Born in Los Angeles, CA (some sources cite in Michigan); married Jeff Eden Fair (a composer and musician). Education: Orange Coast College, graduated, 1980; attended University of California, Los Angeles, and Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris; also studied with Edith Smith.
Addresses: Agent— Christine Russell, Bully Music, L.L.C., 12300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Career: Composer and musician. Sonic Doppler–Gray Dog Studios, Los Angeles, cofounder and partner; composer (with Jeff Eden Fair) of music for more than 150 film trailers, including those for Blown Away, Goldeneye, Hackers, Speechless, Species, Stargate, Tombstone, and U–Turn. Keyboard accompanist for numerous recording artists, including Phil Collins, Celine Dion, B. B. King, Patti LaBelle, and Carlos Santana; pianist for bandleader George Howard, 1985; pianist at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, 1993; keyboard performer for commercials and music videos. Also works as a model.
Awards, Honors: (All with Jeff Eden Fair) Telly Award for film trailer for Blown Away; Chicago International Film Festival Award, London International Award, Key Art Award, and Telly Award, all for film trailer for Goldeneye; Chicago International Film Festival Award, Key Art Award, and Telly Award, all for film trailer for Hackers; Chicago International Film Festival Award and London International Award, both for film trailer for Speechless; New York Festivals Award and Telly Award, both for film trailer for Species; London International Award and Telly Award, for film trailer for Stargate; Chicago International Film Festival Award and Key Art Award, both for film trailer for U–Turn.
Television Appearances; Series:
Fame, NBC and syndicated, 1983–1986.
Synthesizer player with Michael Wolff and The Posse (house band), The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1988–1993.
Keyboard performer for The Fritz Coleman Show, KNBC.
Pianist, The Division (also known as Heart of the City ), Lifetime, 2001–2003.
Musical performer for episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC; Hunter, NBC; L.A. Law, NBC; Magnum, P.I., CBS; Nashville Beat; Quantum Leap, NBC; 21 Jump Street, Fox and syndicated; and Wise Guy, CBS.
Change, Capitol, 1991.
Film Composer, with Jeff Eden Fair:
Marilyn: The Last Word (documentary), Paramount, 1993.
The Eighteenth Angel, Rysher Entertainment, 1997.
Screenland Drive, Zzyzx Films, 2000.
Do You Wanna Know a Secret?, Mainline Releasing, 2001.
Stuey, AWV Productions, 2003.
Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair's songs have been featured in films. Their songs "Bertha Lands" and "Warning" both appeared in Ghost World, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 2001.
Television Composer, with Jeff Eden Fair; Series:
The Edge, Fox, 1992–1993.
Champs, ABC, 1996.
Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.
Main title music, Gottschalk, beginning 1996.
(And theme music) Arsenio, ABC, 1997.
Maggie, Lifetime, 1998–1999.
The Division (also known as Heart of the City ), Lifetime, 2001–2003.
With Jeff Eden Fair, also contributed music to the series Fame, NBC and syndicated; composer for The Fritz Coleman Show, KNBC.
Television Composer, with Jeff Eden Fair; Movies:
Shame II: The Secret, Lifetime, 1995.
The Secret She Carried, NBC, 1996.
Crowned and Dangerous, ABC, 1997.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, Lifetime, 1997.
A Nightmare Come True, CBS, 1997.
I've Been Waiting for You, NBC, 1998.
The Sky's on Fire (also known as Countdown: The Sky's on Fire ), ABC, 1998.
A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story (also known as The Elian Gonzales Story ), Fox Family Channel, 2000.
Sex, Lies & Obsession, Lifetime, 2001.
Composer for Albums:
Change, Capitol, 1991.
With Jeff Eden Fair and Aeone, composer for music catalog collections.
Grammy, December 2, 2002.
Mix, September 1, 1999.
ParodiFair Web Site, http://www.parodifair.com, September 16, 2003.
SoundtrackNet, http://www.soundtrack.net, July 19, 1999.
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