Basic Information About Jameson Parker
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1947-11-18 (76 years old)|
|Place of birth||Baltimore|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Darleen Carr - (18 June 1992 - present)|
Bonnie Parker - (30 October 1976 - 14 February 1992) (divorced) (3 children)
26 July - Anne Taylor Davis ( 1969 - 7 August 1975) (divorced) (1 child)
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
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Jameson Parker roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Prince of Darkness||Brian Marsh|
|White Dog||Roland Grale|
|JAG||CIA Deputy Director Harrison Kershaw 4 episodes, 2003-2004|
|Murder, She Wrote||Dane Kenderson / ... 2 episodes, 1991|
|Promised Land||Dr. Smith 1 episode, 1997|
|Burke's Law||Ben Hutchins 1 episode, 1994|
|Simon & Simon||A.J. Simon / ... 156 episodes, 1981-1989|
|Hart to Hart||Whitney Rogers 1 episode, 1980|
|Whiz Kids||A.J. Simon 1 episode, 1983|
|One Life to Live||Brad Vernon #1 10 episodes, 1976-1978|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Sergeant Bob Horne 1 episode, 1996|
|Family||Jack 1 episode, 1980|
The Life and Career of Jameson Parker
Jameson Parker is an American actor who was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947. With a net worth of $500 thousand, Parker is best known for playing the role of A.J. Simon on the popular television series Simon & Simon from 1981 to 1989. Let’s take a closer look at his life and career.
What is Jameson Parker Known For?
Jameson Parker is best known for his role as A.J. Simon, the brother and partner to the character played by Gerald McRaney, on the long-running detective-cum-private-security show Simon & Simon. This TV show focuses on two brothers who run a private detective agency in San Diego and is an entertaining and engaging classic of its time.
In addition to television work, Parker also appeared in some classic movies such as Prince Valiant, Legend of Wolf Mountain, Fleshburn, and The Nest. In between acting gigs, he discovered his passion for horseback riding. Honing his skills through consistent training, he went on to become an award-winning horseman.
Early Life and Education
Born in November of 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, Jameson Parker started pursuing his interest in acting during his high school years. He then went on to study theater production at Beloit College in Wisconsin.
After transferring to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he found his calling working in dinner theater in the Washington D.C. area before picking up roots to New York City.
After moving to New York City, Jameson Parker worked with the Circle Repertory Company and Peter Hall’s American premiere production of Harold Pinter’s The Prince of Hamburg. After some struggles and false starts, the opportunity to star Simon & Simon arrived.
One of the most memorable performances of his career came after the show. While most celebrities and actors spend most of their time in the spotlight, Parker filled his days with writing. In his 1992 book, Jameson Parker revealed the more artistic side of his life through his creative works – original short stories and irrepressible thoughts that any reader can fully appreciate.
Throughout his distinguished career, he also appeared across various hit television series and movies like Magnum P.I., Major Dad, Murder, She Wrote, The Legend of Prince Valiant, Junior Pilot, and JAG.
Apart from his successful stint on television and films, Parker has also authored four books including “An Accidental Cowboy,” “To Absent Friends: A Collection of Stories of the Dogs We Miss,” “American Riff,” and “The Horseman at Midnight.”
Overdrive – The documentary Jameson Parker produced and hosted that chronicles the reintroduction of wild Przewalski horses back into the Asian steppes in the late ’80s—was nominated for awards by a slew of national and international wildlife associations, including the EMMY’s and Golden Elephant / India. Despite none of them being won, it was a significant accomplishment nonetheless.
Besides his professional accomplishments, from 1976 to 1991, Parker was happily married to actress Darleen Carr. Together they had two sons – Christopher and Christian.
Injuries and Obstacles
Unfortunately, actor Jameson Parker faced a significant injury in 1992 when his neighbor shot him. However, he made a complete recovery and was able to enjoy many more years acting in various films and television programs.
Overall, Jameson Parker has had an interesting career with varying ups and downs during his time in the entertainment industry. Despite the odds against him, Parker continued to blaze a trail toward artistic expressions throughout his diverse life. Lastly, the shooting in the 90s didn’t derail him—he embraced life wholeheartedly and moved forward with his passions.
Interesting Facts about Jameson Parker
- Has two sons (Jamie Jr. and Christian Buchanan) and a daughter (Katherine)
- 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 was released from the hospital a day later. The man who shot him was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to 9 years in state prison. Won the "Sandoz-Jeff's Companion Animal Shelter Award" in the Dog Writers Association Writing Contest for his article "Eulogy" (Ducks Unlimited).
- Brother-in-law of Charmian Carr and Shannon Farnon.
- Has two sons, Jamie III and Christian Buchanon, and a daughter, Katherine, with ex-wife Bonnie Parker.
- Daughter Amye with first wife.
- Son-in-law of Brian Farnon and Rita Oehmen (deceased).
- 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.