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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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