Peter Parros is an American actor and screenwriter best known for his nearly decade-long portrayal of Dr. Ben Harris on the CBS soap As the World Turns.
He also has a starring role as David Harrington, the grim, gravelly-voiced husband of Veronica and father of Jeffrey, who works as a judge at the same courthouse that Jim too works at as a judge, in the primetime soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots.
Parros began his acting career at Hollywood's American Theatre Arts. After performing in stage productions, commercials and television, his big break came when he won the series regular role of "RC3" Reginald Cornelius III on the hit TV show Knight Rider.
He was later cast as Officer Gus Grant, the series lead, on the new Adam 12 series with Ethan Wayne.
Peter has appeared in hundreds of television episodes spanning several series, including Seinfeld, The Family Man, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bones, CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Sherri, Royal Pains and Castle.
Feature film credits include Death Before Dishonor and Real Genius.
For seven years, he played Dr. Ben Harris on the Best Daytime Drama Emmy winner As the World Turns — a role that earned Peter two NAACP Image Award nominations. Daytime fans also know him for his contract role as Dr. Ben Price on One Life to Live and Leo Baines on The Young and the Restless.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Peter currently resides in Los Angeles with Jerri. Peter became interested in acting while working with Brick Price Movie Miniatures. In addition to being a model builder, he was the managing editor of International Modeler and Special Effects Modeler magazines.
Peter is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West. In addition to writing episodic television, he has written and co-written several movies, including Something to Sing About and The Climb.
The Climb was voted Best Picture at the 2002 International Family Film Festival and swept the International Christian Visual Media Awards, winning Best Picture.
Peter is a member of Mastermedia, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Black Documentary Collective.
In 2004, he became a member of the executive advisory board of Heritage Luminaries for the newly created New Jersey Black Cultural & Heritage Initiative Foundation.
Along with partner LaPhonso Ellis, Peter also founded Ten Talents Productions, which produces family entertainment, including Kidz of the King Adventures, an animated series based on the popular Kidz of the King comic book series.