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Ray Parker Jr.


Guitarist/songwriter/producer Ray Parker Jr. had hits as Raydio (the million-selling "Jack and Jill," "You Can't Change That"), Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio ("Two Places at the Same Time," "A Woman Needs Love [Just Like You Do]"), and Ray Parker Jr. (the number one R&B and pop gold single "Ghostbusters"), and he co-wrote hit songs for Rufus and Chaka ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ghostbusters Soundtrack
(1984)
Hired Gun Himself
(2016)
Ghostbusters II Soundtrack
(1989)
Ex Machina Soundtrack
(2014)

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  Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (writer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2018)
- Episode #12.3 (2018) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.12 (2016) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- 2015: Live Semi-Final 3 (2015) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Episode dated 27 February 2018 (2018) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  ¿Dónde estabas entonces? (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- 1984 (2018) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Stranger Things (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak (2017) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  Superstore (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Sal's Dead (2017) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2017 Ghostbusters: Station 6 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2017) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2016 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elokuvamusiikki (2016) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2016) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016)
- Live Show 4: Fright Night Week (2016) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- Live Results Show 3 (2016) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
- Episode #6.19 (2009) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Lorraine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode dated 28 October 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- UPM (2016) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Blake Lively/Rachel Maddow/Good Charlotte (2016) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" (uncredited), "You Can't Change That" (uncredited), "Jack and Jill", "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" (uncredited), "You Can't Change That" (uncredited), "Jack and Jill", "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" (uncredited))
- Queen Latifah/Sam Rockwell/Something Rotten! (2015) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2016 Pencilmation (TV Series short) (music - 1 episode)
- Ghostbusters (2016) ... (music: "Ghostbusters")
 2016 Ghostbusters (performer: "Ghostbusters" - as Ray Parker, Jr.) / (writer: "Ghostbusters", "Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)", "Get Ghost", "Saw It Coming" - as Ray Parker, Jr.)
 2016/I Cell (writer: "Mr. Telephone Man")
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- 2016: Auditions 5 (2016) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2016 Hired Gun (Documentary) (performer: "Ghostbusters", "Jack and Jill") / (writer: "Ghostbusters", "Jack and Jill")
  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode dated 30 October 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Kelly Ripa (2015) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game) (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2015 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heavy Is the Head (2015) ... (writer: "You Got the Love" - uncredited)
 2015 The Monday Beast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Batman V Superman (2015) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (2015) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2015 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alive in Tucson (2015) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2014 Ex Machina (lyrics: "Ghostbusters") / (music: "Ghostbusters")
  A to Z (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- E Is for Ectoplasm (2014) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Focus Attenuation (2014) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2014 About Last Night (performer: "Ghostbusters (Instrumental Version)") / (writer: "Ghostbusters (Instrumental Version)")
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "I Love Dem Strippers")
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (writer: "Ghostbusters" - as Ray Parker)
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode dated 31 October 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2013 Average Consumer (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Why They Should Not Make "GhostBusters 3" (2013) ... ("Just Call The XGB (Main Title)") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2013 All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2013 Amachan (TV Series short) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Dai 2 shû: Ora, Tôkyô sa kaeritaku nê Part 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- Dai 2 shû: Ora, Tôkyô sa kaeritaku nê Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2013 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Goon's Deed in a Weary World (2013) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Phelous & the Movies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Real Ghostbusters: X-Mas Marks the Spot (The Ghostbusters Kill Christmas) (2012) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  Animal Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Two George Colemans (2012) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2012)
- The Gang Recycles Their Trash (2012) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis (2008) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters (Theme)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters (Theme)" - uncredited)
 2006-2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Round Seven (2011) ... ("Theme from Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Theme from Ghostbusters")
- Round 8: Halloween Week (2006) ... ("Ghostbusters Theme") / (writer: "Ghostbusters Theme")
  Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Ka Iwi Kapu (2011) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #20.26 (2011) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.21 (2011) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Castle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Demons (2011) ... (performer: "GHOSTBUSTERS" - uncredited) / (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS" - uncredited)
  Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Halloween Time at Disneyland (2011) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011)
- Revenge of the Commercials (2011) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters Theme" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters Theme" - uncredited)
- Casper (2009) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2011 Camping paradis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Un fantôme au paradis (2011) ... (writer: "Ghost Busters")
