David Hart (actor)

David Hart (actor)
David Hart (actor)
Born February 6, 1954 (1954-02-06) (age 57)
Marianna, Florida

David Hart (born February 6, 1954) in Marianna, Florida, is an actor best known for his portrayal of Sgt. Parker Williams on the hit television series In the Heat of the Night. He also appeared in numerous commercials including IHop Restaurants, Maxwell House Coffee, Coors Light Silver Bullets, John Deere, and GE. In addition, David has appeared in numerous films and continues to perform in theatre around the country, most recently performing as Charlemagne in "Pippin" and Oscar in "The Odd Couple".

His father Lloyd encouraged him to become an actor after seeing him perform in the play, "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Florida. He is married and has three children. He donates his time to various charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is a professing Christian - Episcopalian.

Hart recorded the song "Let it Snow" for the 1991 "In the Heat of the Night" Christmas CD "Christmas Time's A Comin'." He was joined on the recording by A-team Nashville studio pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins. The song was produced by co-stars Randall Franks and Alan Autry.




  • In the Heat of the Night (1988-1996) as Sgt. Parker Williams
  • The Practice – "Black Widows" (2000) as Detective Cranston
  • Party of Five – "Tender Age" (1998) as Carlin
  • Before Women Had Wings – (1997) (TV) .... Sheriff
  • Picket Fences – "To Forgive is Divine" (1996) as Dan Patterson
  • A Father for Charlie – (1995) (TV) .... Woodrow
  • Aaron's Way – "Patches of Light" (1988) as Travis


  • The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) as Sheriff Bob Logan
  • Before Women Had Wings (1999) as Sheriff
  • Standoff (1998) as Agent Blond
  • Land of the Free (1997) as Byrd
  • To the Limit (1995) as Bodyguard
  • A Father for Charlie (1995) as Woodrow
  • Three Wishes (1995) as Brian's Father
  • The Real McCoy (1993) as Business Man
  • In the Line of Duty (1991)
  • Disorganized Crime (1989) as Proprietor
  • The House on Carroll Street (1988) as Stage Manager
  • War Party (1988) as Rookie Cop
  • Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius (1987)
  • Legal Eagles (1986) as Marchek
  • Silver Bullet (1985) as Pete Sylvester
  • Fandango (1985) as Cecil
  • The River (1984) as Harley
  • The Island (1980) as Attendant

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