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Tommy Parker (singer)

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Tommy Parker
BornTom Theunisz
(1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 36)
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Television Presenter , Singer, Actor
📆 Years active  2005–present

Tommy Theunisz Parker (born 29 May 1984) is a Dutch television presenter, singer, director and actor. He reached the mentor rounds of the first season of the German X Factor. He hosts Tommy in La La Land , a documentary series on OutTV (Europe).

Early life[edit]

Parker was born in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Parker studied for one year drama at the school for drama in 2003 and graduated in 2009 in journalism (television) in Tilburg. As a singer he sang in several rock bands when he was a teenager.

Career[edit]

2004–2009: Career beginnings[edit]

In 2006 Tommy was one of the 18 talents who was picked to make reports for Dutch national network BNN. One year later he interviewed Cameron Diaz[1], John Legend and Rowan Atkinson for Dutch network NOS.

He directed and worked on two music videos for Dutch artist Joyze. He cast award-winning actress Melody Klaver and actor Mike Weerts to act in the music video. The single became a top 30 hit in the Netherlands. The second music video he directed for Joyze was her third and final single Way Too Long.[2]

Parker also started working on two documentaries SAT2D: The Road To Pinkpop (Broadcast by L1) [3] and Thousand Hills Journalist (for lokaalmondiaal).

2010–2014: Music and acting[edit]

In 2010 Tommy auditioned for the first season of X Factor Germany. After two pre selections Tommy was picked to sing by judges: Sarah Connor, Till Broner and George Gluck in a TV show with audience. Tommy reached the mentor rounds with Till Broner as his mentor, who loved Parker´s performances but didn't think Tommy was ready yet and had to make a choice with whom he would battle against the other mentors. Referring to the game element of X Factor. On April 20, 2012 Tommy Parker released his first single Run For Our Money via Interscope Digital.[4] In October 2012 Canadian director Charlie David announced that Run for our Money would be featured in the reality tv series I'm a Stripper.[5]

In 2011 Parker had a small part in the American movie Amsterdam Heavy.[6] The film premiered at Cannes film festival 2011. In 2014 he also played one of the lead characters in the short film 'Lijkzang'.[7]

2015–present: Online and worldwide television series[edit]

In 2015 Parker started working on two online Dutch interview formats: "Dating" and "Michella Kox Vs." Several Dutch media outlets including Linda TV, Volkskrant and Telegraaf shared Parker's new content. In 2017 Parker signed a contract with OUTtv Global. His new television interview series: Tommy in La La Land will premiere on OUTtv's national networks worldwide in 2018.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

  • Amsterdam Heavy (2011) .... Billy

Short films[edit]

  • Lijkzang (2014) .... Robin

Director[edit]

  • Impossible (Joyze Music Video) (2008)
  • Way Too Long (Joyze Music Video) (2008)
  • Thousand Hills Journalist (Documentary) (2008)
  • SAT2D: The Road To Pinkpop(Documentary) (2009)

Television[edit]

  • Tommy in La La Land" (OUTtv Global) (2018) .... Tommy Parker
  • Golf & More (RTL7) (2010) .... Tommy Parker
  • X Factor (Vox, RTL Germany) (2010) .... Tommy Parker
  • NOS Headlines (NOS) (2007) .... Tommy Parker

References[edit]

  1. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF7JQbYogdY Tommy meets Cameron Diaz | Tommy Parker Interview
  2. oranjemuziek.nl: Way Too Long http://oranjemuziek.nl/2008/10/10/way-too-long-nieuwe-single-en-videoclip-joyze/
  3. L1: The Official Website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-01-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. Napster "Official Page" http://gb.napster.com/artist/tommy-parker/album/run-for-our-money-single
  5. Facebook Page "Facebook Page: I'm A Stripper" https://www.facebook.com/magicmendocumentary?fref=ts
  6. IMDB. www.imdb.com https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740468/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2
  7. IMDB. www.imdb.com https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3415750/
  8. Linda TV. http://www.lindanieuws.nl/nieuws/bekend/turner-jeffrey-wammes-ik-heb-weleens-sex-op-wcs-in-gay-clubs/
  9. Telegraaf. http://www.telegraaf.nl/prive/27446151/__Michella_maakt_gehakt_van_Laura_Ponticorvo__.html/

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