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Wright King (1923–2018)


Prolific supporting actor, arguably best known for his two guest appearances on Rod Serling 's The Twilight Zone (1959). In one of his later roles he played the chimpanzee veterinarian Dr. Galen in Planet of the Apes (1968) which was also co-scripted by Serling. Wright King studied drama at the St Louis School of Theater, graduating in 1941. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Planet of the Apes Dr. Galen
(1968)
A Streetcar Named Desire Newspaper Collector
(1951)
The Twilight Zone Hecate / Paul Carson
(1961-1963)
McCloud Agent Arthur Carter
(1975)

Filmography

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 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Dr. Kenderly
 1977-1978 Logan's Run (TV Series)
Jonathon
- Carousel (1978) ... Jonathon
- The Judas Goat (1977) ... Jonathon
- Logan's Run (1977) ... Jonathon
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Marston
- Death Game (1977) ... Marston
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Duffy Weller
- Part 6 (1977) ... Duffy Weller
 1977 The Spell (TV Movie)
Rian
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Malcolm Hayes
- The White Collar Killer (1977) ... Malcolm Hayes
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Friend
 1976 Bronk (TV Series)
Sedley
- Target: Unknown (1976) ... Sedley
 1976 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Infantry Captain
- The Macahans (1976) ... Infantry Captain
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Agent Arthur Carter
- Three Guns for New York (1975) ... Agent Arthur Carter
 1974 The Missiles of October (TV Movie)
Sen. Richard Russell
 1974 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Joe Smiley
- The Toothpaste Millionaire (1974) ... Joe Smiley
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Director
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Les Slauson
- The Twenty-Four Karat Plague (1973) ... Les Slauson
 1973 Invasion of the Bee Girls
Dr. Murger
 1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mr. Sheldon
- To Go with the Bubbles (1973) ... Mr. Sheldon
 1972 House Made of Dawn
Father Olguin
 1972 Journey Through Rosebud
Indian Agent
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Gordon Elliott
- Quadrangle for Death (1970) ... Gordon Elliott
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
Major Hosmer
 1970 Along Came a Spider (TV Movie)
Frank Dietzler
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Zack Blake
- The Knot (1969) ... Zack Blake
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Fred Willard
- Act of Faith (1969) ... Fred Willard
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Jonathan Webber / Robert Hartigan
- Night Out of Time (1968) ... Jonathan Webber
- License to Kill - Limit Three People (1968) ... Robert Hartigan
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
J.W. Roe
- The Death Farm (1968) ... J.W. Roe
 1968 Finian's Rainbow
District Attorney
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
Dr. Parker
 1968 Planet of the Apes
Dr. Galen
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Ed Tonkin
- The Condemned (1967) ... Ed Tonkin
 1965-1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
SAC Parker / Scott Boles
- The Camel's Nose (1966) ... SAC Parker
- An Elephant Is Like a Rope (1965) ... Scott Boles
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Joe Penny / Dave Simmons
- Running Scared (1966) ... Joe Penny
- Never Stop Running (1964) ... Dave Simmons
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Maj. Hub Coefield
- Target 802 (1965) ... Maj. Hub Coefield
 1955-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lon Jensen / Lon / Bud / ...
- The Bounty Hunter (1965) ... Lon Jensen
- No Hands (1964) ... Lon
- Abe Blocker (1962) ... Bud
- Colorado Sheriff (1961) ... Rod Ellison
- Little Girl (1961) ... Hi Stevens
 1965 King Rat
Brough
 1965 We Learn About the Telephone (Short)
Bill Matthews
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Dr. Baines
- Submarine Sunk Here (1964) ... Dr. Baines
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Chaplain
- A Cruel and Unusual Night (1964) ... Chaplain
 1962-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sidney Weplo / Lee Gregson
- The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang (1963) ... Sidney Weplo
- The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal (1962) ... Lee Gregson
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Collie Quade
- Incident of the Rawhiders (1963) ... Collie Quade
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Lucas
- Six Wagons to the Sea (1963) ... Lucas
 1961-1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Hecate / Paul Carson
- Of Late I Think of Cliffordville (1963) ... Hecate
- Shadow Play (1961) ... Paul Carson
 1962 Dangerous Charter
Joe
 1962 Margie (TV Series)
Bradford
- The Professional Man (1962) ... Bradford
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Allen Miller
- The Harrigan (1961) ... Allen Miller
 1957-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Alejandro Caloca / Cull - Bartender / Lane Kilmer / ...
- A Knight to Remember (1961) ... Alejandro Caloca
- Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Cull - Bartender
- The Search (1960) ... Lane Kilmer
- The Chase (1959) ... Gyppo - Posse Member
- Helen of Abajinian (1957) ... Jimmy O'Riley
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Will Norris
- Man of Another Breed (1961) ... Will Norris
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Charlie Sonberg / Little Dick
- No Luck on Friday (1961) ... Charlie Sonberg
- The Bill Doolin Story (1961) ... Little Dick
 1961 Hazel (TV Series)
Leroy
- Hazel Makes a Will (1961) ... Leroy
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jim Barker
- Portrait of a Man Running (1961) ... Jim Barker
