Al Parker (born Andrew "Drew" Okun 25 June 1952, Natick, Massachusetts - died 17 August 1992, San Francisco, California) was a gay American pornographic actor (porn star), producer, and director. He died from complications of AIDS at the age of 40.
After arriving in California, Parker was employed by Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion West as a butler. Parker's career in gay film started when he was "discovered" by Rip Colt, founder of Colt Studios. It was Colt who gave him the name "Al Parker"
Parker began his film making career when he was signed by Brentwood Studios. He made 12-15 minute loop films shot on 8 mm film reels. He has the distinction of appearing as one of the crowd on the original Woodstock movie poster.
Parker was a producer, director and actor. Surge Studios started making larger budget "theme" features and not just the "film loops." Many of the films were shot out of Parker's home in Hermosa Beach, California. Surge Studios was one of the first studios to mandate safe sex practices when AIDS appeared.
Parker is the subject of Roger Edmonson's biography Clone: The Life and Legacy of Al Parker Gay Superstar. Parker's remains were cremated and a memorial service was held at his private residence.FLASHBACK FRIDAY: AL PARKER
After the extremely positive feedback on our post Hot or Not post about Vintage Men, we thought we’d introduce a brand new series entitled Flashback Friday. Our first post will focus on ’70s and ’80s star Al Parker, whose name and image has practically become synonymous with “vintage porn”.
In the future, we may not necessarily zero in on a specific individual, but feel free to throw out some of your favorite names in the comments section! We’ll do our best to dig up pictures of these guys, and hopefully you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!