Hunter Parrish (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor and singer. 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, and raised in Plano, Texas. In 2007, he graduated from the high school Plano Senior High School and from the Texas Tech University Independent School District.
Hunter 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 and RV. In the film Freedom Writers, Parrish 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 Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening in the lead role of Melchior Gabor at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, receiving critical acclaim. He remained in the role until the show's closing on January 18, 2009. On August 18, 2008, Parrish released a video on funnyordie.com titled "Cougar 101 with Hunter Parrish". Parrish appeared as a high-school basketball player, Stan, in the film 17 Again. From 2007 to 2009, he hosted a web talk show with his friends Kyle Sherman and Allison Tyler called "Two Guys and a Girl".