Perry King Biography


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Birth Name: Perry King
Born: 04/30/1948
Birth Place: Alliance, Ohio, USA


King began to shift to character roles, playing Valerie Bertinelli's wealthy father in the 1987 CBS miniseries "I'll Take Manhattan" and later the complex Peter Pulitzer in NBC's "Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer" (1989). He further stretched his acting muscles succeeding Ron Perlman as the villainous Col. Jessep in the Broadway production of "A Few Good Men" in 1990. After two short-lived 1993 forays into sitcoms with "The Trouble with Larry" (CBS) and "Almost Home" (ABC), he scored a modest success in the recurring role of nasty Hayley Armstrong on the Fox soap "Melrose Place" (1995). He was back to form as a romantic lead opposite Lindsay Wagner in "Their Second Chance" (Lifetime, 1997), a based-on-fact story of an adoptee who reunites her birth parents, and as a down-on-his-luck cowboy to Sean Young's movie star in the Fox family Channel's embarrassing "The Cowboy and the Movie Star" (1998). He acquitted himself better as a writing teacher who may or may not be responsible for his wife's car crash in the Lifetime movie "Her Married Lover" (2000), a gripping, edge-of-the-seat murder mystery also starring Roxana Zal as either his obsessed student or inamorata. He then returned to series TV as star of Aaron Spelling's new primetime soap "Titans" (2000), portraying Victoria Principal's ex-husband and father of prodigal son Casper Van Dien, whose former girlfriend Yasmine Bleeth now shares King's bed as his wife. King's character was killed off after only a handful of episodes and the series itself was cancelled soon thereafter.




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