Mike Parker is a Renaissance Man of sorts. An award-winning writer, actor, director, & playwright, Mike holds a BA degree in Bible and Philosophy. Following a stint as an officer with the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets), a career as a stock broker during the great bull market of the eighties, and an entrepreneurial plunge into the uncertain world of television syndication, Mike moved his family from God’s Country (West Texas) to God’s Music Country (Nashville, Tennessee) to help start a community theatre company. Blessed (or cursed) with an insatiable curiosity, he is voracious reader, questioner, ponderer.
As a freelance writer he has had more than 2,000 articles, celebrity profiles, CD, book & theater reviews, and poetry published by such national periodicals as Campus Life, Today’s Christian Parent, Vibrant life, and CCM. His articles have been featured on the covers of such publications as HomeLife, Christian Single, Stand Firm, Bible Express, Living With Teenagers, 7Ball, and Release Magazines. He created and continues to serve as managing editor for the online entertainment magazine, BuddyHollywood.com.
Mike and his wife Paula founded WordCrafts Press, an independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction in both the Christian and general markets, and then founded WordCrafts Theatrical Press to publish and administer production rights for stage plays.
Moving from the stage to film and television, Mike signed with The Avenue Agency for representation and has since appeared in number feature films, TV shows, commercials and industrial films, including ABC’s hit drama, Nashville, opposite Connie Britton, the feature film All Saints, opposite John Corbett, and more recently Modern Prodigal, with Francine Locke. He went on to found Rule 14 Pictures, and along with his partner Nathan Owen, produced and directed the feature film, The Trouble With Rain.
When he is not acting or writing (or thinking about acting or writing) he enjoys hanging out with his beautiful wife, Paula, their five adult children, and menagerie of four-footed creatures.