Open main menu

Parker Young (born August 16, 1988) is an American actor. He portrayed Ryan Shay on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory and Randy Hill on the Fox sitcom Enlisted and is most recently known for his role as Richard on the Bravo series Imposters. He has also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.[1]

Parker Young
Born (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActor, model
Years active2008–present

Life and careerEdit

Parker Young was born in Tucson, Arizona, the eldest of three children of Karl and Zarina Young.[2] He has a brother Nelson and a sister Alexis.[2] He attended Catalina Foothills High School where he was football captain,[3] occupying the position of running back.[4] His interest in theatre surfaced when he was in junior year.[5] After graduating, Young moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career while he first planned to attend Pepperdine University.[6]

From 2011 to 2014, Young played the recurring role of dim-witted football jock Ryan Shay on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. In 2013, he landed a lead role on Fox's military comedy series Enlisted[7] and, in 2015, a recurring role on Arrow.

In 2016, he was cast in the third Bravo original scripted series, Imposters, which premiered on February 7, 2017.[8]

In July of 2018, he and his fiancée, Stephanie Webber, welcomed a daughter named Jaxon Orion Young.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust Cornelius Entemann
2009 Nightfall Avery
2010 Cupid's Arrow Tony
2014 Animal Jeff
2014 Tainted Rose Anthony
2014 Sex Ed Montana
2014 Polis David Short film
2015 4th Man Out Chris
2016 The Boss Moisa
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Days of Our Lives Delivery man Season 43, episode 293
2010 Big Time Rush Travis Episode: "Big Time Break"
2010 Make It or Break It Hunk #1 Episode: "Party Gone Out of Bounds"
2011–14 Suburgatory Ryan Shay 27 episodes
2011 CSI: NY Thad Wolff Episode: "Get Me Out of Here!"
2012 Mad Men Jim Hanson Episode: "Signal 30"
2012 Jane by Design Aiden Chase Episode: "The Celebrity"
2013 Killer Reality Ross Freeman Television film
2014 Enlisted Private Randy Hill Main role; 13 episodes
2014 Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight Leo
2015 Fresh Off the Boat Wyatt Episode: "Phillip Goldstein"
2015–16 Arrow Alex Davis Recurring role; 10 episodes
2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Shane Episode: "How to Survive Your Crazy Ex"
2017–18 Imposters Richard Main Role
2018 I Feel Bad Damon Paul Recurring role; 2 episodes
2018 The Wedding Do Over Peter Clark Television Film
2019 Hell's Kitchen Himself Represented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at a private dinner service; Episode: "Poor Trev"


  1. ^ "The Choice - Parker Young (archived)". Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Man of the Moment: Parker Young". All Things Girl. April 16, 2012. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Friedman, Molly (November 16, 2011). "Exclusive: Suburgatory's Studly Parker Young Reveals the Secret to Getting Those Abs". Wetpaint. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Axelrod, Josh (March 4, 2013). "The Prince Of Suburgatory: CM Interviews Parker Young". College Magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Bernstein, Abbie (March 14, 2012). "Exclusive Interview: Parker Young lives in SUBURGATORY". Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Catalina Foothills grad finds the spotlight". March 14, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 28, 2013). "Exclusive: Suburgatory's Parker Young Joins Fox's Enlisted — Buh-Bye Ryan Shay?". TVLine. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  8. ^ Denninger, Lindsay. "Who Plays Richard On 'Imposters'? Parker Young Knows The Dumb Jock Trope". Bustle. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

External linksEdit