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*08/14/17*  Got this today, to which I replied, "Absofreakinglutely!"  It's getting closer!!

Dear Deb,
     I just sent this out to all the people who worked on The Divide— do you want to put this on the website? I’d be happy to have you do so.
                                                                                         Love, P







*6/02/17*  Briefly heard from the Boss the other night.  He's planning on attending Vintage Motorcycle Days in Ohio July 7-9, 2017 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Tickets for the event can be found here.  We hope to get together there -- still working on the details.


*4/01/17*  Talked to P on February 28th.  Had a great conversation with him.  He's still busy editing 'The Divide', learning, and loving what he's learning, as he goes.  He expects it to be completed in the next few months. I was fortunate enough to see the film not too long ago and I can tell you -- it is absolutely WORTH the wait.

He's going to do something totally unheard of this day and age when it's time to release it.  It's an awesome idea, something completely "un-hollywood".  I wish him the very best.  We talked about APK and he said to "let it rest until I'm ready".  I told him it had rested for 15 months and I was waking it up slowly, going back to the old ways.  So I guess I'll continue doing what I'm doing until he's ready to have it at his beck and call -- I'm MORE than ready!

*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,
Deb

*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:




"I finally 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 happy with."

And:



"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.



*10/13/16*  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 back SOON!!



*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 behind-the-scene things.  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 coordinator.  Exciting 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 days.

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 us, please? 

Location shots taken 4/25/15 courtesy of Associate Producer, Jaime Tafoya:



Checking his compass






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 him back. 


And 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 little boy!


*01/01/15*  Happy New Year!!  2015!!  What a HUGE year it's going to be!!




                                                                Photo courtesy BillyJean Photography



 "My Dear Dear Friends, Fifteen years! 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"

And,






"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.

So, I'll 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.



*10/23/14*  Some pictures and updates on recent and future events:











Premiere Screening of K'ina Kil on Nov. 5 at 7pm at AMC 16 Metreon in San Francisco.....

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.





CFAA (Capital Film Arts Alliance] presents:  'An Evening with Perry King'



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.

For more information visit The Divide’s film website at http://www.thedividemotionpicture.com/

**********

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 17th, 2014


"Perry King making quite an entrance, riding a Honda right onto the stage! #AMAHoD"






"Perry King making quite an entrance, riding a Honda right onto the stage! #AMAHoF"




"And that's a wrap! Tonight's show ended by calling up all of the Hall of Famers in attendance to the stage. #AMAHoF"



"The AMA booth at AIMExpo has been so much fun. We love catching up with our members and talking to fellow motorcycle enthusiasts! #AIMExpoAMA"




*10/16/14*  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:


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*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:


The Divide website at www.thedividemotionpicture.com


Social media sites:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divide/626678360764740?skip_nax_wizard=true&ref_type

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/TheDivideMovie

  LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=364756330&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Deb





*9/15/14*

                                                                                                                                                                    



Putnam & Smith                                                            Contact: Cherry Hepburn
15915 Ventura Blvd. Suite 101                                      Office:  818-783-4081
Encino, CA  91436                                                          cherry@putnam-smith.com


       *****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*****


THE DIVIDE, A NEW, INDEPENDENT FILM BY ACTOR/DIRECTOR PERRY KING IN PRE-PRODUCTION IN THE GOLD COUNTRY OF CALIFORNIA!

'The Divide' is scheduled to begin filming in 2015 on The King Ranch in El Dorado County, California.

Los Angeles, CA (September 15, 2014)--Veteran 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 with 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.

The 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 Divide.

Visit The Divide website at www.thedividemotionpicture.com or any other social media sites for The Divide:

Follow us on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divide/626678360764740?skip_nax_wizard=true&ref_type

Follow us on Twitter:   https://twitter.com/TheDivideMovie

Connect with us on LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=364756330&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Cherry Hepburn 818.783.4071      Cherry@putnum-smith.com




*9/13/14*  Last night at the Kickstarter Film Festival at The Autry Western Museum for films funded thru Kickstarter campaigns:






P and Suzy





*9/11/14*   What a date to update, but I need to.  Never. Forget.

Conference 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!!




*08/20/14*  Perry's 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 Challenge!



*07/29/14*  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 Page.





*07/08/14*  Will be spending the upcoming weekend with Perry at Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio!







*06/19/14*  Special "THANK YOU!" to Carol Ramlow for this shot from the COG Silverdammit National Rally being held right now in Johnson City, TN.







                              [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!!


*06/11/14*  Checked 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.



*06/09/14*  APK 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



*06/01/14*  Expect 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 receiving things.


*05/15/14*  "The 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!!




*05/08/14*   Received pictures and am starting to work on a page for "The Divide" -- Perry's pet project.   Stay tuned for announcements and details!!








*04/30/14* Happy 66th birthday, Boss -- have a day as wonderful as YOU!!








Having 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!



*04/25/14* Things 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 last night:







"Here is a photo of Sam Kincaid character on the location scout for the Indie Film "The Divide".
Well, it's actually Perry in his trademark hat on a scout next to a Scout."



*04/09/14* P 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.


After 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 ranch.


Now 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 included!



*04/03/2014*  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, Steve!!















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.







*03/16/2014*  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 pictures!





     





         



With Beverly Lewis and Cassandra Roberts Hesseltine






*02/01/2014*  February's 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 later. 


*01/22/2014*  Three photos added to the "Perry's Photos" page to start off 2014.

*01/20/2014*  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:








*01/13/14*   "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."
















    "So 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 ahead!




*01/01/14*   Happy New Year!!!   2014!! Unbelievable, 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 year!


*12/24/13* 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.


Wishing 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 soon!





*12/04/13*   

    "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, Scotty Hewitt.












I 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. ;) ]





The 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 doesn't matter.

[Deb here again -- that picture came to me sideways so I guessed wrong which way it should go.  Here's the corrected version]





By 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!




Boy, it's 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"






*12/03/13* Well 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 'job'.

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!!





*11/15/13*    "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 70s!" 
















*11/07/13*   Reminder 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 Perry:


"I'll 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 page.    


*11/05/13*  From the COLA awards Sunday [November 3rd] night -- courtesy of and special thanks to Jack E!






Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Louise today!




*11/03/13*  Perry called!  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, Perry!

 VCR/DVR ALERT!!!  November's getting off to a GREAT start!  Here's the line-up for this week:


Framed For Murder -- Monday, November 4th at 4 pm on LMN [Lifetime Movie Network]


Cold Case "Blackout' -- Thursday,  November 7th at 4 am on TNT

And -- AND!!!  The holiday season favorite returns:

Home For The Holidays -- Thursday, November 7th at 8 pm on LMN!

All times are Eastern, so check your local listings for times in your area.





*11/02/13*  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 works!!




*10/30/13*   Looks like Perry's evening November 7th is booked.  Congratulations on your 40th anniversary with Olive Crest!








*10/16/13*  I 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:



   







Still haven't heard from him, but he says he'll call soon to chat and catch up.



*10/03/13*  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.

*9/03/13*  Perry 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.


*8/13/13* Perry's working in a new independent film called "Delusional".  Visit and like their Facebook page!



















*8/07/13*  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:




Helping some guys find where they need to be.


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 Maggie McNally.


He's 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 home now.

If 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.




*7/08/13*   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!

*6/17/13*   Haven't 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 King family.

*6/02/13*  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 himself.

I told him about the overwhelming response the APK 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.


*5/22/13*  Told you!  Right after I posted the update yesterday, I received an email from P saying he was going to call soon.  He did.  Tonight.  Here's the latest:

1.  He's going to attend Vintage Motorcycle Days this year!  YES!!  That means we'll get to spend some quality time together!  July 19-21st at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

2.  He's made some major changes to the cowboy script he sent me a few months ago.  He wouldn't tell me what those changes were, he'll send it again when he's finished.  He's planning on filming it next summer on his ranch.   "Why not?"  That's his favorite saying now.  He doesn't want to be on his deathbed with regrets, so "why not?"  -- he's going full steam ahead with it.  After that, he'd like to film another movie he's writing about motorcycles.

3.  On the down side of "why not", he's decided he's not going to act any more unless it's something he WANTS to do.  No more getting small roles on popular shows.   He's found out he doesn't have to act to pay the bills, so he's just going to do things HE wants to do now.  He's enjoying his life to the fullest and has decided this how he wants to live it.

4.  He approved the idea for the new look of the site [coming in December] and he also approved the idea I had for the Photos page for December.  Not gonna say what it is, only that it'll be pretty special.    I need his help for it and since we both know how slow he can be, we're getting started on it now.  I think you'll enjoy it. :)


*5/21/13*  My apologies to you all for being so late in updating the site.  Not much going on with the Boss -- I actually haven't talked to him in quite a while.  LOTS going on here at the farm however, and that's why I'm so late.   Did have a great idea for the Photos page for December and let P know what it is as I need his help in doing it. Fingers crossed it works out!  One of these days he'll realize how long it's been and call to check in -- and I'll let you know when he does.

*4/30/13*  HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY, Perry!!!  Wishing you a day and year filled with family, good friends, good health, happiness, laughter and lots and lots of love!!  65!!  You can now officially retire! ;)  Have a GREAT day!

*4/16/13* Whenever an attack occurs in the United States, I always think of friends and family.  Yesterday was no different.  I knew Louise lived close to Boston so after hearing of the attack, I sent P an email asking him to please tell me she wasn't a runner -- or any other family members or friends for that matter.  This was his quick response:

"Dear Deb, Nope, as far as [I] know no one in my family or friends were involved-- i'm at my mother's, Louise was just here, but she's back at work and may be helping in Boston, don't know-- we're all horrified. Lots of love, P"


*3/16/13*  Last night P received the 'Cool Cowboy' award from the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce for his contribution to the film industry -- CONGRATULATIONS, Perry, and a special "Thank You!" to Oscar Benjamin-Compassionate Wolf Productions for  his photos of the event!

   

And to Jaime Tafoya and Al Cacioppo!!





 
*3/14/13*  I can't beGIN to tell you how happy I am to report that as of yesterday morning, APK has had OVER 400,000 visits!  FOUR. HUNDRED. THOUSAND!!!!  THANK you so, SO much for your support!!!

*03/01/13*  Talked to P yesterday for over an hour.  Not much coming up Hollywood-wise, but he told his agents he'd stay put in LA at least through March -- which is pilot season -- just in case.  He's desperate to attend to his ranch and visit his mother, who has had a hard time this winter.

Back when he and I spent the day together in Santa Monica  in '04, he told me then he wanted to do a film about redemption between a father and daughter and film it on his ranch.  Over the years he's continued to mention it off and on.  Yesterday he sent me the script to review and all I can say is fans of 'The Cowboy and The Movie Star' need to cross anything that can be crossed so this film gets made.  His character is similar to the Cowboy and it's another sweet, gentle story -- something that is very missing from today's television and film.  I'll keep you posted as details emerge, but until then, please keep your fingers crossed!

On March 15th, Perry will be the honored recipient of the "Cool Cowboy" award from El Dorado County for his contribution to the film industry -- congratulations, Perry!!

If you haven't yet, you might want to 'like' APK's Facebook page -- most times it's pretty quiet, but when P does check in, it's posted to Facebook immediately.


*02/19/13*  Crazy time here on the farm so I apologize for updating the site so late.  Nothing new going on, Perry called me on 2/15 to see if I was going to Indy  so we could meet up.  I wasn't able to make it so I don't know when the next time we see each other will be.  Depending if his schedule allows, there might be a little ditty coming up next month.  I'll post details as soon as I know anything.  These found their way to Facebook but I don't have any details on when or where.  Thanks, Dominique!!

