||"Guy Hastings"|
|2015||Resurrection||Preacher James||4 episodes|
|2018||The Deuce||Russell||5 episodes|
|2018||Escape at Dannemora||Police Officer Tarsia||1 episode|
|2019||Two Sentence Horror Stories||Ken||Episode 1: "Gentleman"|
|2020–present||9-1-1: Lone Star||Judd Ryder||Series regular|
|2008||So You Want Michael Madsen?||Himself||Documentary|
|2011||Simone||Danny Wilard||Short film|
|2012||Courage to Create||Edward||Short film|
|2012||Up the Valley and Beyond||Russ Meyer||Short film|
|2012||The Audition||Danny||Short film|
|2012||Richard Peter Johnson||Himself|
|2012||Hi My Name Is Max||Trever||Short film|
|2013||Filandra||James Chafitz||Short film|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Satellite Award||Best Cast – Television Series||True Blood (shared with cast)||Won|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
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- "'True Blood' Review: "Death Is Not the End"". ScreenCrush. July 14, 2014.
- "True Blood's Jim Parrack Joines Cast of "Battle Los Angeles"". The Vault. August 18, 2009.
- "Watch: James Franco Reloads Rifles in Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child of God'". Indie Wire. June 26, 2014.
- "Jim Parrack is cast in James Franco's new film "Adderall Diaries"". The Vault. May 16, 2014.
- "'True Blood' Actor Joins 'Of Mice and Men' Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 6, 2014.
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- "Leven Rambin and Jim Parack Wedding".. People.com. October 11, 2015.
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- "Jim Parrack on True Blood Nude Scenes and His BFF James Franco". Vulture. April 6, 2011.
- Nick de Semlyen (December 2015). "Superbad". Empire. pp. 64–73.