Perry King Biography (1948-)

Born April 30 (some sources cite April 3), 1948, in Alliance, OH; son of a physician; grandson of Maxwell Perkins (a literary editor); married Karen Hryharrow (an attorney), 1967 (divorced, 1979); married Jamison "Jamie" Elvidge (ajournalist; divorced); children: (first marriage) Louise; (second marriage)Hannah Perrin. Addresses: Agent: Harry Gold, TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.

Actor, director
Birth Details
April 30, 1948
Alliance, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dan Underwood, The Quest, ABC, 1982
  • Cody Allen, Riptide, NBC, 1984-1986
  • Boyd Flatt, The Trouble with Larry (also known as My First Husband), CBS, 1993
  • Brian Morgan, Almost Home (also known as The Torkelsons: AlmostHome), NBC, 1993
  • Hayley Armstrong, Melrose Place, Fox, 1995
  • Richard Williams, Titans, NBC, 2000
  • Tom Crandall (some sources cite Tom Callahan), a recurring role, SpinCity (also known as Spin), ABC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • "The Whirlwind," Benjamin Franklin, CBS, 1974
  • Rory Armagh, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976
  • Lee Bishop, Aspen, 1977, later broadcast as The Innocent and the Damned, NBC, 1979
  • Russ Currier, The Last Convertible, NBC, 1979
  • Cutter Amberville, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987
  • Philip Weber, The Man Who Lived at the Ritz, syndicated, 1988
  • Movies
  • Deadly Visitor, [Great Britain], 1973
  • Rocco Laurie, Foster and Laurie, CBS, 1975
  • Colonel Zachary Willis, Love's Savage Fury, ABC, 1979
  • Dr. Edwin Alexander, The Cracker Factory, ABC, 1979
  • Lieutenant John Armstrong, City in Fear (also known as Panic onPage One), ABC, 1980
  • Roy Matson, Inmates: A Love Story, ABC, 1981
  • Yank, The Hasty Heart, Showtime, 1983
  • John Macy, Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues, Operation Prime Time, 1984
  • Nick MacKenzie, Stranded, NBC, 1986
  • Ken Laxton (some sources cite Kenneth Caldwell), Perfect People, ABC, 1988
  • Major Hicks, Disaster at Silo 7, ABC, 1988
  • Sergeant Charles Stoker, Shakedown on Sunset Strip (also known asVice Queen of the Sunset Strip), CBS, 1988
  • Herbert "Peter" Pulitzer, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer, NBC, 1989
  • John Chapman, Kaleidoscope (also known as Danielle Steel's "Kaleidoscope"), NBC, 1990
  • Phillip Asherton, Only One Survived (also known as Il cacciatore di navi), 1990
  • Erich Keogh, A Cry in the Night, 1992
  • Mark, Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story (also known asAlison: The Ali Gertz Story and Fatal Love), ABC, 1992
  • Michael Whitney, Jericho Fever, USA Network, 1993
  • Toby Temple, A Stranger in the Mirror (also known as Sidney Sheldon's A Stranger in the Mirror), ABC, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Dr. Jeffrey Madison, She Led Two Lives (also known asI Led Two Lives and I Married Two Husbands), NBC, 1994
  • Tunna, Good King Wenceslas (also known as The Good King), syndicated, 1994
  • Let It Be Me (also known as Love Dance), Starz!, 1995
  • Frank Layton, Hijacked: Flight 285, ABC, 1996
  • Russell Polk, Face of Evil, CBS, 1996
  • Larry, Their Second Chance (also known as The Keller/Keller Story), Lifetime, 1997
  • Clint Brannan, The Cowboy and the Movie Star (also known as Love on the Edge), Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Richard Mannhart, A Clean Kill (also known as Her Married Lover and Seduced), Lifetime, 1999
  • Dr. Robert Steward, A Perfect Wife, Lifetime, 2001
  • Michael Bennett, Another Pretty Face, PAX TV, 2002
  • Greg Norris, A Stranger at the Door, 2004
  • Specials
  • Circus of the Stars #10, CBS, 1985
  • The NBC All-Star Hour, NBC, 1985
  • The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • Himself, It's Howdy Doody Time: A 40-Year Celebration, syndicated,1987
  • The Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1989
  • The Second Annual Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1990
