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*5/22/13* Told you! Right after I posted the update yesterday, I received an email from P saying he was going to call soon. He did. Tonight. Here's the latest:
1. He's going to attend Vintage Motorcycle Days this year! YES!! That means we'll get to spend some quality time together! July 19-21st at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
2. He's made some major changes to the cowboy script he sent me a few months ago. He wouldn't tell me what those changes were, he'll send it again when he's finished. He's planning on filming it next summer on his ranch. "Why not?" That's his favorite saying now. He doesn't want to be on his deathbed with regrets, so "why not?" -- he's going full steam ahead with it. After that, he'd like to film another movie he's writing about motorcycles.
3. On the down side of "why not", he's decided he's not going to act any more unless it's something he WANTS to do. No more getting small roles on popular shows. He's found out he doesn't have to act to pay the bills, so he's just going to do things HE wants to do now. He's enjoying his life to the fullest and has decided this how he wants to live it.
4. He approved the idea for the new look of the site [coming in December] and he also approved the idea I had for the Photos page for December. Not gonna say what it is, only that it'll be pretty special. I need his help for it and since we both know how slow he can be, we're getting started on it now. I think you'll enjoy it. :)
*5/21/13* My apologies to you all for being so late in updating the site. Not much going on with the Boss -- I actually haven't talked to him in quite a while. LOTS going on here at the farm however, and that's why I'm so late. Did have a great idea for the Photos page for December and let P know what it is as I need his help in doing it. Fingers crossed it works out! One of these days he'll realize how long it's been and call to check in -- and I'll let you know when he does.
*4/30/13* HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY, Perry!!! Wishing you a day and year filled with family, good friends, good health, happiness, laughter and lots and lots of love!! 65!! You can now officially retire! ;) Have a GREAT day!
*4/16/13* Whenever an attack occurs in the United States, I always think of friends and family. Yesterday was no different. I knew Louise lived close to Boston so after hearing of the attack, I sent P an email asking him to please tell me she wasn't a runner -- or any other family members or friends for that matter. This was his quick response:
"Dear Deb, Nope, as far as [I] know no one in my family or friends were involved-- i'm at my mother's, Louise was just here, but she's back at work and may be helping in Boston, don't know-- we're all horrified. Lots of love, P"
*3/16/13* Last night P received the 'Cool Cowboy' award from the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce for his contribution to the film industry -- CONGRATULATIONS, Perry, and a special "Thank You!" to Oscar Benjamin-Compassionate Wolf Productions for his photos of the event!
And to Jaime Tafoya and Al Cacioppo!!
*3/14/13* I can't beGIN to tell you how happy I am to report that as of yesterday morning, APK has had OVER 400,000 visits! FOUR. HUNDRED. THOUSAND!!!! THANK you so, SO much for your support!!!
*03/01/13* Talked to P yesterday for over an hour. Not much coming up Hollywood-wise, but he told his agents he'd stay put in LA at least through March -- which is pilot season -- just in case. He's desperate to attend to his ranch and visit his mother, who has had a hard time this winter.
Back when he and I spent the day together in Santa Monica in '04, he told me then he wanted to do a film about redemption between a father and daughter and film it on his ranch. Over the years he's continued to mention it off and on. Yesterday he sent me the script to review and all I can say is fans of 'The Cowboy and The Movie Star' need to cross anything that can be crossed so this film gets made. His character is similar to the Cowboy and it's another sweet, gentle story -- something that is very missing from today's television and film. I'll keep you posted as details emerge, but until then, please keep your fingers crossed!
On March 15th, Perry will be the honored recipient of the "Cool Cowboy" award from El Dorado County for his contribution to the film industry -- congratulations, Perry!!
If you haven't yet, you might want to 'like' APK's Facebook page -- most times it's pretty quiet, but when P does check in, it's posted to Facebook immediately.
*02/19/13* Crazy time here on the farm so I apologize for updating the site so late. Nothing new going on, Perry called me on 2/15 to see if I was going to Indy so we could meet up. I wasn't able to make it so I don't know when the next time we see each other will be. Depending if his schedule allows, there might be a little ditty coming up next month. I'll post details as soon as I know anything. These found their way to Facebook but I don't have any details on when or where. Thanks, Dominique!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
To all my friends out there:
This last year has been a tough one for our country, I think (I’m talking about the USA, although I could probably be talking about every country on this planet). I hope that it has been a good one for everyone reading this missive, or at least less difficult than for the country as a whole. I have so many friends that are struggling to survive, and my heart breaks for them. Show Business has perhaps more than it’s share of people that live day to day-- all the actors that are not the stars, and the crew and workers that are not the headliner producers and directors, seem to me to be having a harder time than ever. Then I think of all my friends up in the Sierras, where the California economy is barely still breathing-- well, I’m just praying that this next year will see things pick up. The farmers and ranchers, and small store owners, are right on the edge. My advice to everyone is to just focus of getting through the storm. Don’t worry about getting ahead, or improving things-- just stay alive, to fight again another day. I believe that day is close at hand-- my instincts are that 2013 will see things get much better, across the board. I hope so much that I’m right.
For me and my family it’s been a bit of a struggle at times, but mainly terrific. My older daughter is now teaching and operating at Harvard Medical School-- to say that I’m bursting with pride is to wildly understate the facts. My granddaughter is happily at school in Boston, and on her way to speaking three languages already (her mother speaks five-- and I will tell you as a simple statement of fact that my daughter gets her brains from her mother, and my granddaughter from HER mother). My younger daughter is on an adventure, for the whole year, in the Far East-- thriving, happy, and enjoying her life enormously. I’m scared to death for her, but try to keep it to myself. My mother is 97, and I’ve spent more time with her than ever-- she too is thriving, and we have some wonderful times talking about her past. I’ve had a great year taking care of my family and my ranch, and have been very busy-- but not much with acting. I miss it, but find it hard to hang around LA long enough to land any work worth doing. I’m busy working on a script of a film that I could shoot at my ranch-- THAT would excite me enormously.
I send my love to all of you, and particularly to wonderful Deb Gholson, who continues to do a SUPERB job on APK-- how lucky I am!
And how lucky I am to continue to receive all of your interest! Thank you all for caring to check in with me, and with APK. Have a great year!
*12/19/12* SCHEDULING CHANGE FOR 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS'!
'Home For The Holidays' WILL air tomorrow, December 20th, but NOT at 4 pm. It's been rescheduled to 10 pm [eastern] and they have added one more airing: Friday, December 21st at 2 am. Change/set your timers accordingly!!
The 'Photos' page for January is going to be completely different -- Perry's doing it! You'll see things thrrough HIS eyes and what catches his attention.
*12/12/12* DVR/VCR ALERT!! 'Home for the Holidays' -- the seasonal favorite co-starring Sean Young is only airing ONCE this year. You read that right -- ONE TIME ONLY! Lifetime Movie Network [LMN], Thursday, December 20th at 4:00 pm Eastern. Set your equipment!
*12/10/12* Well, dang. Missed the 12th anniversary mark of APK. It was December 2nd. TWELVE years -- wow. Where does the time go. APK started as a dream for a stay-at-home mom of two little boys, 6 and 3. Now they're 18 and 15 and taller than both their dad and I. It was also a very far-fetched dream because this mom didn't know anything about computers or the internet. Thanks, Jeannie -- you'll ALWAYS have my gratitude. Always. Also didn't know ANYthing about stars or Hollywood or websites or anything like that -- I live out in the middle of nowhere in Ohio. Boy, did I get lucky and boy, did I pick the right guy to help. Those who know the story, this is a repeat. For those who don't, I fell for P after I saw he and Sean in 1998's 'The Cowboy and the Movie Star'. There was NOTHING about him on the internet back then and I decided, in my spare time, I wanted to do a website for him and help him any way I could. Now I'm in charge of his fan mail, his IMDb page and anything else he asks his other "manager" to do. 12 years. Holy cow.
Next year P and I will celebrate meeting and actually knowing each other 10 years. That just blows my mind. 10 years. I was scared to death to meet him. Terrified. He called me before he came to Ohio to work out how we'd get together. For those wondering, yes -- he absolutely sounds like he does on television. He kept in contact right up to the morning we were supposed to meet and gave me instructions to find him when I got to Pickerington [we met at the AMA Motorcycle Museum]. I still remember how my stomach was in knots. Trembling hands, sweaty palms, the whole bit. And when I found him, that's exactly what I said, "I found you." He came towards me decked out in motorcycle gear [he had just finished a ride], I had my hand extended wanting to shake his. Nope. He took my hand and pulled me into a huge hug. THAT is Perry King -- a warm, considerate, GENUINE man. I love him dearly.
I think P and I have a great working relationship. He asks my opinion, wants my input and values my answers. I have his complete trust. He has mine. He's been invaluable over the years with his advice, care and concern. He knows when I contact him it's not on a whim -- I genuinely need him for whatever reason -- whether the site or personal. He's always right there. I can't say anything more or better than that.
I'd like to thank YOU, his fans, for being so kind, considerate and understanding. People are always so appreciative when I respond back to their questions and try to help them any way I possibly can. That's my 'job' and I've loved EVERY minute of it these last 12 years -- I will continue to do so until my 'boss' tells me it's time to quit.
To P, his family and friends I've met and corresponded with over the years -- thank you. To you, his fans -- thank you. I hope every one of you will have a very blessed Merry Christmas, and a prosperous and VERY happy New Year. See you in 2013!
*11/23/12* P attends 'Love Ride' 29!![with Lorenzo Lamas and Declan Joyce]
Love Ride 29 [October 21st, 2012] with Jay Leno benefitting USO. All photos by WireImage, taken by Albert L. Ortega [thanks, Michelle!]:
[with Lorenzo Lamas] [with George Barris]
Taken yesterday, Thanksgiving, while Perry and Suzy were spending it with Perry's mother, look who else was there taking pictures!
[P and Suzy]
[Louise and P]
*11/03/12* "I'm headed to my mother's for the election and a few days, then to Vegas with Suzy for the Hall of Fame, then Suz and I are going to my mother's for Thanksgiving. Lots of fun and also escape from LA (LALALAND)."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Louise on November 5th!!
Normally I don't go into details about P's personal life unless he wants to share [and he usually does], but I've received a lot of mail lately from people wanting to know if he's married or who he's married to. The answer is he is not married; hasn't been for long while [I've never asked when his divorce was final], but has been involved with his lady Suzy exclusively for at LEAST 12 years.
Another question: Are Perry and John King from CNN related? No, they are not.
*10/13/12* Reminder that CMT is airing 'Home For The Holidays', co-starring Sean Young, tomorrow, Sunday October 14th at 5:30 and 11:15 pm.
*10/8/12* From this past weekend:
"Here's a couple shots from when the Port Stockton MC club had their 75th anniversary at the Lodi Cycle Bowl (a really cool old MC track in use since the 50s). I gave the 2012 Road Rider Award from AMA to Bill Wollner, a great guy and past three time director of the club-- and a recent prostate cancer survivor. It was a fun day. That weekend I rode my BMW R100GS about 700 miles-- including about 150 in the dirt. I'm beat! "
*10/6/12* Here's what kind of 'job' my Boss is interested in. Thought you'd enjoy knowing:
"As an actor these days my goal would be to make myself available for low-budget oddball independent films, like you might see on Sundance or IMC. But like so many things in life, I've never been able to open that door."
We're trying to open that door so he can get his foot in and take off. He's got a meeting Sunday to discuss it. Fingers crossed! Otherwise, he's doing great! We've played phone-tag the past few days to figure out what we wanted to do regarding his career and APK.
On Sunday, October 14th, the CMT channel will be airing 'Home for the Holidays', the Christmas favorite co-starring Sean Young. 5:30 pm and 11:15 pm Eastern time. Check your local listings.
