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Of Mice and Men Star Jim Parrack on Rapping, Wrapping and Smoking at Work
Jim Parrack, making his Broadway debut as Slim in
Of Mice and Men, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
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: Jim Parrack Where you were born/where you were raised: Allen, Texas 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: Rent 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: After Midnight 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? MAC 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: Jay Z
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "Gossip Girl"
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