Michael Parks

1940 - 2017

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Michael Parks (born Harry Samuel Parks; April 24, 1940 – May 9, 2017) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances, notably starring in the 1969–70 series Then Came Bronson, but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith. As of 2018–2019, Kevin Smith was producing a documentary on Michael's life titled Long Lonesome Highway, The Story of Michael Parks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Parks has received more than 2,165,808 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Michael Parks is the 1,406th most popular actor (down from 1,329th in 2019), the 2,508th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,427th in 2019) and the 689th most popular American Actor.

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  • 65.51

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  • 26

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  • 3.10

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  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Parks ranks 1,406 out of 10,030Before him are François-Joseph Talma, Rosamund Pike, Hema Malini, Diane Ladd, Stella Adler, and Michael Sheen. After him are Tom Cavanagh, James McAvoy, Heather Locklear, Richard Basehart, Marta Eggerth, and Michelle Williams.

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Among people born in 1940, Michael Parks ranks 149Before him are Fouad Twal, Víctor Erice, Tony Sheridan, Ruth Dreifuss, Sadaharu Oh, and Jack Nicklaus. After him are Luis Cubilla, Leonard Susskind, Nicola Di Bari, Silvio Marzolini, Pedro Rodríguez, and Claire Bretécher. Among people deceased in 2017, Michael Parks ranks 125Before him are Hans Schäfer, Anne Golon, Robert James Waller, Quett Masire, Lyudmila Chernykh, and Félix Mourinho. After him are Christine Kaufmann, Kate Millett, Raymond Smullyan, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Heinz Kessler, and John Hillerman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Parks ranks 2,508 out of 15,968Before him are Stella Adler (1901), Edward Gorey (1925), Jack Nicklaus (1940), Daniel Inouye (1924), Duane Allman (1946), and Nora Ephron (1941). After him are Russell Means (1939), Harry Nilsson (1941), Julia Ann (1969), Clifford Brown (1930), Tracy Chapman (1964), and Bob Pettit (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Parks ranks 689Before him are Laurie Holden (1969), Rob Reiner (1947), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (1981), Diane Ladd (1935), and Stella Adler (1901). After him are Heather Locklear (1961), Richard Basehart (1914), Michelle Williams (1980), Esther Williams (1921), Ben Johnson (1918), and Paul Rudd (1969).

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