Jim Parrack

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Jim Parrack
Born(1981-02-08) February 8, 1981 (age 33)
Allen, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Ciera Danielle Parrack
(2008–present; separated)
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This article is about the American actor. For the British sports journalist and former competitive swimmer of the same name, see James Parrack.
Jim Parrack
Born(1981-02-08) February 8, 1981 (age 33)
Allen, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Ciera Danielle Parrack
(2008–present; separated)

Jim Parrack (born February 8, 1981) is an American actor. He had a starring role as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO series True Blood, and appeared in the film Battle: Los Angeles, which was released in March 2011.[1] He currently stars in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, in which he plays the character Slim. The play also stars James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester.

Early life[edit]

Parrack was born in Allen, Texas on February 8, 1981.[2] He attended the co-ed Allen High School for secondary education. In 2001, Parrack moved to Los Angeles, California where he studied acting at The Stella Adler Academy[3] and then at the Playhouse West.[4]


Parrack made his screen debut in the 2006 drama film Annapolis. From 2006–2008, he made multiple guest appearances on television shows such as Monk, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Criminal Minds. In 2008, Parrack was cast as Hoyt Fortenberry in the vampire television drama series True Blood. He was part of the main starring cast for the first five seasons, before departing for a season.[5] Parrack returned to the show for the seventh and final season, again as a main cast member.[6]

In 2011, Parrack returned to feature films, starring in the military science fiction war film Battle: Los Angeles.[7] The film was directed by directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-starred Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, and Michael Peña. In 2013, he starred in the drama film Child of God and the Spanish-American drama A Night in Old Mexico.[8] He will star in the upcoming films Fury and The Adderall Diaries.[9] In 2014, Parrack joined the Broadway cast of Of Mice and Men, playing the role of Slim.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Parrack married actress/writer/director Ciera Danielle on October 19, 2008.[11][12] On June 4, 2014, it was announced that the couple had filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.[13] They had been separated since September 2013. He has been linked to The Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin since the spring of 2014.[14] Parrack is the president of 120 Productions, Inc.[15] He is good friends with actor James Franco.[16]



2007Finishing the GameJerry
2011Battle: Los AngelesLCpl. Peter Kerns
2011SalKeir Dullea
2013IsolatedAmbassador for Peace
2013Child of GodDeputy Cotton
2013A Night in Old MexicoMoon
2013As I Lay DyingCash
2013Daisy'sProdigal Son
2014Jimmy's PickleJPPost-production
2014Holy LandFather WaldiePost-production
2015The Adderall DiariesRoger DimitrovFilming


2006MonkRoger Zisk"Mr. Monk Bumps His Head"
2006ERPhil"Out on a Limb"
2006StandoffSam Ellis"Partners in Crime"
2006CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSgt. Jack Day"Toe Tags"
2006Grey's AnatomyTed Carr"Where the Boys Are"
2006Close to HomeJoe Nelson"Shoot to Kill"
2007NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation ServiceNick Hurley"Blowback"
2007RainesDeputy Mark Jessup"Reconstructing Alice"
2007Criminal MindsPaul"Open Season"
2009SupernaturalNick Munroe"Sex and Violence"
2008–2014True BloodHoyt Fortenberry59 episodes
2012AlcatrazGuy Hastings"Guy Hastings"

Other works[edit]

2008So You Want Michael Madsen?HimselfDocumentary
2011SimoneDanny WilardShort film
2012Courage to CreateEdwardShort film
2012Up the Valley and BeyondRuss MeyerShort film
2012The AuditionDannyShort film
2012Richard Peter JohnsonHimself
2012Hi My Name Is MaxTreverShort film
2013RiddanceDeanShort film
2013FilandraJames ChafitzShort film

Awards and nominations[edit]

2009Satellite AwardBest Cast – Television SeriesTrue Blood (shared with cast)Won
2010Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated


  1. ^ "Battle: Los Angeles". IMDb. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jim Parrack - Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jim Parrack Bio True Blood Cast & Crew". True Blood on HBO. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Jim Parrack". The Vault. May 23, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "True Blood's Jim Parrack Talks "Emotional" Farewell and Potential For Hoyt's Return". Wetpaint. August 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "'True Blood' Review: "Death Is Not the End"". ScreenCrush. July 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "True Blood's Jim Parrack Joines Cast of "Battle Los Angeles"". The Vault. August 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Watch: James Franco Reloads Rifles in Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child of God'". Indie Wire. June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jim Parrack is cast in James Franco's new film "Adderall Diaries"". The Vault. May 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "'True Blood' Actor Joins 'Of Mice and Men' Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: We Chat with True Blood's Jim Parrack". True-Blood.net. August 1, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Jim Parrack". IMDb. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "'True Blood' Star Jim Parrack -- Marriage Sucks... I'm Getting Divorced!!!". TMZ. June 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "True Blood star Jim Parrack to divorce wife of six years Ciera... as he 'moves on' with Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin". Daily Mail. June 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ "The Vault's Exclusive Interview with Jim Parrack". The Vault. May 23, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Jim Parrack on True Blood Nude Scenes and His BFF James Franco". Vulture. April 6, 2011. 

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