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James Parks

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First seen
Last seen
"Evil is Going On" (flashback)
Appeared in
3 episodes (see below)
Mentioned in
Biographical Information
Date of birth
November 16, 1968 (1968-11-16) (age 48)
Date of death
Place of birth
Ventura County, California, USA
Place of death
External Links
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James Parks, born November 16, 1968 in Ventura Country, California, is an American actor who plays the role of Mack Rattray on the HBO original series True Blood. Making his debut on the series' premiere episode, "Strange Love", in the series' first season, James played the role of a drug dealer specializing in Vampire Blood ("V"). Meeting an untimely demise on the subsequent episode, "The First Taste", James is seen one more time, in a flashback on the episode "Evil is Going On", at the end of the series' third season.


James has been acting since the early 90s. He is the son of actor Michael Parks.



  • Machete (2010)
  • Death Proof (2007)
  • Grindhouse (2007)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)


  • True Blood (2008)
  • "24" (2007)
  • Bones (2006)
  • CSI (2006)
  • Deadwood (2004)
  • JAG (1998-1999)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998)


Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"

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