Nice Site,I went to school with Michael in Ione California. He was Harry Parks then. I graduated from Ione Union High School in 1956 with his sister Carole. He was a couple of years behind me in school and got married when he was 16 and left school. The next thing we heard about him was that he was in the movies. He played lots of sports and was popular in school but never would have guessed he would become an actor. I have year book photos of him on my flickr website.http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandisu/ Looking forward to seeing more on this site. Sandra Rouse-Nuss
I have always loved Michael's music and character acting.
Sandra,I really enjoyed looking at those early photos of Michael Thanks for putting the link on here.
Wow, re-watching the video clips really reminds one what a very versatile actor Michael is. Love the gentle side and how he can speak volumes with those beautiful eyes.
Have been following Michael his entire career. Love his acting, and enjoy his voice and arrangements of his recordings. How can I find any available recordings?
To Eats,I found his LP albums on ebay -then had them converted to CDs by:Vinyl Conversion WizardVinyl Revival!(408) 314-2924www.vinrev.comThis guy does a great job.Also, some songs are available in mp3.Thanks for visiting,Sam-MP4U
To Sandra Rouse_Nuss,Thanks for your 'personal touch' info. So interesting! Also, loved the pictures you posted on flickr. Sam-MP4U
He does have a phenomenal screen presence. He's able to fill silent pauses with realistic nuances of the personality and mood he's portraying. His timing and delivery are perfection. And for his tough-guy roles, I've never heard an actor curse as creatively as Parks on screen.
Awesome site! Thanks so much. I especially love the song section! I'll definately be back soon!
Love this guy! I've wondered what happened to him- now I know. So glad he's still around. Thanks!
It would be great to see a remake of "Then Came Bronson". There's never been a series quite like it since then. If there was a remake, Michael Parks should be in it also.
Thanks for the fan site. I've never searched out info on an actor before, but Parks is such an incredible talent and none of my friends know who he is. I'd take Parks over Eastwood any day!
I'm amazed I don't know more about M Parks !I promise to really paya attention from now ON. J
The surest way of spoiling a pleasure is to start examining your satisfaction.
What a man, they don't make them like him anymore, I've loved him since I was a young girl, watched all his shows, bought all his music, I'm glad he's still active and awesome. I wish I could meet him. He's such an incredible actor.
What young girl didn't have a crush on Michael Parks back then? And he is still very handsome and charismatic in his later years. He never got the recognition he deserved. I've always wondered if he was as nice as he was talented -or another Hollywood jerk...who knows...well either way, he's a great actor. Glad he's still around.
Met him at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014. Very nice man!
Great site for a great actor. Thanks. I'll be back to visit more.
I love Michael Parks I have all the then came bronson movies.He is so handsome I am trying to get all his movies.just wondering if he is still married and just how tall he really is and if he really plays a guitar.I love coming to this site Thank You for it.
To Debbie,I have seen a lot of his old movies on ioffer.com. And you can get a lot of info about different stars on imdb.com. That site says he is 6'1". I think he is still married- his 3rd I've read. I don't think he plays the guitar.
just wondering if you have anymore new stuff on Michael Parks? Interviews,songs, movies what ever.I cannot get enough of reading about this man or his songs and movies
Well..hang in there!
I first saw MP on The Wild Seed. Followed him on TCB. Am STILL following him . And, to have him play one of my fav authors - Ambrose Bierce - I does'nt get any better !
hello I am looking to buy some movies with michael parks I am looking for the one called REWARD can you tell me were I can go to get this movie at do you sell any of his movies I have all the Then Came Bronson and about 10 other movies of his. I am trying to get as meny of his movies as I can.
Awesome actor and awesome site. Thanks! Will be back to look at more.
Thanks for visiting MP4U.
"Reward" took a long time to find. We haven't looked lately but the one we found (which is not a great copy) took about 2 years to locate and I think we just got lucky.
Unfortunately, we cannot sell anything here. It's just a fan site to enjoy. However, there are two clips of "Reward" on video page 13 under 1980: http://www.michaelparks4u.com/videos-13.html
We are still looking for several of Michael's TV appearances ourselves.
Since we're always searching for MP stuff, If you send us your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org and what movies you're looking for (including Reward) - when/if and where we find them, we'll email you.
In case you don't know, here's a list of his movies and TV roles:
If you find any that we don't have clips of, please let us know as well.
