Where Is He Now: Jameson Parker (Actor) as A.J. Simon - Simon and Simon.
Name: Jameson Parker
Birth Name: Francis Jameson Parker Jr.
Born: November 18, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland
Claim To Fame: Jameson Parker is best known for his role as A.J. Simon on "Simon & Simon", which ran on CBS for eight seasons.
Family Life: Darleen Carr (18 June 1992 - present)
Bonnie Parker (30 October 1976 - 1992) (divorced)
Has two sons, Jamie III and Christian Buchanon, and a daughter, Katherine
Info: In a bizarre incident Jameson Parker was shot twice by a neighbor on October 1, 1992 near his condominium in Studio City in a dispute over dog waste. He wasn't seriously injured and was released from the hospital the next day. The man who shot him was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to 9 years in state prison.
Trivia: Was in a number of boarding schools, claiming to have attended 10 in 13 years, and being kicked out of two.
Moved to New York in 1972 and got his first big break in a commercial for a breath mint. It helped him to get his role on the NBC soap "Somerset", which led to a two year part on ABC's "One Life to Live".
He loves camping and hunting.
Won the "Sandoz-Jeff's Companion Animal Shelter Award" in the Dog Writers Association Writing Contest for his article "Eulogy" (Ducks Unlimited)
Where Is He Now: After the shooting mentioned in the INFO area above, it made
Jameson take stock in his life and he and his wife decided to leave the hustle
and bustle of city life to move to the Sierras.
This led to a fascination with cowboys and the outdoors. And he began writing
short stories, which led to him becoming (2001-2003) contributing editor for two
years for the now defunct Sports Afield magazine.
As the Sports Afield door was closing one at the Outdoor Network opened and
Jameson, with his wife, wrote, produced, and co-hosted a show about hunting dogs
entitled 'A Dog's Life.'
Jameson through himself into writing and over the past few years, he has
published two books. 'An Accidental Cowboy was his first book. In it he recounts
his life after 'Simon & Simon.'
He then wrote, To Absent Friends which he calls "a collection of stories of the
dogs we miss".
And if you were a fan of the show 'Jag' you just may remember seeing Jameson on
it. He appeared off and on in 2003 and 2004.