    



*01/01/13*


                                                 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


To all my friends out there:
   This last year has been a tough one for our country, I think (I’m talking about the USA, although I could probably be talking about every country on this planet). I hope that it has been a good one for everyone reading this missive, or at least less difficult than for the country as a whole. I have so many friends that are struggling to survive, and my heart breaks for them. Show Business has perhaps more than it’s share of people that live day to day-- all the actors that are not the stars, and the crew and workers that are not the headliner producers and directors, seem to me to be having a harder time than ever. Then I think of all my friends up in the Sierras, where the California economy is barely still breathing-- well, I’m just praying that this next year will see things pick up. The farmers and ranchers, and small store owners, are right on the edge. My advice to everyone is to just focus of getting through the storm. Don’t worry about getting ahead, or improving things-- just stay alive, to fight again another day. I believe that day is close at hand-- my instincts are that 2013 will see things get much better, across the board. I hope so much that I’m right.
    For me and my family it’s been a bit of a struggle at times, but mainly terrific. My older daughter is now teaching and operating at Harvard Medical School-- to say that I’m bursting with pride is to wildly understate the facts. My granddaughter is happily at school in Boston, and on her way to speaking three languages already (her mother speaks five-- and I will tell you as a simple statement of fact that my daughter gets her brains from her mother, and my granddaughter from HER mother). My younger daughter is on an adventure, for the whole year, in the Far East-- thriving, happy, and enjoying her life enormously. I’m scared to death for her, but try to keep it to myself. My mother is 97, and I’ve spent more time with her than ever-- she too is thriving, and we have some wonderful times talking about her past. I’ve had a great year taking care of my family and my ranch, and have been very busy-- but not much with acting. I miss it, but find it hard to hang around LA long enough to land any work worth doing. I’m busy working on a script of a film that I could shoot at my ranch-- THAT would excite me enormously.
    I send my love to all of you, and particularly to wonderful Deb Gholson, who continues to do a SUPERB job on APK-- how lucky I am!
    And how lucky I am to continue to receive all of your interest! Thank you all for caring to check in with me, and with APK. Have a great year!
                                                                                                 Perry



*12/19/12*   SCHEDULING CHANGE FOR 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS'!

'Home For The Holidays'  WILL air tomorrow, December 20th, but NOT at 4 pm.  It's been rescheduled to 10 pm [eastern] and they have added one more airing:   Friday, December 21st at 2 am.  Change/set your timers accordingly!!

The 'Photos' page for January is going to be completely different  -- Perry's doing it! You'll see things through HIS eyes and what catches his attention. 



*12/12/12* DVR/VCR ALERT!!   'Home for the Holidays' -- the seasonal favorite co-starring Sean Young is only airing ONCE this year.  You read that right -- ONE TIME ONLY!  Lifetime Movie Network [LMN], Thursday, December 20th at 4:00 pm Eastern.  Set your equipment!


*12/10/12*  Well, dang.  Missed the 12th anniversary mark of APK.  It was December 2nd. TWELVE years -- wow.  Where does the time go.   APK started as a dream for a stay-at-home mom of two little boys, 6 and 3.  Now they're 18 and 15 and taller than both their dad and I. It was also a very far-fetched dream because this mom didn't know anything about computers or the internet.  Thanks, Jeannie --  you'll ALWAYS have my gratitude.  Always.  Also didn't know ANYthing about stars or Hollywood or  websites or anything like that -- I live out in the middle of nowhere in Ohio.  Boy, did I get lucky and boy, did I pick the right guy to help.  Those who know the story, this is a repeat.  For those who don't, I fell for P after I saw he and Sean in 1998's 'The Cowboy and the Movie Star'.  There was  NOTHING about him on the internet back then and I decided, in my spare time, I wanted to do a website for him and help him any way I could.  Now I'm in charge of his fan mail, his IMDb page and anything else he asks his other "manager" to do.  12 years.  Holy cow.

Next year P and I will celebrate meeting and actually knowing each other 10 years.  That just blows my mind. 10 years.  I was scared to death to meet him.  Terrified.  He called me before he came to Ohio to work out how we'd get together. For those wondering, yes -- he absolutely sounds like he does on television.  He kept in contact right up to the morning we were supposed to meet and gave me instructions to find him when I got to Pickerington [we met at the AMA Motorcycle Museum].  I still remember how my stomach was in knots.  Trembling hands, sweaty palms, the whole bit.  And when I found him, that's exactly what I said, "I found you."  He came towards me decked out in motorcycle gear [he had just finished a ride],  I had my hand extended wanting to shake his.  Nope.  He took my hand and pulled me into a huge hug.  THAT is Perry King --  a warm, considerate, GENUINE man.  I love him dearly.

I think P and I have a great working relationship.   He asks my opinion, wants my input and values my answers.  I have his complete trust.  He has mine.  He's been invaluable over the years with his advice, care and concern.  He knows when I contact him it's not on a whim -- I genuinely need him for whatever reason -- whether the site or personal.  He's always right there.  I can't say anything more or better than that.

I'd like to thank YOU, his fans, for being so kind, considerate and understanding.  People are always so appreciative when I respond back to their questions and try to help them any way I possibly can.  That's my 'job' and I've loved EVERY minute of it these last 12 years -- I will continue to do so until  my 'boss' tells me it's time to quit.

To P, his family and friends I've met and corresponded with over the years -- thank you.  To you, his fans -- thank you.   I hope every one of you will have a very blessed Merry Christmas, and a prosperous and VERY happy New Year.  See you in 2013!


*11/23/12*  P attends 'Love Ride' 29!!
Love Ride 29  [October  21st, 2012] with Jay Leno benefitting USO.  All photos by WireImage, taken by Albert L. Ortega [thanks, Michelle!]:

        
            [with Lorenzo Lamas]                                        [with George Barris]


[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 pictures!


[P and Suzy]


[Louise and P]



*11/03/12*  "I'm headed to my mother's for the election and a few days, then to Vegas with Suzy for the Hall of Fame, then Suz and I are going to my mother's for Thanksgiving. Lots of fun and also escape from LA (LALALAND)."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Louise on November 5th!!

Normally I don't go into details about P's personal life unless he wants to share [and he usually does], but I've received a lot of mail lately from people wanting to know if he's married or who he's married to. The answer is he is not married; hasn't been for long while [I've never asked when his divorce was final], but has been involved with his lady Suzy exclusively for at LEAST 12 years.

Another question:  Are Perry and John King from CNN related?  No, they are not.


*10/13/12*  Reminder that CMT is airing 'Home For The Holidays', co-starring Sean Young, tomorrow, Sunday October 14th at 5:30 and 11:15 pm.

*10/8/12*  From this past weekend:

"Here's a couple shots from when the Port Stockton MC club had their 75th anniversary at the Lodi Cycle Bowl (a really cool old MC track in use since the 50s). I gave the 2012 Road Rider Award from AMA to Bill Wollner, a great guy and past three time director of the club-- and a recent prostate cancer survivor. It was a fun day. That weekend I rode my BMW R100GS about 700 miles-- including about 150 in the dirt. I'm beat! " 









*10/6/12*  Here's what kind of 'job' my Boss is interested in.  Thought you'd enjoy knowing:

"As an actor these days my goal would be to make myself available for low-budget oddball independent films, like you might see on Sundance or IMC. But like so many things in life, I've never been able to open that door."

We're trying to open that door so he can get his foot in and take off.  He's got a meeting Sunday to discuss it.  Fingers crossed!  Otherwise, he's doing great!  We've played phone-tag the past few days to figure out what we wanted to do regarding his career and APK.

On Sunday, October 14th, the CMT channel will be airing 'Home for the Holidays', the Christmas favorite co-starring Sean Young.  5:30 pm and 11:15 pm Eastern time.  Check your local listings.


*9/1/12*  Last month was the first month in twelve years  I haven't updated the site, and for that, I apologize.  There were just too many things going on that demanded all of my attention.  P's fully aware of the situation and I appreciated his words of advice.  I also mentioned  I hoped he didn't fire me because of it.  I haven't heard back yet.  I haven't heard much of anything, actually.  When that happens I assume he's still busy with life's every day dealings.  I'll let you know when I hear from him.


*7/12/12*  Talked to P the end of last month.  He was in Ohio for a few days for the Board of Directors meeting for the AMA.  He was heading back to LA for a couple days, then up to the ranch to spend time with Hannah before he and Louise started across country to get her moved and ready for her new job at Harvard!  Congratulations again, Louise!!


*6/5/12*  Happy "Bad Blood is released to DVD" day!



*5/29/12* Heads up to US residents:  The History Channel's 'Hatfields and McCoys' is NOT the version Perry is in.  The one he's in is titled "Bad Blood: The Hatfields and McCoys" and it is on dvd only -- being released  June 5th.  A special "thank you" to Fred Olen Ray, who graciously gave his permission to use the photo of Perry as Randall McCoy on the home page.

*5/23/12*  Radio interview Perry did last week with KAHI is online.  You can listen to it here.


*5/23/12*  Talked an hour on the phone with P last night. Nothing new coming up, he's spent the last several days on the ranch and is waiting for Hannah to show up. He said he'll try to help me out with the Photos page ["if that's the only 'problem' we have after twelve years then we're doing good"]; he thinks the site looks GREAT and thanked me for keeping it so up-to-date. He also said he's REALLY looking forward to 'Bad Blood' coming out. He thinks it's very good [and for him to say that about something he's in is unheard of -- he's his own worst critic] and he's excited to tell people who ask what they should see him in [used to be 'A Different Story' but said "that guy doesn't exist any more"] to watch it. He's very proud of it and said the whole time he was in KY filming he stayed in character. Matter of fact, after I told him Amazon carries it he's going to buy several copies and give them out to friends and family -- he's THAT excited about it! Remember, it's released June 5th!


*5/15/12*  Review of "Bad Blood" and interview with Director Fred Olen Ray can be read here.

*5/08/12* More info and a sneak trailer for " The Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood" being released  to dvd on June 5th!  It has also been brought to my attention you can pre-order from Amazon. com as well as the earlier link below.  Check out P in the trailer here!

Haven't talked to P in a while -- one of these days he'll check in and let me know what he's been up to.   Last year for his birthday I was hoping to give him the gift of 300,000 hits to APK.  We made it and this year it was over 358,000!  THANK you for your continued visits and support.  Speaking of visits, if you haven't 'liked' APK's Facebook page yet, please do so.  More information gets there faster than I can post it here, although I try to get it posted in both areas asap.


*3/28/12*  P sent me this shot with his niece taken February 26th at an Oscar party:







*3/22/12*  Released straight to DVD on June 5, 2012!!






Go here for ordering information.

P called on the 19th to check in.  Nothing going on in the acting world, but he's going to be teaching soon at a race track for a couple of days and is way looking forward to it.




*3/08/12*  Don't forget!  'The Mentalist'!  Tonight at 10 PM [eastern] on CBS!!

*2/26/12* DVR/VCR Alert:  Cheap Burgundy, the episode of 'The Mentalist' Perry guest stars in will air Thursday, March 8th at 10 PM on CBS.


Recent pictures:  Arriving for the AARP Magazine's 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala on February 6th, 2012.
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

 

And at the same event, a reunion with his 'Last Convertible' co-stars:  Michael Nouri and Bruce Boxleitner:


  



*01/31/12* 

   
"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."

                                                                                        Perry
                


*01/23/12*  P called last night.  After spending the holidays on his ranch with Hannah, he returned to LA last week to audition and got a part!  He'll be filming a guest role on 'The Mentalist' this week.  Also, we [ P, Sean Young and I] have been in talks regarding a 'Cowboy' sequel. I'll keep you updated on both!


*12/30/11*  Cast and crew of 'Bad Blood':


 
Have a safe, happy and healthy New Year!


*12/20/11*  P called Friday [Dec. 16th] with the news he was in Kentucky filming "Bad Blood:  The Hatfields and McCoys."  Said he was having a GREAT time riding around on horses shooting muzzleloaders:




Was supposed to return home yesterday.  Last chance for "Home for The Holidays" -- December 24th at 6pm eastern on Lifetime.  Merry Christmas!!


*12/02/11*  Today marks the 11th anniversary of APK.  Thank you so much for your continued support and visits!

Since it's such a holiday favorite, here are the upcoming air dates for 'Home For The Holidays', co-starring Sean Young:
          Saturday, December 10th at 10 PM on Lifetime
          Sunday, December 11th at 2:01 AM on Lifetime
          Thursday, December 15th at 8 PM on Lifetime Movie Network [LMN]
          Friday, December 16th at 12 AM on Lifetime Movie Network [LMN]
   
Link added to the 'Fun Stuff' page for Riptide Fan Fiction.


*11/25/11*  'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS' airs tomorrow, November 26th at 12 pm [eastern] on Lifetime!


*11/21/11*  Taken at the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Las Vegas 11/18/11:





*11/15/11* Happy 'Aspen'-is-released-to-dvd day!!  That's right -- one of the most popular television mini-series from the '70's is now out on dvd and BluRay -- 'Aspen'!  More about it on the 'Photos' page for this month -- check it out!

