|Date of Birth||25 June 1952, Natick, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date of Death||17 August 1992, San Francisco, California, USA (complications from AIDS)|
|Birth Name||Andrew Robert Okun|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Gay porn star Al Parker was born Drew Okum in Natick, Massachusetts. When he was a teenager his loaned him their brand-new Mustang to attend Woodstock, which they thought was a classical music festival. While at Woodstock, Drew had several homosexual experiences, the most notable in the back of a van--a theme that would be repeated throughout his adult-film career.
After graduating from high school in Natick, he moved to Los Angeles, where he landed a job operating the film projector booth at 'Hugh Hefner''s Playboy mansion. He was "discovered" by gay-porn producer Rip Colt, who changed his name to Al Parker because it sounded like a man's name. Parker starred in several of Colt's 8mm shorts.
Parker began a long-term, and open, lover relationship with Steve Taylor; together the two established Surge Studios, a gay-adult film production studio. Following Taylor's sudden death from AIDS, Parker's interest in the studio faded. Parker himself serio-converted and tested positive, following which he made several "safer" porn movies with other HIV-positive actors.
He died of complications from AIDS in San Francisco, California, on August 17, 1992.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gypsy Mothra (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)