*01/10/17* Called the Boss
yesterday to wish him a Merry Christmas,
Happy New Year and all that other
stuff. Basically I called to see
if he's still alive. He is.
He called tonight and left a
voicemail. Said he's still editing
"The Divide", he's getting really close
to getting it done the way he wants, and
he sounds pleased... REALLY
pleased. In the meantime -- until
he calls again -- he sent new (to me)
shots during filming. Enjoy!
*01/01/17*Look at that
date, huh? HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I had visions for APK for 2017,
unfortunately none of them are working
out. I haven't heard from P since
November. I'm sure he's busy
putting together 'The Divide' and living
life. Same as me. January
and February are going to find me
tremendously busy with big changes at
work. Big, BIG changes. I
hope they go as planned.
As for APK? Wish I knew. When I
hear from P, I'll ask him since it's
kinda dead in the water without his
help/input and after 16 years, he might
not want to deal with it any more.
We'll see and you'll be the first to
know. I'll run old photos for the
'Photos' page for a while since there
are new people out there.
Hopefully it won't be as boring for
y'all as it is for me (16 years is a
long time to run the same things).
I wish all of you a very happy New Year
-- may it be filled with good health,
love, laughter, family, peace and
prosperity! Thank y'all SO much
for your patience and outstanding
loyalty to APK all these years!
Peace to us all,
*11/04/16* Things are slowly starting
to come together. It finally sunk in
with Perry he's able to text me now and
he's starting to and sending LOTS of
goodies that I asked him to. Here's
a couple extras:
started to start re-cutting the film (The
Divide) entirely from new so I've got a new
editor and this is our logo at this point
for the production company which I'm really
"Here's my horse Dutch in a painting app
(Waterlogue) that Kiki my Granddaughter had
me buy. Nice, isn't it?"
As I said, he's sending me pics to use on
the Photos page (I hope to get that Riptide
one ripped down SOON!) so I'll get those up
as soon as he's done.
Well, HELLO there! Wow -- that took
longer than I expected, but then again, a
LOT of things have happened since April
30th. We sold our farm, moved to
Tennessee, built a new house, I got a
job... just lots and LOTS of stuff.
But, the good news is, I'm back! With new
internet. Same old computer and
believe me, it's like it's brand new -- I
forgot how to run it and am having to
experiment with APK to see if I remember
how to do any of that as well. It's
coming back slowly. ;) I've talked
with the Boss quite a bit since I've last
been here -- I posted about it on Facebook
since I had easier access to it. I
haven't talked to him since he got back
from his Rocky Mountain motorcycle
journey... I hope he's okay... I told him
I was planning to get back to APK and I
know how I want to do it, I just need to
hear from him first. So, look for a
change to the 'Photos' page [FINALLY!!!
Right?? Believe me, I know!!!] and
look for some new news as soon as I hear
from him again. I've missed this
place -- I've missed you guys -- and am
MORE than ready to jump back in the groove
again. Y'all take care and I'll be
*04/30/15* HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
PERRY!! Wishing my Boss LOTS of
good health, happiness, laughter, love
and especially sanity this year for
his birthday. ;) 2015 is
flying by so fast already -- I can't
believe it's almost May 1st! I
talked to the Associate Producer for
'The Divide' this evening and he told
me things are full speed ahead for the
film. Last Saturday they did
some location scouting and other
Shooting dates have been scheduled --
August 16th through September 22nd --
the main male lead has been cast [stay
tuned those of you who donated to the
Kickstarter fund, it will be announced
there first] and Perry's good friend
Gary Davis will be stunt
times! I haven't talked to Perry
in a while -- he called a couple weeks
ago but I left my phone in the
car. We'll catch up one of these
It is almost May 1st
which means things here at the farm
are hot and heavy as well. We're
knee-deep in sorting out, packing up
and selling our farm for our
retirement move to Tennessee within
the next couple of months. It's
good and it's bad. Good because
hub and I will fulfill our married
dream of living there and bad because
we'll be so busy with selling, moving
and building, I won't have any time to
devote to APK. I'm going to put
some different shots up on the
'Photos' page tonight, and that'll be
the last time for a long while.
I'm sorry for it, but I've dedicated
15 years of my life to APK and while I
plan to continue, sometimes it just
has to take a back seat. It is my plan
and full intention for Perry and I to
pick up exactly where we left off --
probably at the end of 2015 -- and get
APK back on track. I think he'll
be all for this when he has the time
and we'll see what new and different
things we can come up
with. Until then -- thank
you SO much for your continued support
of Perry and APK. Don't forget
Location shots taken 4/25/15 courtesy
of Associate Producer, Jaime Tafoya:
According to Jaime, this
is Perry's newest fan. This pretty
girl would scorn his attention but the
minute he ignored her, she tried to woo
remember back in February when I
wanted him to send me his
screensaver, but he couldn't figure
out how? He finally did and
this is it:
*02/05/15* Not much news to report,
haven't heard from my Boss since I spent
the day with he and Suzy on January
18th. P got Suzy's old iPhone
[which was a hoot to watch him try to
navigate, after having a flip-phone for
YEARS] and I admired his screensaver [a
shot of them both -- so sweet!].
He asked if I wanted it, Suz emailed it
to me but it never arrived. Suz
showed me more pictures off her phone
and sent me the ones I liked.
You'll find those on the 'Photos' page
this month. P is SO excited about
getting 'The Divide' going! The
energy and happiness he radiates when
talking about it is like being around a
New Year!! 2015!! What a
HUGE year it's going to be!!
Photo courtesy BillyJean Photography
"My Dear Dear Friends,
Isn't that incredible? Literally incredible, as in "just not credible!"
How could it be so long, how on earth could fifteen years have whizzed by so
fast? It's got to be one of the oldest laments in history-- how could time speed
by so fast?-- but it feels just as blindingly true for all that. Well, all I can
say is, how lucky can a guy be to have such a wonderful friend as Deb, to
create and run an extraordinary site like APK for years?-- I mean, from the
beginning so many people said to me, after seeing APK, how the h--- did YOU get
so lucky? And honestly, all I could ever say is: I have no idea, but I'm sure
glad I did. I've got a lot of jealous actor friends, I tell you.
So far, working toward a production of The Divide, the movie I plan to
make on my ranch, has been one of the most enjoyable and satisfying things I've
ever done. We had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, which met our goal of
raising 30,000. dollars for pre-production, and got us a LOT of wonderful
attention-- but once we actually start production, I will be the bank for the
film. I'm the one who's always wanted to do this film, it's been my dream for
years, so it seems fitting for that reason-- but also, if I write the checks I
get to call the tune-- and nothing is more important to me than to do this film
the way I want. Any financier would want to make a number of changes-- and I
just won't do that to this film. Casting, scenes of violence, many different
tweaks to the story-- none of that will fly for me, so I'll just have to pony up
and put my money where my mouth is. I think about it all the time, and it's
totally absorbing for me. I swear, I could start tomorrow.
Many of you may know this already, but there is a major production of a
film called "Genius" about my grandfather, Maxwell Perkins, and Thomas Wolfe,
that is currently being shot in England-- as a substitute for New York City--
that stars many of the actors from The King's Speech. It should be a really fine
film about a very American subject, made by a team of Brits-- so I hope they get
it right. My experience is that our cultures don't really understand each other
very well-- either direction-- but I'm hoping in this instance to be wrong.
Certainly the people doing it are superb filmmakers, so that bodes well.
I already have ideas of two different films I want to make after The
Divide-- but that seems so absurd to me, to look that far ahead. Here's hoping
that by the end of 2015 I will have in my hands a good, enjoyable movie about
real people, struggling with real life problems. I'm going to give it everything
I've got. I hope you'll all look for it early in 2016.
I hope EVERYone has a great new year, and that this new year brings us all
everything we wish for, and more!
With lots of love, Perry"
"Here's a shot of Colin Firth playing my grandfather in Genius, also
starring Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe. To his right is my niece once
removed, Jane Owen, a publicist in LA and a Brit herself, and to his
left is my cousin Max Owen, her father, a barrister in England (amazing
family resemblance between Max and his grandfather, Max Perkins!). The
film is being shot in England, and they were visiting the set. "
*12/02/14* Today is APK's 14th
anniversary. I'd had it on a free
server a year before this but today
celebrates 14 years being in the same
place. Amazing. A lot of things
happen in 14 years, some good, some bad,
but it's been a HECK of a ride. I
talked to Perry last week and asked him if
he wanted APK to continue. With his
successful kickstarter campaign completed,
I know he's going to be exTREMELY busy in
2015 with his baby 'The Divide'. His
plate's going to be full to running over
and I know he won't have the time to keep
me updated like he has in the past.
He left the decision up to me. The
last 9 months of my personal life have
been filled with many changes and turmoil
and I'll admit it's been more than
tempting at times to turn off the lights
and shut the door, but I can't bring
myself to do it just yet. I still
enjoy helping other fans and want
to. There will be some changes this
year -- the 'Photos' page probably won't
be changed monthly. I've used the same
stuff for more than 14 years and no matter
how many new followers APK gets over the
years and it's new to them, the same stuff
is the same stuff. It's old and
boring. Starting in March, I'll be
putting most of my time and effort into
packing up, selling our farm and moving to
our retirement property in East Tennessee
as my husband retires in February.
do what I can when I can for another
year. When there's news, I'll
let you know. As always, I thank you
from the bottom of my heart for supporting
APK with your visits and questions over
the last 14 years.
Some pictures and
updates on recent and future events:
Screening of K'ina Kil on Nov. 5
at 7pm at AMC 16 Metreon in San
k'ina Kil, the Slaver's Son" is
an official selection under the
category of live short feature
(dramatic) at the American
Indian Film Festival. Catch
the screening on Wednesday Nov
5 at 7 pm at the AMC 16
Metreon in San Francisco. This
film has an incredible cast
and crew, featuring Martin Yak
Teikweidi Sensmeier in the
title role, with Eddie Madril,
Kateri Masten, Stefan Perez,
Carly Kohler, Mekele Longee,
Bela Longee, Isabel Lopez, the
family Darlene Crabtree, and
Perry King. The film is a
period piece capturing the
time of contact with
California Tribes along the
American River and the ensuing
rush for land and gold and the
themes of enslavement and
ultimate survival. The film
feature tradtional language of
Tlingit and Nisenan, and
special thanks to our language
translator Alan Wallace.
This film is one of the very
first films with a full native
cast and crew, from the
development of the film -
original concept and
screenplay, by On Native
Ground Jack Kohler, and
self-produced by a 100%
tribally owned film production
company, On Native Ground, and
featuring Native actors,
filmmakers, and crew members.
(Capital Film Arts Alliance]
presents: 'An Evening with Perry
For November we are
combining our regular CFAA monthly
general membership meeting, with our
special 2nd Tuesday for Actors meeting,
for a very special event:
CFAA is hosting veteran actor/director
Perry King (Riptide, The Day After
Tomorrow) on Tuesday, November 11th at 7
p.m., for 'An Evening with Perry King'
to hear all about his decades of
Hollywood stories, as well as learn
about his new upcoming film project,
'The Divide', being filmed in northern
California next year!
