As a beginning of his professional career, Parker joined a band, Bohannon's house. His performance impressed the Spinners and welcomed in their touring group. He started to write a song and sing along with his guitar rhythm.
Later he gave a big hit, Jack, and Jill. As he came in limelight, Ray started a career on solo songs, one of his solo, "I just Call to Say I love You " became a great hit, which won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
While Parker was at the height of success, he started singing his own songs, Ghostbusters, The Other Woman, Let Me Go, Over You, The Past, Girl I Saw You, One Sided Love Affair and much more. He was also invited by several renowned producers to record songs for them.
Despite his singing career, Parker also made acting appearances in TV series such as Gimme a Break, Pryor's Place, Uptown Saturday Night, Enemy Territory, Kids Incorporated, Disorderlies, etc, appearances in acting sector game him more famous.
Moving towards his personal life, Ray Parker Jr. married to his long-term girlfriend, Elaine after dating for a couple of months. They are blessed with four sons, Ray III, Redmen, Gibson, and Jericho.
Parker earns the handsome amount of money in his career. As he is a musician-guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, he has several sources of income. It has been estimated that his current Net worth is around $3 Million.