Parker Bates is a ten-year-old actor who can currently be seen playing ‘Young Kevin’, son of Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in NBC’s hit show, This is Us.
Up next, Parker will star in the film Magic Max as ‘Tim Hart’, opposite Jud Tylor and Barry Corbin, releasing later this year. Parker was born in Dallas, Texas and began modeling at the age of two, but he discovered his passion for acting at the age of six, when he accompanied his older brother, Prestyn Bates to a commercial audition. He inadvertently wound up in the audition room himself and booked the job.
He went on to secure roles in commercials, PSAs and short film productions in Dallas and Austin, before setting his sights on Hollywood.
Once he secured representation with an amazing agency and manager during his first trip to Los Angeles, he began auditioning regularly. He quickly appeared in several commercials and during his first six months in Los Angeles, scored the role in This is Us.
Parker is also a talented athlete excelling in soccer and gymnastics. In his free time he enjoys the beach, time with family and riding his scooter.