King has been dreaming for years of
filming a movie on his cattle ranch, and
The Divide will be filmed on the
authentic setting of his 500-acre cattle
ranch in the Gold Rush country of El
Dorado County, Calif.
Save the date and make sure you attend
this upcoming meeting to gain valuable
knowledge, contacts and
information...and meet Perry King!
Tuesday, November 11th at 7 p.m.
The Art Institute of Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oaks Dr., Sac CA 95833
Free to CFAA members and only $5 for
non-members and guests.
AMA Hall of
Fame Induction Ceremony, October
King making quite an entrance, riding
a Honda right onto the stage! #AMAHoD"
King making quite an entrance, riding
a Honda right onto the stage! #AMAHoF"
that's a wrap! Tonight's show ended by
calling up all of the Hall of Famers
in attendance to the stage. #AMAHoF"
AMA booth at AIMExpo
has been so much fun. We love catching
up with our members and talking to
fellow motorcycle enthusiasts!
Perry's in Florida to
emcee the 2014 American Honda AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony. He's also kicked off his
KickStarter Campaign for 'The
Divide'. Details can be found here.
*9/21/14* The Boss just called
to tell me about this:
*9/17/14* Dear friends,
followers and fellow fans,
Due to situations and circumstances --
both in my private and so-called
'professional' life I've had with APK
-- and after careful thought and
consideration, I have come to the
decision to shut down APK's 'The
Divide' page, effective
immediately. There are several
avenues, including web, Facebook and
Twitter pages that are readily
available to keep you more up-to-date
on events and happenings than APK is
able. For your convenience,
those avenues are:
I sincerely apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause.
Contact: Cherry Hepburn
15915 Ventura Blvd. Suite
Encino, CA 91436
*****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*****
THE DIVIDE, A
NEW, INDEPENDENT FILM BY
ACTOR/DIRECTOR PERRY KING IN
PRE-PRODUCTION IN THE GOLD COUNTRY OF
'The Divide' is
scheduled to begin filming in 2015
on The King Ranch in El Dorado
Los Angeles, CA (September 15,
actor/director Perry King (Riptide,
The Day After Tomorrow) is
pleased to announce the launch
of pre-production for his new
independent Western The Divide from
Left for Dead Productions.
"For years and years I've
wanted to make a Western on my own
land and finally I've got the script
to do it." says King. King and
his Left for Dead Production
collaborators, New Hampshire-based
screenwriter Jana Brown and
Chicago-area filmmaker Russ Rayburn,
are in pre-production with script
breakdown, crew selection, casting,
location scouting, camera and screen
testing and other logistics of
shooting the film. Principal
photography is scheduled to begin
summer of 2015.
Set in drought-plagued Northern
California in 1973, The Divide
chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid
(King), an aging rancher
a failing memory, his estranged and
independent-minded daughter, Sarah,
and Luke, a young ranch hand who finds
himself in the midst of a family in
crisis. Internal struggles, the
realities of an unforgiving landscape,
and the need to reconcile a long-ago
tragedy collide to create the backdrop
for this classic American Western.
Divide will be filmed almost
exclusively on the authentic setting
of a 500-acre cattle ranch in the Gold
Rush country of El Dorado County,
California. While King has
enjoyed decades of success in
Hollywood, he has long aspired to
break out of the traditional Hollywood
format and film an independent movie
on his own terms; a simple, thoughtful
production that will reflect both the
tone of the film and the stark
simplicity of the landscape of
Northern California in the 1970s.
"I want to make a film about the drama
of ordinary life," says King, noting
that he has found that story in the
simple yet ultimately complicated
existence of Sam Kincaid and The
night at the Kickstarter Film
Festival at The Autry Western Museum for
films funded thru Kickstarter campaigns:
P and Suzy
What a date to update, but I need
to. Never. Forget.
call today with Perry and the new PR firm
he's working with for "The Divide".
The pictures that I had on this page can now
be found on the new page I've created for
the film. You'll find the link to it
on the left with all the others. I'll
have pictures from a function he's attending
tomorrow night, then be SURE to check here
Monday morning for a national press release
regarding "The Divide". There's been a
LOT of work and planning going on
behind-the-scenes and it's being prepared to
be released SOON. I think you'll be
VERY happy with arrangements and ideas
that's been made. I will be updating
APK's 'Divide' page, from the sounds of it,
every day. Get ready, it's coming!!
due to call soon and update me on what's
going on with his pet project, "The
Divide". Until then, here's some sneak
peek shots taken this last week, including
the new shot above [LOVE that shot!].
Also check out the 'Video' page for a new
video of Perry doing the ALS Ice Bucket
Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the
site the last few weeks, I've had a critical
family emergency situation since the 10th
that's kept me with an overflowing
plate. I was able to spend a few hours
with P on July 12th at Vintage Motorcycle
Days. Below a photo of his parking
pass -- recognize the guy on the left?
It has also
been brought to my attention that Perry will
be the Grand Marshall for The Greatest
Escape Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, August 3,
2014 in Marina Del Ray, CA. For more
information and videos of Perry, please visit their website
and their Facebook
be spending the upcoming weekend with Perry
at Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington,
Special "THANK YOU!" to Carol Ramlow for
this shot from the COG Silverdammit National
Rally being held right now in Johnson City,
[l to r]
Perry King, COG Director Ken Ford,
AMA Chairman Maggie McNally, AMA
President Rob Dingman,
COG Historian and Rally
Coordinator Bob Dombrowe.
I also had a
wonderful telephone conversation with
Perry's sister Ruth this last week. A
fascinating, very kind woman who lives the
lifestyle my husband and I strive for.
Ruth is a writer in her own right and will
soon start blogging again. I'll link her
website and blog when she starts back up and
I hope you'll give her a read. Thank
you, Ruth -- it was great!!
the meter/counter this morning.
OVER 450,000 hits for APK! 450,000!!!
I can't even BEGIN to tell you what
that means to me!! Thank you all
SO MUCH for your continued visits and
support to, of and for APK!!
Received an email from the Boss
overnight. He's very saddened by
the death of his good friend Mark
Smith and very grateful to have known
and spent time with him -- as recent
as a couple weeks ago. We're
still planning and hoping to meet up
when he's in Tennessee next
week. Which, remember, he'll be
in Johnson City for the Silver Dammit
National Rally, June 16th-20th.
extends its sincere condolences to the
family and friends of off-road legend,
Mark A. Smith who passed away today at
the age of 87.
Perry and Mark Smith in Death Valley, 2013
to hear from P the next day or two and
hoping to see him around the 20th in
Tennessee while he's there for the
Silverdammit National Rally in Johnson
City. The BMW article that was
last month's 'Photos' page has been
archived into the 'Fun Stuff' page.
Another reminder -- if
you haven't signed up for the mailing
for Perry's new project, "The Divide",
please do so as I really don't want you
to miss out on all the GREAT stuff that
will be happening. Huge "THANK
YOU" to those of you who already
have! I'll try to keep you posted
as to when you can expect to start
Divide" -- Perry's new movie he wants to
make on his ranch is steamrolling
forward. His 'team' are getting things
lined up and this is where Perry's fans
start to come in. We're doing
something a lot different and want to
include YOU in it! So, here's the first
step -- email me: Deb@absolutelyperryking.com,
put 'The Divide' in the subject line so
we can get a mailing list started.
Once things get moving, they're going to
move pretty fast!!
Received pictures and am
starting to work on a page for "The Divide"
-- Perry's pet project. Stay
tuned for announcements and details!!
66th birthday, Boss -- have a day as
wonderful as YOU!!
a conference call tonight with P and the
rest of his "team" regarding 'The
Divide'. Should be very
interesting and LOTS of fun working on
this with them!
are steamrolling ahead on Perry's new
project/Indie film, "The Divide"!Received
a call the other night from the
gentleman who was with Perry to shoot
the promos for both "Road Scholar" and
"The Divide" a week or so
ago. A poster and video
pitch have been made -- both in final
edits -- and I will soon be creating and
developing the website for it.
This film is Perry's baby -- his pride
and joy. He's been working on the
idea/screenplay for YEARS [he first told
me about it in 2004]. There will be LOTS
of neat photos, exciting information,
and rare and unique opportunities for
fans coming up in the next few months
regarding "The Divide" so stay tuned --
until then, enjoy the photo he sent me
is a photo of Sam Kincaid character on the
location scout for the Indie Film "The
it's actually Perry in his trademark hat
on a scout next to a Scout."
called last night to check in and boy does
he have LOTS of things going on!
First, he told me of the promo he did for
Zero Motorcycles. You can find it here.
He LOVES Zero motorcycles!
Now, because of that, he's heading out to
Death Valley today, on a Zero, to do a promo
for a show he wants to do called 'Road
Scholar' -- it's all about traveling across
the country on a motorcycle, stopping for
different adventures/history lessons.
that, he's heading to his ranch to shoot
a promo for the movie he's working
on. The title used to be 'As Dan
Always Said' -- he's now changed it to
'The Divide'. Mostly because
that's the name of the area where his
ranch is and he's filming it on his
because of BOTH of those, he wants me
to do two additional websites for him
-- one for 'Road Scholar', one for
'The Divide' and I wholeheartedly
accepted! He wants to stay as
far away from the Hollywood scene and
how it works and I can't think of a
better way to do that than to do what
he wants -- hire someone in
central Ohio for his PR.
We have a system, we know how each
other operates so it works and, I
think, works well. I'm very much
looking forward to the new challenges
we'll both have!
I did get a copy of the BMW ON
magazine. Inside is a GREAT
article on him by Don Argento. I
know Don [I met him through Perry],
contacted him and have his consent to
run the article on the site.
Look for it in May on the Photos page
as there are some GREAT photos
Thanks to Steve K., I've discovered
Perry's on the cover of April's BMW
Motorcycle Owners of America's magazine
with a nice article inside. I
contacted BMW today, asked for a copy
and they assured me they'd send one
out. Until then, enjoy the cover
photo courtesy of Steve. Thanks,
Also found out
he'll be the guest speaker for the
Concours Owners Group [COG]
Silverdammit National Rally in Johnson
City, Tennessee June 16-20th,
2014. More info can be found by
clicking on their logo above.
Perry was at Black Lightning Motorcycle
Cafe in Eureka, California this weekend
for the movie screening of "Why We
Ride". Special thanks to Black
Lightning for allowing me to share their
Lewis and Cassandra Roberts
Photos page is now up and running.
Nine months in the making! See, back in
May 2013 I came up with what I thought
was a GREAT idea. I still think it
is. And I needed Perry's help to
do it. I asked him to contact Joe
and Thom and ask them for 'Riptide'
memories since 2014 is the 30th
anniversary of it airing on NBC. I asked
him to have it by December. After
working with and for him for 14 years, I
know how he operates. That's why I
asked him back in May. I'm only
sorry Joe didn't participate.
Since the other two focus on him, it
would have been neat to get his
side. I hope you enjoy it.
