Parker Stevenson

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Parker Stevenson
Parker Stevenson Shaun Cassidy Hardy Boys 1977.jpg
Stevenson (left) with Shaun Cassidy in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Born Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr
(1952-06-04) June 4, 1952 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States
Alma mater Brooks Prep school, Princeton University,
Occupation Actor
Years active 1972-present
Spouse(s) Kirstie Alley (1983–1997)
Children 2
Relatives Hutch Parker (brother)

Parker Stevenson (born Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr, on June 4, 1952) is an American television and film actor.

Early life[edit]

When Parker Stevenson was five years old his mother, who acted in numerous television commercials, took him to a filming session. This resulted in two small television appearances. Parker's father, an investment advisor, disapproved of the whole business, and although Parker appeared in a few plays at Brooks School he had no intention of becoming an actor.


His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace. After graduating from Brooks School and Princeton University, where he studied Architecture, he moved to Hollywood, where he landed a role opposite Sam Elliott in the film Lifeguard (1976).[1]

Stevenson became well known from starring with teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy in the The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series (1977–79) on ABC-TV.[1] In 1983, he co-starred in the movie Stroker Ace as Burt Reynolds's brash race-car driving nemesis, Aubrey James. The film was a critical and financial flop.

In 1986, Stevenson starred as Billy Hazard in the television miniseries North and South, Book II. He co-starred with his then-wife Kirstie Alley, who portrayed his sister Virgilia Hazard. He starred on the short-lived TV series Probe (1988). He was part of the original cast of Baywatch in the 1989 season, returning for the syndicated 1997 and 1998 seasons. He had a recurring role as a computer tycoon on Melrose Place during the second season. He starred in Legion. In 2014 he had a guest role on the Western/Mystery series Longmire.[1] His most recent appearance was in the 2015 TV movie His Secret Family.

Stevenson has been a serious photographer since he was young; his work can be found at his photography website ShadowWorks.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Parker Stevenson Talks About The Hardy Boys, Probe, and His Passion for Photography". Classic Film and TV Café. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 

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