Canandaigua, New York, USA
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As The World Turns
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Michael Frank Park
Michael Park (born July 20, 1968) is an American actor, best known for his role of Jack Snyder on As the World Turns (1997- 2010). Park won back to back Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011. On stage, he has originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals: Monty in Violet (1997) and Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen (2016).
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Michael Park (born July 20, 1968) is an American actor, best known for his role of Jack Snyder on As the World Turns (1997- 2010). Park won back to back Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011.
Park attended Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, intending to become an architect. He worked in the 1992 New Plays Festival at Geva Theatre in Rochester. He appeared in regional productions including Ellen Universe Joins The Band and Peephole.
In 1994 Park appeared in the musical Hello Again at Lincoln Center Theater. In August 1994 Park was in the Goodspeed Opera House production of Shenandoah, and Good News at the North Shore Music Theatre (1994). After understudying Billy Bigelow in the 1994 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, he made his Broadway debut in 1995 in Smokey Joe's Cafe. In 1997 Park played Monty in the Playwrights Horizons production of Violet.
The day after Violet opened was Park's first day in the long-running daytime soap opera As The World Turns as Jack Snyder, joining in April 1997. Park received three Emmy nominations and several other soap opera acting awards, including winning the 2010 and 2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
During his 13 year tenure in As The World Turns he continued to work in the theatre, playing Lucky Malone in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Little Me (1998). He made two New York City Center Encores! appearances: Bloomer Girl in 2001 as Jeff Calhoun, and Applause in 2008 as Bill Sampson.
With As The World Turns coming to an end in June 2010, Park returned to the stage, and played the role of Pete's ghost father that appeared to his son as three "Alamo" characters in the coming-of-age musical The Burnt Part Boys at Playwrights Horizon. In the summer of 2010, he appeared as Lord Capulet in the musical The Last Goodbye at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Park then appeared as the cop in Will Eno's play Middletown at the Off-Broadway Vineyard Theatre (2010).
Park performs in the role of Bert Bratt in the Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (2011), starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette.
In the 2012 independent financial thriller film Supercapitalist, Michael Park appears as Morris Brown, co-starring along with Linus Roache, Kenneth Tsang, Derek Ting, Richard Ng, Kathy Uyen, and Darren E. Scott.
Park was born in Canandaigua, New York but spent one year of his childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Married||Michael Park and Laurie Nowak have been married since 6th Jan 1996.|||