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Morning Man Classic: Perry King!’ve been getting several requests to make Perry King a Morning Man Classic and your wish is my command.

This dreamboat television and film actor is still looking terrific at 62 but he was a real heartthrob in the 80s when he was one of the stars of NBC’s Riptipe. The mustache was not seen as cheesy back then!

Perry made his film debut in the 1972 feature Slaughterhouse Five but lost out on the role of Hans Solo in Star Wars three years later to Harrison Ford.

His other feature credits included The Lords of Flatbush with Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler, Lipstick with Margaux Hemingway and a very controversial movie for its time: A Different Story which cast him as a gay man best friends with a lesbian played by Meg Foster.

He made scores of TV movies including Inmates: A Love Story opposite Kate Jackson; The Hasty Heart for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the highly-rated miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan.

Post-Riptide, he had a recurring role on Melrose Place and played a patriarch of a very rich and very dysfunctional family in the NBC primetime soap Titans which also starred Victoria Principal, John Barrowman and Yasmine Bleeth, among others.

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5 Remarks

  1. Good choice, Greg! I’ve always liked Mr. King.

  2. Let’s not forget his full frontal nude scene in “Mandingo”!

  3. hubba hubba

  4. Ah.. yes… Perry King.. funny.. I thought about him last night while watching a show a guy reminded me of him. I got to wondering how well he is ageing. Lo and behold, he’s here today!

    BTW… the moustache is never out of style in my books!

  5. I had a crust on Perry King as a young girl, and I still do. Has anyone notice that he and Bono of U2 (when Bono was younger)look alot alike?

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