AHBL - Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Jeffrey Vincent Parise is an American multi-disciplinarian artist. A true Renaissance man, Jeffrey explores his self-expression in a multitude of creative fields.
As an actor Jeffrey is known for playing Carlos Rivera and his twin Dr. Joe Rivera for three and a half years on the multi-Emmy award winning "General Hospital", earning him a 2017 Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Other notable television appearances include "Mad Men", where he played Vince the guru in the series finale, uttering the last spoken words of the iconic series, and Carlos Camacho in season 2 of TBS's hit comedy "The Detour" alongside Natalie Zea and show creator/star Jason Jones. Jeffrey also works with writer and show runner Rob Thomas on nearly every project Thomas puts on the air. They began their working relationship in the early stages of both of their careers with the critically acclaimed ABC show "Cupid". His other TV work includes guest starring roles on such shows as "Turks", "Millennium", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "CSI:NY", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Titans", "NYPD Blue", "Monk", "Judging Amy", "The District", "Veronica Mars", "Party Down", "Burn Notice" and "Castle".
As well as his numerous television appearances, Jeffrey has also appeared in over 40 films, including working with legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders on three separate occasions, including featuring alongside Tim Roth in "Don't Come Knocking", a film written by and starring the late Sam Shepard. Most recently Jeffrey starred alongside Samantha Robinson in Anna Biller's 2017 critically acclaimed "The Love Witch". "The Love Witch" has been heralded as a masterpiece of cinema by many film critics around the world and also made several "Best of 2017 movies".
As a fine artist, Jeffrey's paintings hang in homes and galleries around the world. His book "Jeffrey Vincent Parise - a decade of paintings 2000-2010" was published in 2011 and features hundreds of paintings over a 10-year period. It also contains writing from Jeffrey and many of the fascinating artists and people he paints, exploring the creatively intimate relationship between painter and subject.
As a self-taught percussionist, Jeffrey plays djembe and cajon with several different bands, circus troupes, fire troupes, and DJ's around the world. In 2012 Parise appeared in the semi-final and final round of ABC's America's Got Talent playing the drumbrella with The William Earth Harp Collective, where they came in 3rd place.
As a filmmaker, Jeffrey wrote and directed a feature length documentary called "The Inlaws & the Outlaws", co-directed by Cree Summer. He has also written and directed several short documentaries and one narrative short film, called "Vincent & Lucian", which he also starred in, an 1800's fantasy Faustian tale about a young artist finding his highest creative self.
We warmly welcome Jeffrey to AHBL Xmas 4: Secret Santa for his role as Asmodeus, the 7th Prince of Hell, on Supernatural.