Who is Jim Parrack?
Jim Parrack was born in Allen, Texas USA, on 8 February 1981 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, who’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Hoyt Fortenberry, one of the supporting characters in the fantasy mystery series “True Blood”, created by Alan Ball and which starred Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell. It follows Sookie Stackhouse, who’s a telepathic waitress and finds herself in a strange supernatural world where she meets vampire Bill Compton. The series aired from 2008 to 2014 and won 38 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 159 other awards.
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Early life and education
Jim was raised in Allen, but hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, which is why he’s believed to be an only child. He hasn’t talked about his parents either, as they prefer to stay away from the media’s attention.
Jim studied at Allen High School at which he began appearing in plays, thus deciding to dedicate his free time to practicing his acting skills. He matriculated in 2000, and the following year saw him move to Los Angeles in California, where he enrolled at the prestigious acting school The Stella Adler Academy before moving to the Playhouse West.
Roles in TV series
Jim has appeared in over 60 movies and TV series, and we are going to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 2006 episode “Mr. Monk Bumps His Head” of the hit crime comedy “Monk”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode of various series, such as the romantic drama “ER”, the mystery crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”.
His first notable performance was in 2010, when he portrayed Hoyt Fortenberry in two episodes of the fantasy horror “True Blood: Jessica’s Blog”, which is a spin-off from the series “True Blood”, and is about Jessica Hamby from Bon Temps who has just learned that she’s a vampire. In 2015, Jim was cast to portray the supporting character Preacher James in the fantasy drama “Resurrection”, created by Aaron Zelman, and which starred Omar Epps, Frances Fisher and Matt Craven”.
It follows the citizens of Arcadia, Missouri, whose deceased have come back to life – the series was nominated for two awards.
Jim’s following notable performance was in 2018, when cast to play Russell in the drama “The Deuce”, which starred one of his closest friends, the famous actor James Franco. The series follows New York City in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when prostitution and porn could’ve been found everywhere in Manhattan. It was nominated for 17 awards, including a Golden Globe.
Jim’s most recent role in a TV series has been his portrayal of Judd Ryder, one of the lead characters in the action thriller drama “9-1-1: Lone Star”, which also stars Rob Lowe, Sierra Aylina McClain and Ronen Rubinstein, and follows a firefighter from New York who moves with his son to Austin, Texas and there joins a local fire station.
The series has been airing since 2020, and has already won Mac Quayle a BMI Film & TV Music Award.
Roles in movies
Jim made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of AJ in the hit 2006 romantic sports drama “Annapolis”, which starred James Franco, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster, and is about a young boxer whose dream comes true after he’s accepted at Annapolis Naval Academy.
He went on to play supporting characters in many popular movies, such as the 2007 comedy “Finishing the Game”, the 2011 science fiction action “Battle Los Angeles”, and the 2013 drama “As I Lay Dying”. Jim gained recognition in 2014 when cast to play the supporting character Sergeant Binkowski in the war action drama “Fury”, written and directed by David Ayer, and which starred Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.
It follows a tank commander and the soldiers under his command as they navigate through Germany in April 1945 during the Second World War; the movie won five of the 28 awards it was nominated for.
In 2016, Jim played Frost in the action fantasy adventure “Suicide Squad”, once again written and directed by David Ayer, and which starred Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. The film follows a team made of super-villains who have been hired by a secret government to prevent an apocalypse. It won 17 awards, including an Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling.
Some of Jim’s following roles were in the 2016 romantic crime drama “Priceless”, the drama “Buck Run” and the thriller drama “Silo” both in 2019.
His most recent role in a movie has been his portrayal of Richard in the 2020 drama “The Dark End of the Street”, which failed to attract a lot of attention, and gained mixed reviews.
Jim has just recently finished shooting for two upcoming movies: the action crime adventure “F9” set to be released on 25 June 2021, and the comedy “Jimmy’s Pickle” – release date not yet announced.
In 2011, Jim wrote, produced and directed the drama movie “Post”, and in 2013, he produced the drama “Daisy’s”.
He received special thanks for the 2013 horror movie “Lord of Tears”.
Jim has appeared in several documentaries, including the 2009 movie “So You Want Michael Madsen?”, the 2012 series “Playhouse”, and the 2017 video “8th WMIFF Awards”.
He’s been invited to make a guest appearance in several talk-shows, including “The Vanya Show” in 2012 and “Broadway.com #LiveatFive” in 2017.
Awards and nominations
Jim has won five of the eight awards he has been nominated for. In 2009, Jim and his colleagues won a Satellite Special Achievement Award for Best Ensemble, Television for their performance in the series “True Blood”, and in 2016 Jim won two awards at The Playhouse West Film Festival – Philadelphia: a Grand Jury Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film, and an Audience Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film Drama for his performance in the short romantic movie “Red”.
The other two awards he’s won are a 2017 World Music and Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Short Film, and a 2017 Playhouse West Film Festival – Los Angeles Grand Jury Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film, both for his performance in “Red”.
Wife and divorce
On 19 October 2008, Jim married Ciera Danielle, who’s an actress, film writer and producer, perhaps known best for her portrayal of the lead character Rain in the 2017 crime movie “The Last Train”, which also starred Anthony Montes and Lou Diamond Phillips, and follows two people who meet at a train station when both of them are planning to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train. It is believed that Ciera and Jim decided not to have children but to focus on their acting careers, and they were together for six years before divorcing for unknown reasons in 2014.
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On 10 October 2015, Jim married the American actress, film writer and director Leven Rambin, who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Glimmer in the 2012 action adventure science fiction movie “The Hunger Games” which won 33 of the 81 awards it was nominated for, including a Golden Globe. The two were together until 23 November 2017, when their marriage was annulled.
Jim hasn’t spoken about any other women he’s perhaps been with, and as of March 2021, he’s single, was married twice and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jim was a fan of several actors as he was growing up. His first favorite actor was Robert Duvall, after Jim saw him perform in the 1989 movie “Lonesome Dove”.
Aged 19, he watched the 1951 hit movie “A Streetcar Named Desire”, and then the 1954 film “On the Waterfront”, thus becoming a fan of the late actor Marlon Brando, who’s probably still remembered for his portrayal of the lead character in the movie “The Godfather”.
Jim’s keen on travelling and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, and has vacationed in several European countries, including Switzerland, France and Spain.
He isn’t a big fan of working out, but still has several sessions at the gym each week just to stay in shape for his acting career.
Age, height and net worth
Jim’s age is 40. He has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 6ft 4ins (1.93m) and he weighs around 195lbs (88kgs).
As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.