F. William Parker Actor

F. William Parker is an American character actor. He appeared in the following television series: The West Wing (as Rev. Al Caldwell), NYPD Blue, The X Files, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Wings, Newhart, Alice, General Hospital, Dynasty, Taxi, Barney Miller, Archie Bunker's Place, CHiPs, The Jeffersons, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat, The Bob Newhart Show, Good Times, and The Waltons.

Personal details

Nationality
United States of America

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy55.06
Romance25.3
Drama46.65
Crime26.5
Action36.23
Biography26.75

1. The Wedding Planner (2001)

Comedy, Romance
played Mr. Bartlett
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
, ,
Gigi Pritzker
,
Jennifer Gibgot
,
Peter Abrams
Pamela Falk
,
Michael Ellis
15 Show list 1 Show list $35M

The Wedding Planner is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk, and starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.

Awards

2002 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress

Top cast

Steve Edison
Dr. John Dojny
Basil St. Mosely
Penny
Salvatore Fiore
Tracy
Francine 'Fran' Donnoly
Mrs. Donolly
Anna Bosco
Burt Weinberg
Massimo
Mr. Donolly
Justice
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Julio Macat
Pamela Withers
The Wedding Planner
English, Italian
Germany, United States of America

2. Warm Blooded Killers (1999)

played Packy Dolan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Daniel Wulkan
Nicholas Siapkaris
,
Stephen Langford
Stephen Langford
3 Show list

Warm Blooded Killers is a 1999 film written by Stephen Langford and directed by Nicholas Siapkaris and Stephen Langford.

Awards

Top cast

Vince Morehouse
Vicky Portenza
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Matthew Olivo
Alexis Scott
English
United States of America

3. Hard Eight (1996)

Crime, Drama
played Hostage
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
John S. Lyons
,
Robert Jones
6 Show list $3M

Hard Eight is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson. There are also brief appearances by Robert Ridgely, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Melora Walters. The film, originally titled Sydney, was Anderson's first feature; Hall, Reilly, Ridgely, Hoffman and Walters acted in Anderson's subsequent films. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. The film was expanded from the principal idea of Anderson's short film Cigarettes & Coffee.

Awards

Top cast

Young Craps Player
Jimmy's Girl
Keno Bar Manager
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Jack Frost (1996)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
Barbara Javitz
,
Barry L. Collier
,
Jeremy Paige
,
Vicki Slotnick
Michael Cooney
Jeremy Paige
,
Michael Cooney
1 Show list

Jack Frost is an American horror comedy film written and directed by Michael Cooney and released in 1997. The movie takes place in the fictional town of Snowmonton, where a truck carrying serial killer Jack Frost to his execution crashes into a genetics truck. The genetic material causes Jack's body to mutate and fuse together with the snow on the ground. Jack is presumed dead and his body melts away. However, he comes back as a killer snowman and takes revenge on the man who finally caught him, Sheriff Sam Tiler. The film has since become a cult classic.

Awards

Top cast

Jill Metzner
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
,
Chris Anderson
English
United States of America

5. He Said, She Said (1991)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Uncle Olaf
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
18 Show list

He Said, She Said is an American romantic comedy starring Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane and Sharon Stone in 1991.

Awards

Top cast

Dan Hanson
Wally Thurman
Bill Weller
Lorie Bryer
Harry
Mr. Spepk
A.M. Baltimore Host
Mrs. Spepk
Man at the Bar
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Deena Appel
English
United States of America

6. Sunset (1988)

Crime, Action, Comedy
played Mayor Robert Hellman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
, ,
Trish Caroselli
29 Show list 1 Show list $19M

Sunset is a 1988 American action comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis as legendary Western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. Based on a story by Rod Amateau, the plot has Mix and Earp team up to solve a murder in Hollywood in 1929. Although largely fictitious, the story does contain elements of historical fact. Wyatt Earp did serve as an unpaid technical adviser on some early silent westerns and knew Tom Mix, who would serve as one of the pallbearers at the famed lawman's funeral. Although Willis received top billing in the film, Garner actually has much more screen time during the movie. This was the second film in which Garner played Wyatt Earp, the first being John Sturges' Hour of the Gun, released in 1967. This was director Edwards' second collaboration with Willis, whom he directed in Blind Date, which was released the previous year.

Awards

1988 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director

Top cast

Tom Mix
Chief Marvin Dibner
Alfie Alperin
Michael Alperin
Frank Coe
Wyatt Earp
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Nancy Shoemaker
William Singer
Academy Speaker
Car Attendant
Australian Houseman
Jail Inmate #3
Captain Blackworth
Jail Inmate #2
Cleaning Man
Marty Goldberg
Studio Guard
Christina Alperin
Spanish Dancer
Stagecoach Lady
Rosa
Cowboy Henry
Thelma Todd
Victoria Alperin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Spanish
United States of America

7. Mass Appeal (1984)

Drama
played Mr. Hartigan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
Bill C. Davis
13 Show list

Mass Appeal is a 1984 American dramedy film starring Jack Lemmon, directed by Glenn Jordan. The screenplay by Bill C. Davis is based on his 1980 play of the same title.

