Where Are They Now - Friday, November 3, 2017
To finish out the Halloween season I watched the John Carpenter classic "Prince of Darkness".
Its star, Jameson Parker, looked familiar to me, but I just couldn't place him. I believe it was his character's mustache in that flick that was throwing me off. Then I got it! "Simon & Simon" is watch I know him from. A great show with an amazing theme song!
Let's see what Mr. Parker has been doing these days.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Anthony Zerbe: He has appeared in "The Omega Man", "Rooster Cogburn", "Licence to Kill" and many other movies
Georgia Engel: Played Georgette on the TV series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", also appeared on the series "Coach" and "The Betty White Show"
Greta Garbo: Big Hollywood star from Sweden who abruptly quit show business and went into seclusion, starred in "The Kiss", "Anna Karenina", and "Ninotchka"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Jameson Parker on Celebrity Nooz
Francis Jameson Parker Jr.
November 18, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland
J.P., Jamie, Jimbo, and Jim
CLAIM TO FAME:
Jameson Parker is best known for his role as A.J. Simon on "Simon & Simon", which ran on CBS for eight seasons.
Married to Darleen Carr (18 June 1992-present), Bonnie Parker (30 October 1976-1992) (divorced), has two sons, Jamie III and Christian Buchanon, and a daughter, Katherine
In a bizarre incident Jameson Parker was shot twice by a neighbor on October 1, 1992 near his condominium in Studio City in a dispute over dog waste. He wasn't seriously injured and was released from the hospital the next day. The man who shot him was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to 9 years in state prison.
Was in a number of boarding schools, claiming to have attended 10 in 13 years, and being kicked out of two. Moved to New York in 1972 and got his first big break in a commercial for a breath mint. It helped him to get his role on the NBC soap "Somerset", which led to a two year part on ABC's "One Life to Live".
He has played the same character (Andrew Jackson 'A.J.' Simon) on three different series: Magnum, P.I. (1980), Simon & Simon (1981) and Whiz Kids.
He loves camping and hunting.
Won the "Sandoz-Jeff's Companion Animal Shelter Award" in the Dog Writers Association Writing Contest for his article "Eulogy" (Ducks Unlimited).
WHERE IS HE NOW:
It appears that Parker has "unofficially" retired from acting. He now makes his living as a writer for a variety of published magazines, both hard-copy and online. He's the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, An Accidental Cowboy.
2003-2004 JAG (TV Series)...CIA Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw
- Hail & Farewell: Part 2 (2004) ... CIA Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw
- Persian Gulf (2004) ... CIA Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw
- Shifting Sands (2003) ... CIA Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw
- Pas de Deux (2003) ... CIA Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw
1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (Video)...Troy (voice)
1997 Promised Land (TV Series)...Dr. Smith
- Take Back the Night
1997 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (TV Movie)...Richard Ives
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)...Sergeant Bob Horne
- The Brotherhood
1996 Dead Man's Island (TV Movie)...Lyle Stedman
1996 Have You Seen My Son (TV Movie)...Mike Pritcher
1995 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)...John Atkins
- Long Road Home
1995 Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again (TV Movie)...AJ Simon
1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)...Ben Hutchins
- Who Killed Nick Hazard?
1992-1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)...Sir Kay
- The Gathering Storm (1993) ... Sir Kay (voice)
- The Treaty (1993) ... Sir Kay (voice)
- The Black Rose (1992) ... Sir Kay (voice)
- The Battle of Greystone (1992) ... Sir Kay (voice)
- The Waif (1992) ... Sir Kay (voice)
1993 Dead Before Dawn (TV Movie)...Robert Edelman
1991 Pros and Cons (TV Series)...Jace Novak
- May the Best Man Win
1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Dane Kenderson / Gordon Forbes
- Terminal Connection (1991) ... Dane Kenderson
- The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane (1991) ... Gordon Forbes
1991 Curse of the Crystal Eye...Luke Ward
1991 She Says She's Innocent (TV Movie)...Eric Reilly
1991 Major Dad (TV Series)...Evan Charters
- Polly's Choice
1990 Waiting for the Wind (Short)...David
1989 Spy (TV Movie)...Frank Harvey
1981-1989 Simon & Simon (TV Series)...A.J. Simon / Jack Simon
1987 Prince of Darkness...Brian Marsh
1986 Who Is Julia? (TV Movie)...Don North
1986 Jackals...Dave Buchanon
1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)...A.J. Simon
- Deadly Access (1983) ... A.J. Simon
1983 A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie)...Tim Kendall
1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)...A.J. Simon
- Ki'is Don't Lie
1982 White Dog...Roland Grale
1982 Bret Maverick (TV Series)...Whitney Delaworth III
- Faith, Hope and Clarity: Part 2
- Faith, Hope and Clarity: Part 1
1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)...Randy Bordeaux
1980 The Promise of Love (TV Movie)...Sam Daniels
1980 A Small Circle of Friends...Nick Baxter
1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)...Whitney Rogers
- A Question of Innocence
1980 Family (TV Series)...Jack
- Jack of Hearts
1979 The Gathering, Part II (TV Movie)...Bud
1979 Anatomy of a Seduction (TV Movie)...Ed Taggert
1979 The Bell Jar...Buddy Willard
1979 Women at West Point (TV Movie)...J.J. Palfrey
1978 The Immigrants (TV Movie)
1978 One Life to Live (TV Series)...Brad Vernon
- Episode dated 1 February 1978
1977 Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 3 (1977)
- Part 2 (1977)
- Part 1 (1977)
1976 Somerset (TV Series)...Dale Robinson
- Episode dated 31 December 1976 (1976) ... Dale Robinson
- Another World: Somerset (1976) ... Dale Robinson
1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 4 (1976)
- Part 3 (1976)
- Part 2 (1976)
- Part 1 (1976)
1975 Crossfire (TV Movie)
To see Then & Now pictures of Jameson Parker, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Anthony Zerbe - ALIVE
Georgia Engel - ALIVE
Greta Garbo - DEAD
Born: 09/18/1905 Died: 04/15/1990
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Serhiy Ryzhkov, 59, Ukrainian constructor and ecologist.