  • The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1992
  • Sheriff Kurt Morgan, Country Estates, ABC, 1993
  • Episodic
  • Wilson, "Nightmare," Medical Center, CBS, 1973
  • Jack Gale, "The Coach," Apple's Way, CBS, 1974
  • Jay Faraday, "We Hang Our Own," Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 1974
  • Rick McDevitt, "Banzai Pipeline," Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 1974
  • Steve Danvers, "Blood Money," Cannon, CBS, 1974
  • Ernest Hemingway, "The Hemingway Play," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS, 1976
  • "Studio 3X," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1988
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990
  • Roger, "Came the Dawn," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1993
  • Voice of Randall, "The Deadly Pyramid," Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (animated; also known as Swat Kats), 1994
  • Richard Moss (some sources cite Ronald Moss), "Who Killed the Centerfold?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995
  • Senator Richard Adams, "Birthright," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995
  • William Ellison, "Remembrance," The Sentinel, UPN, 1998
  • John Marshall, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, He's Kept Me in the Closet and I'm So Sad," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Judith Krantz, Lifetime, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Winston Smith, "Insured by Smith & Wesson," Boomtown, NBC, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Jordan Kingsley, Golden Gate, ABC, 1981
  • Cody Allen, Four Eyes (pilot for the series Riptide), NBC,1984
  • Scott Kallen, Half `n' Half, ABC, 1988
  • Dr. Matt Haley, The Knife and Gun Club, 1990
  • Richard Williams, Titans, NBC, 2000
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Director of episodes of the series Riptide, NBC.
  • Film Appearances
  • Joel Delaney, The Possession of Joel Delaney, Paramount, 1971
  • Robert Pilgrim, Slaughterhouse-Five, Universal, 1971
  • Chico Tyrell, The Lords of Flatbush, Columbia, 1974
  • Dale Sword, The Wild Party, American International Pictures, 1975
  • Hammond Maxwell, Mandingo, Paramount, 1975
  • L. T., Andy Warhol's Bad (also known as Bad), New World, 1976
  • Steve Edison, Lipstick, Paramount, 1976
  • Baxter Slate, The Choirboys (also known as Aanglarna), Universal, 1977
  • Albert Walreavens, A Different Story, Avco-Embassy, 1978
  • Kip Moore, Search and Destroy (also known as Striking Back), Film Ventures International, 1981
  • Paul "Mac" McCormack, The Clairvoyant (also known as The Killing Hour and The Killing Kind), Lansbury-Berun, 1981
  • Andrew "Andy" Norris, Class of 1984, United Film Distribution, 1982
  • Steve Brooks, Switch (also known as Blake Edwards' Switch),Warner Bros., 1991
  • Stephen Verona: Self Portrait, 1995
  • Jerry Blue, The Adventures of Ragtime, Twin Trees Film Group/Showcase Entertainment, 1998
  • President Blake, The Day after Tomorrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Child's Play, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Curly, Knuckle, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Lieutenant colonel Nathan Jessup, A Few Good Men, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Seven Out, Globe Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1997
  • Appeared as John, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Los Angeles; inJesse James and The Trouble with Europe, both New York City; as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA; as Bassanio, The Merchant of Venice, Old Globe Theatre, Los Angeles; and as Cassio, Othello, Washington, DC.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared in dramas for the series Earplay, National Public Radio;appeared as Han Solo in radio productions of Star Wars, The EmpireStrikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, all National Public Radio.

Further Reference


    • Motor Trend, March, 1997, pp. 102-103

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