*9/1/12* Last month was the first month in twelve years I haven't updated the site, and for that, I apologize. There were just too many things going on that demanded all of my attention. P's fully aware of the situation and I appreciated his words of advice. I also mentioned I hoped he didn't fire me because of it. I haven't heard back yet. I haven't heard much of anything, actually. When that happens I assume he's still busy with life's every day dealings. I'll let you know when I hear from him.
*7/12/12* Talked to P the end of last month. He was in Ohio for a few days for the Board of Directors meeting for the AMA. He was heading back to LA for a couple days, then up to the ranch to spend time with Hannah before he and Louise started across country to get her moved and ready for her new job at Harvard! Congratulations again, Louise!!
*6/5/12* Happy "Bad Blood is released to DVD" day!
*5/29/12* Heads up to US residents: The History Channel's 'Hatfields and McCoys' is NOT the version Perry is in. The one he's in is titled "Bad Blood: The Hatfields and McCoys" and it is on dvd only -- being released June 5th. A special "thank you" to Fred Olen Ray, who graciously gave his permission to use the photo of Perry as Randall McCoy on the home page.
*5/23/12* Radio interview Perry did last week with KAHI is online. You can listen to it here.
*5/23/12* Talked an hour on the phone with P last night. Nothing new coming up, he's spent the last several days on the ranch and is waiting for Hannah to show up. He said he'll try to help me out with the Photos page ["if that's the only 'problem' we have after twelve years then we're doing good"]; he thinks the site looks GREAT and thanked me for keeping it so up-to-date. He also said he's REALLY looking forward to 'Bad Blood' coming out. He thinks it's very good [and for him to say that about something he's in is unheard of -- he's his own worst critic] and he's excited to tell people who ask what they should see him in [used to be 'A Different Story' but said "that guy doesn't exist any more"] to watch it. He's very proud of it and said the whole time he was in KY filming he stayed in character. Matter of fact, after I told him Amazon carries it he's going to buy several copies and give them out to friends and family -- he's THAT excited about it! Remember, it's released June 5th!
*5/15/12* Review of "Bad Blood" and interview with Director Fred Olen Ray can be read here.
*5/08/12* More info and a sneak trailer for " The Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood" being released to dvd on June 5th! It has also been brought to my attention you can pre-order from Amazon. com as well as the earlier link below. Check out P in the trailer here!
Haven't talked to P in a while -- one of these days he'll check in and let me know what he's been up to. Last year for his birthday I was hoping to give him the gift of 300,000 hits to APK. We made it and this year it was over 358,000! THANK you for your continued visits and support. Speaking of visits, if you haven't 'liked' APK's Facebook page yet, please do so. More information gets there faster than I can post it here, although I try to get it posted in both areas asap.
*3/28/12* P sent me this shot with his niece taken February 26th at an Oscar party:
*3/22/12* Released straight to DVD on June 5, 2012!!
Go here for ordering information.
P called on the 19th to check in. Nothing going on in the acting world, but he's going to be teaching soon at a race track for a couple of days and is way looking forward to it.
*3/08/12* Don't forget! 'The Mentalist'! Tonight at 10 PM [eastern] on CBS!!
*2/26/12* DVR/VCR Alert: Cheap Burgundy, the episode of 'The Mentalist' Perry guest stars in will air Thursday, March 8th at 10 PM on CBS.
Recent pictures: Arriving for the AARP Magazine's 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala on February 6th, 2012. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America
And at the same event, a reunion with his 'Last Convertible' co-stars: Michael Nouri and Bruce Boxleitner:
"It always amazes me how fast a new year gets off the ground -- it seems like yesterday morning I was wondering how I managed to screw up my Christmas shopping so badly -- again. And now we're almost at the end of the first month of the next year.
And I haven't even written to all of you who visit this website to say "Thank you!" for your interest, and your loyalty. Even more important, I haven't yet said publicly "Thank you, Thank you!" to Deb for HER loyalty, her friendship, and for the superb job she always does on her creation, Absolutely Perry King. I've told you before, but it's even more true now, that so many of my actor friends are extremely jealous of what Deb does for me. They say they don't know how I got so lucky -- and I don't either! Thank you, Deb, from the bottom of my heart. APK makes me so happy, and so proud. And thanks to all of you, for being part of it.
I hope everyone reading this is off to a great start on their new year, and that it just keeps getting better. I just did wardrobe for an episode of the "The Mentalist" that I'm about to shoot, and the costume designer made that fitting the most fun, exciting fitting I've had in many years. She completely surprised me with her take on the character, the way he would dress and look, and completely sold me on it. It is always so much fun when you find yourself working with someone who is very skillful and passionate. It reminds you of why you love doing something in the first place. Before Christmas I played Randall McCoy in a small film made in Kentucky about the Hatfields and the McCoys, titled (for the time being) "Bad Blood". There I was on the first day, riding around on a horse, dressed for 1866, brandishing an old percussion rifle, and yelling at everyone in a Southern accent, and I though, "Oh, right, NOW I remember why I wanted to be an actor when I was twelve. This is exactly what I had in mind." Those moments of pure pleasure in what you do get you through all the other stuff. I hope you all have some of that in your own lives, hopefully a lot of it. When you do, spread those moments out over all the rest, kind of like oil on troubled waters. It works wonders for me.
Well, here's wishing you all Love and Luck in 2012! Thank you for visiting APK."
*01/23/12* P called last night. After spending the holidays on his ranch with Hannah, he returned to LA last week to audition and got a part! He'll be filming a guest role on 'The Mentalist' this week. Also, we [ P, Sean Young and I] have been in talks regarding a 'Cowboy' sequel. I'll keep you updated on both!
*12/30/11* Cast and crew of 'Bad Blood':
Have a safe, happy and healthy New Year!
*12/20/11* P called Friday [Dec. 16th] with the news he was in Kentucky filming "Bad Blood: The Hatfields and McCoys." Said he was having a GREAT time riding around on horses shooting muzzleloaders:
Was supposed to return home yesterday. Last chance for "Home for The Holidays" -- December 24th at 6pm eastern on Lifetime. Merry Christmas!!
*12/02/11* Today marks the 11th anniversary of APK. Thank you so much for your continued support and visits!
Since it's such a holiday favorite, here are the upcoming air dates for 'Home For The Holidays', co-starring Sean Young:
Saturday, December 10th at 10 PM on Lifetime
Sunday, December 11th at 2:01 AM on Lifetime
Thursday, December 15th at 8 PM on Lifetime Movie Network [LMN]
Friday, December 16th at 12 AM on Lifetime Movie Network [LMN]
Link added to the 'Fun Stuff' page for Riptide Fan Fiction.
*11/25/11* 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS' airs tomorrow, November 26th at 12 pm [eastern] on Lifetime!
*11/21/11* Taken at the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Las Vegas 11/18/11:
*11/15/11* Happy 'Aspen'-is-released-to-dvd day!! That's right -- one of the most popular television mini-series from the '70's is now out on dvd and BluRay -- 'Aspen'! More about it on the 'Photos' page for this month -- check it out!
Perry's getting ready to head out for his emcee job with the American Motorcyclist Association's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas this weekend. Details here.
Things are moving forward on the 'Cowboy and the Movie Star' sequel -- P and Sean Young are discussing details and possible plots. Will continue to keep you updated.
*10/25/11* Perry at AARP's Movies for Grown Ups Film Festival Screening of "The Way". September 23, 2011 in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Andrew Evans.
Watch 'Riding The Edge with Perry King' by clicking here. Thanks Dominique!
*10/24/11* Audition today for 'Once Upon A Time'. Will keep you posted.
*10/14/11* "COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR" FANS: We need your input!
P called last night to check in. Nothing going on. He doesn't want to commit himself to any major projects right now due to his mother's failing health. She's "fading slowly", which breaks his heart, and wants to be able to rush to her side when needed. Please keep her in your prayers.
Onto "Cowboy" -- we talked for an hour and a half last night and the majority of the conversation was regarding this sweet, gentle 1998 film. P wants to do a sequel. Original cast, filmed on his ranch. He wants me to help write it. We need YOUR help in figuring out what fans would like to see in a sequel. He's got his ideas, I have mine, he's going to call Sean and get hers, we need YOURS too! It'll be set at least 15 years later [after all, its been 15 years since it was filmed], and it will remain a sweet, gentle film. Mail me with what YOU'D like to see -- Deb@absolutelyperryking.com Let's get a sequel to this wonderful film [the #1 asked about on this website] going!
*10/08/11* LOOK WHAT'S COMING OUT ON DVD!!
To be released on November 15th! You can pre-order a copy on eBay or check at your local stores after that date. If you've never seen 'Aspen', you're in for a treat. Perry's performance is INCREDIBLE!
*9/29/11* Just got an email from Suzy with a LOT of pictures of her man enclosed. You can see them on the 'Perry's Photos' page. Thanks, Suzy!! Got to spend a total of fifteen minutes with P on the 10th. Plans fell through but at least we got to see each other. He's doing well, very busy as usual, and looks great. He'll be emceeing the AMA's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony once again in Las Vegas November 18-20th. Info on the event can be found here.
*8/19/11* Couple things. One, there's a new video on the 'Video' page. I'm also working on getting an article up. I'll let you know when it's available. Will be visiting with Perry next month as he's making a trip to Ohio.
*8/02/11* Surprise, Surprise! Perry was in the episode 'Closure' last night on "Drop Dead Diva". You can find it online here. Other than that, not much to report. I do have a call into him to see if there's any other surprises we need to know about.
Starring Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Susan Blakely, directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona: Cinema at the State Third Thursdays Film Series presents ‘The Lords of Flatbush' on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. (When was the last time someone gave you a hickey?) On Thursday evening, an $8 dinner by a local restaurant will be served from 5:30 in the Marquee Room at the theater and the State Theatre No-Host Bar will be open for business.
Perry filmed a special introduction and interview for this on June 20th. More details here!
*7/02/11* Want to know what P's doing for the 4th?
"I'm up in Montana with a friend on his ranch-- way WAY out in the middle of no-where, no cell phone, and just barely sat. internet-- it's wonderful and so beautiful-- I'll send you some pics when I have a better connection-- Lots of Love, P"
*6/02/11* Few things going on. P called on May 26th to give me an update. Not much going on work-wise. The only roles coming to him right now are nasty-guy-in-a- business-suit types and he's really just not interested in continuing roles like that. Given a chance to do a western or something along those lines, he'd absolutely jump at it. Therefore he's not in LA too much right now. Instead, he's having a ball watching his two girls get to know one another again. Louise has been busy with her medical career, Hannah's been busy with school, they haven't spent much time together in the last 7 years and they're making up for it now. He couldn't be happier!
On IMDb there's another 'personal' quote:
Audiences don't think you're a murderer if you play a murderer, but they do think you're gay if you play a gay.
Again, this quote is incorrect. Perry would like to extend an open invitation to the person posting these quotes to email him at email@example.com so that he can explain, personally, his side of the story of where, he believes, these quotes are coming from. Thank you in advance.
Unless some last minute scheduling arrangements are made -- which he's working on -- Perry will not be attending Vintage Motorcycle Days in Ohio this year.
Dominique found a neat video from Olive Crest. If you're on Facebook, go to the APK page where there's a link to it.
I'm going to leave the photos up on the Photos page a little longer to enjoy. They're great, aren't they?
*5/4/11* Welcome to APK's new look! Sorry I didn't get the site updated for P's birthday -- he celebrated by visiting his mother. The new main photo is courtesy of Jaime Tafoya and Red Barn Films. Isn't it great? They along with Perry have several new projects they're working on, and I'll keep you updated on the status. Thanks, Jaime!
