Peter Parros

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Peter Parros
Born(1960-11-11) November 11, 1960 (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York U.S.
Spouse(s)Jerri Morgan (1985-Present) 2 Children
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Peter Parros
Born(1960-11-11) November 11, 1960 (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York U.S.
Spouse(s)Jerri Morgan (1985-Present) 2 Children

Peter Parros (born November 11, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor and screenwriter. His acting credits include stage, screen and television, but he may be most recognized for his nearly decade-long portrayal of Dr. Ben Harris on the CBS soap As the World Turns.


Early life[edit]

Peter Parros was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. He became interested in acting and the film industry after holding a job with a company that created special effects miniatures. When interviewed, he referred to the initial stages of his acting endeavor as being completely different than what other actors and actresses found. He said, "What drew me in wasn't the Shakespearean quality of acting. I was going to be the black Arnold Schwarzenegger.".[1]


Initially, Parros acted solely in theater. Eventually, he found minor success on screen. In 1984, Parros landed his first television role as Michael, Tootie's cousin, in The Facts of Life. His first regular series role was on Knight Rider in 1985, playing "RC3", a.k.a. Reginald Cornelius III, the new mechanic (and sometime partner to Micheal Knight) who worked on KITT; he appeared in the fourth and final season of the series.

Thereafter, Parros was cast in several popular American soap operas. He appeared on The Young and the Restless in the recurring role of Leo Baines from 1986 to 1987, Santa Barbara in 1992, One Life to Live as the second Dr. Ben Price from 1994 until 1995, and on As the World Turns as Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Robert Harris from 1996-2005. Parros also starred in the short-lived The New Adam-12, a spin-off of the 1960s/1970s popular police drama Adam-12, as Officer Gus Grant. In 1990–91, he played the recurring role of firefighter Eddie Cooper on the CBS comedy The Family Man.

Parros has made guest appearances on such TV shows as Charles in Charge, Star Trek: The Next Generation and New York Undercover.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Parros has been married to actress Jerri Morgan since 1985. They have a son and a daughter, and lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey.[2]

He owns the production company, Ten Talents Productions, which produced television shows for the Black Family Channel.


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1985Real GeniusAir Force SP at Gate
1986A Little Off MarkMark
1987Death Before DishonorJames
2007The WeekendJacob's Dad
1984The Facts of LifeMichaelEpisode: Crossing the Line
1985Anything for Love2nd WaiterUnsold TV-Pilot
1985–1986Knight Rider'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III
1985, 1988Charles in ChargeEddie Dootabuta
Episode: Charles 'R' Us
Episode: Yesterday Cafe
1986–1987The Young and the RestlessLeo Baines
1988LadykillersZakABC TV-Movie
19891st & TenEpisode: Final Bow
Star Trek: The Next GenerationTactics OfficerEpisode: A Matter of Honor
227Pizza ManEpisode: The Bet
1990Adam-12Officer Gus Grant
The Family ManEddie Cooper
The Court-Martial of Jackie RobinsonGordon JonesTNT TV-Movie
1992SeinfeldOfficer #2Episode: The Trip (2)
Santa BarbaraDane
1993Hangin' with Mr. CooperTroyEpisode: Unforgettable
1994Step by StepGeorgeEpisode: Pretty Woman
1994–1995One Life to LiveDr. Ben Price#2
1996New York UndercoverStanEpisode: A Time to Kill
1996–2005 and 2009–2010As the World TurnsDr. Benjamin "Ben" Robert HarrisImage Award (nominated-2)
Soap Opera Digest Awards (nominated)
2005CSI: MiamiJames JohnsonEpisode: Felony Flight
2007BonesOfficer at SceneEpisode: The Man at the Mansion
2008Law & OrderJudge Matthew AldenEpisode: Misbegotten
Episode: Tango
2009SherriWilliamEpisode entitled "Lost Weekend"
2010Royal PainsTed PhillipsEpisode entitled "Big Whoop"
2011CastleDr. Rex ColabroEpisode entitled "The Dead Pool"
2013-presentThe Haves and the Have NotsDavid HarringtonMain Role


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