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Michael Parks

Actor

Born - 24 April 1940, Corona, California, USA
Died - 9 May 2017

Light-haired, solidly good-looking American actor who never quite fulfilled his early promise, but remained a favourite of several notable directors for his resolute performances. On TV from 1960, his film career caught fire in 1965 with leads in Bus Riley's Back in Town and Fargo/Wild Seed. Most of his subsequent roles, however, were of the co-starring nature: The Idol (1966), The Happening (1967), A Hatful of Rain (1968), Then Came Bronson (1970), Between Friends (1973), The Last Hard Men (1976), Breakthrough (1979), North Sea Hijack (1980), Hard Country (1981), Savannah Smiles (1982), Club Life (1985), The Return of Josey Wales (1986), Arizona Heat (1988), Prime Suspect (1989), Caged Fury (1990), Storyville (1992), Death Wish V (1994), Deceiver (1997), Wicked (1998), Bullfighter (2000), Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004), Miracle at Sage Creek (2005), Grindhouse (2007), Street Poet (2010), Argo (2012), Django Unchained (2012), Tusk (2014), Blood Father (2016) and The Queen of Hollywood Blvd (2017), his last. Five times married, he died from as yet undisclosed causes.