Wolé Parks

Wolé Parks

Actor, writer, and director Wolé Parks' illustrious career has featured him working with such acclaimed talent and productions as Kevin Costner in "Yellowstone", Ellen Barkin in "Animal Kingdom", America Ferrera in "Superstore", Liev Schreiber in "Ray Donovan," Eva Longoria in "Devious Maids", and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in PREMIUM RUSH. He is now taking the DC Universe by storm as series regular 'The Stranger' / 'John Henry Irons' / 'Steel' in the hit Saturn Award-winning CW series "Superman & Lois", which returns for season 3 on Tuesday, March 14th.


When Earth's greatest superhero 'Superman' and his wife 'Lois Lane' return to their hometown of Smallville with their twin sons, their lives are upended when 'The Stranger' enters as well as by the secret experiments of 'Morgan Edge'. A soldier from an unidentified parallel Earth, 'The Stranger' aka 'John Henry Irons' (Parks) is hellbent on proving to the world that it no longer needs Superman. He eventually accepts Superman as the savior of Earth and teams up with him to protect people from the evil Morgan Edge. A lifelong comic book fan, being cast as 'John Henry Irons' / 'Steel' in the DC and Greg Berlanti series "Superman & Lois" was a dream come true. 


Parks was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City as a first generation American to Belizean mother and Tanzanian father. He got his first taste of acting when he was scouted in high school and landed a national commercial for Kit Kat. He went on to graduate with a double major in Fine Arts at NYU's Tisch and a B.A. in Mathematics. He first entered the business world as a finance director while dabbling in acting on the side. His first big acting role was alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the feature film PREMIUM RUSH. He decided to make the leap headfirst into acting and moved to Los Angeles where he booked a series regular role on showrunner Marc Cherry's ("Desperate Housewives") series "Devious Maids", executive produced by Eva Longoria. From there he began booking roles back-to-back on some of the hottest television shows, building his reputation as an in-demand actor seamlessly switching between in both drama and comedy.


When he is not in front of the camera, he is busy writing projects and training to become a director, where he has already shadowed directors on "Superman & Lois". He has been sober for 16 years and practices a healthy lifestyle in his personal life. He is passionate about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and has biked the AIDS Life Cycle twice (riding from SF to LA) which benefits the community in both SF and LA.