A BRIEF PERSONAL HISTORY

Gary M. Prahl/aka, Gary Parker

1960, Graduated from Unionville Community High School, Unionville Michigan.  Summer Course in Journalism Michigan Central State College.

Began a professional music career and toured the North American Continent for the following ten years.  Concerts with artists Johnny Cash, George Jones, Ray Price and Roy Clark.  Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Las Vegas, The Bitter End, NY, and Massey Hall in Toronto.

Served two years in the US Army and held Top Secret Security Clearance. Moved to Nashville, TN.  Joined Humble Music Group as corporate officer and minority stockholder. Activities included corporate affairs, general manager of publishing operations, record productions. Marketing, and distribution of records. Staff recording muscian and songwriter.

Formed with partners, Pro-Sound Productions, Inc. A privately held TN Corp. Corporate affairs, general manager of publishing operations, recording productions, distribution and marketing.  Member of the corporate management team to a public stock offering.

Left music business in 1974 to enter Real Estate as an affiliate broker for Hallmark Realty, Dickson, TN. Marketing and advertising, residential home construction, listing and sales. Development and finance packaging of commercial properties.

1976, Created Feature Sound Studios, Inc.  CEO, Public Relations, sales and marketing.  Recording Studio, Music Publishing and record productions.  Theme Tourist Attraction.

1979, Joined Huntington Park Manor & Associates.  Property management, maintenance and leasing.  With wife, maintained and managed apartment complexes from 48 to 396 units.

1981, Moved to Los Angeles.  Business and property management. Forming a pilot program for a nationally oriented restaurant operation.  Pursuing a film production, writing and acting career.

 

FEATURES

CRAZY JANE-Featured Role-Coliseum Pictures
COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER-Featured Role-Universal
THE DEVIL RIDE’S A HORSE-Featured Role-Iron Horse Ent
THE DELTA FACTOR-Spillane/Fellows Productions

 

TELEVISION

WHO MURDERED JFK?-Guest Star-Barbour/Langley Prod
RIPTIDE-Featured Role-Stephen J. Cannell Prod
HANK THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC-Featured Role-Jim Owens Prod
COP FILES-Featured Role-Barbour Langley Prod

 

INFOMERCIALS

DAYVA INDUSTRYS
INSTANT IMAGE
Co-Writer, PA, AD

VERILEX
Y-NOT PROD
Featured Actor

GOLF BUDDY
Y-NOT PROD
Featured Actor

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Front man, lead guitar, George Jones/Johnny Cash show,
Ray Price and Roy Clark
Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Las Vegas

 

SKILLS

Music: Vocal, Guitar, Bass,  Drums
VOICE OVER
SPORTS:  Archery, Bowling, Tennis, Fencing and everything else!
SCREEN WRITER, FILM PRODUCER
FIREARMS, TRANSPORTATION

 

MEMBER

Screen Actors Guild
BPOE Thousand Oaks, 2477
SAG

 

Here is some information about Gary Parker:

Here is a list of people Gary Parker has performed and/or recorded with:

  • Patsy Cline
  • Porter Wagoner
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Roy Acuff
  • Kitty Wells
  • Ferlin Husky
  • Skeeter Davis
  • Carl Smith
  • Farron Young
  • Hank Snow
  • Jean Sheppard
  • Johnny Cash
  • Marty Robbins
  • Jim Reeves
  • Ernest Tubb
  • Webb Pierce
  • Wynn Stewart
  • Charlie Walker
  • Hawkshaw Hawkins
  • Bill Monroe
  • Freddie Hart
  • Bobby Lord
  • The Browns
  • Ernest Ashword
  • Lawtan Brothers
  • Johnny Seay
  • Justn Tubb
  • Cowboy Copas
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Jimmy Newman
  • Wilburn Brothers
  • Johnny & Jonie
  • Ray Price
  • Hank Thompson
  • Minnie Pearle
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
  • Bill Carlisle
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Buck Owens
  • George Morgan
  • Tex Ritter
  • Grandpa Jones
  • June Carter (Cash) & Family
  • Leroy Van Dyke
  • Willie Nelson
  • Jimmy Dickens
  • Don Gibson
  • George Hamilton 4th
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Billy Walker
  • Claude King
  • Bill Anderson
  • George Jones & “The Jones Boys”
  • …AND A FEW MORE
    To be mentioned soon!