Since it's spring, I'd like to share the feature story Perry wrote for "Biker Information Guide", Southern California Edition:
ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS YOUR FAULT
By Perry King
AMA National Board Member
I'm sure lots of you out there read about the terrible accident down toward San Diego that happened about two weeks before Thanksgiving. I don't know any of the people involved, but like everyone I was horrified to hear about it, and my heart goes out to all the injured survivors and the families involved. It was a terrible thing, and I would give just about anything to know a way to soften the pain for everyone involved -- but of course, there is no such way. We all know well that this sport that we all love so much can bite viciously, and it can happen to anyone at any time.
I hope you'll all forgive me for using this example to talk about something I feel so strongly about. It's a harsh example to use, because it's so raw -- but that's exactly why we can all learn from it. I've been riding now for 45 years, and I had my terrible accident back in 1970 -- I nearly lost my right leg. The only reason I didn't was because I was on an old BMW (a '53 R51/2, a junk I dug out of a field, bought for 150 bucks, and loved maybe more than any other bike I've ever had). The right-hand cylinder was torn off the bike by the car that pulled right across in front of me. That cylinder saved my leg -- even though it took me months to walk again. The old farmer driving the car said "I never even saw you." Then he said: "You son-of-a-bitch, look what you did to my car!" If I could have gotten up, I would have killed him. But I've loved Beemers ever since, because of those cylinders.
People always say: "Motorcycles are so dangerous", to which I counter: "No, motorcycle ACCIDENTS are dangerous. The idea is, don't have one." So, how do you do that? Well, to the degree that that's possible, I think I know the way. You have to ride as if anything that happens, whatever it is, is YOUR fault. With that attitude, you can stay out of a lot of trouble. If you go through a green light, and someone runs the red light coming the other way and hits you -- that's YOUR FAULT! You get it? -- it makes you forget about who's right and who's wrong, and take full responsibility for getting home in one piece. That lousy old farmer taught me that. He was completely wrong -- but I was the one with the smashed up leg, the leg that still hurts on rainy days 40 years later. Who cares if he was in the wrong? Not hitting him would have been much better. Since then I've had at least two dozen idiots do the same thing to me, and I've always missed them, because I knew when they did it that: ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS MY FAULT. Try thinking that way -- it can save you a lot of grief.
*3/31/11* Expecting a check-in any day now. Until then, here's a couple more pictures from the Night of 100 Stars in Beverly Hills on February 27th:
Perry King - 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards Viewing Party - Arrivals - The Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos -
*3/19/11* From January:
STOCKTON, CA (January 10)—A motorcycle organization representing Northern California honored a consultant to the BlueRibbon Coalition for his 20 years of service as a champion for responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. On January 8, District 36 of the American Motorcyclists Association presented Don Amador with its California Off Road Recreation Ambassador's Award for his long and distinguished career as an effective advocate for the sport. [Read full story here]
*2/28/11* Sean Young, Suzy and Perry from the 'Night of 100 Stars' party at the Beverly Hills Hotel last night:
Perry, Sally Kellerman and Susan Blakely from
'Night of 100 Stars' party. Photos courtesy of
celebrity photographer, Alan Mercer. Thanks, Alan!
And, from our visit last weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Taken Saturday, February 19, 2011, courtesy of Donna Goman. Thanks, Donna!
The 2011 Version of Six Reasons Why I Like Perry King More Than Ever
Years ago -- 1985 as a matter of fact -- Carolyn Seee wrote an article for TV Guide titled ‘Six Reasons Why I Like Perry King More Than Ever‘. I don’t know if Carolyn had the personal relationship like I do with Perry, but after visiting with him recently, I decided that article needed to be updated. Here’s Carolyn’s six reasons:
1. I like Perry King because he didn’t take his shirt off in front of me.
2. I like Perry King because he loves his daughter.
3. I like Perry King because he loves his family.
4. I like Perry King because he’s smart.
5. I like Perry King because he has good manners.
6. I like Perry King because he looks “out” instead of “in”.
You can pretty much guess the content and explanations behind Carolyn’s list. And, after reading the article again [you can usually find copies for sale on eBay], I learned this story was indeed an assignment and not based on long-term experience. Therefore, after seven years of friendship, here’s my list:
1. I like Perry King because he’s real. From his adamant refusal to any kind of plastic surgery [“I want to look like me”], to his ability to laugh at himself. He’s been in the business for almost 40 years so he knows a lot ABOUT the business, yet it hasn‘t gone to his head. What you see is what you get -- there‘s nothing fake about him.
2. I like Perry King because he’s practical. He hasn’t been invited back to several motorcycle events because he has the audacity to show up and park his well-used [read muddy, beat up] whatever-strikes-him-to-drive-that-day bike next to a showroom-ready Harley [which he doesn‘t own nor wants to] that‘s never seen rain. His car of choice is a Jeep. He’s had his share of fancy vehicles over the years yet his favorites are the ones he’s either ran ’til they dropped [he has several motorcycles right now in need of complete rebuilds], or can take him where he wants to go. Sometimes that calls for driving up cliffs. Nope, no fancy for him.
3. I like Perry King because of his standards. And some of them are tough. Really tough. Jaw-dropping tough if you want the truth. The past year we’ve talked a lot about his personal life and what he’s done with it. Regardless of events, he remains fiercely steadfast to his standards and he’ll never back off from them because it‘s the way, he feels, it should be.
4. I like Perry King because he’s loyal. Some say you should keep the friends who pick you up or make you happy and lose the ones who bring you down. Not Perry. If he’s your friend, he’s right beside you through all the lows and highs. Sometimes at personal cost, but it, he states, is his duty as a friend.
5. I like Perry King because he’s wicked. Once he discovers something that ticks you off, he’ll do it just because he knows it will, and relishes the reaction he knows it‘ll bring.
6. I like Perry King because he’s Perry King. Warm. Genuine. Caring. Loving. Faithful. Considerate. Generous. Polite. Respectful. Kind. Passionate. Appreciative. Wise. Grateful. Open. Funny. Honest. Gentle. Those and more are what makes him who he is. Carolyn’s six are still accurate 26 years later: He loves his family, loves his daughters, still looks “out” instead of “in”, has wonderful manners and he’s extremely smart. But with time comes more wise experience and knowledge which he's more than willing to share.
I had a three and a half hour drive to get back home after our weekend visit. He called twice to check on my safety and location. To me, that says a LOT about who Perry King is -- it's very hard to keep it limited to only six reasons why I like him...
*2/9/11* Yup. He told me he was going to be there. Now he'll visit his mother soon then we'll visit in ten days!
Actor Perry King arrives at the AARP Magazine 10th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (February 6, 2011 - Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images Nortth America)
*2/3/11* Updates made to Photos AND Perry's Photos pages.
*2/1/11* "Love on the Edge" Alert!
A spoiled, love-starved actress (Sean Young) totals her car and is forced to join a soon-to-be-divorced rancher (Perry King) on his final, weeklong cattle drive. Originally titled “The Cowboy and the Movie Star.” Marlene: Priscilla Barnes. Adrian: David Groh. Frank: Steve Kanaly. Mark Griffiths directed....
radio [motorcycle] interview with Perry -- go here.
Experience el dorado explores “history” in episode 5 of
“Experience El Dorado”
PLACERVILLE, California. Experience El Dorado, the new monthly magazine-style TV series highlights El Dorado County California. The fifth episode airs Sunday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. on NEWS10 (KXTV-ABC) in Sacramento, RSN in Tahoe/Truckee/Reno and 10NEWS (KGTV-ABC) in San Diego. It is also available for viewing 24/7 after the Sunday broadcast at ExperienceElDorado.com
Join Experience El Dorado for a landmark trek only the likes of Todd Stanley Productions can take you on. History is rich at the the Marshall Gold Discovery Park where real life miners team up with costumed docents who give insights into why thousands flocked to California and toiled long hours in icy water hoping for the "big strike." Then it's off for a stroll through downtown and the Historic Museum. Then an action-packed glimpse of modern day cowboys as they “shoot for the stars". Our field correspondent Cory Tapia time-travels into El Dorado County's historic past. A absolute must see episode!
A cornerstone to the show is the host, veteran film star Perry King who lives in Cool and the show’s creator-producer is Todd Stanley who won an Emmy in 2008 for his cinematography on the Deadliest Catch, the #1 cable reality show that invites you to live the thrills and danger vicariously on an Alaska crab-fishing fleet. Stanley makes his home in Lotus, CA.
Experience El Dorado broadcasts the first Sunday of every month on NEWS10 (KXTV-ABC) in Sacramento, RSN Tahoe and 10NEWS ABC in San Diego. Audiences can also view the show online 24/7 at ExperienceElDorado.com and NEWS10.net.
*3/09/09* A few years
ago I asked Perry's
fans to keep his mother in their thoughts and prayers as she was very
ill. Perry's mother is a healthy 93 years old now thanks in part
to that request. Today I'm asking for more good thoughts and
prayers -- Perry's oldest daughter, Louise, had a very dangerous
situation happen a few weeks ago. Louise is a third year resident
in medical school, which means she has 120 hour work weeks on top of
raising a three year old daughter -- her life is very full and
incredibly busy. Again, I don't ask this to
violate personal lives and privacy -- I ask this as a fan and friend of
Perry's. Please keep Louise in your positive thoughts and prayers
-- hopefully it will comfort and surround the family with love and
support during this
difficult time. Thank you so much.
*2/3/09* The html problem has been
fixed. If you have bookmarked any pages, make sure they read html
or else you might want to refresh then bookmark them.
*2/2/09* I just realized that the editor
program I have has been automatically saving things in the wrong
format. So it looks like APK hasn't been updated in over a month, but
it actually has. I'm so sorry! Unfortunately I don't have
the time right now to change everything over and it's going to have to
wait until the end of this week until I do. The photos page
should have an html in the address bar. If it doesn't, add it,
and you'll see the updates. As far as I know, this only affects the
main page and the Photos page -- everything else is correct and I
haven't updated any others. I will get this changed as soon as I
can and again, I'm so sorry if it looks like I've been slacking.
I haven't -- honest!
*1/11/09* Kathy's 'Riptide Fan Fiction' page
has moved to it's own location! The new address is : http://www.riptidefans.com
Congratulations Kathy on your new home and well-done web site!
Friends -- Happy New Year! Thanks to all of
you who have written to me with your feelings about various things
you've seen me in, and many other subjects. I enjoy reading
everything you send, and wish I could respond to each message.
Please know that your interest in my career and life mean a great deal
to me. I feel grateful and blessed that so many people
care. Thank you again.
Here's hoping that this new year is better for ALL of us
than the media would lead us to believe it's going to be. It's
pretty scary listening to all the doom and gloom -- but I want to
believe it's going to get better very soon -- so I'm going to believe
it, and that's that! Certainly if one of the things we all wish
for in life is to live in interesting times, we got our wish -- in my
whole lifetime the only era I remember being so fascinating and filled
with unexpected twists and turns is the second half of the
sixties. And even though we're starting out this year with lots
of problems, we're also starting with tremendous hope and promise for
the future -- more than I remember from almost any year of my
life. So all in all I think it's going to be an exciting and
wonderful year for all of us.
year I'm continuing to work on the job I gave myself
several years ago, which is to jettison anything (ie, acting work) that
gets in the way of me providing my younger daughter Hannah with the
peace and routine she needs to reach her goals. Hannah is working
extremely hard toward becoming a doctor (like her older sister Louise,
of whom I am also fiercely proud). She's a junior in a very
tough high school, and at the moment has straight As and will be
attending a summer session at a medical school, an honor that was
extended to her because of all her hard work. Hannah never asks
me not to work, and in fact often tells me to go back to acting, and
that she'll cope fine with the dislocations and lack of routine -- but
I know this is the right thing to do and what she needs, and I have no
regrets or doubts. Once she goes to college, if acting will have
me, I'll get back to it, with pleasure.
