Russ Parr Biography
Russ Parr is an American radio DJ, writer, film director, actor and television personality known for such television shows as Rock ‘N’ America.
Russ Parr Age
Parr was born in 1959 in California, United States.
Russ Parr Wife
Russ Parr is married to Darnell Parr and the couple has three children together and lives happily with his family.
Russ Parr Salary & Net Worth
Though his annual salary is not disclosed, its clear that Russ has a good earning being a Radio and TV personality and haviming accumulated an estimated net worth of $4 Million.
Russ Parr Morning Show Phone Number
Call Us: 1-877-Parr-Sho.
Russ Parr Career
Parr started as a Production Services Director at ABC TV. Russ 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. He also found parts on a number of television shows including Martin, The Jenny Jones Show and Turnstyle and appeared in television commercials for Kodak, Thrifty’s and McDonald’s. In 1989, Parr left Hollywood and found his niche working as a disc jockey on KJMZ in Dallas, Texas.
Before Parr started 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. On it Parr released records by his band Bobby Jimmy and the Critters. They had a few hits, including “Roaches” (a spoof of Timex Social Club’s song “Rumors”); “One Glove” (a song satirizing Michael Jackson), “We Like Ugly Women” and their biggest hit, “Ugly Knuckle Butt”, which still gets airplay on such outlets as the Doctor Demento Show. They managed to put out three albums before fading into obscurity and eventually disbanding. Bobby Jimmy and The Critters was also credited on N.W.A’s first album N.W.A and the Posse in 1987.
Los Angeles’ 1580 KDAY
He left Hollywood in 1989, where he was a morning host on Los Angeles’ 1580 KDAY, the first all hip-hop radio station, for Texas. He went to Dallas where he worked at KJMZ 100.3 JAMZ. Parr also started FLAVA TV, which enabled him to direct, write and act
Radio One’s 93.9 WKYS-FM
Parr moved to Washington, D.C. in 1996 and signed on at Radio One’s 93.9 WKYS-FM where he started the Russ Parr Morning Show with Olivia Foxx. The show was number one in the D.C. radio market by Spring 1997. Foxx left and the show went national in December 2002. Georgia Foy, also known as Alfredas, Parr’s former co-host in Texas, joined as Foxx’s replacement.
Russ made his directing debut with the 2006 drama The Last Stand. He also directed the roast of John Witherspoon as well as the comedies Love for Sale, Something Like a Business and 35 and Ticking. His next film is the upcoming comedy-drama The Under Shepherd.
Russ Parr Morning Show
Parr is currently 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. Russ also hosts a weekend show, On Air with Russ Parr, which can be heard on more than 40 different radio stations. Apart from his radio gigs, he is also the co-host of the TV One dating show Get The Hook Up.