My name is Nicholas X. Parsons and I grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia. I am a Classically trained actor who studied at The Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA and I earned a Theater Arts Degree from George Mason University.
I worked and taught theater to children in the DC Theater market for a short time but my main goal was to work in Film and Television. When the focus shifted I worked quite steadily within the Mid-East TV Market in A HAUNTING and AMERICAS MOST WANTED and smaller roles in film while studying Meisner Technique under the instruction of Keith Flippen. Soon I landed my first starring role as a mass murderer in the Suspense-Thriller Indie Feature IN THE PINES. Which went on to Win "Best Feature" at the 2008 Virginia Independent Film Festival.
At this point in my career I felt I needed a change of venue so I moved to Florida and began working in the South East Market. A smart move, because within 2 months I landed a role on USA Network’s BURN NOTICE. Other television roles put me on the short lived US version of THE INBETWEENERS, the second season of GRACELAND and a recurring role on the final season of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, working along side John Stamos and David Anders as Scott Cohen's computer hacking side kick 'Stanzi Palmer".
During my time in Florida I was able to transition smoothly to the big screen soon earning my break out role under the direction of Michael Bay in the dark-comedy PAIN & GAIN - sharing scenes with Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Tony Shalhoub. This was an amazing experience and forced me to bring my professional game up to the next level.
Later that year I landed the lead role playing a Christian man struggling with the battle of his faith and Hollywood in the feature film POWER OF THE AIR, directed by Dave Christiano. This time I was lucky enough to work with Oscar Winning actress Patty Duke, which ending up being her final film role before her untimely death in 2016. Michael Gross co-stars and is scheduled for a theatrical release in the Fall of 2018.
After respectful but moderate success I decided to head out further West to the Crescent City and soon landed a small supporting role as a Paramedic assisting Alice Eve in the film MISCONDUCT, Directed by Shintaro Shimosawa. Soon after I cast in a few short films which enabled me to play a variety of roles from a drug-addicted bandit in the Sci-Fi WASTELAND: TALES FROM THE DESERT PART 1, opposite DJ Perry, a billionaire in the apocalyptic drama THE PARALLEX THEORY and a grieving alcoholic father in REACHING, directed by Trad Willmann: which has gone on to win many awards at film festivals.
Recent works include a stoner on the Series MACGYVER on CBS, a smart ass ticket guy in the comedy feature THE DUNNING MAN (currently in the Festival Circuit) and co-starring opposite Tyler Hoechlin as his best friend in the Thriller THE DOMESTICS, directed by Mike P. Nelson. Most recently I had the delight of working on the hit TV series PREACHER Season 3, Episode 3 "Gonna Hurt" playing a distraught husband in a flashback sequence which aired in the Summer of 2018
I continue to seek out interesting characters to play with interesting people. I plan to run thi marathon for quite some time.
Currently I am writing, producing and directing my first Documentary feature film about my friend Jeff Watkins called
A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR.
The film should be finished by 2019 and hit the Festival Circuit by 2020.