So here's to a great year for all of us, and a huge, HUGE
thank-you to Deb Gholson for her hard, incredibly generous, totally
selfless, and brilliantly achieved work on this website. I don't
know how I ever got so lucky to become a focus of her interest, but
I'll be eternally grateful for it -- and even better, for the joy of
being able to count Deb among my friends. Thank you, Deb, with
all my heart.
Happy New Year! Love and Luck to all of you, Perry"
also a wonderful
article about Perry in a local northern California newspaper talking
about his hosting the 'Experience El Dorado' program. Read
for 'Experience El
to air around June, 2009 in the northern California
area. Perry says "It gives me the opportunty to work around here
(his ranch)." which is something he prefers to do these days. As far as
his Board of Director position for the AMA: " That came up... over the
last few months I'd been asked to consider it and I finally decided to
do it and attended their first board meeting and the reason I did it --
it's pro bono, no money -- and it'll probably be a lot of work but I've
loved motorcycles for... all my life -- 45 years and thought I should
try to give back a little bit if they want me to try. It's a good
organization, does a lot of good I think for motorcycles and we'll see
what happens.... I'm slowly working my way into finding out what
to do for the AMA and I'm looking forward to the next board meeting in
The 'Off Road Adventure' "happened two months ago" so look for it to be re-aired. The show airs Monday evenings on the Outdoor Channel.
the old computer refused to turn on one last time, a new computer
was bought [Merry Christmas to me!], old and familiar [read easy] programs reinstalled and a
new HTML editor found [won't even
go into how old that program was], I'm back and ready to go -- just
in time for 2009!
some of the site looks a little different or doesn't look right,
please, be patient. Getting used to a new/different HTML editor's
going to take
time, trial and error on my part so I thank you in advance for your
Look for a message from Perry soon. He promised he would write a statement for the holiday season/New Year. Since I had computer problems he got off for holiday statement, but I'm holding him to his promise for the New Year. We've had several telephone conversations during the month of December and I'm happy to report that he's very well, very busy and enjoying his family during the holidays.
On the news front, a
hard-to-find favorite is being released onto DVD January 13, 2009 -- Captains and the Kings. You
can pre-order it at Amazon.com
*12/01/08* Congratulations, Perry!
American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Perry King to Board of Directors
The AMA is pleased to announce that 45-year motorcyclist and actor Perry King has been appointed to the Association's Board of Directors, and begins serving his official duties at the Board meeting convening today. King, who will serve the North West region on the AMA Board, makes his home in Northern California on a ranch in Cool. He maintains a second residence in Southern California.
"Perry King is more than a Hollywood personality, he is a lifelong motorcyclist and one of the most poised and dedicated representatives of the motorcycling community," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "Perry is not only passionate about motorcycling but is passionate about the AMA, as well. He recognizes the importance of the AMA in protecting the future of motorcycling."
King will fill the vacancy resulting from the departure of former AMA Board Chairman Dal Smilie. Smilie resigned after an AMA internal investigation uncovered evidence of unsubstantiated expense reimbursements to Smilie. King will serve out the remainder of the original term, which extends through February 2010.
"My deep love of all things related to motorcycling, particularly the people, attracted me greatly to the prospect of serving on the AMA Board of Directors," King said. "Also, my appreciation for hard, productive work made me feel I must not pass up this opportunity -- so much of the time, all I really want to do is ride my motorcycle, but that's no excuse to avoid an important calling."
King says that the major motorcycling issues facing the North West region include land-use, noise, drinking and riding, public image, and, "the apparent inability of the American public to see motorcycles as smart, fuel-efficient and practical vehicles for the future."
Motorcycles have played a major role in King's life for more than four decades. He owns bikes of all types, including vintage, dual-sport and sport motorcycles. He constantly rides both off- and on-road and occasionally races. King's 500-acre cattle ranch in Northern California -- where his ranch hands have opted for motorcycles instead of horses to work the property -- provides him with considerable opportunity to ride off-road close to home.
King is an accomplished actor and has appeared in more than 50 films and made-for-television movies, television series and on stage. Some of his better-known roles include Cody Allen in the NBC series "Riptide," Hayley Armstrong in the Fox series "Melrose Place," Richard Williams in the NBC series "Titans" and President Blake in the 2004 movie "The Day After Tomorrow." Perhaps one of King's most enduring roles is Chico in the 1974 movie "The Lords of Flatbush." King made his film debut in the 1972 film "Slaughterhouse-Five."
King has a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama from Yale University. He subsequently studied under John Houseman at The Juilliard School in New York City. He was born in Alliance, Ohio.
*11/26/08* A holiday favorite returns -- Lifetime network will air 'Home for the Holidays' starring Perry and his 'Cowboy' co-star Sean Young on November 30th at 3:00 p.m.
who celebrate the holiday, have a safe and wonderful Happy Thanksgiving
with family and friends. Thank you for your continued support and
visits to APK.
*11/01/08* Perry made an appearance at the 37th annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally's reception banquet held in Burbank, Calfornia on October 18th:
Photo courtesy Andy Takakijan
Kathy's 'Riptide' fan fiction page is now up and running. You can check it out here
COMING SOON -- look for an archive section featuring old articles about/interviews with Perry during his career!
*9/17/08* The Photos page is finally updated! Pictures have also been added to the Perry's Photos page with more yet to come. Talked with Perry this evening, nothing new coming up yet but hopefully that will change soon. He appreciates all the emails he has received VERY much!
*9/08/08* TV ALERT!! 2XTREEM's interview with Perry will be airing Sunday, September 14, 2008 on the Fox Sports Network! Check local listings for times in your area!
Page will be updated soon -- promise!
*9/01/08* The Photos Page will be updated the week of September 8th. Thank you for your patience and continued visits!
*7/23/08* Riptide -- The Complete Series -- news:
Scheduled to be released on July 29, VEI has announced that the release has been pushed back until September 9th and they have also lowered the price! To read more head here, and to preorder, head here. Reminder -- it will only be released in Canada.
*6/30/08* There's a one page article with Perry in the June 2008 issue of 'RoadBike' magazine. There will also be an upcoming interview with Perry on the 2XTREEM Motorcycle TV channel. Will post the date it airs when more information becomes available.
Perry also supplied more personal pictures from his collection. I hope to get those up within the next week and will post when they're up here.
*6/04/08* The Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Museum is now holding a live auction for
their auction page for more
information and a chance to bid on some
very unique and personal items!
if you're in or around the Ohio area!
Perry's returning to his home state for a dedication ceremony gala weekend June 27 & 28 at the American Motorcyclist Association's Motorcycle Museum located in Pickerington, Ohio. The event will feature a VIP party and charity auction with Perry as the Emcee; ribbon-cutting ceremony and panel discussion with several MotoStars on hand, including Perry, for the Museum's newest exhibit, "MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles." Please visit the Motorcycle Museum's website for more information or to purchase tickets to the event.
of the weekend festivities will be featured next month on the 'Photos
See you there!
*5/25/08* Canadian company VEI is releasing Riptide in a complete box series to dvd, tenatively scheduled for July 29th. Once again, this is a Canadian-only release and comes with a suggested retail price of CA$69.95. Below is the cover art [VERY nice!] and more details can be found here.
more information as it becomes available!
Perry's busy visiting family
and gearing up to be the emcee for the
Hall of Fame Museum's "MotoStars: Celebrities and Motorcycles"
dinner and charity auction on June 27th. To my knowledge the
is now open at the Pickerington, Ohio location and Perry has two
there on display. Tickets and more information about the event
be found in the entry dated *4/01/08* on this page.
*4/30/08* Happy 60th Birthday, Perry!!
May this next year be filled with good health and happiness, laughter, love and family! [and I'm pleased to report Perry IS spending his birthday with family!]
The Photos page will be updated on May 1.
*4/01/08* Nothing to report in the job hunt as of yet, but there's more information about Perry emceeing the Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame's upcoming exhibit:
"MotoStars", a watershed event produced by the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, is an unprecedented look at how the art, sport and lifestyle of motorcycling has been, and continues to be, interwoven with accomplished individuals who have achieved prominence in the public eye. Be they entertainers, artists, sports figures, business leaders, astronauts or leaders in other fields of endeavor, motorcycling is a common denominator that speaks to, and reflects, their individuality and character.
"MotoStars" will be a multi-dimensional exhibition featuring celebrities' motorcycles, celebrity-related motorcycling objects, images, memorabilia and items reflecting celebrities' personae and their motorcycle experience. The variety of individuals will give this exhibit a historical breadth that is unique. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will also recognize the exceptional scope of the important work that many celebrities do in supporting charitable initiatives.
exhibition will open in April 2008, with a dedication ceremony gala
June 27 & 28 at the Motorcycle Museum. The event will feature
a VIP party and charity auction with Perry King as the Emcee, and
ceremony and panel discussion with several MotorStars on hand.
more information visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org/exhibits/Motostars/opening.asp
*3/01/08* Perry's back in Los Angeles!
"I'm back in LA and will see if I can get something worthwhile going here-- I think I'll be here for a while... I chose to diminish my career to focus on Hannah, and it's probably the best choice I ever made in my life-- now, I pay the price by having to start from scratch. If I spend long enough here things will pop, I'm sure."
Keep good thoughts that "things will pop" soon and the 'New's page will be filled with announcements of new appearances! Also, after several suggestions and requests, Perry now has his own address you can email him at:
"...I want to be available to people who want to watch my stuff (I'm grateful to them)... "
His address can be found on the 'Home' page!
Update on the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum's upcoming exhibit, "MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles" -- looks like Perry will emcee the dedication ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2008 in Pickerington, Ohio. Ticket information for the event will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
*2/12/08* Happy 'Riptide Season Three On DVD Is Released'
touch on the discs with rare photos of all three Boys on discs one and
two; nice picture of Nick on disc three, Cody on disc four and Murray
disc five. Only available to order at Amazon.ca [see link below
1/9/08 post]. After years of wait and wonder, the entire series is now
on DVD -- thank you VEI!
*2/1/08* Perry will be participating in The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum's upcoming exhibit, "MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles", scheduled to open this spring in Pickerington, Ohio. More details will follow as they become available.
Perry was a guest for a 'Community Connections' program on a radio station in northern California January 10th. Special "thank you!" to L! for the photo and information!
*1/9/08* The third and final season of Riptide on DVD is now available to pre-order from Amazon.ca! Once again remember that this is only a Canadian release like season two and will be available starting February 12, 2008. Click here to pre-order.
*1/01/08* Happy New Year! Complete makeover for the site with the debut of Perry's latest PR photo on this page and Photos page. Screen caps on this month's Photos page are from Gerri's files [see lower Home page for explaination]. Again, a special thank you to her son, Andrew, for donating her files.
*12/17/07* Happy December! Not much going on as Perry's been busy visiting family, who, he's happy to report, are all doing well.
A different look is coming January 1 with a new PR shot to debut on a couple of pages. Thanks so much for your continued visits/support and have a very safe and joyous holiday season. See you in 2008!
Fast and furious on the heels of Season Two being released [less than a month ago!], word was received today that the third and final season of Riptide will be released February 12, 2008 from Canadian company VEI. Sounds exactly like the release of Season Two -- it will only be available to order from Amazon.ca. Read the details here and below is a sneak peek at the cover art. Congratulations, Riptide fans -- the complete series on DVD is almost here, and THANK YOU to VEI for releasing it!
*11/2/07* According to Amazon.ca today -- it's updated hourly -- the second season set of Riptide is at number 21 on their Bestseller's list!
*10/30/07* Riptide Second Season on DVD is now available! Reminder that it's only being sold through Amazon.ca, but today is the official release day! If you haven't pre-ordered it already, you can get it here!
if you're in or around the Nevada area! Perry will be in
Nevada this weekend, October 12th through the 14th, at Buffalo
Hotel and Casino for Desert Thunder's 11th Annual Children's Charity
Ralley and Classic Car show. Details can be found on Desert
*10/07/07* Link to Thom Bray's website has been added to the 'Links' page.