 2010 Ghostbusters Return (Short) ("Ghostbusters" (Instrumental))
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.163 (2010) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.70 (2010) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2010 Scream Awards 2010 (TV Special) (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2010 Love Ranch (writer: "You Got the Love" - as Ray Erskine Parker Jr.)
  Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #4.25 (2010) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Boy Meets Curl (2010) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
- Tales from the Public Domain (2002) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2010 Gonger II (TV Movie) ("Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters Theme Song)") / (producer: "Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters Theme Song)") / (writer: "Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters Theme Song)")
 2009 Zombieland (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  All Star Family Fortunes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #3.13 (2009) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2008 Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts: Creating 'The Real Ghostbusters' (Video documentary short) (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2008 Animating 'The Real Ghostbusters' (Video documentary short) (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2008 He Slimed Me! The Green World of Slimer and 'The Real Ghostbusters' (Video documentary short) (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2008 Something Strange in Your Neighborhood: The Creatures of 'The Real Ghostbusters' (Video documentary short) (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2008 Who You Gonna Call? The Heroes of 'The Real Ghostbusters' (Video documentary short) (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2008 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend (2008) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2008 Be Kind Rewind (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2007 Eddsworld (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Halloween Special (2007) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters")
  The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Ghostbusters: Conclusion (2007) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Army of Ghosts (2006) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Die Geisterjäger (2005) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2005 Just Like Heaven (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2004 Freddy vs Ghostbusters (Short) (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" (uncredited), "Ghostbusters")
  Ed (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (producer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Things to Do Today (2002) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (producer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 2000 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (2000) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
  Pop Up Video (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Movie Magic 1: Movie Theme Songs (1998) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) ("Just Call The XGB" (Main Title))
 1986-1991 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (writer - 72 episodes)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Street (1991) ... (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS")
- Attack of the B-Movie Monsters (1991) ... (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS")
- Not Now, Slimer! (1991) ... (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS")
- The Treasure of Sierra Tamale (1991) ... (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS")
- The Magnificent Five (1990) ... (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS")
 1990 New Ghostbusters II (Video Game) (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
  Cheers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Loverboyd (1990) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 1990 Perfect Strangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Blast from the Past (1990) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters" - uncredited)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (producer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 1987 DTV Monster Hits (TV Movie) (performer: "Ghostbusters")
 1986 Bring on the Summer (TV Special) (writer: "Mr Telephone Man" - uncredited)
 1986 Quicksilver (performer: "One Summer Day/Dueling Bikes") / (producer: "One Summer Day/Dueling Bikes")
 1985 The 57th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 1985 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II (1985) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 1985 La bola de cristal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1985) ... (performer: "Ghostbusters")
  Solid Gold (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Episode #5.20 (1985) ... (performer: "Jamie") / (writer: "Jamie")
 1984 Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (Video short) (performer: "GHOSTBUSTERS") / (writer: "GHOSTBUSTERS")
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Knights of the Fast Lane (1984) ... (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 1984 Ghostbusters (performer: "Ghostbusters") / (writer: "Ghostbusters")
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx (performer: "It's Time to Party Now") / (writer: "It's Time to Party Now")
 1978-1979 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.30 (1979) ... (writer: "You Can't Change That", "Jack and Jill", "Hot Stuff", "More Than One Way to Love a Woman")
- Episode #6.27 (1978) ... (writer: "Jack and Jill")
 1978 Moment by Moment (producer: "Hollywood Boulevard") / (writer: "Hollywood Boulevard")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (performer - 4 episodes, 1978)
- Episode dated 10 August 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Is This a Love Thing?")
- Episode dated 20 July 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Is This a Love Thing" - as Raydio) / (writer: "Is This a Love Thing" - as Raydio)
- Episode dated 8 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "(Bringing Out) The Girl in Me")
- Episode dated 18 May 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Jack and Jill" - as Raydio) / (writer: "Jack and Jill" - as Raydio)
- Episode dated 27 April 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Jack and Jill")
 1978 American Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.24 (1978) ... (writer: "Jack and Jill")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Sex and the Single Man" (Arista) See more »

Official Sites:

Ray Parker Jr.

Alternate Names:

Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio | Raydio

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Was a sideman in Barry White's "Love Unlimited Orchestra" in the mid-1970s. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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