If you'd like, feel free to email Perry
and tell him how much you did -- it
continues to boggle his mind that
'Riptide' is still popular 30 years
photos added to the "Perry's Photos"
page to start off 2014.
As I sit here typing this, I have a
houseguest. Perry came in on January
17th for the annual AMA Board of Directors
Meeting. He arranged to fly out today
so we could spend some time together
yesterday after other members went
home. I invited him to the farm for
supper and told him he might as well spend
the night so he wouldn't have to pay for a
hotel room again [rather silly to,
really]. So he's here and last night
we went through pictures on his computer of
his family and his ranch. We came upon
this one. I wanted it for the site
since it's absolutely gorgeous. Hannah
took it, so it's not really a picture --
it's more him looking at his little girl:
"Dear Deb, here are some shots from a big
rally I spoke at that was held at the
Capital building in Sacramento-- more than
5000 thousand riders! A very good show of
unity for CHOICE, basically, which is what
we're always fighting for at the AMA."
I'm flying in on Thursday, meeting
through a lot of Friday and all
Saturday.... I've booked myself out on
Monday so you and I can have some time
on Sunday-- does that work for you?
I've been working away looking
for funding for Dan Always Said-- I'll
tell you about it when I see you (I
hope I will see you, won't I?)-- have
you seen the film Nebraska? It's VERY
much the movie I hope to make, which
is very good for us, and a little bad
as well. Lots of love, P"
Looks like we're spending the day
together Sunday. Good times
Happy New Year!!!
isn't it? Hope it was a safe
and happy one for everyone.
The assignment I gave Perry is
done on his end but I'm unable to
air it yet. Hopefully
once you see it [IF it all works
out], you'll understand. I'm
shooting now for February as some
things will be easier when I see
him the weekend of the 18th.
APK's now in it's 14th year on the
world wide web. That's also
unbelievable. My heartfelt
gratitude to ALL of you for your
continued support -- I'm so very
grateful for your continued visits
and to Perry for allowing me to
continue to represent
him. Have a GREAT
Talked to the Boss
tonight for an hour. Wished each
other a Merry Christmas and we'll both
be doing the same thing tomorrow --
staying home. HE'll be staying
home and working on a car or two since
all of his 'reliable' transportation's
broken down at the moment [he had to
be towed to LA on his way back from
the ranch -- it's bad ;) ].
Talked about his movie -- he's had
meeting with a couple investors but
they always want to change something
they don't like and he won't.
He's adamant about sticking to his
plan so if it takes another year or
two, so be it. It'll only help
his character anyway. Talked
about Jeeps, Christmas trees, you name
it. Ah, and he also confirmed
he'll be in Ohio in a little under
three weeks for an AMA Board of
Directors meeting. He's already
making plans to stay a day or two
longer so we can spend time
together. He's bringing a stack
of photos to autograph since I'm out
-- that's always a fun time watching
his hand cramp up from so many
signings -- he'll take a break and
we'll chat away. We did that in
Indy a few years ago.
you all a VERY Merry Christmas!!
*12/17/13* Perry sent photos of his
Death Valley Jeep trip. They'll
be found on the Perry's Photos
page. He also sent his
end-of-the-year statement, but it's
wrapped in with his assignment so I
can't share it yet. Hopefully
"Here's another shot from the
Olive Crest event. My friends are
Howard Papush and Tim Mason, and Neil
Fergusen (from l to right)-- the
bottom shot is my friend of 35 years,
think the page you sent looks
WONDERFUL! But you always do such
a great job with it all-- I sure
DO feel lucky, lucky as
hell. [Deb here -- That's
because I'd mentioned I'd gone to
another actors website, it hadn't
been updated for a year and see
how easy/lucky he had it. ;) ]
shot of me (on News) with the
wardrobe on is reversed, but I'm
probably the only person in the
world who would see that, and it
[Deb here again -- that picture
came to me sideways so I guessed
wrong which way it should
go. Here's the corrected
the way, the little gun in
the shot has a story-- I
bought it in Paris when I
was about 11. I was there on
a trip with my parents and
sisters Polly and Ruthie--
it was on the Left Bank, and
this very old lady had a
stand selling antiquities on
the river. I bargained for
hours for this little single
shot, cap and ball
derringer-like pistol. I've
owned it my whole life, but
never used it for anything.
But in this film I was
supposed to have a derringer
in my boot, and when the
director told me he had a
fake one I said "I've got
the real deal, from exactly
that era." Fun!
incredible that APK is
13!!!! How on earth did that
happen?-- in about 10
minutes. it feels like!
Anyway, I'm back home in
LA-- Suz and I go to Death
Valley tomorrow to lead a
Jeep trip with about 14
vehicles with Mark Smith
(the 4 wheel guru, who
created the Rubicon Trail)
for a few days-- I'll send
photos of that. Lots
of love, P"
here it is -- the latest look of
APK. I hope y'all like it. The
main photo was taken by Pat Dollins for
a local newspaper article earlier this
year. When I saw the picture, I
knew right then it would be the main
shot for APK's latest facelift.
Why? Well, because, in my opinion,
it absolutely epitomizes everything
which makes up the Perry King I
know. It's gentle, it's
comfortable, it's confident, it's
friendly and it's warm. If someone
asks me what P's like in real life, I'll
point to the photo and say "Just like
that." I. LOVE. It. And
since I do the site... well... ;)
Today also marks APK's 13 anniversary on
the world wide web. Thirteen
years! I can't believe it.
In that 13 years there's been almost
450,000 visits. A long, long way
from 13 years ago when I would get
excited if it had gotten 100 visits in a
month. 450,000!! THANK YOU so VERY
much for your continued visits and
support! I am so completely
blessed and fortunate to have this
Speaking of jobs, I gave Perry an
assignment back in June and I asked that
it be completed by this month.
Um... the deadline's here and gone but
he IS working on it. So,
hopefully, it will be done by the first
of the year so I can share it with
you. I'm very, VERY excited about
it and I think a lot of you will be as
well. Fingers crossed so look for
it in January!
Let year 14 start!!
"Shot a few days on a film that was
made by a really interesting Native
American film maker up here in Gold
Country, Jack Kohler, playing a bad
white guy who abducts the native women
(very true that that happened, in
great numbers in the 1850s)-- here's a
shot of me for wardrobe-- before we
actually shot I made sure to age those
boots! I'm asking him for some stills
from his film, to send on to you-- I
think the film might be very good (but
you never know, until you see it). I'm
having a lot of fun with acting these
days, just doing things when I'm
asked, and only things that seem fun.
It feels like I'm back in the
that tonight is the first showing of
'Home For The Holidays' -- LMN
[Lifetime Movie Network] at 8pm
Eastern and it will air again at
midnight. Also, an update from
call again soon-- it was really fun
talking to you the other day. Here's
some shots, and I'm off to Napa to
shoot for a couple of days on a
friend's film about Gold Rush up there
and the terrible treatment of the
natives around 1850-- a really
interesting guy, a Native American,
who hopes to take it as a short piece
to Sundance. I'll get you shots from
it, and info."
He enclosed a link to photos from the
COLA awards -- so if his assignment
isn't done by the end of the month,
those will be December's Photos
the COLA awards Sunday [November 3rd]
night -- courtesy of and special
thanks to Jack E!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Louise today!
Couldn't talk long because he's
getting ready to emcee the California
on Location awards this afternoon at
the Beverly Hilton. You can
watch the live
stream here starting at 3pm PST,
the awards start at 5pm PST.
He's working on his assignment and
hopes to have it done by the end of
this month, although he thought it was
due the end of next month -- as long
as he's working on it, I'll deal with
when he gets it done. Thanks,
November's getting off
to a GREAT start! Here's the
line-up for this week:
For Murder -- Monday, November 4th at
4 pm on LMN [Lifetime Movie Network]
Case "Blackout' -- Thursday,
November 7th at 4 am on TNT
And -- AND!!! The holiday season
The Holidays -- Thursday,
November 7th at 8 pm on LMN!
All times are Eastern, so check
your local listings for times in your
Happy November -- November!ACK!
The countdown starts for next
month. Hopefully... HOPEFULLY
everything will get
accomplished. See, I gave the
Boss an assignment that's due next
month -- I gave it to him in
May. I'd best check in with him
to see how it's coming. I'm also
going to change APK's complete look
again in honor of the 13th anniversary
-- wow. Hard to believe.
Keep your fingers crossed it all
Looks like Perry's
evening November 7th is booked.
Congratulations on your 40th
anniversary with Olive Crest!
received pictures from P last week, but
because our computers aren't compatible, I
couldn't open them. I begged him
yesterday to find a way to send them again
[it's a rare thing and I don't want to miss
out!]. He sent me the link this time.
HA! Thanks, Boss! So, here's pictures
from the "Why We Ride" premiere in Los
Angeles on October 5th, 2013:
heard from him, but he says he'll call
soon to chat and catch up.
Haven't heard from P in a while. I
expect I'll hear from him soon for an update
as to what he's up to.
called late tonight to check in and see how
we were doing. Nothing going on, he's
done filming "Delusional" and is back in LA
for a brief time. He's working on
drafting a budget for his cowboy project he
wants to do and his excitement grows.
Perry's working in a new independent film
called "Delusional". Visit and like
Didn't get to spend a whole lot of
time with Perry and Suzy at
VMD. Had lunch together on the
19th, walked around the swap meet a
little, other than that he was busy with
meetings and appointments. Did
manage to get a few pictures:
some guys find where they need to
Checking out bikes
The result of Suzy telling him I
needed a picture. That's my
oldest son Chip next to him.
With AMA Board Chair, Maggie
McNally. Photo courtesy of
super excited to start
production on the movie he's
been working on. He plans
to start raising funds for
filming. More on that,
sets and scripts to come.
After VMD he and Suzy returned
to his mothers house in MA to
finish up her estate. He's
the site looks a little wonky, please be
patient. I bought a new laptop,
put all the files on it instead of my
desktop. I'm using it for the
first time this update. Hopefully things
will go smooth.
Heard from Perry this morning. He's
holding up okay, all of his mother's
children are, but they all miss her very
much. I'll be meeting up with
both Perry and Suzy July 19th over at
Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington,
Ohio. Can't WAIT to see them!
heard from Perry but did find out his
mother passed away on June
8th. God Bless you, Mrs. King
-- you're now at the "party" you've wanted
to be at for quite a while and may you
rest in glorious peace. APK
extends sincere condolences to the
Perry called. His mother is fading
again, rather quickly this time, and he's
waiting on a phone call telling him it's
time to head out. Bless his
heart. It's SO hard when she doesn't
want to be on earth any more and he wishes
he could do something to help her, but he
can't. Louise is her primary
doctor. He said she has the gift of
being a great doctor, something she got from
her grandfather and how PROUD his father
would be of her. He was
very, very low-key today and I'm very glad
he called to talk.
Hannah has returned from her 9 month journey
to the middle east. He's VERY glad
she's home safe and sound as he was worried
big time about her going, but kept it to
I told him about the overwhelming response
Facebook page had for Flashback Friday
and the 'Riptide' ad I had posted.
