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Dave King

  • Highest Rated: 97% The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Revolution (1985)
  • Birthday: Jun 23, 1929
  • Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
  • Few British comedians were as successful in the 1950s and early 60s as DaveKing. A hit recording singer he was one of the few British comics to top thebill at the London Palladium as well as having top rating TV shows in bothBritain and America. Although his success was relatively short as a comedianhe later became a respected TV and film actor.After doing National Service in the RAF, King joined Morton Fraser and hisHarmonica Gang, an eccentric variety act based on America's BorrahMinevitch's Harmonica Rascals.By the mid 50s King had turned solo and with his laid back style and PerryComo-like singing voice he began making appearances on TV variety shows. In1955 he was given his own show by the BBC. An innovative comedian withbrilliant timing, his show was scripted by top writers and was consideredgroundbreaking in its day.He recording hits included Memories Are Made of This (1956) and he followedthis with numerous cover versions of Dean Martin and Perry Como songs.In 1958 he was poached from the BBC by ITV who gave him his own show and ayear later he hosted the famous Kraft Music Hall Show in America replacingMilton Berle. In 1961 he appeared on the Bing Crosby Show in Britain and ayear later made a cameo appearance as himself in the film The Road To HongKong.King's fame in America was short-lived and by the late 60s he returned toBritain where he began an acting career. Throughout the 1970s he gave aseries of highly polished and gritty performances in several TV dramas wherehe was usually cast as a villain. In 1978 he was cast against type in DennisPotter's "Pennies from Heaven" (1978) (mini).Date of Death: 15 April 2002, London, England, UK.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Tale Of A Vampire Waiter 1992
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes, Hands of a Murderer Baker Street Irregular 1990
No Score Yet A Chorus of Disapproval Mr. Ames 1988
10% Revolution Mr. McConnahay 1985
No Score Yet Revolution Revisited Actor 1985
96% The Long Good Friday Parky 1982
90% Reds Allan Benson 1981
45% Cuba Press Agent 1979
No Score Yet Golden Lady Dietmar Schuster 1979
78% The Revenge of the Pink Panther Douvier's Boardmember #4 1978
50% The Ritz Abe 1976
97% The Long Goodbye Actor 1973
No Score Yet Up the Chastity Belt (Naughty Knights) Actor 1971
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows Toni's Taxi Driver 1965
No Score Yet The Road to Hong Kong Guest Star 1962
No Score Yet Go To Blazes Actor 1962
No Score Yet Pirates of Tortuga Pee Wee 1961

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

95% Crashing
2017
Screenwriter
  • 2019
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Screenwriter
  • 2013
81% The League
2009-2015
Screenwriter
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

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