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The career of Michael Parks began auspiciously in the late 1960s. After making his film debut as the star of the art-house road movie The Wild Seed (1965), he won the part of Adam in the famed Dino De Laurentiis $18 million all-star epic The Bible (1966), directed by John Huston.
Parks worked on several television projects after that, the most well known of course was “Then Came Bronson”(1969-1970) a cult favorite series produced to capitalize on the success of Easy Rider.
Parks starred in several feature films of note in the 1970s and 1980s, including The Last Hard Men with Charlton Heston and James Coburn, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, where he portrayed Robert Kennedy opposite Broderick Crawford, and Hard Country opposite Daryl Hannah and Kim Basinger.
More recently, Parks has been appearing quite regularly in critically acclaimed independent films such as Niagara, Niagara with Stephen Lang, Deceiver with Ellen Burstyn and Renée Zellweger, Julian Po with Christian Slater, and Wicked with Julia Stiles.
But Parks is best known to modern audiences through his working relationship with Quentin Tarantino, who co-starred with Parks in From Dusk Till Dawn and cast him in one of the most anticipated films of the year, Kill Bill.