It is usually the norm for celebrities to take advantage of the social media to garner popularity for themselves and to create a semblance of a closer relationship with their fans. But the reverse is the case with the famous American actor Parker Stevenson who has never been active on social media. He does not have an account on Facebook, he does not have any Twitter handle neither is he on Instagram.
Brief Biography, Age
Richard Stevenson Parker Jr, who is better recognised as Parker Stevenson was born on the 4th day of June 1952 to father Richard Stevenson Parker Sr who is an investment advisor and mother Sarah Meade who is an actress. Parker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the eldest child of the Stevenson family with a younger brother named Hutch Parker. He has an American nationality while his ethnicity is North American. The family later relocated to Rye, New York City.
When Parker was five years old, he followed his mother who acted on Broadway and in several television commercials to a filming section and consequently, he made two minor appearances on TV. Parker’s father frowned at his television appearance and expressed his disapproval. On his own part, Parker never had any intention of joining the entertainment industry although he appeared in a few plays during his days in Brooks Preparatory School where he spent his formative years. He later proceeded to Country Day School for further studies which he completed in 1971. His academic quest did not end there because, after Country Day School, he got admitted into Princeton University Princeton where he majored in architecture.
Parker Stevenson’s Acting Career
Parker Stevenson became a professional actor at age 20 when he played the role of Gene in the movie A Separate Peace which was released in 1972. After his performance in the movie which was said to be notable, the American actor relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. In 1974, he appeared as Michael in his second movie Our Time. At this stage in the actor’s life, he was already out to pursue acting as a full-time profession.
In 1994, he made his television film debut playing the role of Steven in an episode of Gunsmoke. In 1976, after his move to Hollywood, he got a good role playing alongside Sam Elliott in the film Lifeguard. His performance in the film which was highly appreciated by fans earned him several other roles in tv series and movies. Parker bagged his first lead role in the 1977-1999 television film titled The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries where he played the role of Frank Hardy in the 43 episodes of the film. From 1999 till date, Parker has been seen appearing in numerous movies which include Loaded (2008), McTaggart’s Fortune (2014), Hidden Truth (2016) and more. He has also played good roles in more than 50 television films and series among which are Judging Amy (2002), Legend of the Seeker (2010), The Perfect Daughter (2016). etc
Wife and Kids
Although the famous American actor is presently single, he was once bound in marriage to the renowned American actress Kirstie Alley. At a point in the actor’s career, he co-starred with his wife Kirstie in the film Virgilia Hazard where she played the role of his sister. The celebrity couple tied the nuptial knot on 22nd December 1983 after a protracted courtship. Their marriage was blessed with two kids – a son named William True Stevenson and a daughter named Lillie Price Stevenson. The couple stayed together for over 15 years, but trouble came knocking and the eventually, they got divorced in 1997.
Parker Stevenson was also linked to the famous American actress Morgan Fairchild albeit the relationship also fizzled out after a very short period of time.
What’s His Net Worth?
If you are wondering how much the American actor is worth, then be rest assured that he is in the league of professional actors who have achieved financial independence. Through dedication and hard work, Parker has written his name on the fabric of success and has taken his place among great men and women who were not born with the proverbial silver spoon but have come to achieve it.
Parker has been earning a good salary since his first notable appearance in the movie A Separate Peace in 1972. His worth which is rated very high started accumulating since 1972 from his stint in the entertainment industry and through his other career which is photography. Although his salary has not been made public, his net worth is pegged at an admirable $10 million.
Where Is Parker Stevenson Now?
From all indications, it appears Parker Stevenson has found his true vocation behind the camera and no longer in front of it. Two years ago, the famous actor came to realize that acting was not so exciting as it was in the beginning for him and consequently, his attention has shifted to photography which according to Parker, is going to be his next chapter.