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Zalman King

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Zalman King (born Zalman King Lefkowitz; May 23, 1942 – February 3, 2012) was an American film director, writer, actor and producer. His films are known for incorporating sexuality, and are often categorized as erotica. He was born Zalman Lefkovitz in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. As a young man in 1963 he played a gang member on Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Memo from Purgatory" written by Harlan Ellison) with James Caan and Walter Koenig. In 1967 he played the outlaw Muley in "Muley", an episode of the TV show Gunsmoke. His character shoots Marshall Matt Dillon as part of a plan to rob the Dodge City Bank, but as he and his gang are waiting for Dillon to recover (so they can try again to kill him), Muley falls in love with one of the girls at the Long Branch Saloon, which thwarts the plan. From September 1970 until May 1971, King played attorney Aaron Silverman on the drama The Young Lawyers, broadcast on the ABC television network. King later contributed a unique delivery to Trip with the Teacher (1975), portraying the psychopathic Al, a narcoleptic murdering motorbiker. King has directed several commercially successful films, including Two Moon Junction (1988), Wild Orchid (1990), and Red Shoe Diaries (1992), which became a long-running television series for Showtime network. It spawned many sequels. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with director Adrian Lyne on the film 9½ Weeks which starred Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. He produced (and usually directed) the television series and film and Showtime series Body Language. He appeared in Lee Grant's directorial debut feature film Tell Me a Riddle. Other work as director includes the 1995 film Delta of Venus based on the book by Anaïs Nin and starring Audie England. The film about an American girl living in Paris in 1939 is in many ways reminiscent of European art house films where erotica forms a centerpiece to a plot which is nevertheless about greater issues. He is married to writer/producer Patricia Louisianna Knop. They have collaborated on many projects, such as writing Wild Orchid, Delta of Venus and 9½ Weeks as well as many episodes of Red Shoe Diaries. They have two daughters, Chloe King and Gillian Lefkowitz. Description above from the Wikipedia article Zalman King, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 23, 1942 In Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Saint Francis 2007-04-28
Known For
Poster of Playboy: The Story of X
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of Ironside
Poster of Daniel Boone
Movie Saint Francis Dr. P. Bernard 2007-04-28
Movie The Foreign Eye Unknown 2006-10-26
Movie Playboy: The Story of X Himself 1998-01-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Endangered Species Hollywood Producer 1982-09-10
Movie Galaxy of Terror Baelon 1981-10-01
Movie Tell Me a Riddle Paul 1980-12-15
Movie Like Normal People Bill Stein 1979-04-12
Movie Blue Sunshine Jerry Zipkin 1977-11-01
Movie Sammy Somebody Unknown 1976-09-03
Movie The Passover Plot Yeshua 1976-10-01
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Trip with the Teacher Al 1975-03-03
Movie Smile Jenny, You're Dead Roy St. John 1974-02-03
Movie Some Call It Loving Robert Troy 1973-11-16
Movie Neither by Day Nor by Night Adam 1972-06-01
Movie The Ski Bum Johnny Cochran 1971-01-08
Movie You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat Carter Fields 1971-09-19
Series The Young Lawyers Unknown 1970-09-21
Movie The Intruders Bob Younger 1970-11-10
Movie The Young Lawyers Aaron Silverman 1969-10-28
Movie Whiskey Flats Unknown 1969-02-05
Series Then Came Bronson Unknown 1969-09-17
Series Adam-12 Unknown 1968-09-21
Series Land of the Giants Nick 1968-09-22
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Stranger on the Run Larkin 1967-10-31
Movie The Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones Jesse 1966-12-25
Series The Legend of Jesse James Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The Loner Unknown 1965-09-18
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Munsters Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10