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Perry Firestone King was born on the 30th April 1948, in Alliance, Ohio USA, and is an actor best known to the world as Cody Allen in the TV series “Riptide” (1984-1986), among many other differing appearances. His career started in the early ‘70s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Perry King is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that King’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Perry King Net Worth $8 Million

Perry is the descendant of Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His great-great-grandfather is U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, while his maternal grandfather was Maxwell Perkins, one of the editors of the publishing house Charles Scribner’s Sons.

After finished high school, Perry enrolled at Yale University, from which he obtained a degree in drama, while he also attended Julliard.

Perry’s career started with a role in the film “Slaughterhouse-Five” (1972), and the same year starred in the horror thriller “The Possession of Joel Delaney” (1972), with Shirley MacLaine and David Elliott, and then in 1975 appeared as Hammond Maxwell in the historic drama “Mandingo”, starring James Mason and Susan George. He started the ‘80s with a supporting role in the film “The Hasty Heart” (1983), for which he received a nomination for Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, then had the lead role in the film “Class of 1984” (1982), before in the same year being selected to play detective Cody Allen in the TV series “Riptide”, a role which garnered him mass popularity, and also increased his net worth to a large degree. Before the ‘80s ended, Perry featured in such films as “Stranded” (1986), “Shakedown on the Sunset Strip” (1988), and “Disaster at Silo 7” (1988).

Perry began the ‘90s with roles in films made for television, such as “The Knife and Gun” (1990), and “Switch” (1991), which continued into the second half of the decade, with films “Hijacked: Flight 285” (1996), among many others, which only increased his net worth. He started the new millennium with a role in the TV series “Titans” (2000), and then in 2001 starred in the film “The Perfect Wife”. Three years later, Perry portrayed President Blake in the sci-fi action drama “The Day After Tomorrow”, with Dennis Quaid, Emmy Rossum and Jake Gyllenhaal. From then, Perry’s career began to decline somewhat, and he landed roles in several low budget films, which aren’t even noteworthy. Most recently, he was selected to portray Sam Kincaid in the western “The Divide”, which is scheduled for release late in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Perry has two daughters from his two marriages. His first wife was Karen Elizabeth Hryharrow; the couple was married from 1968 until 1979. His second wife was Jamie Elvidge; the couple married in 1990 but eventually divorced.

Perry is an avid motorcyclist, and since 2008 has served on Board of Directors of AMA. He has also appeared on “California’s Gold” by Huell Howser on KCET TV, speaking about his motorcycles and sidecars collection.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 30, 1948
Birth place: Alliance, Ohio, United States
Height:1.83 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Yale University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Karen Hryharrow (m. 1967–1979)
Children:Louise King, Hannah King
Parents:Dr. Robert King
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was born April 30, the same day (six years earlier) as his "Riptide" co-star Thom Bray.
2His frontal nude scene in "Mandingo" earned a 2-star rating from "The Bare Facts" - a printed guide to nudity in the movies.
3He regards his role in The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) as the best part he ever had.
4Daughter Louise with Karen King. Louise is presently completing a surgical fellowship at Stanford University.
5Is also a race car driver who won the 1986 Long Beach Grand Prix Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race.
6Played Richard Burgi's character, "Jim Ellison",'s father "William Ellison" in The Sentinel (1996) episode, The Sentinel: Remembrance (1998), although King is only ten years older than Burgi.
7Played fictional President Blake in The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Coincidentally he attended Yale at the same time as actual President Bush.
8Auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Although he did not get the part, he later won the role for the NPR radio adaptations of Star Wars (1981), The Empire Strikes Back (1983), and Return of the Jedi (1996).
9Daughter, Hannah, with Jamie Elvidge.
10A Mount Union College on-campus house (Perry F. King Guest House) is named after his grandfather who was a graduate and benefactor of Mount Union. Perry King (the actor) grew up in the house, but his father (Dr. Robert King) donated the house to the college in 1981 with the understanding it would be named after his father, Dr. Perry F. King.
11Graduated from Yale University with a degree in theatre, and then attended The Juilliard School, where he studied acting with John Houseman.
12By way of his grandfather, literary editor Maxwell Perkins, he descends from Senator Wm. Evarts, Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and through Roger Sherman's grandfather, Roger Wellington, he descends from Edward I, King of England.
13Ex-wife, Jamie Elvidge, was featured in the 1996 documentary Biker Women (1996). She works as a motorcycle journalist. Both she and Perry are avid motorcyclists.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Hasty Heart (1983)
1975Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale New Star of the Year