*10/01/07* Hope everyone's enjoying the interview! I want to be completely honest here and tell you that October through December's Photos page is going to be a smidge sparse. It's a busy time of the year here on the farm and quite frankly I'm working on a totally different look for APK which will appear for '08 that I'm VERY excited about. I've also received many new screen caps that I've never had before so I'm just going to wing the Photos page until the new year and start everything off fresh. Thank you so much for your understanding and your continued visits and support! The Photos page will be changed within the next day or so.
*9/21/07* The interview's up! Head
to read Perry's latest interview. A special "Thank you!" to both
Perry and A. Jones from Chicagoactor.com for the great -- not to
VERY fun -- experience! Enjoy!
'RIPTIDE' READY TO PRE-ORDER!
'Riptide' Season two on dvd is available to pre-order from Amazon.ca. Remember, this is a Canada-only release. Click here to pre-order your copy today!!
*9/09/07*Upcoming Perry appearance!
Perry will be in Primm, Nevada October 12th, 13th and 14th, at Buffalo Bill's Hotel and Casino for Desert Thunder's 11th Annual Children's Charity Motorcycle Ralley and Classic Car show. Details can be found on Desert Thunder's website.
*9/06/07* According to Stephen J. Cannell's website, season two of 'Riptide' will be released on October 30 and will only be available from VEI in Canada. Below is the cover art. Will post more information as it becomes available.
*9/04/07* And the answer to the 'what are you up to?' question is 'everything but acting'. There's nothing new coming up any time soon. Perry's having fun running around doing life things.
Haven't heard another thing regarding a September release for the second season of 'Riptide', so I hope it's still on the menu for this month and will post information on if and when when it's received.
Perry's reviewing the interview we did together on August 8th, so as soon as he's done with that, I'll be sending it on to the entertainment site. I'll post a link to it here, so keep checking back. Happy fall!
*8/03/07* Nothing new to report as far as I know. I'll be interviewing Perry this week so I'll get a 'what are you up to?' answer then.
*7/20/07* I've been contacted by an entertainment website who asked if I would do an interview with Perry for their site. Perry has graciously agreed to the interview so while I'm planning the outline, I thought I'd ask his fans what they would like to read about. Send your thoughts and ideas and we'll all see what I come up with.
*7/17/07* I added a permanent link above to TVNow.com for Perry's schedule so it'll be more convenient to find out when he'll be appearing on television. Hope it helps!
*7/15/07* VEI has tentatively scheduled the second season of 'Riptide' to be released, in Canda only, sometime in September! Check out the alert from tvshowsondvd.com
GREAT news for us 'Riptide' fans -- let's hope Sony follows suit with their second season as well. Will post all updates as soon as they become available, so stay tuned!
*6/01/07* The last time I talked to Perry which was the middle of May, there was nothing new coming out at that time. He's having too much fun playing family man right now. His mother's doing very well and so is everyone else in his family.
*5/20/07* Perry and Desert Thunder 11 -- Perry's scheduled to be the special guest at Desert Thunder's 11th Annual Children's Charity Motorcycle Ralley and Classic Car Show held October 12-14th, 2007 in Primm, NV. Details coming soon!
*4/30/07* Happy Birthday, Perry! May this next year be filled with good health, laughter, family and love [and work! ;)]!!
*4/15/07*SHORT NOTICE!! Perry's guest appearance in ABC's Brothers and Sisters airs tonight, April 15 -- check local listings for times in your area.
*4/3/07* For years the link to Gerri's Perry King Now site could be found on APK's 'Links' page and vice versa. The beginning of 2007 Gerri decided to shut down her site, a wonderful "thank you" to Perry for starring in 'The Discontents' -- a film her son created and also starred in -- and she was looking forward to what the future held in store. It's with great sadness to report Gerri passed away unexpectedly last week. APK mourns the loss of this amazing woman and sends it's heartfelt sympathies, thoughts and prayers out to her family.
*3/27/07* Perry just filmed a guest appearance in ABC's 'Brothers and Sisters'!
*2/28/07* Perry's latest television film "Framed For Murder" will air Sunday night, March 18 at 8:00pm eastern on Lifetime.
*2/23/07* Back in November I reported 'A Different Story' was now available on DVD. There's a special feature section that has a wonderful interview with Perry, Paul Aaron [director], Alan Belkin [producer] and Henry Olek [writer] about this charming love story. Perry talks of his love for the film and Paul's direction during filming.
*2/02/07* Perry's back from his trip and checked in last night:
"I'm finally back from Tibet and Burma-- it was a great trip, full of adventures, with just enough hardship to make it exciting without making it miserable. I'm planning to spend a fair amount of time in the next few months in LA and see if I can get things moving again."
Let's get those positive thoughts going so we can see much more of Perry on the screen soon!
*1/04/07* Perry checked in last night and here's what he had to say:
"On the 14th of Jan is that "Cold Case" I did (no idea if it, or I, are good or bad)-- and this Sunday I leave for Burma (Myanmar), Tibet, and China to help a friend in his quest to open the old Burma Road (of WW2 fame) to jeep expeditions--should be one hell of an adventure. When I return by the end of Jan I plan to really try hard to get back to work-- ideal would be a recurring role in a series, where I could plan my life a little bit (please keep your fingers crossed for me). "
So, as the man asks, let's all keep our fingers crossed that we'll be seeing LOTS more of him on the screen in 2007 and beyond!
*1/01/07* Happy New Year! May 2007 be a happy, safe and prosperous year for us all!
*12/07/06* 'The Cowboy and the Movie Star' fans will appreciate Lifetime's repeat of 'Home For The Holidays' this coming Saturday [Dec. 9th] and Tuesday [Dec. 12th]. Perry and Sean Young are paired once again in a touching holiday film. Check local listings for time.
*12/01/06* Hard to believe another year's wrapping up, isn't it? Thank you for your continued visits, your questions and for your kind compliments about the site. I pass them onto Perry and we appreciate them very, very much. There's going to be a couple changes in '07 -- APK will have a slight overhaul; there's going to be some GREAT personal pictures coming up on the 'Photos' page and best of all, a LOT more appearances to report as Perry's jumping back into the 'actor' mode again!
and Perry, we wish you a very safe and joyous holiday season.
so much for your continued support -- see you in
*11/27/06* Perry's set to guest-star on CBS's Cold Case along with Donna Mills! Will post more details when they become available.
Discovered one of Perry's best [and one of his favorite] works is now available on DVD -- A Different Story! A 1979 film co-starring Meg Foster. CD Universe has more details. GOOD movie!
*11/01/06* Nothing new lined up and filming is completed for "Framed For Murder".
~Riptide is on DVD~ Day!
Local retail stores should be stocked with the complete first season of Riptide on DVD! Enjoy the Riptide, Ebbtide, Nick's 'Vette, the Screaming Mimi and 'The Boys' in all their remastered glory from Sony! The wait is now OFFICIALLY over!!
*9/21/06* Perry's soon to leave for Canada to film his role as 'Jason' in the new movie, "Framed For Murder" for the Lifetime channel. Will post more details as they become available.
Also, this coming Tuesday, September 26th, look in stores for the US release of Riptide on DVD from Sony!
*9/09/06* Back to work! Perry's set to star in the independent film "Framed For Murder" and this time plays the villian! Although no distribution has been set, the film most likely will premiere on the Lifetime channel. When available, details will be posted here.
*8/24/06* VCR Alert! 'More Than This' Perry's guest-starring episode of "Without A Trace" will be repeated this Sunday, August 27, at 10:00 P.M. [Eastern, I think] on CBS. Check your local listings for times in your area.
Pictures arrived today so look for some GREAT new stuff on the 'Photos' page starting September 4th -- after the holiday weekend.
*8/18/06* Attention overseas Riptide fans:
VEI's (the Canadian company who released the first season of Riptide on August 15 --link is available directly below -- Amazon.ca) version of the first season set is rated 'Region 0' which means it's region free, which means all dvd players SHOULD play them with no problems whatsoever. This is GREAT news for fans around the world!
*8/15/06* Today's the day! Canadian company VEI is releasing season one of 'Riptide' ! Order your copy using this link to Amazon.ca, and type in a search for Riptide [the link was too long and didn't work - sorry!]. Don't forget on September 26, 2006 Sony will be releasing another version which you can pre-order using the link listed in the 7/09/06 news area below. Riptide's FINALLY on DVD!!
*7/24/06* More Riptide news:
VEI has released more information about their release of the first season of Riptide on DVD. Read it here and here's a peek at their back cover art:
*7/19/06* We have a second [or first] release date! VEI, the Canadian company who first prepped Riptide for DVD has announced their release date for the first season of the show, along with their cover art.
*7/18/06* Sony's updated cover art and the first look at the rear cover art for the first season of Riptide on DVD:
*7/17/06* Here it is! Confirmation of the formal announcement by Sony and a sneak peek at the cover art [which is still very subject to change]. Congratulations, Riptide fans, the wait is just about over!
*7/09/06* Houston, we have a release date....
Head to Amazon.com to preorder the first season of Riptide on dvd!! Scheduled for release September 26th, 2006 on three dvds!
*7/04/06* I'll never tire of posting
this stuff. ;) Another 'Riptide
to dvd' article! Read it here
and thanks, Jane!
*7/02/06* More exciting rumors about "Riptide" being released on dvd!!! Read it here!
*7/01/06* All is in place -- Louise and her family are situated and all [Hannah and Perry's mother included] are doing well. If everything goes according to plan, look for new pictures on APK's Photos Page starting in August! My collection's completely spent after 6 years so Perry will step in and furnish them for a while. Nothing new coming up yet as he's been extremely busy getting his family situated and settled.
*6/09/06* Perry checked in tonight while he's visiting his mother, who is doing well. He'll head back to Los Angeles for a couple days then he's off again to help Louise and her family transfer to another state so she can begin her internship. Granddaughter Kate is also doing very well and he'll be babysitting for a while until Louise gets into the 80 hour-a-week grind. He's had calls for auditions but due to family obligations and responsibilities, he's passed them up. He misses acting, looks forward to working when he can and appreciates the support he receives from his fans VERY much!
*6/01/06* Nothing new to report. Perry's having fun in his favorite roles as dad and grandpa.
*4/30/06* 58 years ago today, an actor was born. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Perry! Best wishes for a year filled with good health, happiness, family and love!
*4/20/06* Last minute schedule change! Perry's 'Without A Trace' episode airs TONIGHT! Catch it on your CBS station.
*4/2/06* I realize some sites get 50,000 hits in one day and that's fantastic. APK is not one of those sites and never has been. It's taken almost 6 years but the 50,000 mark was passed yesterday. I couldn't be happier or more thrilled than I am now. Thank you -- for your support and your continued visits!
Perry checked in last night while he was babysitting his granddaughter, Kate. Thank you, Perry. Kate's doing well at 5 weeks old and "Without a Trace" should be airing soon -- I'll post the date as soon as I hear.
The Photos page will be changed by the end of the week.
*3/14/06* If you're in or around the southern California area this weekend, head to Olive Crest's Black and White Ball on Saturday, March 18, 2006 and help them make a difference. Details can be found here.
*3/13/06* Another Perry interview/article
Tiana in the Winston-Salem NC area found another interview/article with Perry in her local paper regarding the release of "Class of 1984", and was kind enough to let me know about it. Read it here and thanks SO much, Tiana!
*3/07/06*APK is absolutely THRILLED to annouce Perry now carries the title of 'Grandpa'! On Feburary 18, 2006 daughter Louise gave birth to Kate -- a precious 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl! Congratulations to the entire family!
