Parker Hendrick Croft III, professionally known as Parker Croft, was born on January 13 in Burlington, Vermont and raised in Shelburne. His mother, Juliet McVicker, is a jazz singer and his father, Parker Hendrick Croft, Jr., is an architect as well as a painter. He has one sister who is a musician. Parker's first introduction to acting was in 1994 at age seven when his mother enrolled him into the Burlington-based Very Merry Theatre's summer camp. He spent two summers with the company, and his first play was William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream portraying the role of Oberon. Soon after, he began working with the Vermont Stage Company and performed in plays like Twelfth Night and Waiting For Godot.