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Run's House
The cast
From left to right: JoJo, Rev Run, Russy, Justine, Vanessa, Angela and Diggy (at the bottom), with Miley.
Genre Reality
Starring Joseph Simmons
Justine Simmons
Vanessa Simmons
Angela Simmons
Joseph Simmons, Jr.
Daniel Simmons III
Russell Simmons II
Miley Justine Simmons
Theme music composer Joseph Simmons
Darryl McDaniels
David Reeves
Opening theme "Run's House"
Performed by Run-D.M.C.
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 59
Executive producer(s) Sean Combs
Camera setup Hidden and Camera men
Running time 20-21 minutes
Original channel MTV
Picture format (480i) SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run October 13, 2005 (2005-10-13) – present
Related shows Daddy's Girls
External links
Official website

Run's House is an MTV reality series. It shows the family life of rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as Rev Run.

The theme song and show name are from the name of a song take me back Run-D.M.C. album Tougher Than Leather (In season 4 the clips of the cast were re-shot and new background music was added). The reality show is executive produced by Sean "Diddy" Combs, Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan, John Davies, Jason A. Carbone, Tony DiSanto, Mike Powers and Elizabeth Gateley. It is filmed at Run's house in Saddle River, New Jersey, occasionally in Manhattan where the Simmons offices are located and Los Angeles, California where Vanessa and Angela share an apartment but still visit their family in Saddle River.Vanessa and Angela are currently making some changes. Angela is going to move back to New York with her cousin Jessica and Vanessa is going to stay in Beverly Hills with her boyfriend Mike. The 7th season is currently recording until mid 2010.


The Simmons family

  • Joseph Ward Simmons - Joseph Ward Simmons (born November 14, 1964) is one of the founding members of hip hop group Run-D.M.C. He is known as DJ Run, Joey Simmons or Rev Run, which is a play on his religious title. Born in Hollis, Queens, New York, he is the youngest brother of Daniel Simmons, Jr and Russell Simmons, Def Jam Records co-founder. He entered the hip hop scene as a DJ for Kurtis Blow. He assumed the alias 'Son of Kurtis Blow', but later changed it to 'Rev Run'.
  • Justine Simmons - Justine Simmons is the wife of former Run DMC member Joseph Simmons, also known as Reverend Run. She is a member of the Simmons family and a cast member of the reality television series Run's House. She has three children with Joseph: Daniel "Diggy" Simmons, Russell "Russy" Simmons and Miley Justine Simmons . She is the stepmother to Simmons' other three children from his previous marriage: Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph "Jojo" Simmons, Jr. On September 26, 2006, she gave birth to a baby girl. The baby, Victoria Anne Simmons, however, died shortly after her birth. She was said to have had complications due to a case of omphalocele. The first episode of Season 3 of Run's House, which aired on April 9, 2007, portrayed these events. Justine also recently launched a jewelry line called "Brown Sugar" that was featured on HSN.
  • Vanessa Simmons - Vanessa Simmons is the eldest of the Simmons Children (born 5 August 1983). A former student of St John's University, she is an actress, model, reality television star and entrepreneur. She has appeared as Lola, in the soap opera Guiding Light and in 2006, was ranked #82 in Maxim's Hot 100. In 2006, Vanessa and her sister Angela launched Pastry, a new line of footwear under the Run Athletics brand. She appears on both the MTV reality series Run's House with the rest of her family, and Daddy's Girls, a spin-off from Run's House which documented Vanessa and Angela's move to Los Angeles, to run their own business.
  • Angela Simmons - Angela Simmons is the second daughter and second oldest. She was (born September 18, 1987). She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries in the premiere episode. As a graduation present for excelling in school with a 4.0 throughout her senior year her father gave her a red Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. She is no longer attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is executive editor of Word Up! (but will keep on going with her line) magazine's subsidiary publication Angela's Rundown. Angela's Rundown is a monthly magazine targeting youths age 14-19 and covers teen issues, style, music, and fashion while offering fashion tips and in-depth celebrity ugly duckling interviews . She was featured in Bow Wow's video Shortie Like Mine. On March 23, 2007, she launched Pastry Footwear with Vanessa under their family's Run Athletics shoewear line. The first shoes are the Cake Collection inspired by their favorite pastries.
  • Joseph "JoJo" Ward Simmons Jr. - Joseph Ward Simmons Jr. (born September 29, 1989) the first son and third oldest. Recently thanks to his dad, signed to Latchkey Records with his group Team Blackout. Also shot his first video with Lost Not Found Productions for the groups song "J5". He wants to become a rapper and producer, though his lyrical ability is questionable, as he lacks skills where his father had in abundance. After attending Ramsey High School for a little over one year, he graduated from Northern Highlands Regional High School in 2007. As a graduation present, his father gave him a black BMW with his name inscribed in the seats. On May 8, 2009 Joseph Jr. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.[1]
  • Daniel Dwayne "Diggy" Simmons, III - Daniel "Diggy" Simmons, III born March 21, 1995 is the second son and fourth oldest. He is currently working on his fashion line, along with his mentor Pharrel Williams, which was oringally titled "Space Age", then changed to "Space Cadet", but Diggy has stated (via his blog) that the line is going to be called "something that means so much more". But, on December 28, 2009 on twitter he stated "Chivalrous Culture is my brand releasing Fall 2010 for the people that asked is it mine". On December 2, exactly at midnight, he released his highly anticipated and first mixtape "The First Flight". You can download it from, the hip-hop blog he collaborated with for its release.
  • Russell "Russy" Simmons, II - Russell "Russy" Simmons, II (b. August 30, 1997) is the youngest son. He enjoys playing video games. He also enjoys to play guitar. He is going to seventh grade at Eric S. Smith Middle School.
  • Victoria Anne Simmons - Victoria was born on September 26, 2006. Victoria was four pounds, five ounces when she was delivered via C-section. She died shortly after being born reportedly due to omphalocele, a birth defect that caused her organs to grow outside her body. The Simmons family decided to allow camera crews to be in the hospital room as they broke the news to their children. They wanted to show viewers how, as a family, they dealt with the tragedy.
  • Miley Justine Simmons - Miley is the youngest child and youngest daughter of the Simmons family. Miley was born in September 2007. This now makes 7 (including Victoria) children for Run and 4 (including Victoria) children for Justine.

