Ray Parker Jr - Famous Songwriter

Ray Parker Jr Net Worth


Ray Parker Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has a net worth of $10 million. Ray Parker Jr. is famous for writing and performing the hit theme song to the 1984 supernatural comedy film ‘Ghostbusters’, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Key facts:

  • Ray Parker Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
  • He is best known for writing and performing the hit theme song to the 1984 film 'Ghostbusters', which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
  • Parker co-founded the funk and R&B vocal group Raydio in the late 70s, and the group had several hit singles, including "Jack and Jill" and "You Can't Change That".
  • As a solo artist, Parker had success with songs like "The Other Woman" and "Ghostbusters". He also wrote and produced hit songs for other artists, including New Edition and Deniece Williams.
  • Parker was one of the first black recording artists to be involved in music videos. His video for "Ghostbusters" became one of the first movie-related music videos to achieve success on MTV.

Basic Information About Ray Parker Jr

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Singers
ProfessionsRecord producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Actor, Musician
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1954-05-01 (70 years old)
Place of birthDetroit
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseElaine Parker - (12 JuneΒ 1994 - present)Β (4 children)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Ray Parker Jr win?


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Ray Parker Jr awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
BAFTA Film Award - Best Original SongWinnerGhost Busters1985
Grammy - Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialNomineeGhost Busters1985

Ray Parker Jr roles

Movie / Series Role
21 Jump StreetRay Parker Jr. 1 episode, 1990
The F.B.I. Files1 episode, 2004
Lip Sync BattleSelf 1 episode, 2018
Gimme a Break!Self 1 episode, 1984
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest Musician 1 episode, 2016
Loose WomenSelf 1 episode, 2009

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Interesting Facts about Ray Parker Jr

  1. Was a sideman in Barry White's "Love Unlimited Orchestra" in the mid-1970s.
  2. In 1977, Parker created the Raydio, an acid jazz and R&B group. The band is: Vincent Bohnam, Jerry Knight, Ray Parker Jr. and Arnell Carmichael.
  3. Made two music videos for his 1982 Top 5 hit "The Other Woman", both of which MTV refused to play because they did not fit the MTV "rock" format.
  4. Was sued by Huey Lewis, who claimed that the "Ghostbusters" theme was similar to Huey Lewis and the News' "I Want a New Drug." It was later settled out of court.In 2006, Parker filed suit against Lewis, for reiterating his claim of plagiarism against Parker in a VH1 special. According to Parker, public statements on the matter were forbidden by the agreement.
  5. Father of Gibson Parker, Jericho Parker and Redmond Parker.
  6. Brother of Opelton Parker.
  7. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 6, 2014.
  8. Backup guitarist for Stevie Wonder on "Superstition".

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