Peter Parros (born November 11, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor and screenwriter. His acting credits include stage, screen and television. Currently Parros portrays Judge David Harrington on Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network, but he may be most recognized for his nearly decade-long portrayal of Dr. Ben Harris on the CBS soap As the World Turns.

Peter Parros
Born (1960-11-11) November 11, 1960 (age 59)
Known forRC3 or Reginald Cornelius III in the TV series Knight Rider


Early lifeEdit

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 Michael 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]


Year Film Role Other notes
1985 Real Genius Air Force SP at Gate
1986 A Little Off Mark Mark
1987 Death Before Dishonor James
2007 The Weekend Jacob's Dad
Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Facts of Life Michael Episode: Crossing the Line
1985 Anything for Love 2nd Waiter Unsold TV-Pilot
1985–1986 Knight Rider 'RC3' Reginald Cornelius III
1985, 1988 Charles in Charge Eddie Dootabuta
Episode: Charles 'R' Us
Episode: Yesterday Cafe
1986–1987 The Young and the Restless Leo Baines
1988 Ladykillers Zak ABC TV-Movie
1989 1st & Ten Episode: Final Bow
Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactics Officer Episode: A Matter of Honor
227 Pizza Man Episode: The Bet
1990 Adam-12 Officer Gus Grant
The Family Man Eddie Cooper
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Gordon Jones TNT TV-Movie
1992 Seinfeld Officer #2 Episode: The Trip (2)
Santa Barbara Dane
1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Troy Episode: Unforgettable
1994 Step by Step George Episode: Pretty Woman
1994–1995 One Life to Live Dr. Ben Price#2
1996 New York Undercover Stan Episode: A Time to Kill
1996–2005 and 2009–2010 As the World Turns Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Robert Harris Image Award (nominated-2)
Soap Opera Digest Awards (nominated)
2005 CSI: Miami James Johnson Episode: Felony Flight
2007 Bones Officer at Scene Episode: The Man at the Mansion
2008 Law & Order Judge Matthew Alden Episode: Misbegotten
Episode: Tango
2009 Sherri William Episode entitled "Lost Weekend"
2010 Royal Pains Ted Phillips Episode entitled "Big Whoop"
2011 Castle Dr. Rex Colabro Episode entitled "The Dead Pool"
2013–present The Haves and the Have Nots David Harrington Main Role


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