About Russ Parr: With a coast-to-coast radio, voice-over, television, comedic, and recording career spanning more than 20 years, Russ Parr’s resume reads like an Academy Award nomination! Russ is best known as the hilarious Host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show, heard weekdays by millions of listeners in more than 30 cities across the country. In addition, his weekend show, “On The Air With Russ Parr”, can be heard on more than 30 different radio stations nationwide.A man of many voices, Russ is known for doing amazingly authentic impersonations of Magic Johnson, Michael Jackson, Chuck D, Jesse Jackson, Barney and more on his morning show. His latest character, the slick-talking, debonair, “Sweet Peter Jeter,” has become a favorite among female and male listeners alike.
Though Russ Parr’s morning show is known for being light-hearted, make no mistake that serious subject matter is equally as important. Domestic violence, mental health, breast cancer awareness, registering to vote and countless other critical issues are regularly addressed on the nationally syndicated program which is based out of Washington, DC.
For more than eight years, Russ was a professional stand-up comedian. The catalog of comedy albums he recorded under the character name “Bobby Jimmy and the Critters” sold millions. In fact, one of Russ’ “Bobby Jimmy and the Critters” music videos was named Top Comedic Video by MTV in 1987. Russ has appeared in several television programs including “Martin”, “NBC’s Rockin’ America”, “Good Morning America”, “Jenny Jones”, “BET Tonight”, and a Showtime network comedy special, as well as national TV commercials for McDonald’s, Kodak, and Thrifty.
A Cal State University-Northridge graduate, Russ Parr has worked at legendary Los Angeles radio stations. During his stints in Dallas he worked at various radio stations and hosted FLAVA-TV, a popular video/variety show.
Russ Parr’s wife and children are paramount in his life. His devotion to his family is paralleled only by his commitment to his listeners and community issues. Though many strive to be #1, few actually make to the top. As he reaches the pinnacle of his award-winning career, it’s clear that Russ Parr has worked hard to get where he is!