Legendary Actor Michael Parks Dead at 77

In addition to his role as Jean Renault in 'Twin Peaks,' Parks was a regular in Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith films
Legendary Actor Michael Parks Dead at 77

Michael Parks, a truly legendary actor and a staple in genre fare, has passed away. He was 77 years old.

While his cause of death has not yet been confirmed, Parks's death was reported by frequent collaborator Kevin Smith. The two worked together on Smith's recent films Tusk and Red State

Along with Smith, Parks was a staple in films from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. His character Texas Ranger Earl McGraw first appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn, then resurfaced in the Kill Bill movies and the Grindhouse movies Planet Terror and Death Proof.

As if that weren't enough, Parks also played the role of Jean Renault in Twin Peaks (pictured above). 

Other roles included Dial M for MurderBetween Friends, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Argo and We Are What We Are