Michael Parks (born April 24, 1940) is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in almost 50 films and has made frequent TV appearances, but is probably best known for his work in recent years with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.Parks first gained recognition as the star of the television series Then Came Bronson from 1969-1970. He also sang the theme song for the show, "Long Lonesome Highway," which became a Top 40 hit in 1970. Other early roles included The China Lake Murders and Stranger by Night. He played a police officer in both. He later played Philip Colby during the second season (1986-1987) of Dynasty spin-off series The Colbys. He also played Jean Renault, on Twin Peaks.
He appeared as Irish mob boss Tommy O'Shea in Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994), French-Canadian drug runner Jean Renault in the television series Twin Peaks, Doctor Banyard in "Deceiver" (1997), Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), which wa