And he's no stranger to the stage
Like many NYC-based working actors, Sparks has had quite the theater career. He's been nominated for the Drama Desk Award five times! Oh, and he used to play around town in a rock group, which went by the humble name of Less the Band. Their website doesn't seem to have been updated since 2009, which was probably when Sparks departed for the Boardwalk.
Now that we know more about the guy behind Don Taylor, do we think he's guilty of his stepdaughter's murder? In his 2010 Times interview, Sparks identified a through line in his roles that seems to hold true for Don: "The characters I've played that I like the most are people that have a lot of obstacles... They have a lot of bad things going on. They're seeking to do something good amidst all the detritus around them, and they're aware of how badly they've screwed it up. That kind of self-awareness is tragic."
Tragic, indeed. Jury's still out on whether Don will get wise before next weekend's finale, but he certainly hasn't done much to maintain his innocence thus far.