Born Drew Okum in Natick, Massachusetts, as a teen his parents loaned him their brand new Mustang to attend Woodstock, which they thought was a classical music festival. While at Woodstock, Drew had several homosexual experiences, the most notable in the back a van - a theme that would be repeated throughout his adult-film career.??After graduating from High School in Natick, he moved to Los Angeles where he landed a job operating the film projector booth at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion. He was "discovered" by Rip Colt who changed his name to Al Parker because it sounded like a man's name. Parker starred in several of Colt's 8mm shorts.??Parker began a long term, and open, lover relationship with Steve Taylor; together the two established Surge Studios, a gay-adult film production studio.??Following Taylor's sudden from AIDS, Parker's interest in the studio faded. Parker himself serio-converted and tested positive - following which he made several "safer" porn movies with other HIV actors.