Parkes, Gerard

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Parkes, Gerard

(Gerry Parkes, Gerard Parks)


Raised in Canada.

Addresses: Contact—Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) Toronto, 625 Church St., First and Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G1, Canada.

Career: Actor.

Member: Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) Toronto.

Awards, Honors: Canadian Film Award, best performance by a lead actor, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1968, for Isabel; Dora Mavor Moore Award, outstanding performance in a featured role—play or musical, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, 1999, for Kilt; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a featured supporting role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2001, for Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111.


Film Appearances:

Duncan McGillivray, David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker (short film; also known as David Thompson, cartographe), National Film Board of Canada, 1964.

Appie, A Great Big Thing, Argofilm, 1968.

Uncle Matthew, Isabel, Paramount, 1968.

Charles, The First Time (also known as The Beginners, The Beginners Three, Doin' It, They Don't Wear Pajamas at Rosie's, and You Don't Need Pajamas at Rosie's), United Artists, 1969.

Professor, Fleur bleue (also known as The Apprentice), Ambassador Film Distributors/Les Films Mutuels, 1971.

The Pyx (also known as The Hooker Cult Murders and La lunule), Cinerama/Cinepix Film Properties, 1973.

The old woman's son, Running Time, National Film Board of Canada, 1974.

(Uncredited) Packard, Second Wind, Ambassador Film Distributors, 1976, Health and Entertainment Corporation of America, 1980.

Uncle Sean, Who Has Seen the Wind, Astral Films, 1977, Cinema World, 1980, Janus Films, 1982.

Professor Saunders, Yesterday (also known as Gabrielle, Scoring, This Time Forever, and The Victory), Cinepix Film Properties, 1981, Levy Films, 1982.

Captain Novack, Spasms (also known as Death Bite), Blossom Pictures, 1983, Producers Distributing Corporation, 1984.

Wilson, The Gunrunner, New World Pictures, 1984.

Norman G. Simpson, La ligne de chaleur (also known as The Heat Line), [Canada], 1987.

Priest, Short Circuit 2, TriStar, 1988.

Reverend Drew, January Man (also known as The January Man), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989.

Father, Speaking Parts, Manuel Salvador, 1989, Zeitgeist Films, 1990.

Grampa Jack, The Last Winter, National Film Board of Canada/Film Manitoba/Telefilm Canada/Rode Pictures, 1990, John Aaron Productions, 1992.

Henry Clay Adams, Money, United International Pictures, 1991.

Tim, The Adjuster (also known as L'expert en sinistres), Ego Film Arts/Telefilm Canada/Ontario Film Development Corporation/Alliance Entertainment, 1991, Orion Classics, 1992.

Father Gorenzal, Trapped in Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

St. Bart's priest, It Takes Two (also known as Me and My Shadow), Warner Bros., 1995.

Father Patrick Keeley, Mother Night, Fine Line Features, 1996.

Doc, The Boondock Saints (also known as Mission des dieux), New City Releasing, 1999, Indican Pictures, 2000.

(As Gerard Parks) Uncle Peat, Deeply (also known as Sur fond d'ocean), Odeon Films, 2000, Myriad Pictures, 2002.

Cy Flood, Moss (short film), Pine Tooth Pictures, 2004.

Longboat, Saint Ralph, Odeon Films/Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2004, Samuel Goldwyn, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Charlie Appleby (Royal Canadian Air Force), The Forest Rangers, CBC, 1964.

Sam Oliver, Barney Boomer, CBC, beginning 1967.

Sam Oliver, Upside Town/Swingaround, CBC, beginning 1968.

James Sturgess, A Gift to Last, CBC, c. 1978–79.

Dr. Arthur Lowe, Home Fires, CBC, c. 1980–83.

(As Gerry Parkes) Jerome "Doc" Christian, Fraggle Rock (also known as Fraggle Hill, Fraggle Rock with Jim Henson's Muppets, The International Show, and Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock"), HBO and CBC, c. 1983–87.

Barton Winslow, Shining Time Station, PBS, 1991–93.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Edward Blake, The National Dream: Building the Impossible Railway, CBC, 1974.

(As Gerard Parks) Glory Enough for All, CBC, Thames Television, and PBS, 1988.

Priest, JFK: Reckless Youth, NBC, 1993.

Ferdinand Noble, Thanks of a Grateful Nation (also known as The Gulf War), Showtime, 1998.

Orville Boucher, Storm of the Century (also known as Stephen King's "Storm of the Century"), ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jessup, An American Christmas Carol, ABC, 1979.

Circuit judge Nat Fawcett, Draw!, HBO, 1984.

Frank Bushmill, The Suicide Murders, CBC, 1985.

Father Robert Hunt, Fight for Life, ABC, 1987.

Dr. Block, Bridge to Silence, CBS, 1989.

Father Foley, Common Ground, CBS, 1990.

Portal, Dieppe, CBC, 1993.

Priest, Small Gifts, CBC, 1994.

Father Daniel, "Mamusha," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women, Showtime, 1997.

Prime minister, Thunder Point (also known as Jack Higgins' "Thunder Point"), Showtime, 1998.

Previous Santa, Must Be Santa, CBC and Starz!, 1999.

Bruno Mettler, Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111, CTV, 2000.

Charles Kemble, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, Showtime, 2000.

Judge Stevens, A House of Divided, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Walter Denning, "The Write-Off," Play for Today, BBC and CBC, 1970.

Prison doctor, Jimmy Valentine (short; also known as O. Henry's "Jimmy Valentine" and Valentine's Revenge), PBS, 1985.

(As Gerry Parkes) Jerome "Doc" Christian, A Muppet Family Christmas, ABC, 1987.

Jonathan Swift, "Handel's Last Chance," The Composers' Specials, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The cook, "Trial by Fire," Seaway, CBC, 1965.

Father, "The Night Caller," Adventures in Rainbow Country, CBC, 1969.

"Racehorse," King of Kensington, CBC and syndicated, 1978.

Dr. Cobourne, "The Day of the Fugitive," The Littlest Hobo, CTV and syndicated, 1981.

Bean, "Fortune and Ladies Eyes," Seeing Things, CBC, 1985.

(As Gerry Parkes) Phil Phenelli, "Phil's Visit," Today's Special, Nickelodeon, 1986.

Monsignor, "The Crossing," The Twilight Zone, syndicated, 1988.

Dr. Emil Gestaine, "Breeding Ground," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.

"The Day It Rained Forever," The Ray Bradbury Theater (also known as The Bradbury Trilogy, Mystery Theatre, The Ray Bradbury Theatre, Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury, and Ray Bradbury presente), USA Network, 1990.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Harrison Sturgess, A Gift to Last, CBC, 1976.

Captain Wells, Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1981.

Television Work; Specials:

Puppeteer, A Muppet Family Christmas, ABC, 1987.

Stage Appearances:

Jeremiah Sant, F.R.S., Hadrian VII, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Kilt, Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999.