Perry's getting ready to head out for his emcee job with the American Motorcyclist Association's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas this weekend.  Details here

Things are moving forward on the 'Cowboy and the Movie Star' sequel -- P and Sean Young are discussing details and possible plots.  Will continue to keep you updated.


*10/25/11*  Perry at  AARP's Movies for Grown Ups Film Festival Screening of "The Way".  September 23, 2011 in Los Angeles.  Photo credit: Andrew Evans.

 

Watch 'Riding The Edge with Perry King' by clicking here.  Thanks Dominique!


*10/24/11*  Audition today for 'Once Upon A Time'.  Will keep you posted.

*10/14/11*  "COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR"  FANS:  We need your input!

P called last night to check in.  Nothing going on.  He doesn't want to commit himself to any major projects right now due to his mother's failing health.  She's "fading slowly", which breaks his heart, and wants to be able to rush to her side when needed.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Onto "Cowboy" -- we talked for an hour and a half last night and the majority of the conversation was regarding this sweet, gentle 1998 film.  P wants to do a sequel.  Original cast, filmed on his ranch. He wants me to help write it.  We need YOUR help in figuring out what fans would like to see in a sequel.  He's got his ideas, I have mine, he's going to call Sean and get hers, we need YOURS too! It'll be set at least 15 years later [after all, its been 15 years since it was filmed], and it will remain a sweet, gentle film.  Mail me with what YOU'D like to see -- Deb@absolutelyperryking.com   Let's get a sequel to this wonderful film [the #1 asked about on this website] going!

*10/08/11*  LOOK WHAT'S COMING OUT ON DVD!!







To be released on November 15th!  You can pre-order a copy on eBay or check at your local stores after that date.  If you've never seen 'Aspen', you're in for a treat.  Perry's performance is INCREDIBLE!


*9/29/11*   Just got an email from Suzy with a LOT of pictures of her man enclosed.  You can see them on the 'Perry's Photos' page.  Thanks, Suzy!!  Got to spend a total of fifteen minutes with P on the 10th.  Plans fell through but at least we got to see each other.  He's doing well, very busy as usual, and looks great.  He'll be emceeing the AMA's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony once again in Las Vegas November 18-20th.  Info on the event can be found here.


*8/19/11*  Couple things.  One, there's a new video on the 'Video' page.  I'm also working on getting an article up.  I'll let you know when it's available.  Will be visiting with Perry next month as he's making a trip to Ohio.

*8/02/11*  Surprise, Surprise!  Perry was in the episode 'Closure' last night on "Drop Dead Diva".   You can find it online here.   Other than that, not much to report.  I do have a call into him to see if there's any other surprises we need to know about.


*7/08/11* 




Starring Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Susan Blakely, directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona: Cinema at the State Third Thursdays Film Series presents ‘The Lords of Flatbush' on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. (When was the last time someone gave you a hickey?) On Thursday evening, an $8 dinner by a local restaurant will be served from 5:30 in the Marquee Room at the theater and the State Theatre No-Host Bar will be open for business.

Perry filmed a special introduction and interview for this on June 20th.   More details here!



*7/02/11*  Want to know what P's doing for the 4th?

"
I'm up in Montana with a friend on his ranch-- way WAY out in the middle of no-where, no cell phone, and just barely sat. internet-- it's wonderful and so beautiful-- I'll send you some pics when I have a better connection--  Lots of Love, P"

*6/02/11*  Few things going on.  P called on May 26th to give me an update.  Not much going on work-wise.  The only roles coming to him right now are nasty-guy-in-a- business-suit types and he's really just not interested in continuing roles like that.  Given a chance to do a western or something along those lines, he'd absolutely jump at it.  Therefore he's not in LA too much right now.  Instead, he's having a ball watching his two girls get to know one another again.  Louise has been busy with her medical career, Hannah's been busy with school, they haven't spent much time together in the last 7 years and they're making up for it now.  He couldn't be happier!

On IMDb there's another 'personal' quote: 

Audiences don't think you're a murderer if you play a murderer, but they do think you're gay if you play a gay.

Again, this quote is incorrect.  Perry would like to extend an open invitation to the person posting these quotes to email him at perry@absolutelyperryking.com so that he can explain, personally, his side of the story of where, he believes, these quotes are coming from.  Thank you in advance.

Unless some last minute scheduling arrangements are made -- which he's working on -- Perry will not be attending Vintage Motorcycle Days in Ohio this year.

Dominique found a neat video from Olive Crest.  If you're on Facebook, go to the APK page where there's a link to it.

I'm going to leave the photos up on the Photos page a little longer to enjoy.  They're great, aren't they?


*5/4/11*  Welcome to APK's new look!  Sorry I didn't get the site updated for P's birthday -- he celebrated by visiting his mother.  The new main photo is courtesy of Jaime Tafoya and Red Barn Films.   Isn't it great?  They along with Perry have several new projects they're working on, and I'll keep you updated on the status.  Thanks, Jaime!

Since it's spring, I'd like to share the feature story Perry wrote for "Biker Information Guide", Southern California Edition:


ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS YOUR FAULT
By Perry King
AMA National Board Member
Northwest Division

I'm sure lots of you out there read about the terrible accident down toward San Diego that happened about two weeks before Thanksgiving.  I don't know any of the people involved, but like everyone I was horrified to hear about it, and my heart goes out to all the injured survivors and the families involved.  It was a terrible thing, and I would give just about anything to know a way to soften the pain for everyone involved -- but of course, there is no such way.  We all know well that this sport that we all love so much can bite viciously, and it can happen to anyone at any time.

I hope you'll all forgive me for using this example to talk about something I feel so strongly about.  It's a harsh example to use, because it's so raw -- but that's exactly why we can all learn from it.  I've been riding now for 45 years, and I had my terrible accident back in 1970 -- I nearly lost my right leg.  The only reason I didn't was because I was on an old BMW (a '53 R51/2, a junk I dug out of a field, bought for 150 bucks, and loved maybe more than any other bike I've ever had).  The right-hand cylinder was torn off the bike by the car that pulled right across in front of me.  That cylinder saved my leg -- even though it took me months to walk again.  The old farmer driving the car said "I never even saw you." Then he said: "You son-of-a-bitch, look what you did to my car!"  If I could have gotten up, I would have killed him.  But I've loved Beemers ever since, because of those cylinders.

People always say:  "Motorcycles are so dangerous", to which I counter: "No, motorcycle ACCIDENTS are dangerous.  The idea is, don't have one."  So, how do you do that?  Well, to the degree that that's possible, I think I know the way.  You have to ride as if anything that happens, whatever it is, is  YOUR fault.  With that attitude, you can stay out of a lot of trouble.  If you go through a green light, and someone runs the red light coming the other way and hits you -- that's YOUR FAULT!  You get it? -- it makes you forget about who's right and who's wrong, and take full responsibility for getting home in one piece.  That lousy old farmer taught me that.  He was completely wrong -- but I was the one with the smashed up leg, the leg that still hurts on rainy days 40 years later.  Who cares if he was in the wrong?  Not hitting him would have been much better.  Since then I've had at least two dozen idiots do the same thing to me, and I've always missed them, because I knew when they did it that:  ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS MY FAULT.  Try thinking that way -- it can save you a lot of grief.




*3/31/11*  Expecting a check-in any day now.  Until then, here's a couple more pictures from the Night of 100 Stars in Beverly Hills on February 27th: 

   
Perry King - 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards Viewing Party - Arrivals - The Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos - 





*3/19/11*   From January:



 
STOCKTON, CA (January 10)—A motorcycle organization representing Northern California honored a consultant to the BlueRibbon Coalition for his 20 years of service as a champion for responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. On January 8, District 36 of the American Motorcyclists Association presented Don Amador with its California Off Road Recreation Ambassador's Award for his long and distinguished career as an effective advocate for the sport. [Read full story here]

*2/28/11* Sean Young, Suzy and Perry from the 'Night of 100 Stars' party at the Beverly Hills Hotel last night:




Perry, Sally Kellerman and Susan Blakely from
'Night of 100 Stars' party.  Photos courtesy of
celebrity photographer, Alan Mercer.  Thanks, Alan!

And, from our visit last weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Taken Saturday, February 19, 2011, courtesy of Donna Goman.  Thanks, Donna!






*2/21/11*

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 should be.

4. I like Perry King because he’s loyal. Some say you should keep the friends who pick you up or make you happy and lose the ones who bring you down. Not Perry. If he’s your friend, he’s right beside you through all the lows and highs. Sometimes at personal cost, but it, he states, is his duty as a friend.

5. I like Perry King because he’s wicked. Once he discovers something that ticks you off, he’ll do it just because he knows it will, and relishes the reaction he knows it‘ll bring.

6. I like Perry King because he’s Perry King. Warm. Genuine. Caring. Loving. Faithful. Considerate. Generous. Polite. Respectful. Kind. Passionate. Appreciative. Wise. Grateful. Open. Funny. Honest. Gentle. Those and more are what makes him who he is. Carolyn’s six are still accurate 26 years later: He loves his family, loves his daughters, still looks “out” instead of “in”, has wonderful manners and he’s extremely smart. But with time comes more wise experience and knowledge which he's more than willing to share.

I had a three and a half hour drive to get back home after our weekend visit. He called twice to check on my safety and location. To me, that says a LOT about who Perry King is -- it's very hard to keep it limited to only six reasons why I like him...

                                                                                                                                                            Deb

*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!

From Zimbio.com:

                



Actor Perry King arrives at the AARP Magazine 10th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (February 6, 2011 - Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)


*2/3/11*  Updates made to Photos AND Perry's Photos pages.

*2/1/11*  "Love on the Edge" Alert!

A spoiled, love-starved actress (Sean Young) totals her car and is forced to join a soon-to-be-divorced rancher (Perry King) on his final, weeklong cattle drive. Originally titled “The Cowboy and the Movie Star.” Marlene: Priscilla Barnes. Adrian: David Groh. Frank: Steve Kanaly. Mark Griffiths directed....


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!



*12/12/10*  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 Beller:

   


*12/1/10*  Wow -- 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 date.

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!!!

*11/25/10*  For those who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving! Dominique found a neat link to check out:  Riding The Edge
Thanks, Dominique!  Have a WONDERFUL holiday!


*11/20/10*  Perry, Suzy, and Charles Goman from last night's Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas:



More pictures will follow for December's Photos page.




*11/17/10* 




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. 



Perry with Sophia McDonald at Olive Crest's first
annual "Stars In Adoption" Awards on November 9th




*11/05/10* There's a couple new pictures on "perry's photos" and a gentle tribute to an actor we just lost. 

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 biz."

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]


*11/04/10*  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] to Louise!

*10/16/10*  Got 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.


*9/27/10*   From the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame:




Hollywood star Perry King to host 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


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 Love."

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 year."

"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) board members.

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.

For more information, including tickets and reduced-rate accommodations, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com/LegandsAndChampions.



*9/19/10*  VCR ALERT --  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 channel!

*9/03/10*  Perry called 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:



A&S Powersports plans swap and vintage show in Northern California

A&S Powersports 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 bike show.

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.

For more information, visit A&S Powersports



*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.

*7/01/10*  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 Motorcycle 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.  If you're in or around the Ohio area, stop by and cheer him on!



*6/07/10*
Don't Fence Us Out

By Perry King
AMA National Board Member
Northwest Division

    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 story.

    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 IT TODAY!

    For information about joining the AMA call (800) AMA-JOIN (800 262 5646) or visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com>Join/Renew.







*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!



*5/06/10*
  Nice article about Perry's BMW adventure after the Hollywood Show.  Thanks Lynda and Motorcycle Daily!


*5/03/10*  Bidding for Perry's Ducati is now open.  View it here


*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 details:

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 the AMA 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.



*5/02/10*
  Reunion shots on the Photos page for this month!  He raised $2268.00 for Olive Crest at the Hollywood Show last weekend -- go, Perry!

*4/30/10* Happy Birthday, Perry!  Hope your day and year is filled with good health, happiness, family, friends, laughter and love!

*4/19/10* 
And you'd think a webmaster would be able to spell the word alias... wouldn't 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 local listing!


  In FIVE days they want YOU!!!



Celebrate 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!  100% of Perry's proceeds from the show will go to Olive Crest Homes For Abused Children!   Perry's "Cowboy" co-star Sean Young will be at the show, too!


*4/18/10*
  MAJOR 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 most 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 day!!





*4/12/10*
  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 soon!


*3/08/10*  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 you posted...


