Whatever Happened To: Michael Parks
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Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: January 2, 2004
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
Michael Parks
Claim to fame: A reader requested this one, he was the star of a TV series called Then Came Bronson in 1969 (when I was two).
Where are they now? He's had an interesting life. He once turned down a pitching job in the baseball minors because he was making more money upholstering caskets (this may have happened prior to Then Came Bronson) and tried to qualify for the 1 mile run in the 1972 olympics. He appeared in a few other movies in the 70's which did not do much for his career (see the Leanard Maltin bio at IMDB). Most recently he played a sherrif in Quentin Tarrantino's "Kill Bill" He has had a parallel career in music which he is still active in fairly recently, with the 1998 release of Coolin' Soup, at the age of 58.
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hondagirl1 said:
August 30, 2010 4:39 PM
Michael Parks is alive and well. He's 70 years old and still going strong. He'll star in Kevin Smith's "Red State" which starts filming in Sept. There's lot more info, video clips, pictures and music at this fan site:
mollylolly said:
September 8, 2010 11:50 PM is a fan site with information.
I met Michael at an autograph signing event in L.A. this July, 2010. He's 70 years old and looks great! He has the lead role of Kevin Smith's new movie "Red State". Filming is scheduled to start at the end of this month (Sept, '10).
mike d said:
October 15, 2010 12:25 AM Michael Parks from "Then Came Bronson", "From Dusk 'til Dawn" and "Kill Bill" is alive and well and still acting. He has the lead role in Kevin Smith's new movie called "Red State" which starting filming Sept 2010. To see video clips, pictures and hear his songs, visit:
Mike De said:
November 5, 2010 7:51 PM
(see movie and TV clips, hear his songs and get information on this site)
Michael Parks is 70 years old and still going strong. He's starring in Kevin Smith's new horror film, Red State. Michael has appeard in over 150 TV episides and movies since the early 1960s. Along with being a popular actor, he had a very successful music/singing career in the 1970s and 1980s. We met him twice in L.A. at autograph signing events this past summer(2010). He's friendly, funny and really appreciates his fans.
Mike D. said:
November 12, 2010 3:06 AM
Michael Parks (70 years old) is alive and well. At:, you can see clips of his early work in movies, TV shows and the series, "Then Came Bronson" as well as hear his songs and see photos. He is currently starring in Kevin Smith's horror film, Red Sate, to be release in 2011.
Donna Lee Copman said:
August 11, 2013 7:25 PM
Have loved Michael Parks since I first saw him in Wild Seed, that lovely romantic movie in 1965. I've probably seen that movie over 100 times. Since then I have followed his career intensely and my wish is to meet him or contact him just to tell him that I think he's amazingly talented, handsome and sexy. I am a devoted fan! I am now 61 years old and it's definitely on my bucket list to meet the unique and awesome Michael Parks.
Vanita Easterling said:
May 8, 2014 8:15 PM
Michael Parks was a guest at the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 last Saturday autographing photos and taking photos with fans. We met him and I took a photo with him and my youngest son who is a very high functioning autistic 15 year old. Mr . Parks was so kind and really nice. Hope he attends again next year.
Chungie Munchin said:
May 12, 2014 8:51 AM
I have only become aware of Mr. Parks' earlier career after having been totally awed by his performances in Tarantino's and Smith's (Kevin) movies. The praises given the late Seymour Philip Hoffman are justified. Michael Parks, IMO, occupies the same heights and deserves the utmost respect of anyone who loves films and great acting. An actor's actor, Mr. Parks is one of the greats of film and television!
Patricia Yandell said:
August 13, 2014 12:01 AM
Being a fan of Then Came Bronson actor Michael is one of my favorite actors. There are few actors of his caliber. I put him up there with the late James Dean, both are in a class all by themselves.
Mary Elaine said:
September 30, 2014 2:50 AM
Words cannot express the years (since 1973?) of lifting up prayers for Michael. It started when I met him once at the Venture County Fair grounds at dog show. My friend wanted me to take a picture with him. God called him to touch people in a way very few people are able. The prayers continue. Blessing to you Michael.
Roger said:
October 28, 2014 9:18 PM
I believe that I met him in Berrien Springs,Michigan back in early 1972. If it wasn't him it could have been his twin brother if he had one.
I ran amuck with him for several nights in Montere said:
January 21, 2015 10:05 PM
Kenny Peterson Sr.
Christopher Doss said:
April 9, 2015 5:39 AM
I worked on Michael's Porsche way back in 1977 in Santa Cruz, CA. and have always admired the Man! it was pretty cool to sit and chat with him.
Deacon said:
May 21, 2015 7:00 PM
One of the young guys here at work said the name...Bronson. He meant Charles Bronson and I told him about the other ... Bronson.... that I used to watch when I was a kid. So we Utubed it and I watched a few scenes. Then I just got on Ebay and bought the 26 season set!
June2, 2016 -I was cleaning out my buffet and came said:
June 3, 2016 1:54 AM
Ruby Bunton
June2, 2016 -I was cleaning out my buffet and came said:
June 3, 2016 1:54 AM
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larry dark said:
November 2, 2016 2:58 AM
Michael came into my place of work in San Andreas,Cal. I introduced myself to him. Several months later months he came back into store and said HI to me. So nice!
larry dark said:
November 2, 2016 3:09 AM
all the above happened in the mid 90's
Hendrix said:
February 20, 2019 7:55 AM
I remember "Then came Bronson" he rode his bike over that that long high black light coloured paisley patterned bridge on the opening credits and Hendrix's version of "All along the Watchtower" was a hit on the radio at the time, Hot fun in the Summertime by Sly and the family Stone, Spinning wheel by Blood Sweat and more blood. What an era. I'm very surprised I remember...…..Qwley's Clear lights , hang on, the moon's trying to kill us....
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