Mr. Parry Gripp
Parry Gripp is an Emmy-winning songwriter and recording artist, whose best-known works include “Raining Tacos;” songs for Netflix’s “Ask The StoryBots;” and theme songs for Disney’s “The 7D,” The Cartoon Network’s “Ben 10: Omniverse,” and Marvel’s “The Super Hero Squad Show.”
He was series composer for Disney’s “The 7D” and has also written songs for Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb” (where he appeared as a special guest), Hallmark’s “Hoops & Yoyo” television specials, Amazon’s “Lily The Unicorn,” and an animal video series for National Geographic Kids.
Gripp maintains a highly popular YouTube music channel, with over 600,000 subscribers and 350 million views, featuring children’s favorites such as “Raining Tacos,” “Space Unicorn,” “Do You Like Waffles?,” “Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on A Pig),” and numerous others.
His YouTube videos were featured in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix series “Derek.” Actor Christoph Waltz portrayed a hamster in a sketch to Gripp’s song “Hamster On A Piano” on Jimmy Kimmel’s 2014 post Academy Awards show.
For nearly a decade, Gripp created and recorded songs for Wawa’s popular “Hoagiefest” advertising campaign. His other advertising work includes songs for Hasbro’s “Elefun and Friends” ads, including “Hungry Hungry Hippos,” “Chasing Cheeky,” and more.
Gripp’s first children’s book “Somebunny Loves Me” was published by National Geographic Kids with an accompanying song and video. His next book is in the works with a projected publication date of 2021.
Older fans might recognize Gripp’s style in the theme song to “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” which he wrote and recorded with his band Nerf Herder.
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