He's absolutely amazed 'Riptide' is still as
popular as it is. He's extremely
grateful, but also baffled. He's
always telling me it wasn't this popular
when it originally aired on television.
Please keep his mother in your
thoughts. Pray that her journey is
coming to an end -- that's exactly what she
wants and has wanted for many years. I
asked him to keep me posted and I'll do the
same with you. And thanks again for
the huge response to Flashback Friday on
Facebook -- I really appreciate it.
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:
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
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. :)
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.
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!
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
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"
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!!
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!!!
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
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'
page -- most times it's pretty quiet,
but when P does check in, it's posted to
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!!
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.
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
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!
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
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
The 'Photos' page for January is going to
be completely different -- Perry's
doing it! You'll see things through HIS
eyes and what catches his attention.
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!
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 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!
'Love Ride' 29!!
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
and Declan Joyce]
Taken yesterday, Thanksgiving, while
Perry and Suzy were spending it with Perry's
mother, look who else was there taking
[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
Another question: Are Perry and John
King from CNN related? No, they are
Reminder that CMT is airing 'Home For The
Holidays', co-starring Sean Young,
tomorrow, Sunday October 14th at 5:30 and
*10/8/12* From this
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!
what kind of 'job' my Boss is interested
in. Thought you'd enjoy knowing:
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.
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
*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.
interview Perry did last week with KAHI is
online. You can listen
*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
*5/15/12* Review of
"Bad Blood" and interview with Director
Fred Olen Ray can be read
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.
P sent me this shot with his niece
taken February 26th at an Oscar party:
to DVD on June 5, 2012!!
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.
Don't forget! 'The
Mentalist'! Tonight at 10 PM
[eastern] on CBS!!
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
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."
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!
Cast and crew of 'Bad Blood':
Have a safe, happy and healthy New
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
Was supposed to return home
yesterday. Last chance for
"Home for The Holidays" -- December
24th at 6pm eastern on
Lifetime. Merry Christmas!!
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.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS' airs
tomorrow, November 26th at 12 pm
[eastern] on Lifetime!
Taken at the Hall of Fame Induction
ceremony in Las Vegas 11/18/11:
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
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
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.
Perry at AARP's Movies for Grown
Ups Film Festival Screening of "The
Way". September 23, 2011 in Los
Angeles. Photo credit: Andrew
Watch 'Riding The Edge with Perry
King' by clicking
here. Thanks Dominique!
Audition today for 'Once Upon A
Time'. Will keep you posted.
"COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR"
FANS: We need
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
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
get a sequel to this wonderful film
[the #1 asked about on this website]
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
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
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
Surprise, Surprise! Perry was in
the episode 'Closure' last night on
"Drop Dead Diva". You can
find it online here.
than that, not much to report. I
do have a call into him to see if
there's any other surprises we need to
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.
filmed a special introduction and
interview for this on June 20th.
know what P's doing for the 4th?
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"
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!
IMDb there's another 'personal'
think you're a murderer if you play a
murderer, but they do think you're gay if you
play a gay.
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
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
I'm going to leave the photos up on the
Photos page a little longer to
enjoy. They're great, aren't they?
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.
Since it's spring, I'd like to share the
feature story Perry wrote for "Biker
Information Guide", Southern California
THAT HAPPENS IS YOUR FAULT
By Perry King
AMA National Board Member
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
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
- 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 -
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
*2/28/11* Sean Young, Suzy and
Perry from the 'Night of 100 Stars'
party at the Beverly Hills Hotel last
Sally Kellerman and Susan Blakely
from 'Night of
100 Stars' party. Photos
courtesy of celebrity
photographer, Alan Mercer.
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 See 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
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!
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
- Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North
*2/3/11*Updates made to Photos
AND Perry's Photos pages.
*2/1/11*"Love on the Edge" Alert!
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
REELZ Channel Sat,
Feb 5 2:00 PM Sun, Feb 6 4:00 PM
*1/25/11*Perry checked in last
night. He was prepping for
two auditions today -- one is for
a new pilot and the other is a
'Without A Trace'-type show.
He's doing great, his mother is
still the same [not very good] and
he's keeping very busy in
LA. We're looking forward to
visiting each other next month in
Indianapolis. Good luck, Perry!!
*1/1/11*Look at that date, will
ya? Wow. Happy New
Year! Unfortunately APK's
not getting off to a good start
for it's 11th year. Wanted
to change the look but everything
down to the program is not
cooperating so it will have to
wait. Sorry about
that. Hopefully sometime
during the year a face lift will
happen. Have a wonderful and
prosperous New Year!
Couple things -- if you send a request
for an autograph, please be sure to
include a snail mail address; and here's
a few pictures from the Homes That
Hollywood Built Benefitting the St.
Bernard Project back on October
9th. Photo credit to Tatiana
-- it's December already and we didn't
hold up our end of the deal regarding
the live chat. It's both our
faults, really. My research didn't
turn up a room like I had in mind and do
you have any idea what it's like to try
to pin Perry down enough to even TRY and
schedule a date? It's darn near
impossible. The man is on the go
ALL the time. So, next time we
talk, I'll tell him we had an epic fail
and see what we can do to make it up to
you. By the way -- Thursday the
3rd is the exact 10 year anniversary
Friday the 4th Lifetime is airing
'Home For The Holidays'. And
speaking of that film, it's been
released to dvd! If anyone happens
to find it, drop me a line and let me
know where, would you please?
That's what I have for news right
now. As always, thank you SO much
for your support and visits to
APK. 10 years is a long time and
it's been an absolute joy to do.
Let's see what the upcoming years bring,
shall we? Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year -- see you in 2011!!!
those who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving!
Dominique found a neat link to check
Have a WONDERFUL holiday!
Perry, Suzy, and Charles Goman from last
night's Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas:
pictures will follow for December's
Don't forget! This weekend is the
2010 Motorcycle Fall of Fame Induction
Ceremony at the Red Rock Casino and
Resort in Las Vegas! Perry will
emcee the event.
with Sophia McDonald at Olive Crest's
annual "Stars In Adoption" Awards on
*11/05/10* There's a
couple new pictures on "perry's photos"
and a gentle tribute to an actor we just
Okay, here's the deal about IMDb -- In
the trivia section, there's a sentence
that reads: "In the past, has blamed his
then brave decision to play a gay
character in 'A Different Story' (1978)
for having stunted his career."
Here's what Perry has to say about that:
"That's not true -- this was fabricated
by a TV Guide writer about 20 years ago,
and has surfaced again. What I
really said to her, and have said many,
many times over the years, is that I'm
prouder of A Different Story than any
other piece of film I've ever done, and
would do it again in a heartbeat, even
if you guaranteed me that it would hurt
my career. In other words, I don't
think it did hurt me at all, but I love
the film, so I don't care one way or the
other. The TV Guide writer needed
some actor in Hollywood to say that
playing gay hurt his or her career, and
she dishonestly stuck the words in my
mouth. When that happens, there's
nothing you can do about it. I
protested and demanded a retraction, and
they ignored me. Now THAT probably
did hurt my career -- but that's show
He also says, "My mother is getting
better and better -- and I can't wait to
hug my kid in a few hours." [Today
is Louise's birthday]
Spent an hour and a half on the phone
last night with Perry getting his work
list in order. The correct version
is now on the 'Filmography' page.
Please send good thoughts and prayers to
his mother who fell last week and
cracked her pelvis in two
places. She's home now and
resting comfortably, but still -- not
good for someone her age.
There's a new video on the 'Video'
page. The content was written by
Ruth King Porter, Perry's sister.
Filmed by William Mims [thank you again,
Bill!], and there's talk and hopes of
continuing the project -- a fascinating
look at Max Perkins. Other than that,
he's STILL in L.A. and doing well.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow [November 5th]
the credit information, but due to a
family emergency this week, haven't had
time to put it in order.
Hope to get started on it sometime next
week. Perry called Thursday
evening. He's still in LA, still
doing the audition thing and out and
about. Check it out here.
*10/01/10* Two new videos are on the
Video page courtesy of William Mms
Entertainment. THANKS, Bill!
There will also be a statement from Perry coming
soon regarding a supposed trivia 'fact' that is
listed on IMDb. And, due to the inaccurate
information on IMDb [and Wikipedia while we're
at it], Perry is currently putting together a
correct credit list. There's work
listed on IMDb he's supposedly done that
he's never even heard of. Anyone can
put information on both of those sites, but just
because it's on there doesn't necessarily mean
it's accurate. Stay tuned.
Perry King to host 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame
September 27, 2010
Hollywood film and television star
Perry King will host the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19, at the
Red Rock Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.
King, whose career spans more than 40 years, is
perhaps best known for his portrayal as Cody Allen
in the popular 1980s television series "Riptide."
King rose to prominence alongside up-and-comers
Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler with the 1974
release of "The Lords of Flatbush," in which he
played the character Chico Tyrell. Today, his list
of roles numbers in the hundreds and, most
recently, he has appeared in the HBO hit "Big
King hosted last year's Hall of Fame induction
ceremony, and is a natural fit for the role of
emcee. Not only is he a seasoned professional
actor, he is also an avid motorcyclist and a
member of the AMA Board of Directors.
"Perry lends the perfect blend of consummate
professionalism with down-to-earth approachability
to our ceremony," said AMA President and CEO Rob
Dingman. "We are really thrilled to have someone
as talented and as passionate about motorcycling
as Perry for our emcee, and we're very fortunate
that his schedule allowed him to return this
"I'm really honored to demonstrate my support for
the Hall of Fame in this way," King said. "Last
year, there were several moments when everyone in
the room was choking back the tears during the
inductee speeches. I was one of them. Their words
were genuine and heartfelt, and they touched all
of us deeply. That's what I love about
motorcyclists. We're like a huge family, and if
you love to ride you're welcomed with open arms,
no questions asked."
The Hall of Fame Class of 2010 includes legendary
two-stroke engine tuner Eyvind Boyesen, dirt-track
racer Don Castro, sidecar roadrace champion Larry
Coleman, off-road rights activist Clark Collins,
AMA 250cc Roadrace Champion David Emde, off-road
gear pioneers John and Rita Gregory, desert racing
champion and team manager Bruce Ogilvie, and
championship team owner Mitch Payton. Also honored
will be legendary motocross hero and Hall of Famer
Bob Hannah. Hundreds will attend, including
inductees' families, friends and fans, dozens of
Hall of Fame members, industry leaders, and AMA
and AMHF (American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation)
In addition to the induction ceremony, the
three-day AMA Legends and Champions Weekend
features a full slate of activities. On Saturday,
Nov. 20, the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours
d'Elegance will showcase some of the country's
most impressive original and restored classic
motorcycles. Then at noon, the AMA honors the best
of the amateur racing community at the 2010 AMA
Racing Championship Banquet. Saturday evening
marks the Las Vegas début of the movie "Carlsbad
USGP: 1980," a look at an iconic motocross race
that some have dubbed "the Woodstock of
motorcycling." Sunday caps off the weekend
with self-guided rides in the surrounding area.