*03/03/10*
Perry and Suzy in Indianapolis on February 12, 2010




See  Perry in audition action here and here.

*02/26/10*
  The AMA article doesn't want to cooperate for some reason.  Until it does, here's this:



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 doing well.   

*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:



The 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 your area.

*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 season.

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 HBO.



*12/18/09*


PERRY KING



               December, 2009



Dear Friends,


                     Isn’t 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!”
                     Well, 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 right.
                     More 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 audition technique!
          So here’s wishing all of you a great holiday season, and a wonderful next year—may we all prosper and be happy in 2010!
                             


                                                      Love and Luck,

                                                             Perry King


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!

     
  

*12/02/09*



AMA
                                                Press Release



Perry King to emcee 2009 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist 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 longtime motorcyclist 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 motorcyclists and racers," said King. "They're some of the most honorable, courageous, loyal and humble people I've ever known."

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 life."

King's presence heightens the air of excitement that already surrounds the annual event. This year's ceremony will draw hundreds of movers and shakers in the motorcycling community -- including more than three-dozen existing AMA Hall of Fame members -- together to honor the AMA Hall of Fame Class of 2009.

This year's inductees are industry innovator Robert Bates, off-road champion Randy Hawkins, motorsports giants Bob and Geoff Fox, suspension pioneer Gilles Vaillancourt, off-highway rights activist Mona Ehnes, longtime motorcycle 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 Fame Induction 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 understands the significance of what we are doing."

Added King: "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 non-motorcyclists some of the amazing accomplishments achieved by motorcyclists."

King, an avid rider who owns more than 30 motorcycles, also plans to attend the AMA Racing Championship 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 the Year.

Tickets can be purchased for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as well as the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, 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.

For more information, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com/LetsRock.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, 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 future generations.


 


*12/01/09*  It's 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 Eastern time.

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.

*11/11/09*  Happy Veterans Day and a big "THANK YOU!" to all the veterans! 

You can own one of Perry's motorcycles!  Visit here for details!

*10/29/09*

There's a recent radio [motorcycle] interview with Perry -- go here.

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Experience el dorado explores “history” in episode 5 of

“Experience El Dorado”

 

PLACERVILLE, California.  Experience El Dorado, the new monthly magazine-style TV series highlights El Dorado County California. The fifth episode airs Sunday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. on NEWS10 (KXTV-ABC) in Sacramento, RSN in Tahoe/Truckee/Reno and 10NEWS (KGTV-ABC) in San Diego. It is also available for viewing 24/7 after the Sunday broadcast at ExperienceElDorado.com

 

Join Experience El Dorado for a landmark trek only the likes of Todd Stanley Productions can take you on. History is rich at the the Marshall Gold Discovery Park where real life miners team up with costumed docents who give insights into why thousands flocked to California and toiled long hours in icy water hoping for the "big strike." Then it's off for a stroll through downtown 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!

 

A cornerstone to the show is the host, veteran film star Perry King who lives in Cool and the show’s creator-producer is Todd Stanley who won an Emmy in 2008 for his cinematography on the Deadliest Catch, the #1 cable reality show that invites you to live the thrills and danger vicariously on an Alaska crab-fishing fleet. Stanley makes his home in Lotus, CA.

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Experience El Dorado broadcasts the first Sunday of every month on NEWS10 (KXTV-ABC) in Sacramento, RSN Tahoe and 10NEWS ABC in San Diego. Audiences can also view the show online 24/7 at ExperienceElDorado.com and NEWS10.net.       

   

Pictures from this episode can be seen on the 'Photos' page for November.  Huge "THANK YOU!" to Jaime Tafoya!




*10/12/09*


AMA Press Release



American Motorcyclist Association announces new "Think. Ride." public service announcement campaign

Actor and AMA Board member Perry King promotes responsible riding practices

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign called "Think. Ride." that encourages both on-road and off-road motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders to think before they ride. The responsible-use messages 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, responsible riding practices, and discourages impaired riding and excessive exhaust sound. Another video tells car and truck drivers to watch out for motorcyclists on the road.

The PSA videos are available online by going to the "Rights" and then "Resources" section of AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

"We're very 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 the chance."

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 Choirboys.

"Whether it is riding on the street or the trail, all of these messages about responsible motorcycling 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 off-road-related PSAs 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 the street-related messages the following week at the AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio.

Two more phases of the new PSA program are planned: audio versions for use in radio broadcasts, and a print campaign for magazines and newspapers. Announcements will be made for each program later this fall.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world.. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, 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 future generations.



*10/2/09*  Don't forget the latest episode of Experience El Dorado will air this Sunday, October 4th!

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 [thank you 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.

*9/11/09*  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 out YouTube for some great behind-the-scenes stuff before the Premiere party for Experience El Dorado.

*7/31/09*  Had a great 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!!

*7/17/09*  More 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 Dominique!


*7/14/09*  Dominique, 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.

Take note 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 goes live.

Reminder if you're in or near Ohio -- Perry returns to his home state to participate in the AMA's Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 24-26th in Lexington, Ohio!  More information can be found at the AMA's Vintage Motorcycle Days page.  Welcome back to Ohio and best of luck in the vintage hare scrambles and motocross programs, Perry!



*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!

 He also 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!

*6/24/09*  Great 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!


*5/16/09*  

It's coming!  Have You Experienced it?


Experience El Dorado

Deadliest Catch Producer Launches Experience El Dorado Television
New  Program 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 Deadliest Catch, is launching Experience 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.
         
          The 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 and Tahoe.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 right here."

          Along 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 wider audience."

          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 households served.

          "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 PERRY KING

Experience El Dorado

            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 City.  More recently, he played President Blake opposite Dennis Quaid in the 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow.  He says when he originally found out about Experience El Dorado, he 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."

          The Experience El Dorado team 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 El Dorado's Director of Business Development.  "We currently receive Web traffic from across the 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 California."
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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 (530) 621-2325.

ABOUT EXPERIENCE 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 the AMA's website

Of course I'll post more details here as they become available.  Other than that, he said everyone is well and doing great!

*5/10/09*  Back in 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'.

*5/4/09*  Visitors 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 love!

*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!

*1/11/09*  Kathy's 'Riptide Fan Fiction' page has moved to it's own location!  The new address is : http://www.riptidefans.com
Congratulations Kathy on your new home and well-done web site!

*1/05/09*  

          "Dear Friends -- Happy New Year!  Thanks to all of you who have written to me with your feelings about various things you've seen me in, and many other subjects.  I enjoy reading everything you send, and wish I could respond to each message.  Please know that your interest in my career and life mean a great deal to me.  I feel grateful and blessed that so many people care.  Thank you again.

          Here's hoping that this new year is better for ALL of us than the media would lead us to believe it's going to be.  It's pretty scary listening to all  the doom and gloom -- but I want to believe it's going to get better very soon -- so I'm going to believe it, and that's that!  Certainly if one of the things we all wish for in life is to live in interesting times, we got our wish -- in my whole lifetime the only era I remember being so fascinating and filled with unexpected twists and turns is the second half of the sixties.  And even though we're starting out this year with lots of problems, we're also starting with tremendous hope and promise for the future -- more than I remember from almost any year of my life.  So all in all I think it's going to be an exciting and wonderful year for all of us.

          This year I'm continuing to work on the job I gave myself several years ago, which is to jettison anything (ie, acting work) that gets in the way of me providing my younger daughter Hannah with the peace and routine she needs to reach her goals.  Hannah is working extremely hard toward becoming a doctor (like her older sister Louise, of whom I am also fiercely proud).   She's a junior in a very tough high school, and at the moment has straight As and will be attending a summer session at a medical school, an honor that was extended to her because of all her hard work.  Hannah never asks me not to work, and in fact often tells me to go back to acting, and that she'll cope fine with the dislocations and lack of routine -- but I know this is the right thing to do and what she needs, and I have no regrets or doubts.  Once she goes to college, if acting will have me, I'll get back to it, with pleasure.

          So here's to a great year for all of us, and a huge, HUGE thank-you to Deb Gholson for her hard, incredibly generous, totally selfless, and brilliantly achieved work on this website.  I don't know how I ever got so lucky to become a focus of her interest, but I'll be eternally grateful for it -- and even better, for the joy of being able to count Deb among my friends.  Thank you, Deb, with all my heart.

          Happy New Year!  Love and Luck to all of you, Perry"


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.

Look for  'Experience 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 February."

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 [read easy] programs reinstalled and a new HTML editor found [won't even go into how old that program was], I'm back and ready to go -- just in time for 2009!

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.

*12/01/08* Congratulations, Perry!

American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Perry King to Board of Directors

The AMA is pleased to announce that 45-year motorcyclist and actor Perry King has been appointed to the Association's Board of Directors, and begins serving his official duties at the Board meeting convening today. King, who will serve the North West region on the AMA Board, makes his home in Northern California on a ranch in Cool. He maintains a second residence in Southern California. 

"Perry King is more than a Hollywood personality, he is a lifelong motorcyclist and one of the most poised and dedicated representatives of the motorcycling community," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "Perry is not only passionate about motorcycling but is passionate about the AMA, as well. He recognizes the importance of the AMA in protecting the future of motorcycling." 

King will fill the vacancy resulting from the departure of former AMA Board Chairman Dal Smilie. Smilie resigned after an AMA internal investigation uncovered evidence of unsubstantiated expense reimbursements to Smilie. King will serve out the remainder of the original term, which extends through February 2010. 

"My deep love of all things related to motorcycling, particularly the people, attracted me greatly to the prospect of serving on the AMA Board of Directors," King said. "Also, my appreciation for hard, productive work made me feel I must not pass up this opportunity -- so much of the time, all I really want to do is ride my motorcycle, but that's no excuse to avoid an important calling." 

King says that the major motorcycling issues facing the North West region include land-use, noise, drinking and riding, public image, and, "the apparent inability of the American public to see motorcycles as smart, fuel-efficient and practical vehicles for the future." 

Motorcycles have played a major role in King's life for more than four decades. He owns bikes of all types, including vintage, dual-sport and sport motorcycles. He constantly rides both off- and on-road and occasionally races. King's 500-acre cattle ranch in Northern California -- where his ranch hands have opted for motorcycles instead of horses to work the property -- provides him with considerable opportunity to ride off-road close to home. 

King is an accomplished actor and has appeared in more than 50 films and made-for-television movies, television series and on stage. Some of his better-known roles include Cody Allen in the NBC series "Riptide," Hayley Armstrong in the Fox series "Melrose Place," Richard Williams in the NBC series "Titans" and President Blake in the 2004 movie "The Day After Tomorrow." Perhaps one of King's most enduring roles is Chico in the 1974 movie "The Lords of Flatbush." King made his film debut in the 1972 film "Slaughterhouse-Five." 

King has a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama from Yale University. He subsequently studied under John Houseman at The Juilliard School in New York City. He was born in Alliance, Ohio. 

http://www.amadirectlink.com/news/2008/newAMABoardMemPKing.asp
 

*11/26/08*  A holiday favorite returns --  Lifetime network will air 'Home for the Holidays' starring Perry and his 'Cowboy' co-star Sean Young on November 30th at 3:00 p.m.

To those who celebrate the holiday, have a safe and wonderful Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Thank you for your continued support and visits to APK.


  *11/01/08* Perry made an appearance at the 37th annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally's reception banquet held in Burbank, Calfornia on October  18th:


Photo courtesy Andy Takakijan

Kathy's 'Riptide' fan fiction page is now up and running.  You can check it out here

COMING SOON -- look for an archive section featuring old articles about/interviews with Perry during his career!


*9/17/08*  The Photos page is finally updated!  Pictures have also been added to the Perry's Photos page with more yet to come.  Talked with Perry this evening, nothing new coming up yet but hopefully that will change soon.  He appreciates all the emails he has received VERY much!

*9/08/08* TV ALERT!! 2XTREEM's interview with Perry will be airing Sunday, September 14, 2008 on the Fox Sports Network!  Check local listings for times in your area!

Photos Page will be updated soon -- promise!
 

*9/01/08*  The Photos Page will be updated the week of September 8th.  Thank you for your patience and continued visits!

*7/23/08*  Riptide -- The Complete Series -- news:

Scheduled to be released on July 29, VEI has announced that the release has been pushed back until September 9th and they have also lowered the price!  To read more head here, and to preorder, head here.   Reminder -- it will only be released in Canada.