Perry in an upcoming episode of "Without a Trace" -- he's
it right now.
*3/04/06*THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER!!!!!!!
Attention Riptide fans -- VERY promising news announced tonight!!! The 1980's series Riptide is being prepped for DVD release! Read the exciting news here!!
WOOOOHOOO!!! The "Boys" are FINALLY coming to dvd!!!
*2/21/06* A new online interview with Perry is out in conjunction with the release of "Class of 1984" to DVD. Check it out, and a special "thank you" to Jane at Straightaway's for the heads-up!
*2/20/06* February's ending on a bright note -- from the 23rd to the 27th, between Pax, Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network, a Perry film will be on television -- three on the 24th alone! Old favorites such as "Another Pretty Face", "A Cry In The Night", "The Perfect Wife" and "A Stranger at the Door" will be re-airing on the three channels -- a PK 'bonanza' for fans! Check TVNow or local listings for times in your area.
*12/31/05* Happy last day of 2005! Perry
will be checking in soon for a
Since "Home For The Holidays" aired, APK
has received quite a
questions regarding "The Cowboy and the Movie Star".
"Cowboy" is not available on video but is available on DVD under the
"Love On The Edge" in Australia. ABC's Family Channel
"Cowboy" quite often so check TVNow
monthly for their schedule of Perry's films. Have a safe and very
Happy New Year!
*11/26/05* Merry day after Christmas! According to TVNow, "Home for the Holidays" will air on Lifetime Monday, December 26th at 9:00pm eastern. "Home for the Holidays" reunites Perry with Sean Young -- his 1998 co-star in "The Cowboy and thee Movie Star".
*10/2/05* Discovered that "Adventures of Ragtime" is available on DVD [Sterling Entertainment] in select areas. Find out more details in this month's Photos page.
A brand new interview is
out! Head over to the online
check out Perry's latest and read other terrific interviews from
topline entertainers. Our sincere thanks to Ron Sklar!
*9/10/05* To be released this Tuesday, September 13th:
The Perfect Neighbor
In this original Lifetime Channel movie, Donna Germaine (Barbara Niven, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) has just moved to a new neighborhood and is optimistic about her new life. Donna's troubled past is not so easy to leave behind, however, peppered as it is with adultery, betrayal, and violence, which has left her with some unpleasant tendencies. Once ensconced in her new home, Donna meets the man of her dreams: her next door neighbor, William (Perry King, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW). William is unfortunately married to Jeannie (Susan Blakely, HATE CRIME), but the two are experiencing some difficulties. As Donna's fixation on William becomes ever stronger, the couple struggle to hold their marriage together, but ultimately their neighbor's obsessive unrequited love becomes a vicious impetus to murder.
a copy starting Tuesday!
*8/1/05* Perry's heading out:
"Yep, I'm off to shoot a film with Sean, called (at this point) 'Home For The Holidays' -- it's a very nice script about a Frank Capra-like story about a family devastated and then saved by a community -- it'll only take me a week to do my part, which is also perfect for me these days. Sean requested me, which was very kind of her, so I only really had to say yes."
More details will be posted when they become available.
*7/27/05* A little more info about "Home For The Holidays". According to the local newspaper where it's being filmed:
The movie, set in Washington State so the absence of snow won't be a problem, is about a woman who takes in her sister's children after their parents are killed in a car accident just before Christmas.
The movie stars Sean Young and Perry King.
At the end of the movie, an old farm house is moved from one property to another to save it from foreclosure and to keep the family together. That feat will be accomplished with computer generated images.
The movie is a German-American co-production and will likely be shown on the CHUM networks in Canada, and possibly on the Lifetime channel in the United States.
A sincere "thank you" to Mr. Skinner for the information!
*7/26/05*A new movie! Perry starts to work next week on an independent film, "Home for the Holidays", co-starring Sean Young (The Cowboy and The Movie Star). More news when it becomes available.
*6/21/05* Upcoming Perry appearance!
4th of July Extravaganza -- 2004
Photo Credit: Miranda Shen/JPI Studios
Perry will once again be the Master of Ceremonies at the 4th of July Extravaganza sponsored by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce, Studio City, CA. Here's the details:
AND STARS AT THE JULY 4TH EXTRAVAGANZA
SPONSORED BY THE STUDIO CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Studio City Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with CBS Studio Center and the Olive Crest Foundation, is once again sponsoring the July 4th Extravaganza on the lot of CBS. Join Master of Ceremonies Perry King along with celebrity guests Ty Treadway, Barbara Niven, Steven Williams, Danny Woodburn, Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays, Lorenzo Lamas, Susan Blakely, Dan McVicar, Danny Woodburn, Dylan Cash, James Reynolds, John McCook, John York, Carolann DiPirro, Judi Evans, Kari Wuhrer, Suzanne Rogers, Kathleen Noone and more for a fun-filled festival of music, food and fireworks at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City.
The event provides a variety of entertainment for all ages, including; a children’s fun-zone, a magician’s show from the Magic Castle, a model airplane exhibit, exhibition ballroom dancing, along with other multiple exhibits and acts staged throughout the lot. VIP tickets are available so you can mingle with the stars while enjoying an Old-fashioned BBQ picnic, wine tasting, and a spectacular roof-top viewing of the fireworks display.
WHAT: July 4th Celebration sponsored by The Studio City Chamber of Commerce
WHEN: Monday, 4 July 2005 - 4:30pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: CBS Studio Center - Carla's Cafe, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City
WHY: To raise funds for the Olive Crest Foundation providing homes & services for abused children; Studio City Chamber of Commerce College Scholarship Fund.
are available at the Chamber Office; either on-line at http://www.studiocitychamber.com/4thjuly.php
(download form: fax or mail back) or call the Chamber at 818-655-5916;
also available at the Studio City Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday from
and the Studio City Hand Car Wash, 11514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 7days-a-week from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
General Admission: Adults $15.00, Children (12 & under) $8.00, Children (under 5) free.
VIP Tickets: $75.00, Children (under 5) free.
has also been added to the Olive Crest Events page]
If you're unable to see Perry in person then catch him on television: 'The Perfect Neighbor', co-starring Susan Blakely and Barbara Niven, will be re-airing on July 4th and also will be released on DVD in mid-September, 2005!
*5/27/05* Couple VCR alerts: APK has received several emails asking about the 1997 television movie 'Their Second Chance' co-starring Lindsay Wagner. According to TVNow, Lifetime will re-air this film June 6 and 7. Also the 1986 comedy 'Stranded', co-starring Loni Anderson, will air on Encore Love Stories channel throughout the month of June. As always, check local listings for times in your area and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!
*5/15/05* May's Photos page is coming soon -- I promise!
*4/11/05* News and Tidbits: Don't forget 'The Perfect Neighbor' is on Lifetime tonight at 9pm [Eastern]!
Perry checked in today to inform me there's an article in the May/June edition of AARP Magazine he wrote entitled 'Auto Pilot -- 15 Easy Ways To Spot a Lemon...'. You can read the article online here. He suggested since he meets the age requirement, while having an article in the magazine is neat, it would be even neater to be interviewed by the magazine [Deb comment: Absolutely! Instead of the same ol' gratuitous Actor, Race Car Driver, Motorcycle Junkie, etc. plug at the bottom, it would be awesome, not to mention MORE interesting to read what life is like for him nowadays!]. So, after checking out the article, feel free to email AARP's The Mail [i.e. Letters to The Editor], and suggest it! After all, if Paul Newman can get the cover shot, so can Perry!
Perry also updated me regarding his mother. There are no changes in her health and probably won't be. He appreciates all the kind thoughts, prayers and inquiries the site has received.
*3/27/05* VCR ALERT! 'The Perfect Neighbor', Perry's latest made for telvision movie co-starring Susan Blakely, premieres on the Lifetime network Monday, April 11th at 9:00pm eastern with repeats later in the month. Check listings for times in your area.
*2/22/05*Gerri's Perry King Now site has a brand new permanent home on the web. Be sure to bookmark the new address as it'll take the search engines a while to catch up. Welcome back, Gerri!!
*1/06/05* I spoke with Perry earlier this week. It saddens me to report his elderly mother is very ill and not expected to live much longer. After long and careful consideration, I'm posting this not to violate his privacy, but with the hope his fans will think warm thoughts and offer prayers of love and support to surround and comfort Perry and his family during this difficult time.
'The Perfect Neighbor' is expected to air on the Lifetime channel in the next couple of months. As soon as an air date is announced, it will be posted here.
The Photos page for January should be updated within the next few days. Thank you in advance for your thoughts, your prayers, your support and your patience.
*11/27/04* December 14th! According to TVNow, December 14th is the air date for Perry's guest appearance on UPN's Eve. Check local listings for times.
*11/19/04* Perry has a chapter in a new book! When's Recess? Playing Your Way Through The Stresses of Life by Howard Papush, aka Dr. Play, is now available for purchase! The chapter on Perry is featured in the "Celebrity Childhoods" section of the book along with chapters from actor Ed Harris, actress Suzanne Somers, and Academy Award winning composer Marvin Hamlish. Visit the Let's Play Again website for information and purchase details. Those interested in an autographed copy by Mr. Papush, please indicate such in the 'message' section of their Paypal account and he will be happy to comply.
APK reaches the 30,000 mark!! A heartfelt "THANK YOU" to each and every one of you for your visits!
Previous "strong suspicion" fell flat last night so stay tuned to UPN's 'Eve' on Tuesday nights for Perry's upcoming guest appearance.
This Saturday [10/23] Perry will be hosting the Wanderlust I: Grand Prix -- Virginia Museum of Transportation's fundraising event in Roanoke, Virginia. Information can be found on the Museum's site, so if you're in or around the Roanoke area, stop by!
This Sunday [10/24] is the 6th annual Cruise4Kids -- Olive Crests huge annual fundraiser.&nbbsp; If you're in or around the southern California area, stop by and help out Perry's number 1 charity organization!
*10/16/04* No confirmation but strong suspicion this Tuesday's [10/19] "Footloose" episode of UPN's 'Eve' includes Perry's guest appearance. Check local listings for times.
*10/7/04* Perry will not be emceeing the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend in Pickerington, Ohio. Scheduling has overlapped and he's still busy fliming "The Perfect Neighbor". More details about the film will be posted when received.
*9/27/04* Tickets are still available for the 2004 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony coming up on October 9th in Pickerington, Ohio. Visit their website for more information and reservations.
The Photos page for October will be delayed until the evening of October 9th.
*9/14/04* He's heading out: "I'm off to shoot The Perfect Neighbor -- probably another Lifetime movie -- they're very enjoyable."
Keep checking here for details -- they'll be posted as soon as received.
Clarification as to whom to write regarding a 'Riptide' reunion and their address are now added in 'Question and Answer Time'.
*9/10/04* PERRY'S ANSWERS ARE HERE!
"FINALLY! here you go-- I'm so, so so sorry to have taken so long"
and Answer Time With Perry' can be found on the Fun Stuff page
follow the direct link to them here!
*8/27/04* [Updated] Perry will be guest starring on the UPN Sitcom 'Eve' next week and is also set for the lead role in The Perfect Neighbor -- scheduled to begin production in late September! According to my source: "It is in the vein of the other 'Perfect' films he has done -- same producers, programmer type of thriller that will probably end up on Lifetime or some other cable network."
*8/3/04* Perry returns to Ohio to host the 2004 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction ceremony scheduled for October 8-9, 2004 in Pickerington, Ohio. Details about the upcoming event can be found here!
*7/27/04* VCR ALERT! The most watched television movie of the week in 1986 finally returns to the small screen! Stranded, co-starring Loni Anderson, will be shown frequently during the month of August on Encore's Love Stories channel. Visit TVNow for air dates!
