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King, Perry 1948–

KING, Perry 1948–

PERSONAL

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 (a journalist; divorced); children: (first marriage) Louise; (second marriage) Hannah Perrin. Education: Yale University, B.A., theatre; studied acting with John Houseman at the Juilliard School; also trained with Stella Adler. Avocational Interests: Cars, motorcycles, automobile racing, restoring old cars and motorcycles.

Addresses: Agent—Harry Gold, TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.

Career: Actor and director. Worked as a mechanic. Winner of automobile races, including the Long Beach Grand Prix Toyota Pro–Celebrity Race, 1986.

Awards, Honors: Golden Apple Award nomination, Hollywood Women's Press Association, male new star of the year, 1975; Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1984, for The Hasty Heart.

CREDITS

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: Almost Home), NBC, 1993.

Hayley Armstrong, Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

Richard Williams, Titans, NBC, 2000.

Tom Crandall (some sources cite Tom Callahan), a recurring role, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC,2002.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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 on Page 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 as Vice 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 as Alison: 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 as I 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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; in Jesse 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 Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, all National Public Radio.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Motor Trend, March, 1997, pp. 102–103.

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