*6/30/08*  There's a one page article with Perry in the June 2008 issue of 'RoadBike' magazine.  There will also be an upcoming interview with Perry on the 2XTREEM Motorcycle TV channel. Will  post the date it airs when more information becomes available.

Perry also supplied more personal pictures from his collection. I hope to get those up within the next week and will post when they're up here.

*6/04/08*  The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is now holding a live auction for celebrity memorabilia!  Visit their auction page 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 Museum's 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!
 

*5/25/08*  Canadian company VEI is releasing Riptide in a complete box series to dvd, tenatively scheduled for July 29th.  Once again, this is a Canadian-only release and comes with a suggested retail price of CA$69.95.  Below is the cover art [VERY nice!] and more details can be found here.

Will post 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 page.
 

*4/30/08* Happy 60th Birthday, Perry!!

May this next year be filled with good health and happiness, laughter, love and family! [and I'm pleased to report Perry IS spending his birthday with family!]

The Photos page will be updated on May 1.

*4/01/08* Nothing to report in the job hunt as of yet, but there's more information about Perry emceeing the Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame's upcoming exhibit:

"MotoStars", a watershed event produced by the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, is an unprecedented look at how the art, sport and lifestyle of motorcycling has been, and continues to be, interwoven with accomplished individuals who have achieved prominence in the public eye.  Be they entertainers, artists, sports figures, business leaders, astronauts or leaders in other fields of endeavor, motorcycling is a common denominator that speaks to, and reflects, their individuality and character.

"MotoStars" will be a multi-dimensional exhibition featuring celebrities' motorcycles, celebrity-related motorcycling objects, images, memorabilia and items reflecting celebrities' personae and their motorcycle experience. The variety of individuals will give this exhibit a historical breadth that is unique.  The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will also recognize the exceptional scope of the important work that many celebrities do in supporting charitable initiatives.

The MotoStars 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
 

*3/01/08*  Perry's back in Los Angeles!

"I'm back in LA and will see if I can get something worthwhile going here-- I think I'll be here for a while... I chose to diminish my career to focus on Hannah, and it's probably the best choice I ever made in my life-- now, I pay the price by having to start from scratch. If I spend long enough here things will pop, I'm sure."

Keep good thoughts that "things will pop" soon and the 'New's page will be filled with announcements of new appearances! Also, after several suggestions and requests, Perry now has his own address you can email him at:

"...I want to be available to people who want to watch my stuff (I'm grateful to them)... "

His address can be found on the 'Home' page! 

Update on the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum's upcoming exhibit, "MotoStars:  Celebrities + Motorcycles" -- looks like Perry will emcee the dedication ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2008 in Pickerington, Ohio. Ticket information for the event will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

*2/12/08*  Happy 'Riptide Season Three On DVD Is Released' 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!
 

*2/1/08*  Perry will be participating in The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum's upcoming exhibit, "MotoStars:  Celebrities + Motorcycles", scheduled to open this spring in Pickerington, Ohio.  More details will follow as they become available. 

*1/16/08*

Perry was a guest for a 'Community Connections' program on a radio station in northern California January 10th.  Special "thank you!" to L! for the photo and information!

*1/9/08*  The third and final season of Riptide on DVD is now available to pre-order from Amazon.ca! Once again remember that this is only a Canadian release like season two and will be available starting February 12, 2008. Click here to pre-order.

*1/01/08*  Happy New Year!  Complete makeover for the site with the debut of Perry's latest PR photo on this page and Photos page.   Screen caps on this month's Photos page are from Gerri's files [see lower Home page for explaination]. Again, a special thank you to her son, Andrew, for donating her files.

*12/17/07* Happy December!  Not much going on as Perry's been busy visiting family, who, he's happy to report, are all doing well.

A different look is coming January 1 with a new PR shot to debut on a couple of pages.  Thanks so much for your continued visits/support  and have a very safe and joyous holiday season.  See you in 2008! 

*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 releasing it! 


 

*11/2/07*  According to Amazon.ca today -- it's updated hourly -- the second season set of Riptide is at number 21 on their Bestseller's list!

*10/30/07* Riptide Second Season on DVD is now available! Reminder that it's only being sold through Amazon.ca, but today is the official release day!  If you haven't pre-ordered it already, you can get it here!

*10/10/07* 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 Thunder's website
 

*10/07/07* Link to Thom Bray's website has been added to the 'Links' page.

*10/01/07*  Hope everyone's enjoying the interview!  I want to be completely honest here and tell you that October through December's Photos page is going to be a smidge sparse.  It's a busy time of the year here on the farm and quite frankly I'm working on a totally different look for APK which will appear for '08 that I'm VERY excited about.  I've also received many new screen caps that I've never had before so I'm just going to wing the Photos page until the new year and start everything off fresh.  Thank you so much for your understanding and your continued visits and support!  The Photos page will be changed within the next day or so.

*9/21/07*  The interview's up!  Head to 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 -- experience!  Enjoy!
 

*9/15/07*  'RIPTIDE' READY TO PRE-ORDER!
'Riptide' Season two on dvd is available to pre-order from Amazon.ca.  Remember, this is a Canada-only release.  Click here to pre-order your copy today!!
 

*9/09/07*Upcoming Perry appearance!

Perry will be in Primm, Nevada October 12th, 13th and 14th, at  Buffalo Bill's Hotel and Casino for Desert Thunder's 11th Annual Children's Charity Motorcycle Ralley and Classic Car show.  Details can be found on Desert Thunder's website

*9/06/07*  According to Stephen J. Cannell's website, season two of 'Riptide' will be released on October 30 and will only be available from VEI in Canada.  Below is the cover art.  Will post more information as it becomes available.



*9/04/07*  And the answer to the 'what are you up to?' question is 'everything but acting'.  There's nothing new coming up any time soon.  Perry's having fun running around doing life things. 

Haven't heard another thing regarding a September release for the second season of 'Riptide', so I hope it's still on the menu for this month and will post information on if and when when it's received.

Perry's reviewing the interview we did together on August 8th, so as soon as he's done with that, I'll be sending it on to the entertainment site.  I'll post a link to it here, so keep checking back.  Happy fall!

*8/03/07*  Nothing new to report as far as I know.  I'll be interviewing Perry this week so I'll get a 'what are you up to?' answer then.

*7/20/07* I've been contacted by an entertainment website who asked if I would do an interview with Perry for their site.  Perry has graciously agreed to the interview so while I'm planning the outline, I thought I'd ask his fans what they would like to read about.  Send your thoughts and ideas and we'll all see what I come up with.

*7/17/07*  I added a permanent link above to TVNow.com for Perry's schedule so it'll be more convenient  to find out when he'll be appearing on television.  Hope it helps! 

*7/15/07*  VEI has tentatively scheduled the second season of 'Riptide' to be released, in Canda only, sometime in September!  Check out the alert from tvshowsondvd.com

GREAT news for us 'Riptide' fans -- let's hope Sony follows suit with their second season as well. Will post all updates as soon as they become available, so stay tuned!

*6/01/07*  The last time I talked to Perry which was the middle of May, there was nothing new coming out at that time.  He's having too much fun playing family man right now.  His mother's doing very well and so is everyone else in his family.

*5/20/07*  Perry and Desert Thunder 11 --  Perry's scheduled to be the special guest at Desert Thunder's 11th Annual Children's Charity Motorcycle Ralley and Classic Car Show held October 12-14th, 2007 in Primm, NV.  Details coming soon!

*4/30/07* Happy Birthday, Perry!  May this next year be filled with good health, laughter, family and love [and work! ;)]!!

*4/15/07*SHORT NOTICE!!  Perry's guest appearance in ABC's Brothers and Sisters airs tonight, April 15 -- check local listings for times in your area.

*4/3/07*   For years the link to Gerri's Perry King Now site could be found on APK's 'Links' page and vice versa.  The beginning of 2007 Gerri decided to shut down her site,  a wonderful "thank you" to Perry for starring in 'The Discontents' -- a film her son created and also starred in --  and she was looking forward to what the future held in store.  It's with great sadness to report Gerri passed away unexpectedly last week. APK mourns the loss of this amazing woman and sends it's heartfelt sympathies, thoughts and prayers out to her family.

*3/27/07*  Perry just filmed a guest appearance in ABC's 'Brothers and Sisters'!

*2/28/07*  Perry's latest television film "Framed For Murder" will air Sunday night, March 18 at 8:00pm eastern on Lifetime.

*2/23/07* Back in November I reported 'A Different Story' was now available on DVD. There's a special feature section that has a wonderful interview with Perry, Paul Aaron [director], Alan Belkin [producer] and Henry Olek [writer] about this charming love story.  Perry talks of his love for the film and Paul's direction during filming.

*2/02/07*  Perry's back from his trip and checked in last night:

"I'm finally back from Tibet and Burma-- it was a great trip, full of adventures, with just enough hardship to make it exciting without making it miserable.  I'm planning to spend a fair amount of time in the next few months in LA and see if I can get things moving again."

Let's get those positive thoughts going so we can see much more of Perry on the screen soon!

*1/04/07*  Perry checked in last night and here's what he had to say:

"On the 14th of Jan is that "Cold Case" I did (no idea if it, or I, are good or bad)-- and this Sunday I leave for Burma (Myanmar), Tibet, and China to help a friend in his quest to open the old Burma Road (of WW2 fame) to jeep expeditions--should be one hell of an adventure. When I return by the end of Jan I plan to really try hard to get back to work-- ideal would be a recurring role in a series, where I could plan my life a little bit (please keep your fingers crossed for me). "

So, as the man asks, let's all keep our fingers crossed that we'll be seeing LOTS more of him on the screen in 2007 and beyond! 

*1/01/07*  Happy New Year!  May 2007 be a happy, safe and prosperous year for us all!

*12/07/06* 'The Cowboy and the Movie Star' fans will appreciate Lifetime's repeat of 'Home For The Holidays' this coming Saturday [Dec. 9th] and Tuesday [Dec. 12th]. Perry and Sean Young are paired once again in a touching holiday film.  Check local listings for time.

*12/01/06*  Hard to believe another year's wrapping up, isn't it? Thank you for your continued visits, your questions and for your kind compliments about the site.  I pass them onto Perry and we appreciate them very, very much.  There's going to be a couple changes in '07 -- APK will have a slight overhaul; there's going to be some GREAT personal pictures coming up on the  'Photos' page and best of all,  a LOT more appearances to report as Perry's jumping back into the 'actor' mode again!

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!
 

*11/27/06*   Perry's set to guest-star on CBS's Cold Case along with Donna Mills! Will post more details when they become available.

Discovered one of Perry's best [and one of his favorite] works is now available on DVD -- A Different Story! A 1979 film co-starring Meg Foster. CD Universe has more details. GOOD movie!

*11/01/06* Nothing new lined up and filming is completed for "Framed For Murder".

*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 OFFICIALLY over!!

*9/21/06*  Perry's soon to leave for Canada to film his role as 'Jason' in the new movie, "Framed For Murder" for the Lifetime channel.  Will post more details as they become available.

Also, this coming Tuesday, September 26th, look in stores for the US release of Riptide on DVD from Sony!

*9/09/06*  Back to work!  Perry's set to star in the independent film "Framed For Murder" and this time plays the villian!  Although no distribution has been set, the film most likely will premiere on the Lifetime channel.  When available, details will be posted here.

*8/24/06* VCR Alert!  'More Than This' Perry's guest-starring episode of "Without A Trace" will be repeated this Sunday, August 27, at 10:00 P.M. [Eastern, I think] on CBS.  Check your local listings for times in your area.

Pictures arrived today so look for some GREAT new stuff on the 'Photos' page starting September 4th -- after the holiday weekend.

*8/18/06*  Attention overseas Riptide fans:

VEI's (the Canadian company who released the first season of Riptide on August 15 --link is available directly below -- Amazon.ca) version of the first season set is rated 'Region 0'  which means it's region free, which means all dvd players SHOULD play them with no problems whatsoever.  This is GREAT news for fans around the world!

*8/15/06* Today's the day!  Canadian company VEI is releasing season one of 'Riptide' ! Order your copy using this link to Amazon.ca, and type in a search for Riptide [the link was too long and didn't work - sorry!].  Don't forget on September 26, 2006 Sony will be releasing another version which you can pre-order using the link listed in the 7/09/06 news area below. Riptide's FINALLY on DVD!!