*7/22/04* Question/answer update from Perry:
"I AM working on the questions-- it's slow because of the usual life stuff, and because I am bored by writing about my life, frankly-- other subjects are more interesting-- so I'm guilty of taking FAR too long-- I apologize to you and everyone who wrote to ask things-- please pass that on, if you can."
Perry's answers will be posted shortly after they're received. Keep checking here for updates!
*7/02/04* Another new page! APK welcomes the addition of the VMT Events Page -- dedicated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Keep an eye on this page for events and Perry's involvments as the National Spokesperson for the Museum located in Roanoke, VA. A very special "thank you" to Megan and staff at the Museum for allowing this page!
*6/26/04* Perry will be the master of ceremonies at the Studio City 4th of July Extravaganza benefitting Olive Crest, Walter Reed Middle School and the Studio City Chamber of Commerce. For tickets and more information, visit the Studio City site.
*6/23/04*VCR ALERT!! Perry's new made-for- television movie, Stranger at the Door, co-starring Linda Purl will air on the Lifetime Television channel this Saturday, June 26 at 9:00pm Eastern time. Check local listings for times in your area.
*6/6/04* Meet the new National Spokeperson for the Virginia Museum of Transportation!
Photo Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Transportation
As Perry puts it: "I have accepted becoming the national spokesperson the Virginia Museum of Transportation-- for two reasons, to help a good, old friend, Robert Dills, who has become the Museum's director, and because it will be fun, since I love vehicles."
Visit the Museum's website for more information!
*6/3/04* HUGE box office weekend for "The Day After Tomorrow"! According to Box Office Mojo, estimated gross so far is over $200 million dollars!
*5/28/04* The "Day After Tomorrow" is HERE! Worldwide release is today! Head to your nearest theater, check out the President of the United States and the breathtaking special effects! Welcome BACK to the big screen, Perry!
*5/22/04*SIX DAYS TO GO!
Visit the offical The Day After Tomorrow site for latest trailers, pictures, and desktops like the one above for this highly anticipated film. Six days to go -- opens worldwide May 28, 2004!
[Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox]
Reminder: Questions for Perry are still being taken. Send them to Deb@absolutelyperryking.com. Deadline is May 26, 2004.
*5/13/04* Here's another for the 'Better Late Than Never' category: A 10 minute preview for 'Day After Tomorrow' was shown on Fox last night before American Idol. Perry had three GREAT close-ups in this preview. If other upcoming previews are announced, they'll be posted here as to when and what channel they can be found. 15 days and counting!
*4/30/04* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY!! May this year be filled with good health and happiness. Enjoy your day!
REMINDER -- 'Day After Tomorrow ' - with Perrry's return to the big screen as the President of the United States - opens nationwide on Memorial Day weekend! From the looks of the trailers on television - it's going to be a GREAT movie!
QUESTION AND ANSWER TIME! During the month of May, absolutelyperryking.comwill be looking for questions you've always wanted to ask Perry! Send them to Deb@absolutelyperryking.com with the subject line marked "Question" by Wednesday, May 26, 2004. They will be given to Perry the first of June and it'll be announced when his answers will be posted! Have fun!
Still awaiting an air time for Lifetime Television's Stranger At The Door.
*4/5/04* More pictures added to Perry's Photos page. Still waiting on air date for "Stranger At The Door".
*3/5/04* A couple new additions to absolutelyperryking.com:
Perry's Photos page is now up and running. Head there to see some of Perry's own personal photographs.
Whatever We Have To Do -- a brand new 'Riptide/Cowboy and the Movie Star' crossover fan fiction story written by the incredibly talented Sheri Young is now available to read on the Fun Stuff page.
*3/2/04* Photos page for March will be delayed a couple of days and look for a brand new page coming soon! Perry's Photos will be from his own personal collection!
"Stranger At The Door", the new television movie filmed in November, 2003 co-starring Linda Purl will air sometime soon on the Lifetime channel. Air dates and times will be posted here as soon as available.
Olive Crest's Annual Black & White Ball will be held Saturday, March 13, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency, Irvine. For more details, visit Olive Crest.
*2/27/04* Three late addition 'Stranded' pictures added to the Photos page.
*1/27/04* The countdown has begun...
Click here and view the countdown to the Memorial Day weekend start of The Day After Tomorrow! Watch trailers and register for more information regarding this highly anticipated motion picture!
*1/13/04* A transcript from Perry's 1998 online chat with RealHollywood.com is now available to read. Head to the 'Fun Stuff' page and check it out!
*12/27/03* 2004's getting off to a GREAT start with Perry movies/guest appearances reairing throughout the month of January! From "The Cowboy and the Movie Star" on the 3rd to the Outer Limits episode Birthright on the 31st with several more in between! Head to TVNow for the complete list and schedules!
*11/15/03* A couple pictures from the 5th Annual Cruise4Kids are now posted on the Olive Crest Events page.
*11/4/03* Roland Emmerich's sci-fi
thriller "Day After Tomorrow" will be in
May 28, 2004!! Perry returns to the big screen as the President
the United States in this big-budget, mega-event motion picture!
It's gonna be a GREAT Memorial Day weekend in 2004!
*10/27/03* NEWS!! Perry starts production in November for an independent film titled "Stranger At The Door". He will be playing the husband of Linda Purl. Keep checking back for details - they'll be posted as soon as they become available.
*10/21/03*absolutelyperryking.com graciously accepts permission and the exclusive right to debut Perry's April photo shoot with photographer Alan Mercer! Check out these great shots of Perry, on one of his favorite motorcycles, in the Sessions page! Our sincere thanks to you, Alan!
*10/7/03* Reminder if you're in or around the California area! Olive Crest is holding their fifth annual Cruise4Kids this coming Sunday, October 12, 2003! Buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win a custom built "Ladytamer Chopper" motorcycle and plan on staying for an all day party as all proceeds benefit the Olive Crest Abused Childrens Foundation! Visit Olive Crest's Cruise4Kids site for more details and c'mon out and see Perry and other celebrities!
*10/6/03* Pictures of Perry hosting the AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are up and running on the 'Photos' page for October. Check them out!
*9/25/03* Reminder if you're in or around the Ohio area! Perry's coming back to his home state for an appearance as the master of ceremonies for the 2003 AMA Hall of Fame Induction at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio the first weekend of October! There will be a special museum reception and dinner starting at 6 P.M. Saturday, October 4th. The Induction Ceremony and the second annual Concours d'Elegance takes place on Sunday, October 5th. The Concours d'Elegance runs from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 2 P.M. Sunday. The Induction Ceremony is free of charge and seats are still available for the reception dinner. Visit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum for more details and c'mon out and see Perry!
*9/02/03* No new projects coming up but the Style Network is still running 'Hayley' episodes. Check out their schedule: Style Network.
2003 Holiday cards are now available and on sale through Olive Crest. See the Olive Crest Events page for more details!
*8/16/03*VCR ALERT! Perry's stint as Hayley Armstrong on 'Melrose Place' starts this coming Thursday - August 21, 2003 - on the StyleNetwork as they're re-running the series. Check local listing for times in your area.
Perry will host the 2003 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction ceremony scheduled for October 4-5, 2003 in Pickerington, Ohio. Details about the upcoming event can be found here!
[Photo debut exclusively granted by Alan Mercer]
*7/18/03* A new page is born! absolutelyperryking.com is proud to announce the "Olive Crest Events" page! Permission has graciously been given by Olive Crest for announcements of future fundraising events and other information regarding Perry's favorite charity! Be sure to check out this page for details on Olive Crest's upcoming Golf Tournament and their annual Cruise4Kids! Thank you Olive Crest!
*5/17/03* One of Perry's best 'bad guy' performances is now on DVD! "I'll Take Manhattan" is available at CD Universe.
*4/30/03* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY! May this year be filled with good health and happiness. Enjoy your day!
Other news: Hiatus continues. No upcoming appearances or filming to report.
*4/10/03* Main photo updated with permission from, and our thanks to, photographer Alan Mercer.
*3/01/03* Olive Crest is holding it's annual Black and White Ball - their largest formal event of the year - on March 15, 2003. Visit Olive Crest for more details.
The "party of the year" can be found in Glendale, California the evening of April 12, 2003 -- that's the night the legendary Gene LeBell receives a long overdue roast and old friend Perry's one in a long line of roasters! More info about this event can be found at GeneLeBell.com.
*2/19/03* There's a brand new on-line interview with pictures to enjoy in Alan Mercer's PROFILE Magazine! See this photographer's incredible talent and read the candid interview with Perry. Thank you, Alan!
*02/01/03* Another tragedy has shaken us to the core. Tribute the Space Shuttle Columbia has been added to the Tribute page.
*01/31/03* Nothing new to report and auction plans/details are still being worked out. They'll be posted as soon as available!
*12/07/02* An exciting event coming up in January with proceeds going to Olive Crest!! Get your billfolds ready as it involves eBay and stay tuned here to the News page for details. I'll post them as soon as they become available!
*10/26/02*BIG NEWS!! Here's the latest word on Perry's new role:
"Perry is starring as The President of The United States in THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW being directed by Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"). The film stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gylenhall and Sela Ward. Perry's is a supporting role, but a big break for Mr. King since he is known mostly for his television work. No release date yet. It is being produced by 20th Century Fox."
** Note: It's been years since Perry's been on the big screen! Welcome back!!
*10/25/02* According to TVNow, Perry's new television movie, "Time and Again" has been renamed to "Another Pretty Face" and is airing on PAX TV on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 8:00 eastern. It will repeat on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 5:00 eastern. Check your local guide for exact times in your area.
*10/2/02* According to an article in the San Antonio Express News:
' Colby Donaldson, from 'Survivor: The Australian Outback' has won a role in an upcoming television movie on PAX.
"Time and Again", a new feature made for network, focuses on ageism and cosmetic surgery in the television news business. The film will air in November as part of PAX's Friday Flix series.
"Thirtysomething" actress Mel Harris stars as Diana Downs, a news anchor who is fired when her boss decides she is too old. After she reinvents herself as a younger woman with the aid of plastic surgery, Diana lands a job as a news anchor in a new town. Perry King and Sally Kirkland play her co-workers and Dick Van Patten stars as Diana's father.
Donaldson is cast as Diana's son-in-law, who faces marital problems when his wife, Libby, takes a job with her mother at the news station, posing as her sister. This is the first acting credit outside of the "Survivor" series. '
*9/5/02* Received word there's a new movie coming soon!
"Perry is starring in a TV Movie for PAX TV called TIME AND AGAIN opposite Mel Harris from "Thirty Something". Mel plays a woman in her 40's, when fired from her tv news job, she undergoes a major transformation (plastic surgery, weight loss, etc) and gets a job as a rookie assistant in a news room where she meets and falls in love with the handsome news anchor (played by Perry King) and unwittingly steals his job!"
Will post possible air date as more details become available.
*8/1/02* Nothing new to report. Perry's still on a semi self-imposed hiatus for the time being. Also, August's photos page will be delayed for a couple weeks.
*6/24/02* E! True Hollywood Story - Sean Young will premiere on the E! Entertainment channel on Sunday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m., with repeats showing at 10 p.m. and 11a.m. on July 1. Check local listing for exact time in your area.
*5/25/02* Look for Perry's interview on the E! True Hollywood Story - Sean Young, airing on the E! Entertainment channel sometime in June, 2002. Will post air date when it becomes available.
*5/14/02* Here's another one that falls into the 'Better Late Than Never' category: For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Perry joined the Motor Trend crew for another jaunt into Death Valley for the magazine's annual 'Death Valley Torture Test'. Catch some behind-the-scenes photos and comments from the Motor Trend siteand try to read the whole, hilarious article in the September, 2001 issue of the magazine. As always - it's a GREAT read!