William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, 89, American businessman (The Biltmore Company).
Mircea Dragan, 85, Romanian film director (Setea, Lupeni 29, Explosion).
Matthias Grothe (de), 39, German basketball player and coach (Phoenix Hagen), lymph node cancer.
Terry McCashin, 73, New Zealand businessman (McCashin's Brewery) and rugby union player (national team).
Mario das Neves, 66, Argentine politician, Governor of Chubut (2003-2011, since 2015).
Papi Oviedo, 79, Cuban tresero.
Derek Robinson, 90, British trade unionist.
Abubakari Yakubu, 35, Ghanaian footballer (Ajax, Vitesse, national team).
Candy Atherton, 62, British politician, MP for Falmouth and Camborne (1997-2005).
Fred Beckey, 94, American rock climber, mountaineer and author.
Matt Callander, 46, Australian rugby league commentator and producer, brain cancer.
Frank Doran, 68, British politician, MP for Aberdeen South (1987-1992) and Aberdeen North (1997-2015).
János Halász, 88, Hungarian Olympic basketball player (1948).
Kim Joo-hyuk, 45, South Korean actor (The Servant, My Wife Got Married, Confidential Assignment), traffic collision.
Cornelius Kipng’eno Arap Korir, 67, Kenyan Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Eldoret (since 1990).
James D. Martin, 99, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Alabama's 7th (1965-1967).
Judy Martz, 74, American politician, Governor of Montana (2001-2005), Olympic speed skater (1964), pancreatic cancer.
Eugène Parlier, 88, Swiss footballer.
Melanmai Ponnusamy, 66, Indian writer, heart attack.
Mary Reveley, 77, British racehorse trainer.
Lajos Som (hu), 70, Hungarian rock musician.
M. V. Sridhar, 51, Indian cricketer (Hyderabad), heart attack.
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, 30, American Samoan NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
Daniel Viglietti, 78, Uruguayan folk singer, guitarist, composer and political activist.
Abbas Zandi, 87, Iranian Olympic freestyle wrestler (1948, 1952, 1956) and World champion (1954).
Gino Bacci (it), 80, Italian sports journalist, heart attack.
Dennis Banks, 80, American indigenous activist and actor (Thunderheart, The Last of the Mohicans), co-founder of AIM, complications from heart surgery.
Richard E. Cavazos, 88, American army general, Commanding General of FORSCOM (1982-1984), Alzheimer's disease.
Raúl García Zárate (es), 85, Peruvian guitarist.
Roly Green, 90, New Zealand rugby union player (South Canterbury).
Richard Hambleton, 65, Canadian street artist.
Wladyslaw Kowalski, 81, Polish actor.
Tony Madigan, 87, Australian boxer and rugby union player, Olympic bronze medalist (1960).
Manfredi Nicoletti, 87, Italian architect (Helicoidal Skyscraper, Airport of Catania, Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall).
Linda Nochlin, 86, American art historian.
Sir Ninian Stephen, 94, Australian judge, Governor-General (1982-1989), Justice of the High Court (1972-1982).
Aarne Üksküla (et), 80, Estonian actor.
Keith Wilder, 65, American funk and disco singer (Heatwave).
Lionel Galand (fr), 97, French linguist.
Josaphat-Robert Large, 74, Haitian-American poet, novelist and art critic, Prix littéraire des Caraïbes (2003).
Leif Ottersen, 88, Norwegian Lutheran priest.
Manuel Sanchís Martínez, 79, Spanish footballer (national team, Real Madrid).
Gert Timmerman (nl), 82, Dutch singer.
Brian Galliford, 53, British opera singer, cancer.
Mike Hudson, 61, American musician (The Pagans), journalist and editor (Niagara Falls Reporter), sepsis.
Hans Kraay Sr., 81, Dutch football player (DOS) and manager (Feyenoord).
Punathil Kunjabdulla, 77, Indian writer (Smarakasilakal).
Dieter Kurrat, 75, German football player and manager (Borussia Dortmund).
Cecil Moss, 92, South African rugby union player (national team).
Dick Noel, 90, American band singer ("Count Every Star").
Digamber Singh, 66, Indian politician, cancer.
Abdoulaye Soulama, 37, Burkinabé footballer (ASFA Yennenga, Denizlispor, national team).
Deon Stewardson, 66, South African actor (Wild at Heart), suicide.
Katalin Szoke, 82, Hungarian swimmer, Olympic champion (1952).