*7/24/06*  More Riptide news:

VEI has released more information about their release of the first season of Riptide on DVD.  Read it here and here's a peek at their back cover art:

*7/19/06* We have a second [or first] release date! VEI, the Canadian company who first prepped Riptide for DVD has announced their release date for the first season of the show, along with their cover art. 

*7/18/06*  Sony's updated cover art and the first look at the rear cover art for the first season of Riptide on DVD:

*7/17/06*  Here it is!  Confirmation of the formal announcement by Sony and a sneak peek at the cover art [which is still very subject to change].  Congratulations, Riptide fans, the wait is just about over!

*7/09/06*  Houston, we have a release date....

 Head to Amazon.com to preorder the first season of Riptide on dvd!!  Scheduled for release September 26th, 2006 on three dvds! 

*7/04/06* I'll never tire of posting this stuff. ;)  Another 'Riptide coming to dvd' article!  Read it here and thanks, Jane!
 

*7/02/06*  More exciting rumors about "Riptide" being released on dvd!!! Read it here!

*7/01/06*   All is in place -- Louise and her family are situated and all [Hannah and Perry's mother included] are  doing well.  If everything goes according to plan, look for new pictures on APK's Photos Page starting in August!  My collection's completely spent after 6 years so Perry will step in and furnish them for a while. Nothing new coming up yet as he's been extremely busy getting his family situated and settled. 

*6/09/06*  Perry checked in tonight while he's visiting his mother, who is doing well.  He'll head back to Los Angeles for a couple days then he's off again to help Louise and her family transfer to another state so she can begin her internship.  Granddaughter Kate is also doing very well and he'll be babysitting for a while until Louise gets into the 80 hour-a-week grind.   He's had calls for auditions but due to family obligations and responsibilities, he's passed them up.  He misses acting, looks forward to working when he can and appreciates the support he receives from his fans VERY much!

*6/01/06*  Nothing new to report.  Perry's having fun in his favorite roles as dad and grandpa.

*4/30/06*   58 years ago today, an actor was born.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Perry! Best wishes for a year filled with good health, happiness, family and love! 

*4/20/06*  Last minute schedule change!  Perry's 'Without A Trace' episode airs TONIGHT!  Catch it on your CBS station.

*4/2/06*  I realize some sites get 50,000 hits in one day and that's fantastic. APK is not one of those sites and never has been. It's taken almost 6 years but the 50,000 mark was passed yesterday.  I couldn't be happier or more thrilled than I am now. Thank you -- for your support and your continued visits!

Perry checked in last night while he was babysitting his granddaughter, Kate.  Thank you, Perry.  Kate's doing well at 5 weeks old and "Without a Trace" should be airing soon -- I'll post the date as soon as I hear. 

The Photos page will be changed by the end of the week.

*3/14/06*  If you're in or around the southern California area this weekend, head to Olive Crest's Black and White Ball on Saturday, March 18, 2006 and help them make a difference.  Details can be found here.

*3/13/06*  Another Perry interview/article

Tiana in the Winston-Salem NC area found another interview/article with Perry in her local paper regarding the release of "Class of 1984", and was kind enough to let me know about it.  Read it here and thanks SO much, Tiana!

*3/07/06*APK is absolutely THRILLED to annouce Perry now carries the title of 'Grandpa'!  On Feburary 18, 2006  daughter Louise gave birth to Kate -- a precious 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl!  Congratulations to the entire family!

Look for 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 the exciting news here!!

WOOOOHOOO!!!  The "Boys" are  FINALLY coming to dvd!!!

*2/21/06*  A new online interview with Perry is out in conjunction with the release of "Class of 1984" to DVD.  Check it out, and a special "thank you" to Jane at Straightaway's for the heads-up! 

*2/20/06*  February's ending on a bright note -- from the 23rd to the 27th, between Pax, Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network, a Perry film will be on television -- three on the 24th alone! Old favorites such as "Another Pretty Face", "A Cry In The Night", "The Perfect Wife" and "A Stranger at the Door" will be re-airing on the three channels -- a PK 'bonanza' for fans!  Check TVNow or  local listings for times in your area. 

*12/31/05*  Happy last day of 2005! Perry will be checking in soon for a 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!
 

*11/26/05*  Merry day after Christmas!  According to TVNow, "Home for the Holidays" will air on Lifetime Monday, December 26th at 9:00pm eastern. "Home for the Holidays" reunites Perry with Sean Young -- his 1998 co-star in "The Cowboy and the Movie Star".

*10/2/05*  Discovered that "Adventures of Ragtime" is available on DVD [Sterling Entertainment] in select areas.  Find out more details in this month's Photos page.

*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!
 

*9/10/05* To be released this Tuesday, September 13th:


The Perfect Neighbor

In this original Lifetime Channel movie, Donna Germaine (Barbara Niven, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) has just moved to a new neighborhood and is optimistic about her new life. Donna's troubled past is not so easy to leave behind, however, peppered as it is with adultery, betrayal, and violence, which has left her with some unpleasant tendencies. Once ensconced in her new home, Donna meets the man of her dreams: her next door neighbor, William (Perry King, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW). William is unfortunately married to Jeannie (Susan Blakely, HATE CRIME), but the two are experiencing some difficulties. As Donna's fixation on William becomes ever stronger, the couple struggle to hold their marriage together, but ultimately their neighbor's obsessive unrequited love becomes a vicious impetus to murder.

Pick up a copy starting Tuesday!
 

*8/1/05*  Perry's heading out:

"Yep, I'm off to shoot a film with Sean, called (at this point) 'Home For The Holidays' -- it's a very nice script about a Frank Capra-like story about a family devastated and then saved by a community -- it'll only take me a week to do my part, which is also perfect for me these days.  Sean requested me, which was very kind of her, so I only really had to say yes."

More details will be posted when they become available.

*7/27/05*  A little more info about "Home For The Holidays".  According to the local newspaper where it's being filmed:

The movie, set in Washington State so the absence of snow won't be a problem, is about a woman who takes in her sister's children after their parents are killed in a car accident just before Christmas. 

The movie stars Sean Young and Perry King. 

At the end of the movie, an old farm house is moved from one property to another to save it from foreclosure and to keep the family together. That feat will be accomplished with computer generated images. 

The movie is a German-American co-production and will likely be shown on the CHUM networks in Canada, and possibly on the Lifetime channel in the United States.

A sincere "thank you" to Mr. Skinner for the information!

*7/26/05*A new movie!   Perry starts to work next week on an independent film, "Home for the Holidays", co-starring Sean Young (The Cowboy and The Movie Star). More news when it becomes available.

*6/21/05* Upcoming Perry appearance!


4th of July Extravaganza -- 2004
Photo Credit:  Miranda Shen/JPI Studios

Perry will once again be the Master of Ceremonies at the 4th of July Extravaganza sponsored by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce, Studio City, CA.  Here's the details:

FIREWORKS AND STARS AT THE JULY 4TH EXTRAVAGANZA
SPONSORED BY THE STUDIO CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Studio City Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with CBS Studio Center and the Olive Crest Foundation, is once again sponsoring the July 4th Extravaganza on the lot of CBS. Join Master of Ceremonies Perry King along with celebrity guests Ty Treadway, Barbara Niven, Steven Williams, Danny Woodburn, Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays, Lorenzo Lamas, Susan Blakely, Dan McVicar, Danny Woodburn, Dylan Cash, James Reynolds, John McCook, John York, Carolann DiPirro, Judi Evans, Kari Wuhrer, Suzanne Rogers, Kathleen Noone and more for a fun-filled festival of music, food and fireworks at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City.

The event provides a variety of entertainment for all ages, including; a children’s fun-zone, a magician’s show from the Magic Castle, a model airplane exhibit, exhibition ballroom dancing, along with other multiple exhibits and acts staged throughout the lot.  VIP tickets are available so you can mingle with the stars while enjoying an Old-fashioned BBQ picnic, wine tasting, and a spectacular roof-top viewing of the fireworks display.

WHAT:  July 4th Celebration sponsored by The Studio City Chamber of Commerce

WHEN:  Monday, 4 July 2005 - 4:30pm to 9:30pm

WHERE:  CBS Studio Center - Carla's Cafe, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City

WHY: To raise funds for the Olive Crest Foundation providing homes & services for abused children; Studio City Chamber of Commerce College Scholarship Fund.

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 - 5:00pm.

TICKET PRICES:
General Admission: Adults $15.00, Children (12 & under) $8.00, Children (under 5) free.
VIP Tickets: $75.00, Children (under 5) free.

CELEBRITY PHOTOS AND BIOS

[A flyer has also been added to the Olive Crest Events page]
 

If you're unable to see Perry in person then catch him on television:   'The Perfect Neighbor', co-starring Susan Blakely and Barbara Niven, will be re-airing on July 4th and also will be released on DVD in mid-September, 2005!

*5/27/05*  Couple VCR alerts:  APK has received several emails asking about the 1997 television movie 'Their Second Chance' co-starring Lindsay Wagner.  According to TVNow, Lifetime will re-air this film June 6 and 7.  Also the 1986 comedy 'Stranded', co-starring Loni Anderson, will air on Encore Love Stories channel throughout the month of June. As always, check local listings for times in your area and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

*5/15/05*  May's Photos page is coming soon -- I promise!

*4/11/05*  News and Tidbits:  Don't forget 'The Perfect Neighbor' is on Lifetime tonight at 9pm [Eastern]!

Perry checked in today to inform me there's an article in the May/June edition of AARP Magazine he wrote entitled 'Auto Pilot -- 15 Easy Ways To Spot a Lemon...'.  You can read the article online here.  He suggested since he meets the age requirement, while having an article in the magazine is neat, it would be even neater to be interviewed by the magazine [Deb comment: Absolutely! Instead of the same ol' gratuitous Actor, Race Car Driver, Motorcycle Junkie, etc. plug at the bottom, it would be awesome, not to mention MORE interesting to read what life is like for him nowadays!].  So, after checking out the article, feel free to email AARP's The Mail [i.e. Letters to The Editor], and suggest it!  After all, if Paul Newman can get the cover shot, so can Perry!

Perry also updated me regarding his mother.  There are no changes in her health and probably won't be.  He appreciates all the kind thoughts, prayers and inquiries the site has received.

*3/27/05* VCR ALERT!  'The Perfect Neighbor', Perry's latest made for telvision movie co-starring Susan Blakely, premieres on the Lifetime network Monday, April 11th at 9:00pm eastern with repeats later in the month. Check listings for times in your area.

*2/22/05*Gerri's Perry King Now site has a brand new permanent home on the web.  Be sure to bookmark the new address as it'll take the search engines a while to catch up.  Welcome back, Gerri!!

*1/06/05*  I spoke with Perry earlier this week.  It saddens me to report his elderly mother is very ill and not expected to live much longer.  After long and careful consideration, I'm posting this not to violate his privacy, but with the hope  his fans will think warm thoughts and offer prayers of love and support to surround and comfort Perry and his family during this difficult time. 

'The Perfect Neighbor' is expected to air on the Lifetime channel in the next couple of months.  As soon as an air date is announced, it will be posted here. 

The Photos page for January should be updated within the next few days.  Thank you in advance for your thoughts, your prayers, your support and your patience.

*11/27/04*  December 14th!  According to TVNow, December 14th is the air date for Perry's guest appearance on UPN's Eve.  Check local listings for times.

*11/19/04*  Perry has a chapter in a new book!  When's Recess? Playing Your Way Through The Stresses of Life by Howard Papush, aka Dr. Play, is now available for purchase!  The chapter on Perry is featured in the "Celebrity Childhoods" section of the book along with chapters from actor Ed Harris, actress Suzanne Somers, and Academy Award winning composer Marvin Hamlish. Visit the Let's Play Again website for information and purchase details. Those interested in an autographed copy by Mr. Papush, please indicate such in the 'message' section of their Paypal account and he will be happy to comply.

*10/20/04*  Tidbits:
APK reaches the 30,000 mark!! A heartfelt "THANK YOU" to each and every one of you for your visits! 

Previous "strong suspicion" fell flat last night so stay tuned to UPN's 'Eve' on Tuesday nights for Perry's upcoming guest appearance.

This Saturday [10/23] Perry will be hosting the Wanderlust I: Grand Prix -- Virginia Museum of Transportation's fundraising event in Roanoke, Virginia. Information can be found on the Museum's site, so if you're in or around the Roanoke area, stop by!

