CUE & A: "True Blood" and
Of Mice and Men Star Jim Parrack on Rapping, Wrapping and Smoking at Work
03 Jun 2014
Jim Parrack Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Jim Parrack, making his Broadway debut as Slim in , fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits. Of Mice and Men
Parrack is perhaps best known to TV audiences as Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO's "True Blood." Other screen work includes "As I Lay Dying," "Monk," "Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds" and "Alcatraz."
He studies and teaches acting at Playhouse West.
Full given name:
Where you were born/where you were raised:
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
What your parents did/do for a living:
My father is a retired army captain and banking software salesman, and my mother is an English teacher.
Siblings: My sister is a professor of nursing
Special skills: I'm the best actor-slash-rapper (not the other way around) in America.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Really bad at wrapping presents (worst wrapper)
First Broadway show you ever saw:
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?
Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire with Brando
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:
Some favorite musicals:
Chicago, Les Miserables
Some favorite modern plays:
Burn This, True West
Some favorite modern playwrights:
Shanley, Shepard, Lanford Wilson
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:
I'll never forget watching Ciera Danielle in A Hatful of Rain
You personal acting idols:
Bobby Duvall, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Gena Rowlands, Jack Nicholson. The ones that are always reliable for a surprise.
MAC or PC?
Most played song on your iPod:
"Can I Live" by Jay Z
Last book you read:
"Hard Times" by Studs Terkel
Must-see TV show(s):
Can't think of any one MUST see, but I like watching NBA basketball.
Last good movie you saw:
"Blue is the Warmest Color"
Some films you consider classics:
"On the Waterfront," "Young Mr. Lincoln," "It's a Wonderful Life," "The 400 Blows," "Paths of Glory"
Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
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