Larry King

Larry King

Nov. 19th, 1933
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 9

Larry King's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Larry King Live TV Show
Larry King Live
Larry King Now TV Show
Larry King Now
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
The Anna Nicole Show TV Show
The Anna Nicole Show
Tinseltown TV (UK) TV Show
Tinseltown TV (UK)
Paula Zahn Now TV Show
Paula Zahn Now

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Deli Man
2015 - Dude Bro Party Massacre III
2013 - The Power of Few
2010 - Shrek Forever After
2008 - Swing Vote
2008 - Religulous
2007 - Bee Movie
2007 - The Kingdom
2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2007 - Shrek The Third
2006 - Future by Design
2006 - ...So Goes the Nation
2006 - Future by Design
2004 - Mr 3000
2004 - The Stepford Wives
2004 - Fahrenheit 9/11
2004 - Shrek 2
2003 - Capturing the Friedmans
2002 - John Q
2001 - America's Sweethearts
2000 - The Kid
2000 - The Contender
1998 - Primary Colors
1998 - Enemy of the State
1998 - Bulworth
1997 - The Jackal
1997 - Contact
1997 - Mad City
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - Courage Under Fire
1993 - We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1993 - Dave
1990 - The Exorcist III
1990 - Crazy People
1989 - Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
1985 - Lost in America
0 - The Joe Show

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Himself (Voiced)
Wax Larry King (Voiced)
Larry King (Voiced)
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Larry King is an American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and ten Cable ACE Awards.

He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. He currently hosts Larry King Now on Hulu and a weekly talk show on RT television network.

He was born Lawrence Leibel Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn, New York City, New York to an Austrian immigrant Edward Jonaton Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense plant worker, and his wife Jennie (Gitlitz), a garment worker, who emigrated from Belarus. Both parents were Orthodox Jews.

King's father died at 44 of heart disease, and his mother had to go on welfare to support her two sons. His father's death greatly affected King, and he lost interest in school. After graduating from high school, he worked to help support his mother. He never went to college. From an early age, however, he had wanted to go into radio.

  • The King-Southwick Mormon-Jewish wedding ceremony was celebrated in the Beverly Hills garden of actress 'Deborah Raffin' (qv). Stellar wedding guests included 'Ted Turner (I)' (qv) (Best Man), 'Jane Fonda' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv), 'Beverly D'Angelo' (qv), 'Don Rickles' (qv), etc.
  • He used Larry King as a stage name on the advice that his original surname, Zeiger, sounded "too Jewish".
  • Type II Diabetic
  • Son Andy (b. 1962) and daughter Chaia (b. 1969), with Alene Akins.
  • Son-in-law of 'Karl Engemann' (qv).
  • Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1995
  • He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
  • Says his favorite quote is actually a put-down: "Before they made you they broke the mold."

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