Character actor Michael Parks has died after a career that lasted more than 50 years. He was 77.
Parks' agent, Jane Schulman, confirmed his death to news organizations but she did not specify the cause.
Parks, a California native, didn't begin acting until after years of fruit picking, truck driving and firefighting.
In the 1960s, he was on numerous TV shows, and was seen by some in Hollywood as the next James Dean. Most notably, he starred as the brooding ex-newspaperman riding a Harley — a sort of Easy Rider — on the TV series Then Came Bronson.