Corey Parker (actor)

Corey Parker (born July 8, 1965 in New York City) is an American actor and acting coach.[1]

Corey Parker
Кори Паркер.jpg
Born (1965-07-08) July 8, 1965 (age 55)
New York City
Alma materActors Studio
Ensemble Studio Theater
Years active1984–2002; 2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Corey Parker is the son of actress Rochelle Natalie "Rocky" Parker (1940-2014) and her second husband John David Haas. Parker began his acting career at the age of four, starting in television commercials. He later attended the New York High School of Performing Arts. Following high school, Parker committed to acting full-time.[2] Parker has worked as an actor for 40 years and is a member of the Actors Studio and the Ensemble Studio Theater.[3] Parker performed onstage at the 61st Academy Awards.[4]


Movies in which Parker has appeared include Biloxi Blues,[5] Willy/Milly,[6] White Palace,[7] Friday the 13th: A New Beginning,[8] and How I Got Into College.[9] He has also appeared on television in series including Thirtysomething,[10] Broadway Bound,[11] Blue Skies,[12] Love Boat: The Next Wave[13] Encino Woman,[14] and co-starred with Téa Leoni in the 1992-93 Fox sitcom Flying Blind.[15] He later had a recurring role on the sitcom Will & Grace.[16] His television movies include The Lost Language of Cranes for the BBC,[17] Mr. and Mrs. Loving,[18] Courage with Sophia Loren,[19] A Mother's Prayer,[20] and Destiny, The Elizabeth Taylor Story.[21]

Parker is also an acting coach. He has been guest artist at Rhodes College and at the University of Memphis. He was the official acting coach for CMT's "Sun Records".[22]

Corey Parker is a guest instructor at HB Studio.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

He lives in Memphis, Tennessee with wife Angela and younger son.


  1. ^ "On This Day". 2001-07-08. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  2. ^ LORI PIKE (March 21, 1993). "WITH AN EYE ON ... : Corey Parker's flights of comedy earn him frequent laughs on Fox". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Ensemble Studio Theatre". Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  4. ^ "Corey Parker Acting - Flashback: Oscars". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent. "Review/Film; Film: Simon's 'Biloxi Blues,' Coming of Age in the Army". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  6. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2 September 2014). Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9780698183612 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Meyer, Janet L. (8 February 2008). Sydney Pollack: A Critical Filmography. McFarland. ISBN 9781476609799 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Rowan, Terry. Character-Based Film Series Part 1. ISBN 9781365021282 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ LLC, New York Media (29 May 1989). "New York Magazine". New York Media, LLC – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Thirtysomething Podcast - 12 Corey". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  11. ^ LLC, New York Media (23 March 1992). "New York Magazine". New York Media, LLC – via Google Books.
  12. ^ Owen, Rob (13 October 1999). Gen X TV: The Brady Bunch to Melrose Place. Syracuse University Press. p. 135 – via Internet Archive.
  13. ^ "Corey Parker As John Morgan (Ship's Doctor In Love Boat, The Next Wave". Getty Images. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  14. ^ Sherman, Fraser A. (24 August 2009). Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television. McFarland. ISBN 9781476611013 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ PIKE, LORI (1993-03-21). "WITH AN EYE ON ... : Corey Parker's flights of comedy earn him frequent laughs on Fox". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  16. ^ Rosewarne, Lauren (13 October 2018). Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television. Lexington Books. ISBN 9780739170007 – via Google Books.
  17. ^ Bleiler, David (3 December 2013). TLA Film and Video Guide 2000-2001: The Discerning Film Lover's Guide. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9781466859401 – via Google Books.
  18. ^ Company, Johnson Publishing (8 April 1996). "Jet". Johnson Publishing Company – via Google Books.
  20. ^ McCluskey, Audrey T. (13 October 2018). Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African Diasporan Image, 1994-2004. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0253348296 – via Google Books.
  21. ^ Smith, Leon (8 June 2011). Movie and Television Locations: 113 Famous Filming Sites in Los Angeles and San Diego. McFarland. ISBN 9780786489220 – via Google Books.
  22. ^ "Memphis actor offers class in performing for the camera". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  23. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)

External linksEdit