No photo available. Represent Jack Parnell? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 127,596 this week

Jack Parnell (I) (1923–2010)

Jack Parnell was born on August 6, 1923 in London, England as John Russell Parnell. He is known for his work on The Muppet Show (1976), The London Palladium Show (1966) and Family Fortunes (1980). He died on August 8, 2010 in Southwold, Suffolk, England. See full bio »

International Films That Inspired Hollywood Hits

Some of Hollywood's most memorable movies were actually remakes of films from across the globe. Check out these international films and the hits they inspired.

View the gallery

"Style Code Live"

Join us on "Style Code Live" daily to connect, shop and chat live with fashion designers, beauty experts and celebrities! Discover today's best beauty hacks and the top style secrets!

Watch the show

Related News

Jack Parnell obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
'Muppets' bandleader Jack Parnell dies at 87
| Hitfix

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 people
created 26 Dec 2010
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jack Parnell's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Known For

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show Music Department
(1976-1981)
The London Palladium Show
The London Palladium Show Music Department
(1966-1968)
Family Fortunes
Family Fortunes Music Department
(1982-1983)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (54 credits)
 2001 The Human Face (TV Mini-Series documentary) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- Fame (2001) ... (conductor)
- Beauty (2001) ... (conductor)
- Here's Looking at You! (2001) ... (conductor)
- Face to Face (2001) ... (conductor)
 1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (associate conductor)
 1982-1983 Family Fortunes (TV Series) (musician - 27 episodes)
- Famous Family Fortunes (1983) ... (musician)
- Episode #5.1 (1983) ... (musician)
- Episode #4.26 (1983) ... (musician)
- Episode #4.24 (1983) ... (musician)
- Episode #4.23 (1983) ... (musician)
 1981 Till Death... (TV Series) (musical director - 6 episodes)
- Giving Up Alcohol (1981) ... (musical director)
- The TV Breaks Down (1981) ... (musical director)
- Eastbourne (1981) ... (musical director)
- Hung-Over (1981) ... (musical director)
- Punks (1981) ... (musical director)
 1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (conductor - 107 episodes)
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (conductor: orchestra)
 1978 Tony Hatch & All Kinds of Music (TV Movie) (orchestra)
 1978 The Bass Player and the Blonde (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Rondo (1978) ... (musical director)
 1978 I'm Bob, He's Dickie (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 February 1978 (1978) ... (musical director)
 1977 The Tony Hatch Music Show (TV Movie) (orchestra)
 1977 Heart and Soul (TV Movie) (orchestra)
 1977 Steve & Eydie: From This Moment On... Cole Porter (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1976 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1974 Sammy (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1974 John Wayne and Glen Campbell & the Musical West (TV Special) (musical director)
 1974 Julie and Jackie: How Sweet It Is (TV Movie) (orchestra conductor)
 1973 Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments (TV Special) (musical director)
 1973 Julie's Christmas Special (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1972 Des (TV Series) (music director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... (music director)
 1971 Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 September 1971 (1971) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 26 June 1971 (1971) ... (musical director)
 1971 The Melodies Linger On (TV Series) (musical director)
 1970 Petula (TV Special) (musical director)
 1970 All Kinds of Music (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1970 Carol Channing's Mad English Tea Party (TV Special) (musical director)
 1970 Another Evening with Burt Bacharach (TV Movie) (composer: orchestral music)
 1969-1970 Sandler and Young's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (orchestrator - 9 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... (orchestrator)
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... (orchestrator)
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... (orchestrator)
- Episode #2.1 (1970) ... (orchestrator)
- Episode dated 9 November 1969 (1969) ... (orchestrator)
 1970 Norman (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- The Girl Pupil (1970) ... (music)
- The Salvation Army lass (1970) ... (music)
- A Career in Music (1970) ... (music)
  Two in Clover (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (theme by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969-1970 Lonnie (TV Series) (music by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... (music by - as Jack Parnell and his Orchestra)
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... (music by - as Jack Parnell and his Orchestra)
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... (music by - as Jack Parnell and his Orchestra)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (music by - as Jack Parnell and his Orchestra)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (music by - as Jack Parnell and his Orchestra)
  This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (music director - 4 episodes, 1969) (conductor - 3 episodes, 1969)
- Episode #2.11 (1969) ... (music director)
- Episode #2.9 (1969) ... (music director)
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... (music director)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (conductor)
 1969 The Peapicker in Piccadilly (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1969 Des O'Connor on Stage (TV Series) (orchestra - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (orchestra)
 1968 It Must Be Dusty (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- All Kinds of Music (1968) ... (orchestrator)
 1967-1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Thief (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Fifty-Seventh Saturday (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Stella (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Goodnight Albert (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- George's Room (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966-1968 The London Palladium Show (TV Series) (musical director - 52 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 March 1968 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 28 January 1968 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 3 December 1967 (1967) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 11 June 1967 (1967) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 4 June 1967 (1967) ... (musical director)
 1968 The Golden Shot (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.31 (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
 1967 The Benny Hill Show (TV Special) (musical director)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (musical director)
 1967 Eye of the Devil (conductor - uncredited)
 1965 Cliff! (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 September 1965 (1965) ... (orchestrator)
 1965 The Eartha Kitt Show (TV Movie) (orchestra)
 1964 Lena (TV Movie) (orchestra)
 1964 Dave's Kingdom (TV Series) (musical director)
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1961 The Arthur Askey Show (TV Series) (orchestra under the direction of - 1 episode)
- The Movie Mogul (1961) ... (orchestra under the direction of)
 1961 The Jo Stafford Show (TV Series) (musical director - 3 episodes)
- The Age of Chivalry (1961) ... (musical director)
- At the London Palladium (1961) ... (musical director)
- The Language of Love (1961) ... (musical director)
 1960 The Strange World of Gurney Slade (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (conductor)
  Spectacular (TV Series) (orchestra - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1960) (musical director - 1 episode, 1960) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 1960)
- A Cool Evening with Nat King Cole (1960) ... (orchestra - as Jack Parnell Orchestra)
- Let's Have a Holiday (1960) ... (musical director)
- The Arthur Haynes Show (1960) ... (orchestrator)
- The Alma Cogan Show (1959) ... (orchestra - as Jack Parnell Orchestra)
- The Marguerite Piazza Show (1958) ... (orchestra - as Jack Parnell Orchestra)
  Arthur's Treasured Volumes (TV Series) (orchestra conducted by - 3 episodes, 1960) (musical director - 2 episodes, 1960)
- The Curse of the Bellfoots (1960) ... (orchestra conducted by)
- A Slight Case of Deception (1960) ... (orchestra conducted by)
- Pillbeam of Twickenham (1960) ... (orchestra conducted by)
- The Command Performer (1960) ... (musical director)
- The History of Mr Lacey (1960) ... (musical director)
 1957-1960 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (musical director - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 May 1960 (1960) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 30 April 1960 (1960) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 2 April 1960 (1960) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 24 January 1959 (1959) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 14 December 1957 (1957) ... (musical director)
 1952 Between Two Worlds (Short) (composer: jazz sequence) / (musician)
 1952 Stolen Face (composer: specialty number)
 1950 Dance Hall (music arranger - uncredited)
 1950 The Blue Lamp (composer: jazz music - uncredited)
Show Show Actor (18 credits)
Show Show Composer (19 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Self (45 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Jack Parnell Dance Band | Jack Parnell & His Orchestra | Jack Parnell and his Orchestra | Jack Parnell Orchestra | John Parnell | Jack Parnell orchestra
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Leads a trio which performs weekly at "The Green Man" public house at Rackheath, Norwich, England, in the county to which he has retired. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page