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Perry King

Perry Firestone King (born April 30, 1948) is an American television and film actor. King played the role of Cody Allen on the detective series Riptide from 1983 to 1986. King was born in Alliance, Ohio to a physician father. His maternal grandfather was Maxwell Perkins, a well-known editor for the publishing house Charles Scribner's Sons. Through Perkins, King is the great-great-grandson of U.S. Senator William M. Evarts and the great-great-great-great-grandson of Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of independence. King received a degree in drama at Yale University and also studied at Juilliard. King made his film debut in the 1972 film Slaughterhouse-Five and in 1975 portrayed Hammond Maxwell in the exploitation film Mandingo. Since the 1970s, he has appeared in dozens of feature films, television series and television movies. He auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars, but the role ultimately went to Harrison Ford. However, he played the character in the radio adaptations of Star Wars and both its sequels. In 1984, King was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role in the TV movie The Hasty Heart. That same year, he landed the role of Cody Allen

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Let 'er Rip

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The 62-year-old resurfaced at some event in Beverly Hills looking flashy.In the '70s, Perry auditioned for the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars."King was born in Ohio. READ MORE >

One of the Guys from 'Riptide': 'Memba Him?

One of the Guys
from 'Riptide' 'Memba Him?

Perry King is best known for playing Cody Allen on the '80s TV series "Riptide." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

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