-- Saturday, September 25th at 2
p.m. Eastern time, the REELZ cable
channel is once again airing a movie
called "Love On The Edge" -- otherwise
and better known as "The Cowboy and The
Movie Star"! If you missed it back
in April, there's another chance to
catch this wonderful family film
again! THANK you, Reelz
Tuesday night to check in. Hannah's now
settled into college, Louise has found her niche
so Perry's getting back into the audition mode
since his girls are taken care of. Until
something pops in that area, he's got a couple
upcoming events to keep him busy. One,
he'll be emceeing the AMA Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Induction Ceremony to be held in Las Vegas
on November 19, 2010 -- more information on that
when it becomes available. Two, he'll be
judging the following:
Powersports plans swap and vintage show in
says it's planning "one of the biggest
vintage motorcycle and scooter shows and
swap meets ever" for Sept. 11 at the store
in Roseville, Calif.
Dealer prinicpal Randy Felice says the swap
will have something for everyone. A
complimentary barbecue, gift certificate
accessory door prizes, free GPS training and
the opportunity to participate in a swap
meet are just some of the attractions.
Actor Perry King, also an AMA board member,
will serve as guest judge for the vintage
The swap meet will run from 9 to 11
a.m. Booth space is available for
vendors fro $10 per space, and all proceeds
fromt he swap will be donated to the
American Red Cross. The vintage
motorcycle and scooter show runs from noon
to 5 p.m.
*7/31/10*There's a new
button off to the left-hand side. One
that says "Video". For now, there's a
couple on there from Vintage Motorcycle Days
that I shot with my Flip. I'll be adding
more things from YouTube when I find them,
and more Flips when we're together and I
have a chance.
Happy July! Perry's helping
Hannah finish up with her studies,
then he's off to shoot two days on a
film for a friend, THEN he'll be
participating again in the AMA's Vintage
Days , July 9th-11th at
the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in
Lexington, Ohio! Busy time!
Tickets to the Vintage Motorcycle
Days are available here.
you're in or around the Ohio area,
stop by and cheer him on!
Fence Us Out
I'm just a biker like you. I make
my living as an actor (a series in the 80s
called "Riptide", the President in the movie
"The Day After Tomorrow", and about 50 other
shows) but believe me, what I really care
about, after my kids, is riding my
bikes. I joined the Board of the
American Motorcyclist Association about a year
ago to help out with what I think is a really
big problem headed our way: the powers
that be, whoever they are, are taking away our
right to ride on our public lands as fast as
they can. I live in the north of
California, and that's the area I represent on
the AMA Board. Up here, just this year,
we've lost about 15 district events because we
weren't given the permission to run them --
off-road events that have been held for years
without problems. Each time it's
something different, and each time it seems to
be a different group or faction or cause that
is blocking us, but each time the result is
the same: we don't get to ride off-road,
in the lands that Teddy Roosevelt and John
Muir set aside for the public to use.
More and more and more, all over the country,
our lands aren't being protected for the
public, they're being protected FROM the
public. They tell us it's because we
damage the land, abuse it in some fashion,
ruin it for others -- well it's not true, and
up here we can prove it over and over, but it
doesn't matter, because no one wants to
listen. They just want to run those of
us who love off-roading out, any way they can.
So what I want to say to
all of you out there that feel the way I do,
about bikes and about loving to ride them
off-road, is this: join the AMA and
start fighting. The only way we can
fight back -- the ONLY way -- is to band
together, so that we have some power.
The only forum for doing that, in my opinion,
is the AMA. Rob Dingman, Ed Moreland,
and the AMA Government Relations Department
are fighting for us tooth and nail -- but
their strength comes from our numbers, and our
numbers are dwindling. The lousy economy
and hard times are making everyone pull back,
to save money and because we're all exhausted
by it all, but when things get better again
we're all going to look around and find out
that in the meantime, while we were busy just
surviving, the anti-access groups locked the
gates on the whole country -- and there's no
where left to ride.
You think I'm probably
paranoid, but have you noticed what's happened
in the Rockies? Access to MILLIONS of
acres has been lost, just this year --and much
more "so called" Wilderness is proposed.
Wilderness means you can't go near it, no
matter how careful you are not to hurt
anything. Closed, finito -- end of
When I first started riding
off-road, about 30 years ago, it seemed like
the whole world was open to me -- now it seems
like you've got to hunt forever just to find
somewhere to go, and right after you explore
it, the uniforms come and close it down.
There's only one thing we can all do to change
this -- join the AMA and get active.
Please, so that we can all keep riding -- DO
For information about
joining the AMA call (800) AMA-JOIN (800 262
5646) or visit
*6/01/10*Perry checked in yesterday. He's
helping Hannah finish up her school work for
the year so it's a busy time. He had a
great time being with Joe and Thom again at
the Hollywood Show and is very pleased his
Ducati sold on eBay with a portion of the
proceeds going to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of
Fame. Perry's planning to attend the
American Motorcycle Association's Vintage
Motorcycle Days scheduled July 9-11th
in Lexington, Ohio. As stated in the
Photos page, photos next month will be delayed
until around the 12th as I hope to get some
new shots during his visit.
On a personal note: When I started apk 10
years ago, I picked a time when Perry decided
to go into a self-imposed hiatus to be dad for
his youngest daughter. It's a little
difficult doing a website for an actor who
wasn't acting any longer. Regardless,
today saw another first for the site -- it
passed the quarter of a million visits mark. A
quarter of a million! I can't tell you
how proud and happy that makes me and I want
to thank each and every one of you for your
continued visits and support! I also want to
thank Perry for making apk "our"
website. It wouldn't be what it is
without him and all of you -- thank you from
the bottom of my heart!
for Perry's Ducati is now open. View it
*5/03/10*Own one of
Perry's favorite motorcycles! The
AMA's Motorcycle Hall of Fame is placing Perry's
1981 Ducati 900 Supersport motorcycle on eBay
today. As soon as the link is active, it
will be posted. Until then, here are the
1981 Ducati 900 Supersport -
owned by motorcycling enthusiast, and actor of
stage, screen, and TV, Perry King.
Perry took third place with this bike in the La
Carrera-Classic in Mexico in 1987; and he is only
the second owner.
This exclusive motorcycle is currently housed at
Motorcycle Hall of Fame outside of Columbus, OH and may be
viewed upon appointment.
It is being sold as part of the AMA Motorcycle
Hall of Fame’s CycleDonor program. A portion of
the proceeds from the sale of this motorcycle will
support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. (The
CycleDonor program allows individuals to dispose
of unwanted used motorcycles and at the same time
support the Museum with a charitable donation. )
The winning bidder will receive the informational
plague from the MotoStars exhibit giving details
on the bike, autographed by Perry King.
LOOK AT THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. This item is
honestly represented and is being sold AS IS. If
you have questions on this item contact me BEFORE
the end of the auction. We can send you more
photos (electronic images) of the motorcycle if
you request them within a reasonable amount of
time . . . before the end of the auction. In the
event of any bid cancellations in the last
twenty-four hours of the auction, we reserve the
right to cancel this auction.
High bidder will pick the bike up, or make ALL
shipping and crating arrangements. There will be
no delivery. Local pick‑up is available Monday
through Friday, between 9AM 4:30PM. Payment and
delivery arrangements are expected within 10 days
of end of auction. The only forms of payment
accepted are money orders or cashier's
checks. Cash and credit card are
available with local pick-up. Thanks for looking
and good luck.
The original tool kit, battery hold-down strap,
air filters and associated plumbing, exhaust
end-caps, keys, and paperwork are in Perry’s
possession and will be provided to the winner at
the end of the auction. There are no
photographs available of these items.
It should be noted that when last run (about 5
years ago) the bike ran perfectly, but when the
bike was shipped to the AMA Hall of Fame for the
MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibition
the clutch was frozen and remains so today.
Realistically, it should free itself when pushed
hard with the lever pulled in.
Reunion shots on the Photos page for this
month! He raised $2268.00 for Olive Crest
at the Hollywood Show last weekend -- go, Perry!
Happy Birthday, Perry!
your day and year is filled with
good health, happiness, family,
friends, laughter and love!
you'd think a webmaster would be
able to spell the word alias...
you. See 4/18/10 below.
Regardless, it's TRUE --
"The Cowboy and the Movie Star"
WILL air this coming Saturday,
April 24th at noon and 3 pm
Eastern on the REELZ
cable channel under the title
"Love On The Edge" -- check your
FIVE days they want YOU!!!
with the Boys of 'Riptide'
during their reunion at the
Hollywood Show in Burbank!!
Autographs, photos, laughs and
memories -- don't miss
it!!! More information
can be found HERE!
of Perry's proceeds from the
show will go to Olive Crest
Homes For Abused
"Cowboy" co-star Sean Young
will be at the show, too!
TV ALERT! The only
other news bigger than the reunion
of Joe, Perry and Thom next weekend
at the Hollywood Show, is that next
Saturday, April 24th, the REELZ
cable channel will be airing a film
called "Love On The Edge" at noon
and 3pm Eastern. With that
said, I'm going to assume
[and you know what they say about
that] and hope since it's
listed under Perry's name in TVNow,
they're calling it by it's alas and
not the original title -- which
would be "THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE
STAR"!!! That's right -- apk's
asked about/requested film is
[hopefully] returning to the small
screen after at least
a five year absence!! Check
your local listings for time.
The beloved Cowboy's BACK for a
Perry called Saturday to say that the
proceeds of his appearance at the
Hollywood Show will be donated to
Olive Crest Homes For Abused
Children. If you're in the
Burbank area on April 24-25, stop by
and get an autograph or photo.
If not, you can order
online. Go to HollywoodShow.com
to find out how and help out the kids
at Olive Crest!
*4/10/10* A 'Riptide' reunion!
Received confirmation this morning that
Thom Bray will be joining Joe and Perry
at the Hollywood Show two weeks from
today! Also attending the show
will be Perry's 'The Cowboy and the
Movie Star' co-star, Sean Young plus
many, many other stars! Burbank
Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention
Center is THE place to be April
23-25!! Details HERE
-- don't MISS it!
First part of May, the AMA Hall of
Fame Museum is planning to auction off
the Ducati motorcycle Perry sent for the
MotoStars exhibit, with part of the
proceeds going to the museum. Get
your wallets ready for the opportunity
to own one of Perry's favorite
motorcycles! Details will be coming
Perry's added to the list of attendees
at the next Hollywood Show [April
23rd-25th], along with his 'Riptide'
co-star and good friend, Joe
Penny. Details can be found here!
*03/07/10* Perry's in
LA doing several auditions. Look
for the chat to be scheduled either in
mid-July or September. Will keep
*03/03/10* Perry and
Suzy in Indianapolis on February 12,
AMA article doesn't want to cooperate
for some reason. Until it does,
Didn't get to spend much time with Perry
a couple weeks ago so we weren't able to
get a chat time scheduled yet. He
checked in on the 21st and was getting
ready to head back to California after a
week's visit with his mother, who is
*02/01/10* Working on
getting Perry's American Motorcyclist article in
to the Archive section. Look for it in the
next few days. I plan to visit with
him in a couple weeks and hopefully we'll nail
down a time for the chat.
