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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 July 1965New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameCorey Parker Haas

Mini Bio (1)

Corey Parker grew up in and around the theater. A native of New York City, actor Corey Parker began his training, at the age of 14, with Sandra Seacat and Susan Batson. Corey graduated from the High School of Performing Arts (also attended by Al Pacino) in Manhattan, with Honors, and attended New York University under full scholarship. Corey also trained with Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Ivana Chubbuck and Lesly Kahn. Corey has been seen (as a star or co-star) on every major network -- ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, BBC, SHOWTIME, HBO, CINEMAX, MTV --as well as working at every major film studio: Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Miramax, Lorimar, and Viacom. Corey has had his own television series in both 4-camera sitcom format (working repeatedly with the great James Burrows) as well as single camera drama, working with directors such as Emmy award-winning Scott Winant, and producer Ed Zwick. Corey has an extensive theater background, being a member of the Actors Studio (founded in 1947 -- members include Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman) in New York and Los Angeles; and is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater (with such members as David Mamet and John Patrick Shanley) in New York and Los Angeles. Corey has worked with the Steppenwolf Theater Company, with Joseph Papp at the Public Theater and has a long list of productions in which he has appeared in New York (at the St. James, the Public Theater, Westside Theater) and at the Mark Taper in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joshua Dealey

Spouse (2)

Angela Parker (8 July 1995 - present) (1 child)
Linda Kerridge (April 1989 - 1992) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

His mother (Rocky Parker) was married to actor Patrick Dempsey, who was 27 years her junior; Patrick, who is one year younger than Corey, was briefly Corey's step-father.
Older brother of Noelle Parker.
Once delivered newspapers in New York City.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Younger brother of David Parker.
Coached Sean Combs for the Broadway production of "Raisin in the Sun".
Began training, at age 14, with Sandra Seacat and Susan Batson in New York.
Member of the Actors Studio.
Has been teaching acting since 1999 in New York, Los Angeles and Memphis, TN.
Living in Santa Monica with wife and 2 kids.
Memphis, TN [November 2008]
Memphis, Tennessee with wife Angela and son Baker. [November 2011]

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