Parker Stevenson (born Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr on June 4, 1952) is an American television and film actor. His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace. After graduating from Rye Country Day School, Brooks School, and Princeton University, he moved to Hollywood, where he landed a role opposite Sam Elliott in the film Lifeguard. Stevenson became well-known from starring with teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy in the The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series, which ran 1977-79 on ABC-TV. In 1983, he co-starred in the hit movie Stroker Ace as Burt Reynolds's brash race-car driving arch-nemesis Aubrey James. In 1986, Stevenson starred as Billy Hazard in Book II of the television miniseries North and South.
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