Episode list

Season 1

The first season of the show began October 2005, ending before the year was out.

  1. Angela's Graduation
  2. Runs Facts Of Life
  3. There's No Place Like Home
  4. Do Your Best Forget The Rest
  5. Fruits Of Labor
  6. Simmons Family Vacation

Season 2

The second season of the show began in May, 2006 on MTV. The final episode of Season 2 aired on July 27, 2006.

  1. Two Down and One To Grow
  2. Anger Management
  3. Downward Facing Dawg
  4. Baby Fever
  5. A Healthy Heart
  6. All Work and No Peace
  7. Maximum Growth

Season 3

The third season began on April 9, 2007 and concluded May 28, 2007.

  1. Give Me Strength
  2. Hangin'With Run
  3. Weight A Minute
  4. Sneaker Pimps And Mini Moguls
  5. To Catch A Thief
  6. Home Alone
  7. Rev's Birthday Suit
  8. Family Albums
  9. Times Are Changin'
  10. Meet Ivan Morales

Season 4

  1. Growing Up Is Hard To Do
  2. Run's Manner House
  3. When Diggy Met brittney
  4. Rapper's Retreat
  5. Camp Rev
  6. Who's Your Daddy?
  7. Rock In Run's House
  8. Baby Steps
  9. Mixed And Mastered
  10. Too Cool For Old School
  11. When The Cat's Away
  12. Slapped Silly
  13. Run's Baby Girl
  14. Baby Comes Home

Season 5

  1. Mind On The Road
  2. Boneless Chicken Dinner
  3. Pass The Fame
  4. Outside The Box
  5. Mole Beauty, Mole Problems
  6. Rev's Old West Side
  7. Age Against The Machine
  8. Operation Album Drop
  9. That Guy
  10. Say Hello to my little friend


External links


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Run's House is an American reality television series about the life and family of rapper Joseph Simmons aka "Reverend Run."

Rev: If you're not pregnant, I'm gonna have to lay it down. Justine: Joey, don't.. Rev: I didn't mean lay it down, I meant lay it.. up.

Rev: Of course you're tired, I dun put the whammy on you.

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