Hunter Parrish

Hunter Parrish

Hunter Parrish (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor. He is known for playing Silas Botwin in Showtime's television series Weeds, as well as for appearing in several Hollywood films.


Parrish was born in Richmond, Virginia. In 2007, he graduated from the Texas Tech University Independent School District.


Parrish has guest starred in several TV series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Close to Home, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Summerland. He has also appeared in the films Sleepover (2004) and RV (2006).

Parrish's most recent role was in the film Freedom Writers (2007), in which he played Ben Samuels, the only white student in a California high school class. Reviewer Thomas Hibbs of the National Review Online noted that Parrish played the role with "unassuming humor".

On August 11, 2008, Parrish joined the cast of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening in the lead role of Melchior Gabor at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

On August 18, 2008, Parrish released a video on titled "Cougar 101 with Hunter Parrish".


Year Title Role
2003 The Guardian Hank
2004 Sleepover Lance
2005 Steal Me Tucker
Summerland Tracy Hart
Premonition Charlie
Down in the Valley Kris
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeremy McBride
2005—present Weeds Silas Botwin
2006 In Justice Kevin Rounder
RV (Runaway Vacation) Earl Gornicke
Close to Home Jay Stratton
Campus Ladies Student Health Employee
2007 Freedom Writers Ben Daniels
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jordan Owens
2009 17 Again Stan


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