Russ Parr Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Russ Parr, born in 1959, is an American disc jockey, comedian, singer and actor who became popular particularly for his radio show “Russ Parr Morning Show”.

So how much is Parr’s net worth? As of mid-2016 it is reported by authoritative sources to be over $4 million, acquired from his years in television, radio and music now spanning well over 30 years.

Russ Parr Net Worth $4 million

Born in California, Parr attended Cal State University-Northbridge and graduated with a degree in Radio, TV and Film. Right after graduation he started his career working in television as a production services supervisor for the network ABC. Although his work behind the scenes didn’t last long, it started his affair with TV, and was the basis of his net worth.

Parr then shifted to become a stand up comedian and found success for years. His talent in comedy led to opportunities on television, and he so began working in front of the camera; some of the shows he appeared in include “Martin”. “The Jenny Jones Show”, and “Turnstyle”. His Hollywood presence grew, and even led to making commercials including for Kodak, McDonalds and Thrifty’s. His life under the spotlight made him an icon, and massively increased his wealth.

Although his career in Hollywood was consistent, he decided to leave the limelight and shifted career to become a disc jockey in 1989, starting his new career on KJMZ as its morning radio show host, which considerably boosted the ratings of the station.

While working as a DJ, Parr also wrote songs on the side and fortunately also found success. After his first composition “We Like Ugly Woman” became a huge hit, he decided to record parody music under the name Bobby Jimmy. Some of the songs that he recorded include “Big Butt”, “Roaches” and “Weave” which all became huge hits, and so helped his net worth too.

Parr also went back in front of the camera when he created “Flava TV”, a variety show that showcased his talent in acting, writing, and directing. Unfortunately, his radio career didn’t look so good when he was shifted to an evening slot, so he decided to leave KJMZ in 1996 and moved to Radio One’s WKYS-FM in Washington D.C.

Parr’s subsequent career as a disc jockey turned into an iconic status when he became the host of the morning show “The Russ Parr Show”; his humor and impersonation of various celebrities was well received among his fans. From Washington his listeners later expanded to 45 cities and three million fans. He is now also has a weekend show entitled “On Air with Russ Parr”.

Aside from being a DJ, Russ occasionally engages in directing that has also contributed to an increase in his net worth; some of his works include “The Last Stand”, “Love for Sale”, “35 and Ticking” and “Something Like a Business”.

Parr also gives back to the community with his charity, Russ Parr’s Kids Klub that organizes educational activities for children.

In terms of his personal life, Parr married Darnell and they have three children, but are rumoured to have divorced.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 1959
Birth place: California, United States
Profession:Film director
Education:California State University, Northridge
Nationality:American
TV shows:TV One's Roast and Toast
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Had a small part as a radio station employee in the Alan Rudolph film "Choose Me" (1985).
2Has recorded parody style songs under the alias Bobby Jimmy
3Radio disc jockey and actor.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Grand Jury PrizeAmerican Black Film FestivalBest DirectorThe Undershepherd (2012)
2012Grand Jury PrizeAmerican Black Film FestivalBest Narrative FeatureThe Undershepherd (2012)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Fright Night Files (2014)· R.L. Scott


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ringside2016TV Movie
Born Again Virgin2015-2016TV Series 7 episodes
Definitely Divorcing2016
Fear Files2015TV Movie segments "Fire & Mama's Boy", "Mama's Boy", "Fire"
The Fright Night Files2014TV Movie segments "Pillow Talk Channel 187", "For the Love of Lockwood"
Comeback Dad2014
Hear No Evil2014
For the Love of Lockwood2014TV Series
A Christmas Blessing2013TV Movie
The Undershepherd2012
35 and Ticking2011
Something Like a Business2010uncredited
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon2009TV Movie
Love for Sale2008uncredited
The Last Stand2006

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Definitely Divorcing2016executive producer
The Fright Night Files2014TV Movie producer
Comeback Dad2014executive producer
Hear No Evil2014executive producer
For the Love of Lockwood2014TV Series producer
A Christmas Blessing2013TV Movie executive producer
The Undershepherd2012executive producer
35 and Ticking2011executive producer
Donnell Rawlings: From Ashy to Classy2010TV Special documentary executive producer
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon2009TV Movie executive producer
The Last Stand2006executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Stand2006
Definitely Divorcing2016
Fear Files2015TV Movie
The Fright Night Files2014TV Movie
Hear No Evil2014
A Christmas Blessing2013TV Movie
The Undershepherd2012
35 and Ticking2011uncredited
Something Like a Business2010
Love for Sale2008writer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Stand2006Finlayson D. Zero
Get the Hook Up2004TV SeriesHost
Martin1992TV SeriesRuss Parr
This Week Indoors1987TV Movie
Rock-N-America1984Host

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown1988TV Movie writer: "Roaches"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BET Honors2015TV MovieHimself
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Tangles & Locks2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon2001TV SeriesHimself

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