Jim Parrack made his professional acting debut in 2006’s “Annapolis” as A.J. His portrayal of the rough and tumble, blue collar boxer led to a series of guest spots on television shows including “Grey’s Anatomy”, “CSI”, “ER”, “Monk”, “Standoff”, and “Close to Home”. In 2007 he showed audiences his depth and range in consecutive guest stars on “Criminal Minds”, as a deranged serial killer who hunted people in the wild with a bow and arrow, followed immediately by a sensitive look at a Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy who has lost his mother on “Raines” alongside Jeff Goldblum. He currently is the series regular, Hoyt Fortenberry on Academy Award winner Alan Ball’s new HBO series “True Blood”.
Jim grew up in the small Texas town of Allen. He moved to Los Angeles and studied acting for two years at The Stella Adler Academy. But it wasn’t until studying under Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West that he began to find fulfillment and opportunity in his acting. A veteran of over twenty plays in just seven years in Los Angeles, he is a current student at Playhouse West and can be seen there monthly in the long running critically acclaimed play “Welcome Home Soldier”.