*01/15/10* Check out the cover of
American Motorcyclist's February issue:
article, which is excellent, will be posted
soon in the 'Archive' section.
*01/13/10* BIG LOVE -- Perry's appearance on HBO's
'Big Love' starts on Sunday, January 24th.
Check your local cable listings for times in
*01/06/10* Campbell sent a link to 'The
Han Solo Connection' which talks about Perry and
Harrison Ford and what they have in common.
Read that article here.
Thank you, Campbell!
*01/01/10* Happy New Year!! APK's
celebrating it's 10th anniversary on the World
Wide Web this year. TEN years! We want
to do something different and exciting to
celebrate that fact so here's the big
announcement: Some time during the year [we haven't
figured out a date yet] there's going to be a
LIVE chat with Perry! I'll
keep you posted of the details as soon as we firm
them up. He's very excited and really
looking forward to it!
Don't forget the fourth season of 'Big Love'
returns to HBO this month. Perry said he's
in two episodes so I'll try to give advance notice
of when they'll be aired.
Thank you SO much for ten years of support and
visits to APK -- they're very appreciated!
*12/24/09* HBO's 'Big Love'
Returns with Fourth Season In January
HBO's critically acclaimed series "Big Love" is set
to kick off its fourth season in January. The drama
about a fundamentalist Mormon family that practices
polygamy will be airing nine episodes this upcoming
The show stars Bill Paxton as Bill Henrickson, a
practicing polygamist, with his three wives: Barb
(Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (Chloe Sevigny), and
Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin).
Bill faces new personal and professional challenges
in the upcoming season, including the launch of a
Mormon-friendly casino with his Native American
partners, his potential candidacy for the Utah state
senate, Barb's controversial role at the new casino,
Nicki's stormy relationship with her ex-husband, and
Margene's career as a home shopping personality.
Guest stars will include Adam Beach, Perry King,
Bella Thorne, and Oscar winner Sissy Spacek.
"Big Love" fourth season will debut January 10 on
it absolutely amazing to think that “Absolutely
Perry King”, conceived and executed and
beautifully done in every respect by Deb
Gholson, has been in operation for 10 years! I
am so grateful to Deb for doing such a great
job, and for being so kind and generous with her
talents and her time. All the actors I know
who’ve seen the site are so jealous of me. They
ask me how I got to be so lucky, and all I can
say is: “I don’t know—but I sure AM lucky!”
it’s hard to look back 10 years and see how much
has happened. We’re all a lot older (in some
ways it feels like more than ten years)—and
we’re the LUCKY ones! But I feel the mood of the
country changing. I think there’s a lot more
optimism, and I hope you’ll all agree. I
personally think things are going to get
steadily better for years to come. Hope I’m
than anything, I want to thank all of you who
are reading this for continuing to care about
“Absolutely Perry King”. Just as I am forever
grateful to Deb, I am equally grateful to all of
you who visit the site. Now that my little girl
is about to go to college (we don’t know where
yet) I hope to get back to more acting work, and
give all of you a little more reason to keep
watching. You never know what the gods of acting
are willing to offer—it may be nothing—but
pretty soon I’ll be able to accept more if it’s
there to be had. I’m working on tuning up my
here’s wishing all of you a great holiday
season, and a wonderful next year—may we all
prosper and be happy in 2010!
Perry and I
are working to make the 10th anniversary of apk a
special one as we think 10 years IS something
special. Look for an exciting announcement
coming in January; and as the first of many to
come, there's a new picture added to 'Perry's
Photos' from his own private collection.
'Home For The Holidays' will repeat on LMN on
Saturday, December 19 and again on Christmas
Eve. Merry Christmas!!
*12/08/09* Pictures from the AMA Hall
of Fame Induction Ceremony held December 6th in
Las Vegas. A very special "Thank you,
Charles!" to Charles Goman for accepting the
assignment and for doing such a great job!
King to emcee
Ohio -- The
Association (AMA) is
pleased to welcome
film, television and
stage star Perry King
as the Master of
Ceremonies for the AMA
Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Inductions on
Saturday, Dec. 5, at
the Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino Las
Vegas. King, a
and a member of the
AMA Board of
Directors, is excited
about the event.
"I'm an actor,
but the people in my
life I've admired the
most have been
racers," said King.
"They're some of the
courageous, loyal and
humble people I've ever
King said he
jumped at the chance to
be part of the
festivities. "When I was
asked to preside over a
gathering of these guys
and gals, many of whom
are good friends, and
honor them as they
should be honored, well
let me tell you, I'd
walk on fire to be
there," King said. "It's
about the nicest present
I've ever been given,
and I know it's going to
be a high point in my
heightens the air of
excitement that already
surrounds the annual
event. This year's
ceremony will draw
hundreds of movers and
shakers in the
-- including more than
three-dozen existing AMA
Hall of Fame members --
together to honor the
AMA Hall of Fame Class
inductees are industry
innovator Robert Bates,
off-road champion Randy
giants Bob and Geoff
Fox, suspension pioneer
activist Mona Ehnes,
safety proponent David
Hough, legendary race
team manager Gary
Mathers and successful
dirt-track racer and
tuner Chuck Palmgren.
"We couldn't be
more pleased to have
someone of Perry King's
stature emcee our 2009
AMA Motorcycle Hall of
Ceremony," said AMA
President and CEO Rob
Dingman. "Here's a guy
who has enjoyed great
success and is very busy
in his daily life, and
yet he finds the time to
be with us because he is
a life-long rider and he
significance of what we
"When the AMA gave us
the AMA Motorcycle Hall
of Fame Museum, we
finally went from
stories around a
campfire to a place and
a premise that suitably
honors our great heroes
while teaching the rest
of us how we might
strive to join them. The
AMA Hall of Fame shows
upcoming generations and
the whole world of
of the amazing
King, an avid
rider who owns more than
30 motorcycles, also
plans to attend the AMA
Banquet, presented by
KTM North America, which
will take place on Dec.
4 at the same venue.
There, the AMA
recognizes the champions
from 2009 AMA Racing
premier events and
series and presents
several special awards,
such as the AMA Racing
Athlete of the Year, the
AMA Racing Sportsman of
the Year and the AMA
Racing Female Rider of
Tickets can be
purchased for the AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony, as
well as the AMA Racing
presented by KTM North
America, at the Hard
Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas Box Office on
the day of the event.
Ticket purchase includes
dinner each night, and
costs $59 (plus a
service charge) per
person per single event,
or $99 (plus a service
charge) per person for
both events. Admission
to the Hall of Fame
autograph session and
the Concours d'Elegance,
presented by FOX Racing
Shox, bike show is free.
Since 1924, the AMA
has protected the
future of motorcycling
and promoted the
AMA members come from
all walks of life, and
they navigate many
different routes on
their journey to the
freedom on two wheels.
As the world's largest
organization, the AMA
interests in the halls
of local, state and
the committees of
organizations, and the
court of public
partners, the AMA
than any other
organization in the
world. AMA members
discounts from dozens
gear and apparel, bike
hotel stays and more.
Through its Motorcycle
Hall of Fame Museum,
the AMA preserves the
December! Don't forget the Rubicon Trail
episode of Experience
El Dorado will air this coming
Sunday. Perry and I would like to take this
time to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year. We'll see you in 2010!
*11/26/09* A seasonal favorite returns to
Lifetime this weekend! 'Home for the
Holidays' starring Perry and former 'Cowboy'
co-star, Sean Young, will air on the Lifetime
channel this Sunday, November 29th, at 5:00pm
The much-anticipated Rubicon Trail episode of Experience El Dorado
will air Sunday, December 6th!
Perry and 4x4 legend and friend, Mark
Smith, filming the opening of the Rubicon Trail
episode on November 23rd. [Thanks, Jaime!]
*11/14/09*Perry called last
night. Busy as usual. Did a seminar at
the American Academy in Los Angeles on Thursday;
AMA's going to visit at his ranch and do a cover
story for their magazine soon and he's getting
ready to emcee the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Induction ceremony in Las Vegas on December
3rd. He's also way looking forward to a
visit with Louise and his granddaughter next
week. When 'Big Love' starts in January, he
should be in two episodes. Said he's not in
it much, but he had a great time doing it.
Veterans Day and a big "THANK YOU!" to all the
You can own one of Perry's motorcycles!
recent radio [motorcycle] interview with Perry
-- go here.
el dorado explores “history” in episode 5 of
PLACERVILLE, California. Experience
El Dorado, the new monthly magazine-style TV
series highlights El Dorado County California. The fifth episode
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
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 Placerville and
the El Dorado County
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!
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.
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.
this episode can be seen on the 'Photos' page for
November. Huge "THANK YOU!" to Jaime Tafoya!
and AMA Board
member Perry King
Ohio -- The
Association (AMA) is
pleased to announce a
new public service
campaign called "Think.
Ride." that encourages
both on-road and
and all-terrain vehicle
(ATV) riders to think
before they ride. The
feature actor and AMA
Board of Directors
member Perry King.
The first phase
of "Think. Ride." is a
series of short videos
that encourages proper
safety gear and safe,
riding and excessive
exhaust sound. Another
video tells car and
truck drivers to watch
out for motorcyclists on
fortunate to have a
spokesperson of Perry's
caliber sitting on the
AMA Board of Directors,"
said Rob Dingman, AMA
president and CEO.
"Perry is a passionate
motorcyclist, and when
he offered to help to
promote the AMA's key
messages, we jumped at
King is well
known for playing the
character Cody Allen in
the 1980s television
series Riptide. He has
also appeared on stage
and in movies, including
Slaughterhouse Five, The
Lords of Flatbush with
Sylvester Stallone and
Henry Winkler, and The
"Whether it is
riding on the street or
the trail, all of these
are personally important
to me," said King.
"Earning the respect of
those who don't ride
starts with us, and we
must take responsibility
for how we ride. When we
do, we help ensure that
our needs, concerns and
rights are always a part
of the conversation."
King, who rides
both street and dirt
bikes, taped the
shortly after competing
in the vintage hare
scrambles race at AMA
Vintage Motorcycle Days
at the Mid-Ohio Sports
Car Course in Lexington,
Ohio, in July. He taped
messages the following
week at the AMA
Two more phases
of the new PSA program
are planned: audio
versions for use in
radio broadcasts, and a
print campaign for
Announcements will be
made for each program
later this fall.
Since 1924, the AMA has
protected the future of
promoted the motorcycle
lifestyle. AMA members
come from all walks of
life, and they navigate
many different routes on
their journey to the
freedom on two wheels.
As the world's largest
organization, the AMA
in the halls of local,
state and federal
organizations, and the
court of public opinion.
