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Jack Parnell (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 »

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 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)
 1976-1980 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (conductor - 82 episodes)
- Roger Moore (1980) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Carol Channing (1980) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Andy Williams (1980) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- The Stars of Star Wars (1980) ... (conductor: orchestra)
- Lynda Carter (1980) ... (conductor: orchestra)
 1978 Tony Hatch & All Kinds of Music (TV Movie) (orchestra)
 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) (orchestra)
 1974 John Wayne and Glen Campbell & the Musical West (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1973 Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments (TV Special) (musical director)
 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 Movie) (musical director)
 1970 All Kinds of Music (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1970 Carol Channing's Mad English Tea Party (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1970 Another Evening with Burt Bacharach (TV Movie) (composer: orchestral music)
 1969-1970 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 - 2 episodes)
- A Career in Music (1970) ... (music)
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... (music)
 1969-1970 Two in Clover (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- 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)
 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 Movie) (musical director)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (musical director)
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1966 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 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)
- A Cool Evening with Nat King Cole (1960) ... (orchestra - as Jack Parnell Orchestra)
- Let's Have a Holiday (1960) ... (musical director)
- The Alma Cogan Show (1959) ... (orchestra - as Jack Parnell Orchestra)
- The Marguerite Piazza Show (1958) ... (orchestra - as Jack Parnell Orchestra)
- The Johnnie Ray Show (1957) ... (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)
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Alternate Names:

Jack Parnell Dance Band | Jack Parnell & His Orchestra | Jack Parnell and his Orchestra | Jack Parnell Orchestra | Jack Parnell orchestra
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Trivia:

Nephew of Val Parnell and grandson of ventriloquist Fred Russell. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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