I've been watching Michael Parks, the actor, on TV since the 1980s especially on The Colbys. If I was Katharine Ross, I would have thrown Charlton Heston over for Michael Parks any day of the week and then some! Recently I was blown away to discover his incredible talent as a singer. It just proves how greatly he excelled as an actor that I never pictured him as something more than that. Keep posting more videos of him! If you could find a clip from his appearance on Murder She Wrote that would be great!
We do have a couple short clips from "Murder She Wrote". We hope to post in the next few wks.
Would you happen to know where I can get the Coolin' Soup cd?
Please forgive me if you think this is wrong to ask.But I have been reading a lot of stuff about Michael Parks and what I read was that his daughter was killed in a car accident if this is true when and how old was she?I also read that his 3rd wife had 2 children before thay got married will one of the children be James Parks.who is his real Mother.did his 3rd wife have 2 children of her own and James Parks by Michael Parks.If yo uknow this but dont want to put it on the broad yo ucan E-mail me at email@example.com I would really like to know.Thank You
I recently discovered a couple of his old albums on iTunes. Much better sound now than my 35+ year old 70's 8-tracks.
Dear Sam, I've been checking your website every so often for a clip of Michael Parks' appearance on Murder She, Wrote. Its been more than a few weeks. Have you run into licensing or copyright issues regarding these clips? Please let me know. Thanks.
This is a man I would very much want to hear and see much more often. I think he is sorely not acknowledged enough. I have admired him since I saw him on Here Comes Bronson.
This is a fantastic site!!! I've spent the last several hrs here & will be back.
Cool video clips. So may sites have too much text but this one is great. It has everything an MP fan would want. Will you be putting any Red State clips on here?
I didn't see him in Argo. Was he in it? He's one of the reasons I went.
What a wonderful trip down memory lane this site has been. You have done a great job. Michael Parks is a wonderful talent and deserves to have his work remembered and enjoyed. Thank You!
A fan of Michael's since Then Came Bronson, and love his singing. Where is the song with words "ride in my little red wagon". I remember it because my parents had that song on a record, but he sang it sooo much better. Good to hear he is still around !
In 1973 I used to pump gas for Mr. Parks at the Mobil station at the bottom of San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara. I remembered him from the 'Then Came Bronson' t.v. series a few years earlier. He was very friendly. Years later when I would see him in movies I would always point him out and tell everyone, especially my kids, about pumping gas for him. I was glad to see him get his own starring role in Red State and enjoyed the movie. I am looking forward to the new movie.
I fell head over heals for Michael Parks when I saw him in earlier movies and Then Came Bronson. I am still head over heals more than 40 some years later. Love Him!
I have followed Michael Parks career since watching "Wild Seed" Loved his series Then Came Bronsan.Wish he had made more movies. Watch The Three Priests to see him today. Still handsome!
I have a copy of the TV-movie Reward. I also have a copy of Hunters of the Reef, where MP portrayed a salvage boat operator in the Florida Keys. The video quality isn't up to today's standards. They were videotaped off air. Not exactly HD. What I'd really like is a copy of Sidewinder. I've been looking all over hell and Amazon and can't find it. Hang in there.
According to my Grandma Marguerite (whose maiden name was Pate - and whose mother was a Parks), I'm a v-e-r-y distant cousin of Harry Samuel Parks (a.k.a. Michael). I've been working on our family tree (which is massive) and would like to know Michael's parents' names, please, so I can find the missing puzzle piece in how we're related. If you don't want to put it on this public forum (I understand), please send me their names (and birthdays, if you have it) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much - and I look forward to hearing from you!
Take care and God bless,
Interesting Michael came to my thoughts today. I pulled out one of his records I used to listen to which included Little Red Wagon and especially Softly and Tenderly. God given voice that I continue to pray Michael uses to Glorify Jesus. That is what he was born for. God put Michael in my prayers in the 70's. Will not stop.
I meet you in the early 1970 when my first husband dick skaggs was first getting started in Hollywood he did a documentary on the environment. He brought you down to the bank where I was working. We all went to lunch at the Mexican restaurant two times. Enjoyed meeting you always loved your work. Linda Skaggs Benedict.,
Hello, I was wondering if you have Wild Seed, it's a movie I can't find and I'd like to watch it again, I remember Michael playing Fargo and the story stayed with me, and Then Came Bronson is also one of my favorites. I've got almost all his recordings, I love them. Thank you !! Liliana my email is email@example.com
My Mom Really Liked Michael Parks. Aunt Joan Who Was Alive At The Time Had Dated Michael Parks.
I would like to buy cds of his music.Any body has any ideas.
Can anyone tell me about his personal life? Seems that he was a low profile person.
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