Michael Parks (born Harry Samuel Parks; April 24, 1940 - May 9, 2017) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances, but was probably best known as the star of the series Then Came Bronson from 1969 to 1970. In his later years Parks worked with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. Parks died on May 9, 2017 in his Los Angeles home at the age of 77. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.