John Shackley
John Shackley
Born 8 July 1965 in Liverpool, England, UK
Occupation Entrepreneur
Nationality British
Played Will Parker

John Shackley was the actor who played as Will Parker in The Tripods TV Series.


John attended college for a year gaining a diploma in Theatre Studies. Then he joined the Liverpool Young Actors Co-operative where he was fortunate to be seen by film director Gordon Flemyng and offered a part in Yorkshire Television's mini-series One Summer in 1983.

The following year, 1984, he auditioned for the BBC production of The Tripods and from 400 other applicants was successfully cast in the principal role of Will Parker. After the second series the show was cancelled.

He now lives with his wife and children in Chile. He works in a senior position for a major hotel chain.

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