Perry King

Actor
With his handsome, square-jawed blond looks and patrician bearing, Perry King quickly landed leading roles in films and TV in the 1970s and 80s. As he aged, he gracefully made the transition to character roles ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1948 in Alliance, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Hitting the Wall 2015 (Movie)

Trooper (Actor)

Big Love 2010 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Home for the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Stranger at the Door 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Day After Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

President Blake (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Burke's Law 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Judith Krantz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Melrose Place 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Perfect Wife 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Sentinel 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Titans 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Her Married Lover 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Adventures of Ragtime 1997 (Movie)

John (Actor)

A Stranger in the Mirror 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Came the Dawn 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Stephen Verona: Self Portrait 1994 (Movie)

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The Trouble With Larry 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Country Estates 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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A Cry in the Night 1992 (Movie)

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Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Switch 1991 (Movie)

Steve Brooks (Actor)

2nd Annual Valvoline National Driving Test 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Knife & Gun Club 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Half 'n' Half 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Valvoline National Driving Test 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Stranded 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Riptide 1983 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The NBC All-Star Hour 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Tenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Quest 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Class of 1984 1982 (Movie)

Andy Norris (Actor)

Golden Gate 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Search & Destroy 1980 (Movie)

Kip Moore (Actor)

The Killing Hour 1980 (Movie)

Paul McCormack (Actor)

The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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A Different Story 1978 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Lipstick 1976 (Movie)

Steve Edison (Actor)

The Choirboys 1976 (Movie)

Baxter Slate (Actor)

Andy Warhol's Bad 1975 (Movie)

LT (Actor)

Mandingo 1975 (Movie)

Hammond (Actor)

The Wild Party 1974 (Movie)

Dale Sword (Actor)

The Lords of Flatbush 1973 (Movie)

Chico Tyrell (Actor)

Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 (Movie)

Robert Pilgrim (Actor)

The Possession of Joel Delaney 1971 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

Another Pretty Face (TV Show)

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Aspen (TV Show)

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Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

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City in Fear (TV Show)

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Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Show)

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Face of Evil (TV Show)

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Foster and Laurie (TV Show)

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Framed for Murder (TV Show)

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Good King Wenceslas (TV Show)

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Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Show)

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Inmates: A Love Story (TV Show)

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Jericho Fever (TV Show)

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Let It Be Me (TV Show)

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Love's Savage Fury (TV Show)

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Only One Survived (TV Show)

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Perfect People (TV Show)

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Rip Tide (Movie)

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Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (TV Show)

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She Led Two Lives (TV Show)

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The Cracker Factory (TV Show)

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The Perfect Neighbor (TV Show)

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The Whirlwind (TV Show)

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Their Second Chance (TV Show)

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Biography

With his handsome, square-jawed blond looks and patrician bearing, Perry King quickly landed leading roles in films and TV in the 1970s and 80s. As he aged, he gracefully made the transition to character roles, generally cast as villains or father figures. The grandson of famed book editor Maxwell Perkins, King attended prep school, earned an Ivy League education at Yale and received his acting training under John Houseman at Juilliard. After debuting on stage in the replacement cast of the Tony-winning drama "Child's Play" in 1971, he quickly landed supporting roles in two 1972 features: "Slaughterhouse-Five" cast him as the son of the main character while he was Shirley MacLaine's troubled younger brother in "The Possession of Joel Delaney". After creating a strong impression as the leather-jacketed suitor of Susan Blakely in "The Lords of Flatbush" (1974), he pursued a different career path from his co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler, spending most of the 70s and 80s as the romantic lead in countless TV-movies and miniseries like "Captains and the Kings" (NBC, 1976) and "The Last Convertible" (NBC, 1979). He eventually earned semi-stardom as co-star (with Joe Penney) of the adventure series "Riptide" (NBC, 1984-86).

Relationships

Maxwell Evarts Perkins King

Brother
editor-in-chief of Philadelphia Inquirer

Jamison Elvidge

Wife
born c. 1965 second wife met after he read her article in Motorcycle magazine editor of American Woman Motorsports separated in 1998

Karen Hryharrow

Wife
mother of Louise former postulant in a religious order divorced

Hannah King

Daughter
born on February 26, 1992 mother, Jamison Elvidge

Louise King

Daughter
born in February 1971 mother, Karen King

Maxwell Perkins

Grandfather
renowned book editor for F Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway maternal grandfather

EDUCATION

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1970
studied under John Houseman

studied acting with Stella Adler

St Paul's Preparatory School

Concord , New Hampshire
roomed with cartoonist Garry Trudeau

Milestones

2004

Cast as the President of the United States in Roland Emmerich's "The Day After Tomorrow"

2000

Starred as the patriarch of a wealthy Beverly Hills family in the NBC primetime serial "Titans"

2000

Acted opposite Roxana Zal in Lifetime's "Her Married Lover", a gripping, edge-of-the-seat murder mystery; telepic reunited him with Susan Blakely, his love interest from "The Lords of Flatbush", playing his wife

1998

Played a down-on-his-luck cowboy in the fairly awful Fox Family Channel movie, "The Cowboy and the Movie Star"

1997

Garnered praise for stage performance in Doug Heyes, Jr's "Seven Out" at the Globe Playhouse in L.A.

1993

Appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Almost Home", a revamp of "The Torkelsons"

1993

Co-starred in the short-lived CBS summer sitcom "The Trouble With Larry"

1991

Returned to features as Steve Brooks, a man reincarnated as a woman (Ellen Barkin), in Blake Edwards' "Switch"

1990

Returned to Broadway succeeding Ron Perlman in the role of Col. Jessup in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men"

1987

Cast as Valerie Bertinelli's wealthy father in the CBS miniseries "I'll Take Manhattan"

1984

Won praise for performance in the Showtime remake of "The Hasty Heart"

1984

Had moderate TV success with the adventure series "Riptide" (NBC)

1982

Starred in the short-lived ABC series "The Quest"

1982

Last film for nine years, "Class of 1984"

1979

Appeared opposite Jennifer O'Neill in the pulp romance "Love's Savage Fury" (ABC)

1978

Portrayed a gay man who falls in love with a lesbian (Meg Foster) in "A Different Story"

1977

Was in the ensemble cast of "The Choirboys"

1976

Played Rory Armagh in the NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"

1975

Co-starred with Dorian Harewood in the fact-based drama "Foster and Laurie" (CBS)

1975

Had second male lead in "The Wild Party", co-starring James Coco and Raquel Welch

1975

Played featured role in the dreadful "Mandingo"

1974

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler in "Lords of Flatbush"

1974

Early TV credit, appearing in "The Whirlwind" episode of the CBS biography "Benjamin Franklin"

1972

Supported Shirley MacLaine as her brother in the thriller "The Possession of Joel Delaney"

1972

Film debut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"

1970

Broadway debut in the replacement cast of the Tony-winning drama "Child's Play"

Voiced Han Solo for the National Public Radio productions of "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the Jedi"; also starred in several "Earplay" dramas for NPR

Had recurring role on Fox's "Melrose Place"

Bonus Trivia

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In his spare time, King indulges his interest in automobile racing and has won events including the Long Beach Grand Prix Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race in 1986. He restores old cars and motorcycles, and his personal fleet includes a 1936 BMW motorcycle with sidecar.

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King played opposite Sandy Dennis in an L.A. stage production of Tennessee Williams' "Eccentricities of an Nightingale" and also co-starred with Sandy Duncan in the two-person "Love Leters" at Pasadena Playhouse.

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