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Peter Parros        

Soap Opera Star Formerly on "As the World Turns" and Actor on "The Haves and Have Nots"

Peter Parros began his acting career at Hollywood's American Theatre Arts. After performing in stage productions, commercials and television, his big break came when he won the series regular role of "RC3" Reginald Cornelius III on the hit TV show "Knight Rider." He was later cast as Officer Gus Grant, the series lead, on the new "Adam 12" series with Ethan Wayne. Peter has appeared in hundreds of television episodes spanning several series, including "Seinfeld," "The Family Man," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Bones," "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," "Sherri,""Royal Pains" and "Castle." Feature film credits include "Death Before Dishonor" and "Real Genius."

For seven years, he played Dr. Ben Harris on the Best Daytime Drama Emmy-winner "As the World Turns"-- a role that earned Peter two NAACP Image Award nominations. Daytime fans also know him for his contract role as Dr. Ben Price on "One Life to Live" and Leo Baines on "The Young and the Restless."

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Peter currently resides in Los Angeles with Jerri, his wife of 27 years. They have two children, Clayton and Petra. Peter became interested in acting while working with Brick Price Movie Miniatures. In addition to being a model builder, he was the managing editor of International Modeler and Special Effects Modeler magazines.

Peter is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West. In addition to writing episodic television, he has written and co-written several movies, including "Something to Sing About" and "The Climb." "The Climb" was voted Best Picture at the 2002 International Family Film Festival and swept the International Christian Visual Media Awards, winning Best Picture. Peter is a member of Mastermedia, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Black Documentary Collective. In 2004, he became a member of the executive advisory board of Heritage Luminaries for the newly created New Jersey Black Cultural & Heritage Initiative Foundation.

Along with partner LaPhonso Ellis, Peter also founded Ten Talents Productions, which produces family entertainment, including "Kidz of the King Adventures," an animated series based on the popular "Kidz of the King" comic book series.

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