Actor Fess Parker

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 10, 2006

Whatever happened to Fess Parker, the guy who played Davy Crockett?
—Liz McCormick, Las Vegas, Nev.

Parker portrayed the famous frontiersman only a handful of times, in several episodes of the Walt Disney-produced 1950s Davy Crockett TV mini-series, and later in a couple of movies. But it was enough to ignite a nationwide Crockett craze of coonskin caps, toy muskets and other spinoff merchandise. Parker also portrayed that other famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone, on the TV series of the same name from 1964 to 1970. Now 83 and retired from show business for nearly 30 years, he owns and operates the Fess Parker Winery and the Wine Country Inn and Spa in Los Olivos, Calif.