Chasen Parker

Chasen Parker (born April 22, 1994) is an American actor and filmmaker who was born in Burbank, California. He began working as an actor at the age of two on an Arby’s national TV commercial. He then would go on to work as a series regular, starting at the age of four, on Sunset Beach as Benjy Evans, as well as appear in shows such as General Hospital and 7th Heaven. Approaching his teen years, his family moved to Houston, Texas where he would grow up for nearly a decade before attending theatre school at Sam Houston State University, then shortly after transfer to film school at Emerson College in Boston MA. Parker would then go on to make many short films in which he acted in, produced, wrote and directed, that went on to receive many accolades around film festivals. He moved back to Los Angeles in 2018 to study the advanced Meisner technique at the renown Playhouse West (produced actors such as Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, etc.) In late 2020, Deadline Hollywood announced Parker co-founded his production company Cardinal Trio Pictures, alongside former Executive Vice President of Distribution and Marketing at Universal Pictures, John C. Hall and legacy producer Nick Scherma[1] He is the grandson of three time Academy Award nominated actress Eleanor Parker.[2]

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Chasen Parker

Parker at The 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Born Chasen Hunt Parker

April 22, 1994 (age 27) Burbank, CA. U.S.

Occupation
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Director
Years active 1996–2004, 2017–Present
Parent(s)
  • Richard Parker (father)
  • Andee Parker (mother)
Relatives Eleanor Parker (Grandmother)

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In late 2020, Deadline Hollywood announced Parker co-founded his production company Cardinal Trio Pictures, alongside former Executive Vice President of Distribution and Marketing at Universal Pictures, John C. Hall and legacy producer Nick Scherma[1] The company has a slate of films aiming to begin filming at the beginning of 2022.

Parker made his professional theater debut in Stages Repertory Theatre‘s production of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika Between the Years 1884-1915 to critical acclaim. The Houston Chronicle calling it “the best play of the year” [3] He also received high critical praise on an individual level, “Parker somehow makes [his character] the most emotionally breakable of the troop even while playing a monster.”[4]

Parker isn’t shy about his love for Shakespeare and has appeared in productions of Much Ado About Nothing(Benedict), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander) to name a few.

Parker first appeared in a TV series when he was four, joining Sunset Beach. He played the alleged son of Ben Evans(Clive Robertson) and Maria Torres Evans (Christina Chambers) on the show, the first daytime drama from executive producer Aaron Spelling.[5] Parker was on the show for multiple seasons in 97 episodes. He started acting in commercials from the age of two, and he has also been in General Hospital and 7th Heaven.

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