About this actor
Francis Jameson Parker Jr. (born November 18, 1947, Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actor, best known as the co-star of the 1980s television series Simon & Simon. Parker studied drama at Beloit College. While living in Washington, D.C., he landed a job with a production of The Great White Hope at the Arena Stage, and went on to act in theatrical productions of Caligula and Indians. After completing his degree at Beloit, he returned to the Washington, D.C. area, where he performed in dinner theater and summer stock. In 1972, he moved to New York City, where he secured several television commercials and appeared in off-Broadway plays. He was eventually cast as Dale Robinson in the daytime drama Somerset. He later created the original Brad Vernon on One Life to Live. Parker made his motion picture debut in The Bell Jar and also starred in 1980's A Small Circle of Friends, where he played one of three radical college students during the 1960s. The United Artists-released film received...