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Also Known As: Richard S Parker Jr. Died:
Born: June 4, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, director

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For two years in the mid-1970s, actor Parker Stevenson was atop the world as Frank Hardy, one-half of the venerable teen investigating team The Hardy Boys on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-79). Though 25 years old at the time, his youthful looks helped to land his picture on the walls of countless adolescent girls' bedrooms across the country. However, like many teen idols, he found it difficult to find substantive work in the years after the show's cancellation. Stevenson kept busy with recurring roles on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) and "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), but drew more attention for his marriage to actress Kirstie Alley, which ended in an unpleasant squabble for money in 1997. The proceedings left a mark on Stevenson's spotless TV image, which he continued to cultivate well into the first half of the 21st century.

For two years in the mid-1970s, actor Parker Stevenson was atop the world as Frank Hardy, one-half of the venerable teen investigating team The Hardy Boys on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-79). Though 25 years old at the time, his youthful looks helped to land his picture on the walls of countless adolescent girls' bedrooms across the country. However, like many teen idols, he found it difficult to find substantive work in the years after the show's cancellation. Stevenson kept busy with recurring roles on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) and "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), but drew more attention for his marriage to actress Kirstie Alley, which ended in an unpleasant squabble for money in 1997. The proceedings left a mark on Stevenson's spotless TV image, which he continued to cultivate well into the first half of the 21st century.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Loaded (2008)
2.
 Terror Peak (2003) Kevin Fraser
3.
 Trapped (2001) Oliver Sloan
4.
 Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1999) John Alden
5.
 Legion (1998) Lieutenant Aldrich
6.
 Not of This Earth (1995) Jack Sherbourne
7.
 Official Denial (1993) Paul Corliss
8.
 Shadow of a Stranger (1992) Ted Clinton
9.
 Are You Lonesome Tonight ? (1992) Mat Henderson
10.
 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (1989) Craig Pomeroy
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1972:
Feature film debut in "A Separate Peace"
1974:
TV acting debut in episode of "Gunsmoke"
1976:
Co-starred in feature "Lifeguard"
1977:
Starred as Frank Hardy in the ABC series "The Hardy Boys Mysteries"
1981:
TV-movie debut in "This House Possessed" (ABC)
:
Appeared as Joel McCarthy on the CBS primetime serial "Falcon Crest"
1988:
Starred on ABC sci-fi series "Probe"
:
Co-starred in network run of "Baywatch" (NBC)
1993:
Appeared in several episodes of "Melrose Place" (Fox); also directed episodes
1996:
Played villanous role on "Savannah" (The WB); also directed episodes
1997:
Starred in the Sci-Fi Channel movie "Legion"
:
Joined the cast of the syndicated "Baywatch"; also directed episodes
1999:
Starred in the UPN movie "Avalon: Beyond the Abyss"
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Education

Princeton University: Princeton , New Jersey - 1976

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wife:
Kirstie Alley. Had four older.
wife:
Kirstie Alley. Actor. Met c. 1981; married on December 22, 1983; separated in November 1996; he filed for divorce on March 26, 1997; granted a divorce in California in December 1997; finalized in May 1998.

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father:
Richard S Parker. Has an older sister and a younger brother.
father:
Richard S Parker. Deceased.
mother:
Sarah Meade Parker. Actor. Appeared in Broadway production of "Inherit the Wind".
mother:
Sarah Meade Parker. Survived him.
brother:
Joseph Hutchison Parker. Career Army officer.
brother:
Joseph Hutchison Parker. Executive, former actor. Works at Fox; married to Becky Pollock.
son:
William True Stevenson. Born on September 28, 1992; adopted in 1992.
son:
William True Stevenson. Had two; survived him.
daughter:
Lillie Price Stevenson. Married and divorced six times; another marriage annulled.
daughter:
Lillie Price Stevenson. Born on June 15, 1994; adopted in 1994.
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