This Sunday [10/24] is the 6th annual Cruise4Kids -- Olive Crests huge annual fundraiser.  If you're in or around the southern California area, stop by and help out Perry's number 1 charity organization!

*10/16/04*  No confirmation but strong suspicion this Tuesday's [10/19] "Footloose" episode of UPN's 'Eve' includes Perry's guest appearance.   Check local listings for times.

*10/7/04*  Perry will not be emceeing the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend in Pickerington, Ohio.  Scheduling has overlapped and he's still busy fliming "The Perfect Neighbor".  More details about the film will be posted when received.

*9/27/04*  Tickets are still available for the 2004 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony coming up on October 9th in Pickerington, Ohio.  Visit their website for more information and reservations.

The Photos page for October will be delayed until the evening of October 9th.

*9/14/04*   He's heading out:  "I'm off to shoot The Perfect Neighbor -- probably another Lifetime movie -- they're very enjoyable."

 Keep checking here for details -- they'll be posted as soon as received.

Clarification as to whom to write regarding a 'Riptide' reunion and their address are now added in 'Question and Answer Time'.

*9/10/04* PERRY'S ANSWERS ARE HERE!

 "FINALLY! here you go-- I'm so, so so sorry to have taken so long" 

'Question and Answer Time With Perry' can be found on the Fun Stuff page or follow the direct link to them here!
 

*8/27/04*  [Updated] Perry will be guest starring on the UPN Sitcom 'Eve' next week and is also set for the lead role in The Perfect Neighbor -- scheduled to begin production in late September! According to my source:  "It is in the vein of the other 'Perfect' films he has done -- same producers, programmer type of thriller that will probably end up on Lifetime or some other cable network." 

*8/3/04*  Perry returns to Ohio to host the 2004 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction ceremony scheduled for October 8-9, 2004 in Pickerington, Ohio.  Details about the upcoming event can be found here!

*7/27/04* VCR ALERT!  The most watched television movie of the week in 1986 finally returns to the small screen! Stranded, co-starring Loni Anderson, will be shown frequently during the month of August on Encore's Love Stories channel.  Visit TVNow for air dates!

*7/22/04*  Question/answer update from Perry:

"I AM working on the questions-- it's slow because of the usual life stuff, and because I am bored by writing about my life, frankly-- other subjects are more interesting-- so I'm guilty of taking FAR too long-- I apologize to you and everyone who wrote to ask things-- please pass that on, if you can."

Perry's answers will be posted shortly after they're received.  Keep checking here for updates!

*7/02/04*  Another new page! APK welcomes the addition of the VMT Events Page --  dedicated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.  Keep an eye on this page for events and Perry's involvments as the National Spokesperson for the Museum located in Roanoke, VA. A very special "thank you" to Megan and staff at the Museum for allowing this page!

*6/26/04*  Perry will be the master of ceremonies at the Studio City 4th of July Extravaganza benefitting Olive Crest, Walter Reed Middle School and the Studio City Chamber of Commerce. For tickets and more information, visit the Studio City site.

*6/23/04*VCR ALERT!!  Perry's new made-for- television movie, Stranger at the Door, co-starring Linda Purl will air on the Lifetime Television channel this Saturday, June 26 at 9:00pm Eastern time.  Check local listings for times in your area.

*6/6/04*  Meet the new National Spokeperson for the Virginia Museum of Transportation!


Photo Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Transportation

 As Perry puts it:  "I have accepted becoming the national spokesperson the Virginia Museum of Transportation-- for two reasons, to help a good, old friend, Robert Dills, who has become the Museum's director, and because it will be fun, since I love vehicles."

Visit the Museum's website for more information!

*6/3/04*  HUGE box office weekend for "The Day After Tomorrow"!  According to Box Office Mojo, estimated gross so far is over $200 million dollars!

*5/28/04* The "Day After Tomorrow" is HERE!  Worldwide release is today! Head to your nearest theater, check out the President of the United States and the breathtaking special effects!  Welcome BACK to the big screen, Perry!

*5/22/04*SIX DAYS TO GO! 


[Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox]
Visit the offical The Day After Tomorrow  site for latest trailers, pictures, and desktops like the one above for this highly anticipated film.  Six days to go -- opens worldwide May 28, 2004!

Reminder:  Questions for Perry are still being taken.  Send them to Deb@absolutelyperryking.com.  Deadline is May 26, 2004.

*5/13/04*  Here's another for the 'Better Late Than Never' category:  A 10 minute preview for 'Day After Tomorrow' was shown on Fox last night before American Idol.  Perry had three GREAT close-ups in this preview.  If other upcoming previews are announced, they'll be posted here as to when and what channel they can be found.  15 days and counting!

*4/30/04*  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY!!  May this year  be filled with good health and happiness.  Enjoy your day!

REMINDER -- 'Day After Tomorrow ' - with 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.

*4/5/04*  More pictures added to Perry's Photos page. Still waiting on air date for "Stranger At The Door". 

*3/5/04*  A couple new additions to absolutelyperryking.com:

Perry's Photos page is now up and running.  Head there to see some of Perry's own personal photographs.

Whatever We Have To Do -- a brand new 'Riptide/Cowboy and the Movie Star' crossover fan fiction story written by the incredibly talented Sheri Young is now available to read on the Fun Stuff page.

*3/2/04* Photos page for March will be delayed a couple of days and look for a brand new page coming soon! Perry's Photos will be from his own personal collection!

"Stranger At The Door", the new television movie filmed in November, 2003 co-starring Linda Purl will air sometime soon on the Lifetime channel.  Air dates and times will be posted here as soon as available.

Olive Crest's Annual Black & White Ball will be held Saturday, March 13, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency, Irvine.  For more details, visit Olive Crest.

*2/27/04*  Three late addition 'Stranded' pictures added to the Photos page.

*1/27/04*   The countdown has begun... 

Click here and view the countdown to the Memorial Day weekend start of The Day After Tomorrow! Watch trailers and register for more information regarding this highly anticipated motion picture!

*1/13/04*  A transcript from Perry's 1998 online chat with RealHollywood.com is now available to read.  Head to the 'Fun Stuff' page and check it out!

*12/27/03*   2004's getting off to a GREAT start with  Perry movies/guest appearances reairing throughout the month of January!  From "The Cowboy and the Movie Star" on the 3rd to the Outer Limits episode Birthright on the 31st with several more in between!  Head to TVNow for the complete list and schedules!

*11/15/03*  A couple pictures from the 5th Annual Cruise4Kids are now posted on the Olive Crest Events page. 

*11/4/03*   Roland Emmerich's sci-fi thriller "Day After Tomorrow" will be in 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!

*10/27/03* NEWS!!   Perry starts production in November for an independent film titled "Stranger At The Door".  He will be playing the husband of Linda Purl.  Keep checking back for details - they'll be posted as soon as they become available.

*10/21/03*absolutelyperryking.com graciously accepts permission and the exclusive right to debut Perry's April photo shoot with photographer Alan Mercer!  Check out these great shots of Perry, on one of his favorite motorcycles, in the Sessions page! Our sincere thanks to you, Alan!

*10/7/03* Reminder if you're in or around the  California area!  Olive Crest is holding their fifth annual Cruise4Kids this coming Sunday, October 12, 2003!  Buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win a custom built "Ladytamer Chopper" motorcycle and plan on staying for an all day party as all proceeds benefit the Olive Crest Abused Childrens Foundation!  Visit Olive Crest's Cruise4Kids site for more details and c'mon out and see Perry and other celebrities!

*10/6/03*  Pictures of Perry hosting the AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are up and running on the 'Photos' page for October.  Check them out!

*9/25/03* Reminder if you're in or around the Ohio area!  Perry's coming back to his home state for an appearance as the master of ceremonies for the 2003 AMA Hall of Fame Induction at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio the first weekend of October!  There will be a special museum reception and dinner starting at 6 P.M. Saturday, October 4th. The Induction Ceremony and the second annual Concours d'Elegance takes place on Sunday, October 5th.  The Concours d'Elegance runs from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 2 P.M. Sunday.  The Induction Ceremony is free of charge and seats are still available for the reception dinner.  Visit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum for more details and c'mon out and see Perry!

*9/02/03*  No new projects coming up but the Style Network is still running 'Hayley' episodes.  Check out their schedule:  Style Network

2003 Holiday cards are now available and on sale  through Olive Crest.  See the Olive Crest Events page for more details!

*8/16/03*VCR ALERT! Perry's stint as Hayley Armstrong on 'Melrose Place' starts this coming Thursday - August 21, 2003 - on the StyleNetwork as they're re-running the series.  Check  local listing for times in your area. 

*8/5/03*

Perry will host the 2003 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction ceremony scheduled for October 4-5, 2003 in Pickerington, Ohio.  Details about the upcoming event can be found here!

[Photo debut exclusively granted by Alan Mercer]


*7/18/03*  A new page is born!  absolutelyperryking.com is proud to announce the "Olive Crest Events" page!  Permission has graciously been given by Olive Crest for announcements of future fundraising events and other information regarding Perry's favorite charity!  Be sure to check out this page for details on Olive Crest's upcoming Golf Tournament and their annual Cruise4Kids! Thank you Olive Crest!

*5/17/03* One of Perry's best 'bad guy' performances is now on DVD!  "I'll Take Manhattan"  is available at CD Universe.

*5/3/03*

  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.

*4/30/03*  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY!  May this year be filled with good health and happiness.  Enjoy your day!

Other news:  Hiatus continues.  No upcoming appearances or filming to report.

*4/10/03*  Main photo updated with permission from, and our thanks to, photographer Alan Mercer.

*3/01/03*  Olive Crest is holding it's annual Black and White Ball - their largest formal event of the year - on March 15, 2003.  Visit Olive Crest for more details.

The "party of the year" can be found in Glendale, California the evening of April 12, 2003 -- that's the night the legendary Gene LeBell  receives a long overdue roast and old friend Perry's one in a long line of roasters!  More info about this event can be found at GeneLeBell.com.

*2/19/03*   There's a brand new on-line interview with pictures to enjoy in Alan Mercer's PROFILE Magazine! See this photographer's incredible talent and read the candid interview with Perry.  Thank you, Alan!

*02/01/03* Another tragedy has shaken us to the core.  Tribute the Space Shuttle Columbia has been added to the Tribute page.

*01/31/03* Nothing new to report and auction plans/details are still being worked out.  They'll be posted as soon as available!

*12/07/02* An exciting event coming up in January with proceeds going to Olive Crest!!  Get your billfolds ready as it involves eBay and stay tuned here to the News page for details. I'll post them as soon as they become available!

*10/26/02*BIG NEWS!! Here's the latest word on Perry's new role:

"Perry is starring as The President of The United States in THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW being directed by Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day").  The film stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gylenhall and Sela Ward.  Perry's is a supporting role, but a big break for Mr. King since he is known mostly for his television work.  No release date yet.  It is being produced by 20th Century Fox."

** Note:  It's been years since Perry's been on the big screen!  Welcome back!!

*10/25/02* According to TVNow,  Perry's new television movie, "Time and Again" has been renamed to "Another Pretty Face" and is airing on PAX TV on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 8:00 eastern.  It will repeat on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 5:00 eastern.  Check your local guide for exact times in your area.

*10/2/02*  According to an article in the San Antonio Express News:

' Colby Donaldson, from 'Survivor:  The Australian Outback' has won a role in an upcoming television movie on PAX.

"Time and Again", a new feature made for network, focuses on ageism and cosmetic surgery in the television news business. The film will air in November as part of PAX's Friday Flix series.

"Thirtysomething" actress Mel Harris stars as Diana Downs, a news anchor who is fired when her boss decides she is too old.  After she reinvents herself as a younger woman with the aid of plastic surgery, Diana lands a job as a news anchor in a new town.  Perry King and Sally Kirkland play her co-workers and Dick Van Patten stars as Diana's father.

Donaldson is cast as Diana's son-in-law, who faces marital problems when his wife, Libby, takes a job with her mother at the news station, posing as her sister.  This is the first acting credit outside of the "Survivor" series. '

*9/5/02* Received word there's a new movie coming soon!

"Perry is starring in a TV Movie for PAX TV called TIME AND AGAIN opposite Mel Harris from "Thirty Something".  Mel plays a woman in her 40's, when fired from her tv news job, she undergoes a major transformation (plastic surgery, weight loss, etc) and gets a job as a rookie assistant in a news room where she meets and falls in love with the handsome news anchor (played by Perry King) and unwittingly steals his job!"