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Jason Nichols / Joe Hooker / Seth Blake
- Prison Trail (1960) ... Jason Nichols
- Death Divided by Three (1960) ... Jason Nichols
- Vendetta (1960) ... Jason Nichols
- Black Belt (1960) ... Jason Nichols
- Triple Vise (1960) ... Jason Nichols
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Junior Kavalo
- Judgement Day (1960) ... Junior Kavalo
 1960 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Paul Brandt
- Red Tape (1960) ... Paul Brandt
 1959-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Riley
- The Rank and File (1959) ... Riley
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Sarah's Laughter (1960)
 1959 The Rebel (TV Series)
Woody
- The Vagrants (1959) ... Woody
 1959 Cast a Long Shadow
Noah Pringle
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Harry Nichols / David
- The Vengeance (1959) ... Harry Nichols
- The Promise (1959) ... David
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Wolf Wilkes
- Wolf (1959) ... Wolf Wilkes
 1959 The Gunfight at Dodge City
Billy Townsend
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Jim Clark
- Warrant for Death (1959) ... Jim Clark
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Lima
- Jail Watch (1959) ... Lima
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Mac Kernin
- Desert Passage (1958) ... Mac Kernin
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Fisher
- The Night Prowlers: File #35 (1958) ... Fisher
 1957-1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
McKenzie / Bill Bony / Pharmacists Mate M. L.Demers
- The Triton's Christmas (1958) ... McKenzie
- The Squailfish (1957) ... Bill Bony
- The U.S.S. Pampanito Story (1957) ... Pharmacists Mate M. L.Demers
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Father Moore / Chuck Hendricks
- South American Uncle (1958) ... Father Moore
- Thanks to You (1958) ... Chuck Hendricks
 1956-1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
The Kiowa Kid / Nevada Jones / Blaney Wilcox / ...
- Ghost of the Cimarron (1958) ... The Kiowa Kid / Nevada Jones
- Born Bad (1957) ... Blaney Wilcox / Pocatello Kid
- Quicksand (1956) ... Frank Endicott
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
Danny
- Wanted (1958) ... Danny
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Rick
- Hostage! (1957) ... Rick
 1957 Boots and Saddles (TV Series)
Pvt. Bennett
- The Obsession (1957) ... Pvt. Bennett
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Beckman
- Follow the Leader (1957) ... Mr. Beckman
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Brownie
- Hold Up (1957) ... Brownie
 1957 Hot Rod Rumble
Ray Johnson - Arnie's sidekick
 1957 You Are There (TV Series)
Charley Ball
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Jamie Syckles
- The Widow Makers (1957) ... Jamie Syckles
 1955-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Thach / Joey McAdams
- Thach Weaves a Trap (1957) ... Thach
- Home Is a Sailor (1955) ... Joey McAdams
 1956 Alarm (TV Movie)
Sergeant Bill Martin
 1956 Stagecoach to Fury
Ralph Slader
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Forager (uncredited)
 1956 The Young Guns
Jonesy
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Hans
- Mystery of Caspar Hauser (1956) ... Hans
 1956 The Bold and the Brave
Technician Fifth Grade
 1951-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Lucky Touch (1951)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Cold Harbor (1956)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
2nd Soldier
- Day Is Done (1955) ... 2nd Soldier
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Second Shepherds' Play")
- The Second Shepherds' Play (1954) ... (segment "The Second Shepherds' Play")
 1953-1954 The Big Story (TV Series)
Jack Crawley
- The Sioux City Story (1954) ... Jack Crawley
 1952-1954 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Tender Age (1952)
 1953-1954 Johnny Jupiter (TV Series)
Ernest P. Duckweather
- The Barbershop (1954) ... Ernest P. Duckweather
- Reject's Defect (1954) ... Ernest P. Duckweather
- Reject's Birthday Party (1954) ... Ernest P. Duckweather
- The Penny Arcade (1954) ... Ernest P. Duckweather
- The Geiger Counter (1954) ... Ernest P. Duckweather
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Danny
- Outward Bound (1952)
- Night Must Fall (1952) ... Danny
 1951-1952 Danger (TV Series)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Penny (1952)
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- Split Infinitive (1952)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Harvey Johnson
- Death Drum (1952) ... Harvey Johnson
 1952 Doctor Serocold (TV Movie)
 1950-1951 The Gabby Hayes Show (TV Series)
Danny
- Iowa Jima (1951)
- Southern (1951)
- Sam Bass (1951) ... Danny
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Sense of Wonder (1951)
 1951 Crime Photographer (TV Series)
- The Fix (1951)
 1951 The Amazing Mr. Malone (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1951)
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- Ah, Wilderness! (1951)
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
Newspaper Collector
 1950-1951 Big Town (TV Series)
- Box 243 (1951)
- Episode #1.4 (1950)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Stolen City (1951)
- Valley Forge (1951)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Ken Murray Show (TV Series)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
- Lonely Boy (1950)
 1949 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series)
Midshipman Bascomb
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Book "No Retakes!" Albany: BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1593931476, by Wright King and Sandra Grabman See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Is a member of The Actors Studio.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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