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Alan King (I) (1927–2004)

Alan King was born on December 26, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Irwin Alan Kniberg. He was an actor and producer, known for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), The Kraft Music Hall (1967) and Casino (1995). He was married to Jeanette Sprung. He died on May 9, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host / Himself
The Kraft Music Hall
The Kraft Music Hall Himself - Host / Himself / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Roastmaster
Casino Andy Stone
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 2004 Mind the Gap
Herb Schweitzer
 2000 Family Guy (TV Series)
The Don
- There's Something About Paulie (2000) ... The Don (voice)
 1999 Family Law (TV Series)
Hy Adlin
- The Nanny (1999) ... Hy Adlin
 1999 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Larry Lensky
- Big Hand for the Little Lady (1999) ... Larry Lensky
 1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (Video)
Supreme Commander (voice)
 1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
 1995 Dad, the Angel & Me (TV Movie)
 1995 The Infiltrator (TV Movie)
Rabbi Hier
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Jonathan Shapiro
 1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Rabbi Hyman Greenblatt
- Losing Your... Religion (1992) ... Rabbi Hyman Greenblatt
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Mel Bushman
- Melodrama (1991) ... Mel Bushman
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Arthur Ruskin
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Teitelman
- Prelude to a Bris (1990) ... Dr. Ben Teitelman
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story
Rabbi Lembeck
 1988 Memories of Me
 1986 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
Alan 'Coop' Cooper
 1983 Lovesick
Lionel Gross, M.D.
 1982 Author! Author!
 1980 Pinocchio's Christmas (TV Movie)
Maestro Fire-Eater (voice)
 1980 Just Tell Me What You Want
Max Herschel
 1978 How to Pick Up Girls! (TV Movie)
Manny Shiller
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Harry Lee
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Harry Lee
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Harry Lee
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Harry Lee
 1972 The Corner Bar (TV Series)
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- Life in Suburbia (1968)
- The Honeymoon (1968)
 1968 Bye Bye Braverman
The Rabbi
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
 1961 Operation Snafu
T / Sgt Buzzer
 1961 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Benny Weaver
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
 1955 Hit the Deck
Shore Patrol
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Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
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In 1972, he produced an unsold pilot called "The Bar" about a bartender, played by Fred Gwynne, who got involved with his patrons problems - usually not to their benefit. He recast the pilot, and the sitcom became "The Corner Bar", starring Gabriel Dell in the summer of 1972 and Anne Meara and Eugene Roche in the summer of 1973. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | See more »

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Jews shouldn't play golf, it's not for them. We Aggravate too easily. We carry 2,000 years of persecution on us. And then all of a sudden to go out there and beat a ball into the ground is a little too much. See more »


Was the Abbot of the New York Friars Club and attended all celebrity roasts until shortly before his death. See more »




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