Perry King

  1. Warren Oates, Drum, 1975.   King passed on reprising his plantation owner Hammond Maxwell from Mandingo, 1974.  Ken Nortyopn,. Brenda Sykes returned but as different people. Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis  removed his above the title credit.
  2. Harrison Ford, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,  1976.
  3. Christopher Reeve, Superman,  1978.
  4. Armand Assante, Little Darlings, 1979. Before he got to seduce the underage Tatum O’Neal, King had gone, after a row with director Ron Maxwell or producer Stephen J Friedman – no one cares to remember anymore. By the time Assante took over, half the film was in the can… a decidedly sensitive look at two summer camp darlings, Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNicol, pushed into a bet about who will first lose her virginity. 
  5. Chris Sarandon, Child’s Play, 1988.   Actor-writer-director Tom Holland called up three guys  from his 1982 filmed script, Class of 1984 – King, Tom Berenger and Robert –  to be the cop all but strangled by  Chucky, the killer-doll, in what Chicago critic Roger Ebert called “a cheerfully energetic horror film of the slam-bang school, but slicker and more clever than most.”

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  5