Through member clubs,
promoters and partners,
the AMA sanctions more
recreational events than
any other organization
in the world.. AMA
from dozens of
well-known suppliers of
gear and apparel, bike
rental, transport, hotel
stays and more. Through
its Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Museum, the AMA
preserves the heritage
of motorcycling for
*10/2/09* Don't forget the latest
episode of Experience
El Dorado will air this Sunday, October
The archive section is now open with one whole
article in it. See the archive page for more
information and a special 'thank you' to Donna for
the opening item!
*9/24/09*Perry called last night!
Filmed 'Big Love' all day on Tuesday and has to
travel to Washington D.C. to finish it up [he's a
congressman!]. The role has potential to be
recurring, so he's hoping that will be the case as
he had a great time. Said the hours he worked
reminded him a LOT of 'Riptide'. Hannah's
checking out colleges to attend and he said Louise
was healthy [thankyou
for those prayers!] and very busy. She's got
6-7 months left on her residency and after that,
things will hopefully settle down a bit for her.
Perry to appear on
an episode of HBO's 'Big Love'. Will post more
information as it becomes available.
Congrats, Perry [thanks Jaime]!
*9/3/09* The third episode of Experience El Dorado
will air this Sunday, September 6th!
*8/2/09* More wallpaper added to the
Fun Stuff page thanks to Dominique. Check
for some great behind-the-scenes stuff before the
Premiere party for Experience El Dorado.
visit with Perry while he was at the Vintage Motorcycle
Days last weekend. Pictures of
Friday's event are posted on the 'Photos'
page. Don't forget the second episode of Experience El Dorado
is on this Sunday, August 2!!
photos have been added to the Photos page and more
wallpaper has been added to the Fun Stuff
page! Special 'thank you!' to Jaime and
a fan and supporter of apk has made wallpaper to
share! You can find them on the Fun Stuff
page -- thank you, Dominique!
*7/13/09* Welcome to
the new look of apk ! I'd like to
personally thank Jaime Tafoya and Kevin
Barchers for their gracious permission to use
the new main photo. That shot is one of
THE best symbolic shots I have ever seen
of Perry -- thank you both! There might
be a few wrinkles in the new changeover --
please, be patient -- once aired live, I'll go
over every page and if it doesn't work like
it's supposed to, I'll get it that way.
there's a new 'archive' button -- the page isn't
ready yet, but eventually I hope to get enough
time to go over the huge lot of old articles and
interviews I've collected over the years and
either scan or reprint them into the archive
section. I'll let you know when that page
you're in or near Ohio -- Perry
returns to his home state to participate in the
Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports
Car Course on July 24-26th in Lexington,
Ohio! More information can be found at the
Vintage Motorcycle Days page.
Welcome back to Ohio and best of luck in the
vintage hare scrambles and motocross programs,
*7/02/09*Last night was the Premiere party
for Experience El Dorado which is set to
debut in Northern California this Sunday, July
5th. Perry called last night and again
this morning to let me know it was a HUGE
success, a lot of fun was had by all and he's
looking forward to the debut. He was
heading out after our phone conversation to do
an interview for the NPR about the show. You can
find and listen to that segment online here!
said he'll be leaving for Colorado in a few days
to film another 'Off Road Adventure'-type show
with electric dirtbikes and he is REALLY looking
forward to that!
The Photos page
for July will be up soon. I'm waiting for
pictures from the Premiere party so APK can
continue to celebrate Experience
El Dorado right along with Perry!
APK will also
have a new look coming soon. I've finally
decided on a new main picture and received
permission to use it. Perry and I will be
talking more in the coming days as he'll be
returning to Ohio to participate in the AMA's
Vintage Motorcycle Days -- stay tuned and have a
very safe and Happy 4th of July!
article/interview about Perry's upcoming vintage
racing challenge at the AMA's Vintage Motorcycle
Days [July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
at Lexington, Ohio] can be found here!
coming! Have YouExperiencedit?
Catch Producer Launches
El Dorado Television
Showcases the Best of Lifestyle, Entertainment and
Adventure in California's Gold Country
Placerville, CA -- Todd Stanley, the Emmy-Award-winning cinematographer and
producer for the Discovery Channel's DeadliestCatch, is
El Dorado, a half-hour magazine program
showcasing life in the California foothills.
Through a partnership with El Dorado County, the
program is hosted by veteran film and television star
Perry King ( Riptide,
The Day After
Tomorrow ), with field reports from Gold
Country personality Cory Tapia. The show
explores life, culture, entertainment and adventure in
the heart of the Sierra's Gold Country.
half-hour show premieres Sunday, July 5th at 5:00 p.m.
on NEWS10, with new episodes airing the first Sunday
of every month. Audiences will also be able to
view the show on NEWS10.net, ExperienceElDorado.com
Experience El Dorado was
created by Stanley, who won an Emmy in 2008 for his
cinematography on the Deadliest Catch, the number one
nonfiction cable television show that chronicles
Alaska's crab-fishing fleet. "The success of our
work on Deadliest
Catch has given us a really strong platform
for launching Experience
El Dorado," Stanley says. "To me, it's
incredibly exciting, because I know the Bering Sea
isn't the only backdrop for capturing great
stories. We've got fascinating people and places
with Stanley and the Experience El Dorado team, the
show has been developed with support from the El
Dorado County Board of Supervisors, the El Dorado
County Office of Economic Development and the El
Dorado County Visitors Authority. Through it's
magazine format, the program highlights the unique
opportunities El Dorado County offers to live, work
and play in a historically and culturally rich region
stretching from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe.
SUPPORT FOR EXPERIENCE EL DORADO
With tourism accounting for more than
$645 million in annual revenue in the region, the
program is a perfect showcase for the myriad
entertainment, recreation and cultural
destinations throughout El Dorado County.
Along with public funding, the program receives
support through advertising revenue from local,
state-wide and national sponsors. "In
challenging economic times, it's critical to
continuing branding and marketing our region as a
must-visit location," says Sam Driggers, Economic
Development Coordinator for the El Dorado County
Office of Economic Development. "El
Dorado County is a community rich in natural
beauty where you ski in the morning, and golf or
kayak in the afternoon. Our business base
benefits from positioning ourselves as a
world-class travel destination, and Experience El Dorado
provide a comprehensive brand and marketing
platform from which to showcase our county's
unique natural, historic and cultural riches to a
Experience El Dorado's
broadcast partner is NEWS10, an ABC affiliate in
Sacramento that is owned and operated by the
Gannett Company. NEWS10's service area
includes 16 counties with 1.4 million television
"NEWS10 holds the unique position of being able to
bring quality regional programming to our viewing
audience," says Russell Postell, President and
General Manager of NEWS10. "Experience El Dorado
is a prime example of an innovative local program
that showcases a region many of us can easily
travel to and enjoy."
PROGRAM HOSTED BY
VETERAN FILM STAR AND COUNTY RESIDENT
A long time resident of
Cool, King is best known for portraying
Cody Allen on the hit 1980s series Riptide, and has made appearance
on Melrose Place, Will
& Grace, Cold
Case and Spin
More recently, he played President Blake
opposite Dennis Quaid in the 2004
Day After Tomorrow. He says when he
originally found out about Experience
knew he wanted to be involved. "This
is my home," King says. "El
Dorado County just has so much to offer in
terms of climate, cultural amenities,
scenery and recreation
opportunities. It's a great place to
live, work and play."
has created a cross-platform marketing
campaign to maximize the program's
distribution and impact. "the show
will have superior regional reach with
NEWS10, and our web distribution platform
will allow us to reach audiences
nationally and internationally,"
said Jaime Tafoya, Experience
Director of Business Development.
"We currently receive Web traffic from
country, as well as from Europe to
Asia. We expect that audience to
grow as more people learn about the unique
destination and recreation opportunities
in this wonderful region of Northern
ABOUT TODD STANLEY
PRODUCTIONS: Todd Stanley
Productions is based in El Dorado
County, California. Network
clients include ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Fox
Sports Net, Discovery, BET, A&E,
TNT, OLN, Travel Channel, TLC,
"America's Most Wanted," "Good Morning
America," "American Journal," "Inside
Edition," "Hard Copy," "A Current
Affair," "Extra," "Real TV," and "Livin'
Large". The firm can be reached at
EL DORADO: Experience El Dorado is
a magazine-style, half-hour TV series
featuring the best of where to go and
what to do in El Dorado County,
California. The show is produced
by Emmy-Award-winning cinematographer
and TV Producer Todd Stanley, and hosted
by veteran film star and El Dorado
County resident Perry King.
Experience El Dorado premieres Sunday,
July 5th at 5:00 p.m. on KXTV ABC
NEWS10, with new episodes airing the
first Sunday of every month.
*5/15/09*Had a very
quick phone conversation with Perry today and he
informed me he'll be back to Ohio on July 24-26 to
participate in the AMA's Vintage Motorcycle Days at
the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington,
Ohio. To read more about Vintage Motorcycle Days
and to purchase tickets for the weekend events, visit
Of course I'll
post more details here as they become available.
Other than that, he said everyone is well and doing
business. The Photos page for May is now
updated, and remember, it's under html instead of
htm. I hope to be catching up with Perry in the
next few days so I'll post what he's been up to.
Next month the Photos page will celebrate the 11th
anniversary of 'Cowboy and the Movie Star'.
to APK -- due to a family in-law emergency, it might
take some time for the Photos page to be
updated. I sincerely apologize for the
delay. As soon as I have time to focus some
attention here, I'll get it updated. Thank you
in advance for your understanding.
*4/30/09* HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
PERRY!!! May this next year be filled with
good health and happiness, laughter, family and
*4/28/09* "this is a shot of Susie
Blakely and me at the opening of a restaurant in
Bev Hills by the director of the Lords of Flatbush (1 of 2) called Marty D's -- just about
two weeks ago"
*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!
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!
-- 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.
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.
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"
There's also a wonderful article about Perry
in a local northern California newspaper talking about
his hosting the 'Experience El Dorado'
program. Read it here.
El Dorado' 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.
*12/31/08*After the old computer
refused to turn on one last time, a new computer was
bought [Merry Christmas to me!], old and familiar
programs reinstalled and a new HTML editor found
go into how old that program was], I'm back and ready
to go -- just in time for 2009!
If 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 some
time, trial and error on my part so I thank you in
advance for your patience.
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
Also, look for Perry on the
Outdoor Channel's 'Off-Road Adventures' this Saturday, January
3, 2009 in a segment about Death Valley. Check
your local listing for times.
Have a very safe and Happy New Year.
Thank you for your continued visits to APK.
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
"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
"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
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
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.
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
made an appearance at the 37th annual Griffith Park
Sidecar Rally's reception banquet held in Burbank,
Calfornia on October 18th:
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!
The Photos page is
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
*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!
Photos Page will be updated soon -- promise!
Photos Page will be updated the week of September
8th. Thank you for your patience and continued
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.
-- it will only be released in Canada.
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.
The Motorcycle Hall
of Fame Museum is now holding a live auction for
celebrity memorabilia! Visit
for more information and a chance to bid on some
very unique and personal items!
*5/31/08*Reminder 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
website for more information or to purchase
tickets to the event.