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Divide2016/IIpost-productionSam Kincaid
Eyewitness2015TV MovieSheriff Lee Decker
Delusional2014/IDr. Daniel Gallagher
Newsreaders2014TV SeriesMayhew Ketchup
K'ina Kil: The Slaver's Son2014ShortNasi
Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood2012Ran'l McCoy
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesGreg Bauer
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesWarren Persky
Big Love2010TV SeriesCongressman Clark Paley
Happiness Isn't Everything2009TV MovieCommander Gower
Brothers & Sisters2007TV SeriesCurtis Jones
Framed for Murder2007TV MovieJason
Cold Case2007TV SeriesStan Williams
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesWalter Mulligan
Home for the Holidays2005TV MovieJack Cooper
The Perfect Neighbor2005TV MovieWilliam Costigan
Eve2004TV SeriesJackson
Stranger at the Door2004TV MovieGreg Norris
The Discontents2004John Walker
The Day After Tomorrow2004President Blake
Another Pretty Face2002TV MovieMichael Bennet
Spin City2002TV SeriesTom Crandall
The Perfect Wife2001TV MovieDr. Robert Steward
Titans2000TV SeriesRichard Williams
Will & Grace2000TV SeriesJohn Marshall
Emergency Room 21999Video Game
Her Married Lover1999Richard Mannhart
The Adventures of Ragtime1998Jerry Blue
The Cowboy and the Movie Star1998TV MovieClint Brannan
The Sentinel1998TV SeriesWilliam Ellison
Their Second Chance1997TV MovieLarry
Face of Evil1996TV MovieRussell Polk
Hijacked: Flight 2851996TV MovieFrank Leyton
Melrose Place1995TV SeriesHayley Armstrong
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1995TV SeriesLogger
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesSenator Richard Adams
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesRichard Moss
She Led Two Lives1994TV MovieJeffrey Madison
Good King Wenceslas1994TV MovieTunna
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron1994TV SeriesRandall
Jericho Fever1993TV MovieMichael Whitney
Tales from the Crypt1993TV SeriesRoger
A Stranger in the Mirror1993TV MovieToby Temple
Country Estates1993TV MovieSheriff Kurt Morgan
Almost Home1993TV SeriesBrian Morgan
The Trouble with Larry1993TV SeriesBoyd Flatt
A Cry in the Night1992TV MovieErich
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story1992TV MovieMark
Switch1991Steve Brooks
Only One Survived1990TV MoviePhillip Asherton
Kaleidoscope1990TV MovieJohn Chapman
The Knife and Gun Club1990TV MovieDr. Matt Haley
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesDoug
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer1989TV MovieHerbert 'Peter' Pulitzer
The Man Who Lived at the Ritz1989TV MoviePhilip Weber
Disaster at Silo 71988TV MovieMaj. Hicks
Shakedown on the Sunset Strip1988TV MovieCharles Stoker
Perfect People1988TV MovieKen Laxton
Easy Street1987TV Series
I'll Take Manhattan1987TV Mini-SeriesCutter Amberville
Stranded1986TV MovieNick MacKenzie
Riptide1984-1986TV SeriesCody Allen
Samson and Delilah1986Video shortSamson (voice)
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues1984TV MovieJohn Macy
The Hasty Heart1983TV MovieYank
The Clairvoyant1982Paul 'Mac' McCormack
Class of 19841982Andrew Norris
The Quest1982TV SeriesDan Underwood
Golden Gate1981TV MovieJordan Kingsley
Inmates: A Love Story1981TV MovieRoy Matson
City in Fear1980TV MovieLt. John Armstrong
Love's Savage Fury1979TV MovieCol. Zachary Willis
The Cracker Factory1979TV MovieDr. Edwin Alexander
Search and Destroy1979Kip Moore
The Last Convertible1979TV Mini-SeriesRuss Currier
A Different Story1978Albert Walreavens
The Choirboys1977Baxter Slate
Aspen1977TV Mini-SeriesLee Bishop
Bad1977L.T.
Captains and the Kings1976TV Mini-SeriesRory Armagh
Lipstick1976Steve Edison
The Hemingway Play1976TV Movie
Foster and Laurie1975TV MovieRocco Laurie
Mandingo1975Hammond Maxwell
The Wild Party1975Dale Sword
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin1974-1975TV Mini-Series
Hawaii Five-O1974TV SeriesJay Farraday / Rick
The Lords of Flatbush1974David 'Chico' Tyrell
Apple's Way1974TV SeriesJack Gale
Cannon1974TV SeriesDr. Stephen Danver
Deadly Visitor1973TV Movie
Medical Center1973TV SeriesWilson
Big Truck and Sister Clare1972The Nephew
The Possession of Joel Delaney1972Joel Delaney
Slaughterhouse-Five1972Robert Pilgrim
Rappaccini1966

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riptide1986TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Wife2001TV Movie associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Saga2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Classic Hollywood Cinemas2016DocumentaryHimself
Do What You Love: Class of 19842015Video documentaryHimself
Whatever Happened To?2010TV SeriesHimself
Blood and Blackboards2006Video documentary shortHimself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Motor Trend Television1995TV SeriesHimself - Off-Road Adventure Expert
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hour Magazine1984-1988TV SeriesHimself
It's Howdy Doody Time1987TV SpecialPerry King
The 32th Annual Thalians Ball1987TV MovieHimself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
One to Grow On1986TV Series shortHimself
Circus of the Stars #101985TV Special documentaryHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHimself
Today1985TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryHan Solo
Boomtown2002TV SeriesWinston Smith
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesSenator Richard Adams
The Wandering Company1984TV Movie documentaryDale Sword (uncredited)

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