Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1960
SpouseJerri Morgan
FactSon Clayton born on 11 December 1990.

Peter Parros is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Ben Harris on the NBC daytime soap opera Another World.

Born in New York City, Parros is the son of African-American parents. He was raised in the Bronx and attended the High School of Performing Arts. After graduation, he studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Parros made his television debut in 1981 on the NBC soap opera Another World, where he played the role of Dr. Ben Harris. He remained with the show until 1999. He also appeared on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns and the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.

In addition to his work on daytime television, Parros has appeared in a number of primetime television shows, including Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, Law & Order, and New York Undercover. He has also appeared in films such as Lean on Me (1989), Jungle Fever (1991), and Clockers (1995).

Parros is married to actress Lisa Vidal. The couple has three children together.

General Info

Full NamePeter Parros
Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1960
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Actor


SpouseJerri Morgan
ChildrenClayton Parros, Petra Parros


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
MoviesDeath Before Dishonor, Real Genius
TV ShowsAs the World Turns, The New Adam-12, The Family Man, Knight Rider, The Haves and the Have Nots

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1Son Clayton born on 11 December 1990.
2Daughter Petra born on 28 October 1992.




The Haves and the Have Nots2013-2017TV SeriesDavid Harrington
Castle2011TV SeriesDr. Rex Colabro
Royal Pains2010TV SeriesTed Phillips
As the World Turns1997-2009TV SeriesBen Harris Dr. Ben Harris Ben Hughes
Sherri2009TV SeriesWilliam
Law & Order2008TV SeriesJudge Matthew Alden
The Weekend2007/IJacob's Dad
Bones2007TV SeriesOfficer at Scene
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesJames Johnson
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesStan
One Life to Live1994-1995TV SeriesDr. Ben Price #2
Step by Step1994TV SeriesGeorge
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1993TV SeriesTroy
Seinfeld1992TV SeriesOfficer #2
Santa Barbara1992TV SeriesDane
The New Adam-121989-1991TV SeriesOfficer Gus Grant / Gus Grant
The Family Man1990TV SeriesEddie Cooper
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson1990TV MovieGordon Jones
2271989TV SeriesPizza Man
Star Trek: The Next Generation1989TV SeriesTactics Officer
Charles in Charge1985-1989TV SeriesEugene / Eddie Dootabuta
Studio 5-B1989TV Series
1st & Ten: The Championship1989TV SeriesMoses Jackson
Ladykillers1988TV MovieZak
Death Before Dishonor1987James
A Little Off Mark1986ShortMark - Our Hero
The Young and the Restless1986TV SeriesLeo Baines
Knight Rider1985-1986TV Series'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III
Anything for Love1985TV Movie2nd Waiter
Real Genius1985Air Force SP at Gate
The Facts of Life1984TV SeriesMichael


Harlem Sistas Double Dutch2005Short
Something to Sing About2000TV Movie
The New Adam-121990TV Series writer - 1 episode


Harlem Sistas Double Dutch2005Short executive producer
Young Americans2000Short executive producer


Mutual Love Life1999Short special thanks


The Tyler Perry Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Marquee2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest


Nominated Awards

2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)
1998Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite New CoupleAs the World Turns (1956)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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