Pictures of the
weekend festivities will be featured next month on the
'Photos Page'. See you there!
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!
*5/01/08* Perry's busy visiting family and gearing
up to be the emcee for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Museum's "MotoStars: Celebrities and
Motorcycles" VIP dinner and charity auction on
June 27th. To my knowledge the exhibit is
now open at the Pickerington, Ohio location and
Perry has two motorcycles there on display.
Tickets and more information about the event can
be found in the entry dated *4/01/08* on this
*4/30/08* Happy 60th Birthday,
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
The Photos page will be updated on May 1.
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
exhibition will open in April 2008, with a dedication
ceremony gala weekend June 27 & 28 at the
Motorcycle Museum. The event will feature a VIP
party and charity auction with Perry King as the
Emcee, and ribbon-cutting ceremony and panel
discussion with several MotorStars on hand. For
more information visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org/exhibits/Motostars/opening.asp
Perry's back in Los
"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,
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
"...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'
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.
Happy 'Riptide Season Three On DVD Is
Released' Day! Nice 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 on disc five. Only available
to order at Amazon.ca [see link below in 1/9/08
post]. After years of wait and wonder, the entire
series is now on DVD -- thank you VEI!
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!
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.
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.
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!
*11/23/07* More RiptideNews!
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
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!
Reminder if you're in or around
the Nevada area! Perry will be in Primm,
Nevada this weekend, October 12th through the 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
Link to Thom Bray's
website has been added to the 'Links' page.
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.
up! Head to Chicagoactor.com to read Perry's latest
interview. A special "Thank you!" to both
Perry and A. Jones from Chicagoactor.com for the
great -- not to mention VERY fun --
READY TO PRE-ORDER!
Season two on dvd is available to pre-order from
Amazon.ca. Remember, this is a Canada-only
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
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.
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!
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?'
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
Perry! May this next year be filled with good
health, laughter, family and love [and work! ;)]!!
Perry's guest appearance in ABC's Brothers and
Sisters airs tonight, April 15 -- check local
listings for times in your area.
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
Perry just filmed a
guest appearance in ABC's 'Brothers and Sisters'!
television film "Framed For Murder" will air Sunday
night, March 18 at 8:00pm eastern on Lifetime.
Back in November I
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.
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!
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!
Year! May 2007 be a happy, safe and prosperous
year for us all!
'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.
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!
From myself and Perry,
we wish you a very safe and joyous holiday
season. Thanks so much for your continued
support -- see you in 2007!
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
Universe has more details. GOOD movie!
Nothing new lined
up and filming is completed for "Framed For Murder".
*9/26/06* Happy ~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
*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!
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
Pictures arrived today so look for some GREAT
new stuff on the 'Photos' page starting September 4th --
after the holiday weekend.
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!
day! Canadian company VEI is releasing season
one of 'Riptide'
! Order your
copy using this link to Amazon.ca, and type in a search
[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!!
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:
Head to Amazon.com
to preorder the first season of Riptide on
dvd!! Scheduled for release September 26th, 2006
on three dvds!
I'll never tire of
posting this stuff. ;) Another 'Riptide coming to dvd'
article! Read it here and thanks, Jane!
rumors about "Riptide" being released on dvd!!! Read
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
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!
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!
schedule change! Perry's 'Without A Trace'
episode airs TONIGHT! Catch it on your CBS
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.
Thankyou -- 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.
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.
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!
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
Perry in an upcoming episode of "Without a
Trace" -- he's filming 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
exciting news here!!
WOOOOHOOO!!! The "Boys" are
FINALLY coming to dvd!!!
A new online
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
on a bright note -- from the 23rd to the 27th,
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.
Happy last day of
2005! Perry will be checking in soon for a
summation. Since "Home For The Holidays"
aired, APK has received quite a
few questions regarding "The Cowboy and the Movie
Star". Unfortunately "Cowboy" is not available
on video but is available on DVD under the title,
"Love On The Edge" in Australia. ABC's Family Channel airs "Cowboy" quite
often so check TVNow monthly for their
schedule of Perry's films. Have a safe and
very Happy New Year!
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
the Movie Star".
"Adventures of Ragtime" is available on DVD
[Sterling Entertainment] in select areas. Find
out more details in this month's Photos page.
*9/27/05* A brand new interview is out! Head
over to the online entertainment magazine popentertainment.comto check out Perry's
latest and read other terrific interviews
from topline entertainers. Our sincere
thanks to Ron Sklar!
To be released this
Tuesday, September 13th:
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.
Pick up a copy
"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
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
The movie stars Sean Young and Perry
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
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
A sincere "thank you" to Mr. Skinner for the
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!
July Extravaganza -- 2004
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:
FIREWORKS AND STARS AT THE JULY 4TH
SPONSORED BY THE STUDIO CITY CHAMBER OF
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
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
TICKETS: 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 8:00am - 1:00pm.
and the Studio City Hand Car Wash, 11514
Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 7days-a-week from 8:00am -
General Admission: Adults $15.00, Children
(12 & under) $8.00, Children (under 5) free.
VIP Tickets: $75.00, Children (under 5)
flyer has also been added to the Olive Crest
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!
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!
May's Photos page is coming soon --
Tidbits: Don't forget 'The Perfect Neighbor'
is on Lifetime tonight at 9pm
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.
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 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
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
14th! According to TVNow, December 14th is the
air date for Perry's guest appearance on UPN's Eve. Check local
listings for times.
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
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.
Tidbits: APK reaches the 30,000 mark!! A
heartfelt "THANK YOU" to each and every one of you for
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. If you're
in or around the southern California area, stop by and
help out Perry's number 1 charity organization!
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.
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.
Tickets are still
available for the 2004 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony coming up on October 9th in
Pickerington, Ohio. Visit
more information and reservations.
The Photos page for October will be
delayed until the evening of October 9th.
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.
"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 or follow the direct link to them here!
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."
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!
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!
Another new page!
APK welcomes the addition of the VMT
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!
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
Perry's new made-for- television movie, Stranger
at the Door, co-starring Linda Purlwill
air on the Lifetime Television channel this Saturday,
June 26 at 9:00pm Eastern time. Check local
listings for times in your area.
Meet the new
National Spokeperson for the Virginia Museum of
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
HUGE box office
weekend for "The Day After Tomorrow"!
According to Box
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!
courtesy 20th Century Fox]
Visit the offical
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!
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
PERRY!! May this year be filled with
good health and happiness. Enjoy your day!
REMINDER -- 'Day After Tomorrow '
- with Perry'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.
More pictures added
Still waiting on air date for "Stranger At The
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
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
*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.
Three late addition
'Stranded' pictures added to the Photos page.
The countdown has
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!
A transcript from
Perry's 1998 online chat with RealHollywood.com is
now available to read. Head to the 'Fun
and check it out!
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
A couple pictures
from the 5th Annual Cruise4Kids are now posted on
sci-fi thriller "Day After Tomorrow" will be in
theaters May 28, 2004!! Perry returns to the
big screen as the President of the United States in
this big-budget, mega-event motion picture!
It's gonna be a GREAT Memorial Day
weekend in 2004!
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
graciously accepts permission and the exclusive
right to debut Perry's April photo shoot with
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
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!
No new projects
coming up but the StyleNetwork is still running
'Hayley' episodes. Check out their
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
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!
A new page is
born! absolutelyperryking.com is proud to announce
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!
One of Perry's best
'bad guy' performances is now on DVD! "I'll Take
Manhattan" is available at CD
Catch Perry as one of the
announcers for the 2003 Toyota Long Beach Celebrity
Race when ESPN2 airs the Race May 3, 2003 at 2:30
p.m. Eastern and reairs on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at
2:30 p.m. Eastern. Check local listings for
broadcast time in your area.
PERRY! May this year be
filled with good health and happiness. Enjoy
Other news: Hiatus continues. No
upcoming appearances or filming to report.
Main photo updated
with permission from, and our thanks to,
photographer Alan Mercer.
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.
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!
Another tragedy has
shaken us to the core. Tribute the Space
Shuttle Columbia has been added to the Tribute page.
Nothing new to
report and auction plans/details are still being
worked out. They'll be posted as soon as
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!
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!!
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.
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
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. '
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
Will post possible air date as more details
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
*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.
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.
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
try to read the whole, hilarious article in the
September, 2001 issue of the magazine. As
always - it's a GREAT read!
Perry received his
Deb-- thank you so much--what a wonderful
gift, so unexpected and such an excitement to be part
of the heavens! I will proudly put it up in my house,
and look forward so much to telling everyone all about
it, and about your generosity and thoughtfulness.
Thank you so, so much.
You're very welcome - thank you.
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
Perry, may this next year be filled with good
health and happiness. Enjoy your day and thank you
for all you do!
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.
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.
appearance on Spin City's
April 9 episode. According to TVNow: "An Affair Not
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.
appearance coming up on the March 26th episode of Spin City. ABC.com's
episode guide lists Tracy - Tom's [Perry's
character] daughter as appearing. Let's hope
Tom appears as well! Check your local listing
for times. [Webmaster
note: As Perry's not listed in either TVNow or
TVGuide online, apparently it was only wishful
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.
A Riptide tribute - written by
Sheri Young regarding the events of September 11th -
has been added to the Tribute
Please check out this beautiful short story.
According to TVGuide Online, Perry's 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
Check your local listings for time.
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!
King now has it's own permanent address on the
Please change your bookmarks as I will be phasing out
the geocities address in the next couple of months.
*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 Krantzwill air on the Lifetime Movie Network. Perry
will be one of the guests interviewed.
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
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).
So there you are-- print this in the website
if you wish-- and thanks again for making it such a
good one. Oh, by the way, I don't know of any
way to get "The Last Convertible"-- I'll ask
The VERY best to you and your little girl,
Perry. Thank you again!
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
Fan fiction added
to Fun Stuff page.
to Fun Stuff page.
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
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
**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,
PERRY! May the next year be filled with
good health and happiness. Enjoy your day!
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.
Better late than
never: Perry welcomed guests to the
Black & White Ball - Olive Crest's annual
fundraiser - on Saturday, March 10,
2001. Read details.
Absolutely Perry King has undergone a slight
transformation! A different title photo has
been added, along with the new Fun Stuff page.
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
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!
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! ***
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...
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!!!
Be sure to pick up
a copy of People Magazine's special
With The Most!"
on newstands and checkouts now. There's a nice
article and picture of Perry!
Here's a fun,
behind-the-scenes article in Motor
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!
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
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!!
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.
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
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!
Look for "Titans"
to debut on NBC October 4, at 8:00 PM. Perry will
be in the first four, and possibly the fifth, episodes.
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.
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.
Seems the rumor's
true - Perry will only be seen in the first four
episodes of Titans
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
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
Rumor emerges from
Hollywood that Perry's Titans character will meet
his demise in the fifth episode of the series.
*7/19/00* Perry to race Hyundai Tiburon in
the "Extreme Sport" of Pro Rally at the Maine
Forest Rally on July 28th and 29th in Rumford,