Russ Parr (born 1959 in California) is an American radio DJ, film director, writer, actor and television personality known for such television shows as Rock 'N' America.
Parr began as a Production Services Director at ABC TV. He also worked as a stand-up comic for eight years, performing his first show as an opening act for Joan Rivers in Santa Monica, California. Parr also found parts on a number of television shows including Martin, The Jenny Jones Show, and Turnstyle, and appeared in television commercials for Kodak and McDonald's. Parr left Hollywood in 1989 and found his niche working as a disc jockey on KJMZ in Dallas, Texas.[citation needed ]
Before Parr began as a radio personality, however, he had a recording career under the pseudonym Bobby Jimmy. In the mid-1980s, he owned and ran his own recording label, Rapsur Records (an inversion of his name). On it he released records as Bobby Jimmy and the Critters. He scored a few hits, including "Roaches" (a parody of Timex Social Club's song "Rumors"); "We Like Ugly Women," "One Glove" (a song satirizing Michael Jackson), and "Ugly Knuckle Butt," which still receives airplay on such outlets as the Doctor Demento Show. Bobby Jimmy released three albums before fading into obscurity. Bobby Jimmy and The Critters was also credited on N.W.A's first album N.W.A and the Posse (1987), some of whose members had been on the same label previously, Macola Records.
In 1989, he left Hollywood (where he was a morning host on Los Angeles' 1580 KDAY, the first all hip-hop radio station) for Dallas, Texas,[citation needed ] where he worked at KJMZ 100.3 JAMZ.[citation needed ] He also launched FLAVA TV, which enabled him to direct, write, and act.[citation needed ]
In 1996 he moved to Washington, D.C. and Radio One's 93.9 WKYS-FM, where he began the Russ Parr Morning Show with Olivia Foxx. By Spring 1997 the show was number one in the D.C. radio market. In December 2002 Foxx left and the show went national. Georgia Foy, also known as Alfredas, Parr's former co-host in Texas, joined as Foxx's replacement.
Parr made his directing debut with the 2006 drama The Last Stand. He directed the roast of John Witherspoon, as well as the comedies Love for Sale, Something Like a Business, 35 and Ticking, and The Undershepherd.
Currently, Parr is the host of the Russ Parr Morning Show, heard weekdays by more than 3.2 million listeners in 45 U.S. cities, and nationally syndicated by Reach Media. He also hosts a weekend show, On Air with Russ Parr, which can be heard on more than 40 radio stations. Aside from his radio gigs, Parr is also the co-host of the TV One dating show Get the Hook Up.
|Geburtsdatum:||1959 (♑ Steinbock)|
|Alter:||62Jahre 2Monate 2Tage|
|Berufe:||Schauspieler, Fernsehschauspieler, Hörfunkmoderator, Filmregisseur,|