Parker, Jameson 1947–
PARKER, Jameson 1947–
Full name, Francis Jameson Parker, Jr.; born November 18, 1947, in Baltimore, MD; son of Francis Jameson, Sr. (a foreign service officer and museum curator) and Sydney Buchanan (a writer; maiden name, Sullivan) Parker; married first wife, 1971 (divorced); married Bonnie Sue Dottley (a business manager, writer, actress, and photographer), October 30, 1976 (divorced, 1992); married Darleen Carr (an actress), June 18, 1992; children: (first marriage) Amye; (second marriage) Francis Jameson III ("Jamie"), Christian Buchanan, Katherine Sullivan. Education: Beloit College, B.A., 1971; trained for the stage at the Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop and with Gene Bua and Davey Marlin–Jones. Avocational Interests: Reading, collecting books, hunting, dogs, camping, polo, karate (black belt), boxing, baking bread.
Addresses: Agent— House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Career: Actor and producer. Appeared with Arena Stage, Washington, DC; appeared in commercials; contributing editor to Sports Afield; also held other jobs, including a position as a bookstore security guard.
Member: Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Metropolitan Club, Polo Association, National Rifle Association.
Awards, Honors: Distinguished service citation, Beloit College, 1985; Sandoz–Jeff Companion Animal Shelter Award, Dog Writers Association Writing Contest, for the article "Eulogy," published in Ducks Unlimited.
Television Appearances; Series:
Dale Robinson, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City ), NBC, 1975–1976.
Bradley "Brad" Vernon, One Life to Live, ABC, 1976–1978.
Andrew Jackson "A. J." Simon, Simon & Simon, CBS, 1981–1988.
Voice of Sir Kay, The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated; also known as Prince Valiant ), The Family Channel, 1991–1992.
Cohost, A Dog's Life, Outdoor Life Network, beginning 2003.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Once an Eagle, NBC, 1976.
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (also known as 79 Park Avenue ), CBS, 1977.
The Immigrants, syndicated, 1978.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Crossfire, NBC, 1975.
Strange New World, ABC, 1975.
Bud, The Gathering, Part II, NBC, 1979.
Ed Taggert, Anatomy of a Seduction, CBS, 1979.
J. J. Palfrey, Women at West Point, CBS, 1979.
Andrew Jackson "A. J." Simon, Pirate's Key (basis for the series Simon & Simon ), CBS, 1980.
Sam Daniels, The Promise of Love, CBS, 1980.
Randy Bordeaux, Callie & Son (also known as Rags to Riches ), CBS, 1981.
Tim Kendall, Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery " (also known as A Caribbean Mystery ), CBS, 1983.
Don North, Who Is Julia?, CBS, 1986.
Frank Harvey (some sources cite Frank Harkevy), Spy, USA Network, 1989.
Eric Reilly, She Says She's Innocent (also known as Violation of Trust ), NBC, 1991.
Robert Edelman, Dead before Dawn, ABC, 1993.
Andrew Jackson "A. J." Simon, Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again, CBS, 1995.
Lyle Stedman, Dead Man's Island, CBS, 1996.
Mike Pritcher, Have You Seen My Son?, ABC, 1996.
Richard Ives, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, CBS, 1997.
Television Appearances; Specials:
CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIII, ABC, 1982.
Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987.
John Atkins, "Long Road Home," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1995.
Also appeared as a soldier, Decision at Appomattox.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Whitney Rogers, "A Question of Innocence," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1980.
A. J. Simon, "Ki'i's Don't Lie," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982.
Whitney Delaworth III, "Faith, Hope and Clarity: Parts 1 & 2," Bret Maverick, NBC, 1982.
A. J. Simon, "Deadly Access," Whiz Kids, CBS, 1983.
Dane Kenderson, "Terminal Connection," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.
Evan Charters, "Polly's Choice," Major Dad, CBS, 1991.
Gordon Forbes, "The Skinny Acording to Nick Cullhane," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.
Ben Hutchins, "Who Killed Nick Hazard?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.
Sergeant Bob Horne, "The Brotherhood," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996.
Dr. Smith, "Take Back the Night," Promised Land, CBS, 1997.
Harrison Kershaw, "Pas de Deux: Part 2," JAG, CBS, 2003.
Harrison Kershaw, "Shifting Sands," JAG, CBS, 2003.
Also appeared as an intern, Love of Life, CBS; and in Family, ABC.
Television Work; Series:
Producer, A Dog's Life, Outdoor Life Network, beginning 2003.
Television Executive Producer; Movies:
Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again, CBS, 1995.
Buddy Willard, The Bell Jar, Avco–Embassy, 1979.
Nick Baxter, A Small Circle of Friends, United Artists, 1980.
Roland Gray, White Dog (also known as Trained to Kill ), Paramount, 1982.
Dave Buchanon, American Justice (also known as Jackals ), Movie Store, 1986.
Brian, Prince of Darkness (also known as John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness ), Universal, 1987.
David, Waiting for the Wind (short film), 1990.
Luke Ward, Curse of the Crystal Eye, New Horizons, 1991.
Voice of Troy, Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (animated), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1998.
Producer, American Justice (also known as Jackals ), Movie Store, 1986.
Narrator of An Evening with George Gershwin, WNYC–NY.
Appeared as Harry Nash, Welcome to the Monkey House, New York Theatre Ensemble, New York City; in Caligula, Washington Theatre Club, Washington, DC; and in The Great White Hope, Arena Stage, Washington, DC. Also appeared in The Alchemist, Another Part of the Forest, Charlie's Aunt, A Day's Grace, Getting Married, Indians, The Little Hut, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Philanthropist, Present Laughter, and Tiger at the Gates; appeared in summer stock and dinner theatre productions, including an appearance as Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (benefit production), Beloit College, Beloit, WI.
Appeared as horseman, Equus, U.S. cities.
Hard Aground, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, 1992.
A Dog's Life, Outdoor Life Network, beginning 2003.
An Accidental Cowboy, Thomas Dunne Books, 2003.
To Absent Friends: A Collection of Stories of the Dogs We Miss, Willow Creek Press, 2003.
"Eulogy," Ducks Unlimited, March/April, 1997.
"To Shoot or Not to Shoot," Bugle, Journal of Elk and The Hunt, May/June, 1997.
Contributor to other periodicals, including Sports Afield.
Daytime TV, May, 1977, pp. 22–23.
Entertainment Weekly, October 4, 1996, p. 48; October 24, 2003, p. 112.
People Weekly, January, 1983, pp. 97–99.
Publishers Weekly, October 4, 1996, p. 48; June 2, 2003, p. 41.
Teen, March, 1983, pp. 51–52.
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