Will post possible air date as more details become available.

*8/1/02* Nothing new to report.  Perry's still on a semi self-imposed hiatus for the time being.  Also, August's photos page will be delayed for a couple weeks. 

*6/24/02* E! True Hollywood Story - Sean Young will premiere on the E! Entertainment channel on Sunday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m., with repeats showing at 10 p.m. and 11a.m. on July 1. Check local listing for exact time in your area.

*5/25/02* Look for Perry's interview on the E!  True Hollywood Story - Sean Young, airing on the E! Entertainment channel sometime in June, 2002.  Will post air date when it becomes available.

*5/14/02*  Here's another one that falls into the 'Better Late Than Never' category:  For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Perry joined the Motor Trend crew for another jaunt into Death Valley for the magazine's annual 'Death Valley Torture Test'.  Catch some behind-the-scenes photos and comments from the Motor Trend siteand try to read the whole, hilarious article in the September, 2001 issue of the magazine.  As always - it's a GREAT read!

*5/10/02*  Perry received his birthday present.

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. 
                                                  Perry

You're very welcome - thank you.

*4/30/02*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY!  To celebrate his birthday this year, absolutelyperryking.com sent him the gift of a star, registered in his name, from the International Star Registry.  The star is located in the constellation Taurus, which is, of course, his astrological sign.

Perry, may this next year be filled with good health and happiness.  Enjoy your day and thank you for all you do!

*4/10/02* As anticipated, Tuesday, April 23's episode of Spin City is part two of two with, "Look Who's Not Talking".  According to TVGuide Online:

Conclusion. Romantic feelings intensify between Charlie and Caitlin; the efficiency of a new staffer (Pat Kilbane) riles Paul and Carter. Tom: Perry King. Jean: Henri Lubatti. Carter: Michael Boatman. Paul: Richard Kind. 

Check your local listings for time.

*4/4/02*  Tuesday, April 16 marks another Spin City appearance with the episode "Let's Give Them Something To Talk About". According to TVGuide Online:

Part 1 of two. Romantic issues propel Caitlin into therapy; a political issue flusters Paul in the hot seat on a radio talk show hosted by provocative Larry Elder (who plays himself). Tom: Perry King. Dr. Lewis: David Razowsky. 

Check local listings for times.

Also -- April's Photos page will be delayed for a while.   Between awaiting the arrival of a foal and an ill child, down time is pretty much non-existent.   It'll be updated as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding and patience during this hectic time.

*3/25/02* Definite Perry appearance on Spin City's April 9 episode.  According to TVNow:  "An Affair Not To Remember"

A college flashback makes Caitlin realize she met Charlie years ago;  Paul musters the courage to date again after his divorce.  Perry King guest stars.

Check your local listings for times.

*3/21/02*  Possible Perry appearance coming up on the March 26th episode of Spin City.  ABC.com's episode guide lists Tracy - Tom's [Perry's 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 thinking]

*2/6/02* More Spin City news!!  Perry is filming two episodes this week, totaling 4 recurring appearances so far on the popular sitcom.  Stay tuned to the 'News/Updates' page for airing dates.

*1/13/02*  A Riptide tribute - written by Sheri Young regarding the events of September 11th - has been added to the Tribute Page.  Please check out this beautiful short story.

*12/27/01* According to TVGuide 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 dating Caitlin. 

Check your local listings for time.

*12/24/01*NEWS!!  Merry Christmas, Perry fans - he's BACK!!  Received word that Perry will have a recurring appearance on ABC's Spin City as Heather Locklear's new love interest.  Look for at least two episodes to air shortly after the new year.  Welcome back, Perry - your fans have missed you! 

*12/16/01*Absolutely Perry King now has it's own permanent address on the web!  www.absolutelyperryking.com Please change your bookmarks as I will be phasing out the geocities address in the next couple of months. Thanks!

*11/28/01*VCR ALERT! One of Perry's older television movies has finally made it back to cable television.  According to TVNow, Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues [1984] will first air on Monday, December 3, 2001 at 2:01PM eastern on the Fox Movie Channel.  For repeat airings and other movie/television schedules, check out TVNow. Also- on Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 11:45 PM eastern, Intimate Portrait:  Judith Krantz[2000] will air on the Lifetime Movie Network. Perry will be one of the guests interviewed. 

*11/21/01* Olive Crest had their annual Cruise4Kids on October 28, 2001.   Perry also participated in LoveRide18, which was held on November 11, 2001. 

*11/14/01*Perfect Wife [2000] will be released on VHS and DVD on Tuesday, January 15, 2002!  If interested in pre-ordering a copy, go to: Video Universe

*10/14/01* News from Perry, himself!!  Giving respect to his privacy, please enjoy the following portions:

"I've been meaning to write for what seems like forever--first of all, I think the website is TERRIFIC, and I'm very proud to be the subject of such good looking and intelligent work. Thank you so much for your interest and your hard work.

I've been on a self-imposed hiatus from work, and for that reason have more or less (often without realizing it) avoided anything to do with my career, even your wonderful website. I'm just concentrating on raising my little girl and letting nothing come before her.

But to do it right means I just can't work until she doesn't need that kind of attention anymore. Someday I'll get back to acting. Until then I pretty much put it out of my mind. I miss it-- but I've never been happier in my life than when I'm being "mom". Kind of like Clint in your "The End" (I really enjoyed that, by the way-- I'll try to show it to Sean-- she's a loving mother in her life, too).

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 around. 
                                          Yours Sincerely,  Perry"

The VERY best to you and your little girl, Perry.  Thank you again!

*9/27/01*Tribute Page has been added.

*9/13/01*  September 11, 2001 has changed us all... forever.  As the wife of a Professional Firefighter, God bless and protect America's Finest and Bravest that will never go on another call; their families and friends that will miss them so.  The same be said to all the victims of this devastating tragedy and their family and friends.  God Bless the USA - we WILL prevail! 

*7/18/01*  Fan fiction added to Fun Stuff page.

*6/29/01*  Screensaver added to Fun Stuff page.

*6/05/01*  News!!  According to Hollywood:

Modern Entertainment and World International Network have made a non-exclusive, multi year domestic distribution partnership that will involve WIN  providing at least a dozen broadcast premiere movies to Modern's syndication wing for US distribution.  The agreement was brokered by WIN's US agent, Brainstorm Media.

"This first WIN slate which we are picking up is filled with major stars in the principal roles," Modern Entertainment president and CEO Michael Weiser said. "These films will appeal to affiliates and independents alike who are after the 18- to 49-year-old demo."

Modern plans to release the films in it's upcoming Modern Magic syndication packages for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 television seasons.

Such actors as Jason Behr and Timothy Busfield, as well as John Schneider, Perry King, Daniel Benzali, Stephanie Powers, Margot Kidder, and Joseph Bologna are included in the casts for the WIN movies.

 **Webmaster note: World International Network has all ready brought to us the features Her Married Lover aka A Clean Kill [1999]; and recently, The Perfect Wife [2000], in which Perry was also Associate Producer. Exciting news, indeed!

*4/30/01*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PERRY!  May the next year be filled with good health and happiness.  Enjoy your day!

*4/25/01*VCR ALERT!  According to TVNow, one of Perry's brand new movies, Perfect Wife [2000], will be shown on Monday, May 21, 2001 , 9:00PM eastern, on the Lifetime channel.  For more movie/television schedules, check out TVNow.

*4/17/01*  Better late than never:  Perry welcomed guests to the  Black & White Ball - Olive Crest's annual fundraiser - on Saturday, March 10, 2001.   Read details

*4/16/01*   Absolutely Perry King has undergone a slight transformation!  A different title photo has been added, along with the new Fun Stuff page. Enjoy!

*4/06/01*  Changes, changes, changes!  April's photo page is up and running. Keep an eye open for a new "Fun Stuff" button coming soon.  Might be sparse at first, but it'll definately be added to as time goes by.  Thank you so much for making Absolutely Perry King a successful dream come true!    I'm investing soon in a new 'bad boy' computer, complete with a screen capture program so I can keep different themes going every month.  As far as new "news" goes - it's kinda quiet since the demise of Perry's character on "Titans".  I will do my best to keep this page updated as soon as anything becomes available.  However, racing season is coming up. Let's hope there will be plenty of events to report on.

*2/03/01*  February's photo page will be delayed for a short while as I'm waiting for something.  Warning - there won't be as many photos as in the past, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait.  I'll post here as soon as it's up.  Thanks for your patience!

*01/01/01*  Wow, what a date, huh? HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Due to the hectic holiday season [and the fact that I haven't come up with a theme yet], the photos page for January will be delayed for a couple more days.  Be patient - I'll get it up ASAP!

*12/18/00*  *** Absolutely Perry King has moved to its new home!  ***

*12/15/00*  NBC's "Titans" has been cancelled.  Garth Ancier, entertainment president of NBC has also been fired.  PK fans will remember Mr. Ancier as he was the one who explained that PK wasn't "mean enough" and "didn't test well with the markets".  Hmm...

*12/01/00*  December Photos page is up.   Going to adjust some of the pictures on there, so be a little patient with me. Absolutely Perry King is going to be changing servers by the end of the month.  Stay tuned for new address.  I'll get it posted and up as soon as I can.  Happy Holidays!!!

*11/20/00* Be sure to pick up a copy of People Magazine's special issue: "Hollywood's Hosts With The Most!"  on newstands and checkouts now.  There's a nice article and picture of Perry!

*10/25/00*  Here's a fun, behind-the-scenes article in Motor Trend magazine regarding the 'Annual Death Valley SUV Torture Test' for the year 2000.  Catch the whole, hilarious article in the Sept. 2000 issue of Motor Trend.  It's a very good read!

*10/22/00*  Wonderful racing weekend for Perry!! In his own words Friday afternoon before the start, he was "absolutely determined to finish", and finish he did!  After starting 58th out of 79 entries, Perry finished the race 34th out of 79, and in his class [production], he finished 3rd out of 5! His car returned in perfect condition after 450+ miles of rally racing.  A very special "thank you" to Mr. Kurt Spitzner with the SCCA Rally for this information!

*10/20/00* Another racing weekend for Perry.  This time, it's in Houghton, MI for the Final Event of the 2000 SCCA ProRally Championship.  Details here.  As always - best of luck, Perry!!

*10/14/00*  According to Michael Lange, who directed the upcoming "Titans" episode 'Stormy Heather' airing on October 25, the character of Richard Williams will expire in the episode following on November 1, 2000.

*10/03/00* Received word Perry didn't fair so well in the New Beetle Cup as he had a problem early on in the race. Waiting for confirmation.

*9/28/00*  Perry's racing again this weekend at Road Atlanta to compete in the New Beetle Cup exhibition race.  Part of the Petit Le Mans weekend on Saturday, September 30, 2000.  More details as they become available.  Good luck, Perry!

*9/28/00*

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.

*9/3/00*  Perry, along with Michael Klausman, is set to be Grand Marshall for the second annual Cruise 4 Kids benefit for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children on Sunday, September 17, 2000. Read details here.

*8/6/00*  According to the Webmaster of Perry's Official Site, and I quote:

"I talked with Perry a while about this.  He said to say he is truly happy to hear how much his fans support him, but, ultimately, he's happy with what is planned for Titans this season - he can't say what that is for sure....he certainly hopes you will all tune in and watch.  Thanks again for all your support.  Perry really loves hearing from you all."

So - that is that and we shall tune in to see what's in store.

*8/2/00* Seems the rumor's true - Perry will only be seen in the first four episodes of Titans according to Entertainment Weekly.   Apparently he's not "mean" enough so they're bringing in Jack Wagner as his younger brother when Richard meets his demise.  *Webmaster note:  Obviously they've never seen Perry portray Cutter Amberville in I'll Take Manhattan or Herbert Pulitzer in The Prize Pulitzer.  He's deliciously devious when it comes to portraying a nasty character. I'm awaiting confirmation and/or addresses for whom and where to write in case we can change minds of the powers that be at NBC.  Will list immediately after hearing from his official site.

*7/31/00*  Perry's involved in an accident Saturday, July 28th during the Hyundai Tiburon held at the Maine Forest ProRally in Rumford, Maine.  He was uninjured, but was disqualified from the remainder of the event due to time limitations.

*7/26/00* Rumor emerges from Hollywood that Perry's Titans character will meet his demise in the fifth episode of the series.

*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, Maine.