*5/10/02* Perry received his birthday present.
thank you so much--what a wonderful gift, so unexpected and such an
to be part of the heavens! I will proudly put it up in my house, and
forward so much to telling everyone all about it, and about your
and thoughtfulness. Thank you so, so much.
You're very welcome - thank you.
*4/30/02*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY! To celebrate his birthday this year, absolutelyperryking.com sent him the gift of a star, registered in his name, from the International Star Registry. The star is located in the constellation Taurus, which is, of course, his astrological sign.
Perry, may this next year be filled with good health and happiness. Enjoy your day and thank you for all you do!
*4/10/02* As anticipated, Tuesday, April 23's episode of Spin City is part two of two with, "Look Who's Not Talking". According to TVGuide Online:
Conclusion. Romantic feelings intensify between Charlie and Caitlin; the efficiency of a new staffer (Pat Kilbane) riles Paul and Carter. Tom: Perry King. Jean: Henri Lubatti. Carter: Michael Boatman. Paul: Richard Kind.
Check your local listings for time.
*4/4/02* Tuesday, April 16 marks another Spin City appearance with the episode "Let's Give Them Something To Talk About". According to TVGuide Online:
Part 1 of two. Romantic issues propel Caitlin into therapy; a political issue flusters Paul in the hot seat on a radio talk show hosted by provocative Larry Elder (who plays himself). Tom: Perry King. Dr. Lewis: David Razowsky.
Check local listings for times.
Also -- April's Photos page will be delayed for a while. Between awaiting the arrival of a foal and an ill child, down time is pretty much non-existent. It'll be updated as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this hectic time.
*3/25/02* Definite Perry appearance on Spin City's April 9 episode. According to TVNow: "An Affair Not To Remember"
A college flashback makes Caitlin realize she met Charlie years ago; Paul musters the courage to date again after his divorce. Perry King guest stars.
Check your local listings for times.
*3/21/02* Possible Perry appearance
coming up on the March 26th episode of Spin
City. ABC.com's episode
guide lists Tracy - Tom's [Perry's
daughter as appearing. Let's hope Tom appears as well!
your local listing for times.
[Webmaster note: As Perry's not listed in either TVNow or TVGuide online, apparently it was only wishful thinking]
*2/6/02* More Spin City news!! Perry is filming two episodes this week, totaling 4 recurring appearances so far on the popular sitcom. Stay tuned to the 'News/Updates' page for airing dates.
*1/13/02* A Riptide tribute - written by Sheri Young regarding the events of September 11th - has been added to the Tribute Page. Please check out this beautiful short story.
*12/27/01* According to TVGuide
first appearance on ABC's Spin
City will be Tuesday, January 8,
2002 in the episode titled "O Mother, Where Art Thou?"
Romantic entanglements perplex the Mayor and Charlie, who's now dating the daughter of a charmer (Perry King) who's dating Caitlin.
Check your local listings for time.
*12/24/01*NEWS!! Merry Christmas, Perry fans - he's BACK!! Received word that Perry will have a recurring appearance on ABC's Spin City as Heather Locklear's new love interest. Look for at least two episodes to air shortly after the new year. Welcome back, Perry - your fans have missed you!
*12/16/01*Absolutely Perry King now has it's own permanent address on the web! www.absolutelyperryking.com Please change your bookmarks as I will be phasing out the geocities address in the next couple of months. Thanks!
*11/28/01*VCR ALERT! One of Perry's older television movies has finally made it back to cable television. According to TVNow, Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues  will first air on Monday, December 3, 2001 at 2:01PM eastern on the Fox Movie Channel. For repeat airings and other movie/television schedules, check out TVNow. Also- on Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 11:45 PM eastern, Intimate Portrait: Judith Krantz will air on the Lifetime Movie Network. Perry will be one of the guests interviewed.
*11/21/01* Olive Crest had their annual Cruise4Kids on October 28, 2001. Perry also participated in LoveRide18, which was held on November 11, 2001.
*11/14/01*Perfect Wife  will be released on VHS and DVD on Tuesday, January 15, 2002! If interested in pre-ordering a copy, go to: Video Universe.
*10/14/01* News from Perry, himself!! Giving respect to his privacy, please enjoy the following portions:
"I've been meaning to write for what seems like forever--first of all, I think the website is TERRIFIC, and I'm very proud to be the subject of such good looking and intelligent work. Thank you so much for your interest and your hard work.
I've been on a self-imposed hiatus from work, and for that reason have more or less (often without realizing it) avoided anything to do with my career, even your wonderful website. I'm just concentrating on raising my little girl and letting nothing come before her.
But to do it right means I just can't work until she doesn't need that kind of attention anymore. Someday I'll get back to acting. Until then I pretty much put it out of my mind. I miss it-- but I've never been happier in my life than when I'm being "mom". Kind of like Clint in your "The End" (I really enjoyed that, by the way-- I'll try to show it to Sean-- she's a loving mother in her life, too).
there you are-- print this in the website if you wish-- and thanks
for making it such a good one. Oh, by the way, I don't know of
way to get "The Last Convertible"-- I'll ask around.
Yours Sincerely, Perry"
The VERY best to you and your little girl, Perry. Thank you again!
*9/27/01*Tribute Page has been added.
*9/13/01* September 11, 2001 has changed us all... forever. As the wife of a Professional Firefighter, God bless and protect America's Finest and Bravest that will never go on another call; their families and friends that will miss them so. The same be said to all the victims of this devastating tragedy and their family and friends. God Bless the USA - we WILL prevail!
*7/18/01* Fan fiction added to Fun Stuff page.
*6/29/01* Screensaver added to Fun Stuff page.
*6/05/01* News!! According to Hollywood:
Modern Entertainment and World International Network have made a non-exclusive, multi year domestic distribution partnership that will involve WIN providing at least a dozen broadcast premiere movies to Modern's syndication wing for US distribution. The agreement was brokered by WIN's US agent, Brainstorm Media.
"This first WIN slate which we are picking up is filled with major stars in the principal roles," Modern Entertainment president and CEO Michael Weiser said. "These films will appeal to affiliates and independents alike who are after the 18- to 49-year-old demo."
Modern plans to release the films in it's upcoming Modern Magic syndication packages for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 television seasons.
Such actors as Jason Behr and Timothy Busfield, as well as John Schneider, Perry King, Daniel Benzali, Stephanie Powers, Margot Kidder, and Joseph Bologna are included in the casts for the WIN movies.
**Webmaster note: World International Network has all ready brought to us the features Her Married Lover aka A Clean Kill ; and recently, The Perfect Wife , in which Perry was also Associate Producer. Exciting news, indeed!
*4/30/01*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY! May the next year be filled with good health and happiness. Enjoy your day!
*4/25/01*VCR ALERT! According to TVNow, one of Perry's brand new movies, Perfect Wife , will be shown on Monday, May 21, 2001 , 9:00PM eastern, on the Lifetime channel. For more movie/television schedules, check out TVNow.
*4/17/01* Better late than never: Perry welcomed guests to the Black & White Ball - Olive Crest's annual fundraiser - on Saturday, March 10, 2001. Read details.
*4/16/01* Absolutely Perry King has undergone a slight transformation! A different title photo has been added, along with the new Fun Stuff page. Enjoy!
*4/06/01* Changes, changes, changes! April's photo page is up and running. Keep an eye open for a new "Fun Stuff" button coming soon. Might be sparse at first, but it'll definately be added to as time goes by. Thank you so much for making Absolutely Perry King a successful dream come true! I'm investing soon in a new 'bad boy' computer, complete with a screen capture program so I can keep different themes going every month. As far as new "news" goes - it's kinda quiet since the demise of Perry's character on "Titans". I will do my best to keep this page updated as soon as anything becomes available. However, racing season is coming up. Let's hope there will be plenty of events to report on.
*2/03/01* February's photo page will be delayed for a short while as I'm waiting for something. Warning - there won't be as many photos as in the past, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait. I'll post here as soon as it's up. Thanks for your patience!
*01/01/01* Wow, what a date, huh? HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Due to the hectic holiday season [and the fact that I haven't come up with a theme yet], the photos page for January will be delayed for a couple more days. Be patient - I'll get it up ASAP!
*12/18/00* *** Absolutely Perry King has moved to its new home! ***
*12/15/00* NBC's "Titans" has been cancelled. Garth Ancier, entertainment president of NBC has also been fired. PK fans will remember Mr. Ancier as he was the one who explained that PK wasn't "mean enough" and "didn't test well with the markets". Hmm...
*12/01/00* December Photos page is up. Going to adjust some of the pictures on there, so be a little patient with me. Absolutely Perry King is going to be changing servers by the end of the month. Stay tuned for new address. I'll get it posted and up as soon as I can. Happy Holidays!!!
*11/20/00* Be sure to pick up a copy of People Magazine's special issue: "Hollywood's Hosts With The Most!" on newstands and checkouts now. There's a nice article and picture of Perry!
*10/25/00* Here's a fun, behind-the-scenes article in Motor Trend magazine regarding the 'Annual Death Valley SUV Torture Test' for the year 2000. Catch the whole, hilarious article in the Sept. 2000 issue of Motor Trend. It's a very good read!
*10/22/00* Wonderful racing weekend for Perry!! In his own words Friday afternoon before the start, he was "absolutely determined to finish", and finish he did! After starting 58th out of 79 entries, Perry finished the race 34th out of 79, and in his class [production], he finished 3rd out of 5! His car returned in perfect condition after 450+ miles of rally racing. A very special "thank you" to Mr. Kurt Spitzner with the SCCA Rally for this information!
*10/20/00* Another racing weekend for Perry. This time, it's in Houghton, MI for the Final Event of the 2000 SCCA ProRally Championship. Details here. As always - best of luck, Perry!!
*10/14/00* According to Michael Lange, who directed the upcoming "Titans" episode 'Stormy Heather' airing on October 25, the character of Richard Williams will expire in the episode following on November 1, 2000.
*10/03/00* Received word Perry didn't fair so well in the New Beetle Cup as he had a problem early on in the race. Waiting for confirmation.
*9/28/00* Perry's racing again this weekend at Road Atlanta to compete in the New Beetle Cup exhibition race. Part of the Petit Le Mans weekend on Saturday, September 30, 2000. More details as they become available. Good luck, Perry!
*9/3/00* Perry, along with Michael Klausman, is set to be Grand Marshall for the second annual Cruise 4 Kids benefit for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children on Sunday, September 17, 2000. Read details here.
*8/6/00* According to the Webmaster of Perry's Official Site, and I quote:
"I talked with Perry a while about this. He said to say he is truly happy to hear how much his fans support him, but, ultimately, he's happy with what is planned for Titans this season - he can't say what that is for sure....he certainly hopes you will all tune in and watch. Thanks again for all your support. Perry really loves hearing from you all."
So - that is that and we shall tune in to see what's in store.
*8/2/00* Seems the rumor's true - Perry will only be seen in the first four episodes of Titans according to Entertainment Weekly. Apparently he's not "mean" enough so they're bringing in Jack Wagner as his younger brother when Richard meets his demise. *Webmaster note: Obviously they've never seen Perry portray Cutter Amberville in I'll Take Manhattan or Herbert Pulitzer in The Prize Pulitzer. He's deliciously devious when it comes to portraying a nasty character. I'm awaiting confirmation and/or addresses for whom and where to write in case we can change minds of the powers that be at NBC. Will list immediately after hearing from his official site.
*7/31/00* Perry's involved in an accident Saturday, July 28th during the Hyundai Tiburon held at the Maine Forest ProRally in Rumford, Maine. He was uninjured, but was disqualified from the remainder of the event due to time limitations.
*7/26/00* Rumor emerges from Hollywood that Perry's Titans character will meet his demise in the fifth episode of the series.
Perry to race Hyundai Tiburon
in the "Extreme Sport" of Pro Rally at
Maine Forest Rally on July 28th and 29th in Rumford, Maine.