Actor Tony King was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. In the early stages of his acting career, King starred in action films like "Shaft" (1971) with Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn, "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972) with Jack Nicholson and "Gordon's War" (1973) with Paul Winfield and Carl Lee. He also appeared in "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973) starring Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and the Leonard Jackson film "Super Spook" (1974). King worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "Bronk" (). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the seventies and the eighties, appearing in "Bucktown" (1975), the Michael Moriarty drama "Report to the Commissioner" (1975) and the drama "Sparkle" (1976) with Philip Michael Thomas. He also appeared in the John Saxon horror feature "Cannibals in the Streets" (1980). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones" (1979-1980). During the latter half of his career, he continued to act in "The Last Hunter" (1980), the action movie "Sharky's Machine" (1981) with Burt Reynolds and "The Toy" (1982) with Richard Pryor. He also appeared in the action picture "The Big Score" (1983) with Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. He also was featured in the TV movie "Inmates: A Love Story" (1980-81). King last acted in the thriller "The November Men" (1993) with James Andronica.