Paris spent more than 40 years in theater and writing professionally for film, television and video games. Among his many episodic television credits are China Beach, Equal Justice, Quantum Leap and Law & Order. Some of his television movies include The Tuskegee Airmen, The Rosa Parks Story and A Raisin in the Sun. Feature films include The Inkwell, Hannibal, Sadgwar, Liberty’s Children, Chevalier and Barbara Jordan. Multiple awards and honors include two Humanitas Prizes, Writers Guild Award, Image Award, two Christopher Awards; Black Reel Award, Emmy Nomination, Epiphany Prize Nomination, Three WGA Nominations, Three Humanitas Prize Nominations, Cable-Ace Nomination and four Image Award Nominations. Honors include a Trusteeship with the Humanitas Foundation, an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, as well as inductions into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni and Long Branch High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.