CUE & A: "True Blood" and Of Mice and Men Star Jim Parrack on Rapping, Wrapping and Smoking at Work
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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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