Awards

Top cast

Mark Dolson
Monsignor Thomas Burke
Father Tim Farley
Mrs. Curry
Mr. Dolson
Scott Alvarez
Liz Dolson
Mrs. Dolson
Faculty Member
Mrs. Hart
Margaret
Mr. Jennings
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Jinxed! (1982)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
1 Show list

Jinxed! is a 1982 comedy-drama film starring Bette Midler, Rip Torn and Ken Wahl. Directed by Don Siegel, the veteran filmmaker would suffer a heart attack during the troubled production. This would be Siegal's final film.

Awards

Top cast

Harold Benson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. The Hunter (1980)

Action, Biography, Thriller
played Watch Commander
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
20 Show list 1 Show list $8M

The Hunter is a 1980 American thriller film based on the exploits of real-life bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson. The film is notable for being Steve McQueen's final acting role before his death in November of that year. The cast also features Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton, Ben Johnson and Richard Venture. This was the last theatrical film made by director Buzz Kulik.

Awards

1980 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Top cast

Rocco Mason
Ritchie Blumenthal
Garbageman #2
Blumenthal's Secretary
Poker Player #2
Ralph Thorson
Tommy Price
Sheriff Strong
Mr. Bernardo
Hustler
Poker Player #7
Poker Player #1
Poker Player #4
Winston Blue
Matthew Branch
Poker Player #3
Bystander
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Paradise

Drama, Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
Robert Porter
October 27th, 1988 May 10th, 1991 3
John Terlesky
Brian Lando
English

Guest TV appearances

CHiPs

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Adventure Film
Police procedural

External resources

CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 December 9th, 1978

Dallas

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991, on CBS. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family, the Ewings, who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing grew to be the show's main character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show's trademark. When the show ended in May 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode.nThe show was famous for its cliffhangers, including the Who shot J.R.? mystery. The 1980 episode Who Done It remains the second highest rated prime-time telecast ever.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E22 March 12th, 1982

Family Law

Program genre

Legal
Crime Fiction
Drama
Romance TV
Romance Film

External resources

Family Law is a television drama starring Kathleen Quinlan as divorced lawyer Lynn Holt, who attempted to start her own law firm after her husband left both her and their law practice, taking all of their clients with him. The series aired on CBS from 1999 to 2002 and was created by Paul Haggis.nThe show also starred Christopher McDonald as opportunistic, ambulance-chasing attorney Rex Weller, Julie Warner as Lynn's friend Danni, and Dixie Carter as pit bull divorce attorney Randi King.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 May 7th, 2001 ,
Stephen Nathan

Family Matters

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers, the series revolves around the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, Illinois. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel, who quickly became its breakout character and eventually the show's main character.nHaving run for nine seasons, Family Matters is the second longest-running U.S. sitcom with a predominantly African American cast behind The Jeffersons, which aired for 11 seasons. In terms of the number of episodes, Family Matters is ranked third after Tyler Perry's House of Payne and The Jeffersons, with 215.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E09 November 24th, 1995

The Jeffersons

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. Communications Company from 1975 to 1982 and by Embassy Television from 1982 to 1985. The Jeffersons is one of the longest-running sitcoms in the history of American television.nThe show focuses on George and Louise Jefferson, an affluent African-American couple living in New York City. The show was launched as the second spin-off of All in the Family, on which the Jeffersons had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.nThe show was the creation of prolific television producer Norman Lear. However, it was less sharply political in tone than some of his shows. The Jeffersons evolved into more of a traditional sitcom, relying more on the characters' interactions with one another than on explicitly political dialogue or storylines. It did, however, tackle a few controversial topics, including racism, suicide, gun control and adult illiteracy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E04 October 8th, 1977

The West Wing

Program genre

Political drama
Serial drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet.nThe West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television. For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Aaron Sorkin; Thomas Schlamme; and John Wells. After Sorkin left the series, Wells assumed the role of head writer, with later executive producers being directors Alex Graves and Christopher Misiano, and writers Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. and Peter Noah.nThe series first aired on NBC in 1999 and has been broadcast by many networks in several other countries. The series ended its seven-year run on May 14, 2006.nThe West Wing received positive reviews from critics, political science professors, and former White House staffers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 22nd, 2000 ,
S01-E01 September 22nd, 1999

The X-Files

Program genre

Live action
Film noir
Drama
Crime Fiction
Science Fiction
Mystery
Cryptozoology
Supernatural
Thriller
Comedy

Official site

External resources

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. The series revolves around FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other. They develop a close relationship, which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by series end. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, Monster-of-the-Week episodes form roughly two-thirds of the episodes. Such stand-alone episodes enrich the show's background while not affecting its ongoing mythology.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E16 April 2nd, 2000 Dr. Blankenship
David Amann

Wings

Program genre

Comedy
Drama
Sitcom

External resources

Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 14th, 1991

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