Jim Parrack

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Jim Parrack
Jim Parrack (cropped).jpg
Parrack in 2011
Born (1981-02-08) February 8, 1981 (age 39)
Allen, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2006–present
  • Ciera Danielle
    (m. 2008; div. 2014)
  • (m. 2015; annulled 2017)

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[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

Parrack was born on February 8, 1981 in Allen, Texas.[2] 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[3] and then at the Playhouse West.[4]


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.[5] Parrack returned to the show for the seventh and final season, again as a main cast member.[6]

In 2011, Parrack returned to feature films, starring in the military science fiction war film Battle: Los Angeles.[7] 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.[8] He co-starred in the films Fury (2014), The Adderall Diaries (2015), and Suicide Squad (2016).[9][10] In 2014, Parrack joined the Broadway cast of Of Mice and Men, playing the role of Slim.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Parrack married actress/writer/director Ciera Danielle on October 19, 2008.[12][13] He and Danielle separated in September 2013, and in June 2014 it was reported the couple had filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.[14] 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.[15] Parrack is the president of 120 Productions, Inc.[16] He is good friends with actor James Franco.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Annapolis AJ
2007 Finishing the Game Jerry
2011 Battle: Los Angeles LCpl. Peter Kerns
2011 Sal Keir Dullea
2011 Post Jim
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
2013 Daisy's Prodigal Son
2014 Fury Sergeant Binkowski
2014 Jimmy's Pickle JP
2014 Holy Land Father Waldie
2015 Wild Horses Deputy Rogers
2015 The Adderall Diaries Roger Dimitrov
2016 Suicide Squad Jonny Frost[18][19]
2016 Priceless Garo
2017 Trouble Curt
2018 Lost Child Mike Rivers


Year Title Role Appearance
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

Other works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 So You Want Michael Madsen? Himself Documentary
2011 Simone Danny Wilard Short film
2012 Courage to Create Edward Short film
2012 Playhouse Himself Documentary
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 Riddance Dean Short film
2013 Filandra James Chafitz Short film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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


  1. ^ "Battle: Los Angeles". IMDb. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jim Parrack - Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Jim Parrack Bio True Blood Cast & Crew". True Blood on HBO. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Jim Parrack". The Vault. May 23, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "True Blood's Jim Parrack Talks "Emotional" Farewell and Potential For Hoyt's Return". Wetpaint. August 13, 2012.
  6. ^ "'True Blood' Review: "Death Is Not the End"". ScreenCrush. July 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "True Blood's Jim Parrack Joines Cast of "Battle Los Angeles"". The Vault. August 18, 2009.
  8. ^ "Watch: James Franco Reloads Rifles in Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child of God'". Indie Wire. June 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "Jim Parrack is cast in James Franco's new film "Adderall Diaries"". The Vault. May 16, 2014.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "'True Blood' Actor Joins 'Of Mice and Men' Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: We Chat with True Blood's Jim Parrack". True-Blood.net. August 1, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  13. ^ "Jim Parrack". IMDb. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  14. ^ "'True Blood' Star Jim Parrack -- Marriage Sucks... I'm Getting Divorced!!!". TMZ. June 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "Leven Rambin and Jim Parack Wedding".. People.com. October 11, 2015.
  16. ^ "The Vault's Exclusive Interview with Jim Parrack". The Vault. May 23, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  17. ^ "Jim Parrack on True Blood Nude Scenes and His BFF James Franco". Vulture. April 6, 2011.
  18. ^ [2]
  19. ^ Nick de Semlyen (December 2015). "Superbad". Empire. pp. 64–73.

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