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Hunter Parrish Tharp (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing the role of Silas Botwin in Showtime's television series Weeds; as well as the Broadway productions of Godspell in the role of Jesus and as Melchior in Spring Awakening.
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Hunter Parrish (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Silas Botwin in Showtime's television series Weeds.
Parrish was born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in Plano, Texas. His mother, Annie Parrish, works with autistic children, and his father, Bruce Tharp, is an engineer. In 2007, he graduated from Plano Senior High School and from the Texas Tech University Independent School District. Parrish is a "liberal Christian".
Parrish has guest starred in several TV series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Close to Home, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Summerland. He has also appeared in the films Sleepover and RV.
In the film Freedom Writers, Parrish played Ben Samuels, the only white student in a California high school class. Reviewer Thomas Hibbs of the National Review Online noted that Parrish played the role with "unassuming humor".
Parrish has portrayed the role of the oldest Botwin son, Silas, in the Showtime original series Weeds since 2005. On August 11, 2008, Parrish joined the cast of the Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening in the lead role of Melchior Gabor at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, receiving critical acclaim. He remained in the role until the show's closing on January 18, 2009.
On August 18, 2008, Parrish released a video on funnyordie.com titled "Cougar 101 with Hunter Parrish".
Parrish appeared as a high-school basketball player, Stan, in the 2009 film 17 Again.
From 2007 to 2009, he hosted a web talk show with his friends Kyle Sherman and Allison Tyler calledTwo Guys and a Girl.
On August 8, 2011 it was announced that Parrish would star as Jesus in the upcoming Broadway revival of Godspell. Performances began October 13. He left the show on April 15, 2012 to film the final season of Weeds.
Parrish auditioned for the role of Peeta Mellark for The Hunger Games, but lost the role to his RV co-star Josh Hutcherson.
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