Alan King Born 26 December 1927 In New York City, New York, USA

Died: 9 May 2004 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA from lung cancer

Birth Name: Irwin Alan Kniberg

Nicknames: The Last Angry Man of the Suburbs

Body Height: 1.78 m

Spouse(s):
SpousePeriodComment
Jeanette Sprung01-02-1947-09-05-2004( his death) ( 3 children) ; Kids: 3

Producers Filmography
MovieCharacter
Great Performances (2001) 
Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind (1991) 
Nothing Upstairs (1990) 
Teacher Teacher (1990) 
Memories of Me (1988) 
An Evening of Alan King at Carnegie Hall (1987) 
Wolfen (1981) 
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) 
Thanksgiving Special (1980) 
Third Annual Final Warning!! (1979) 
How to Pick Up Girls! (1978) 
Second Final Warning (1978) 
Final Warning (1977) 
Ivan the Terrible (1976) 
Return to Earth (1976) 
The Second Annual Comedy Awards (1976) 
Energy Crisis (1974) 
Alan King Looks Back in Anger: A Review of 1972 (1973) 
The Wonderful World of Aggravation (1972) 
The Corner Bar (1972) 
The ABC Comedy Hour (1972) 
Alan King and His Buddy (1969) 
The Alan King Show (1969) 
Actors Filmography
MovieCharacter
Mind the Gap (2004)Herb Schweitzer
Sunshine State (2002)Murray Silver
Rush Hour 2 (2001)Steven Reign
Family Guy (2000)The Don
Family Law (1999)Hy Adlin
Chicago Hope (1999)Larry Lensky
Murphy Brown (1998)God
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998)Supreme Commander
Dad, the Angel & Me (1995)Bernie
The Infiltrator (1995)Rabbi Hier
Casino (1995)Andy Stone
Love & War (1994) 
Law & Order (1993)Jonathan Shapiro
Blossom (1992)Rabbi Hyman Greenblatt
Night and the City (1992)Ira 'Boom Boom' Grossman
The Golden Girls (1991)Mel Bushman
Shalom Sesame (1990)Simon Maccabee
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)Arthur Ruskin
Thirtysomething (1990)Dr. Ben Teitelman
Enemies, A Love Story (1989)Rabbi Lembeck
Memories of Me (1988)Abe
The Alan King Show (1986)Alan 'Coop' Cooper
Cat's Eye (1985)Dr. Vinny Donatti
Lovesick (1983)Lionel Gross, M.D.
Author! Author! (1982)Kreplich
I, the Jury (1982)Charles Kalecki
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)Maestro Fire-Eater
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)Max Herschel
How to Pick Up Girls! (1978)Manny Shiller
Seventh Avenue (1977)Harry Lee
The Corner Bar (1972) 
Norman Corwin Presents (1971) 
The Anderson Tapes (1971)Pat Angelo
That's Life (1968) 
Bye Bye Braverman (1968)The Rabbi
ABC Stage 67 (1966)Leo
Operation Snafu (1961)T / Sgt Buzzer
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)Benny Weaver
The Girl He Left Behind (1956)Maguire
Miracle in the Rain (1956)Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
Hit the Deck (1955)Shore Patrol
Selfs Filmography
MovieCharacter
Bud Greenspan's Reflections (2004)Self
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy (2004)Self
American Masters (2004)Self - Actor / Self
Larry King Live (2003)Self
100 Years of Hope and Humor (2003)Self
It's Burlesque (2001)Self
The Nightclub Years (2001)Self
The Mark Twain Prize: Whoopi Goldberg (2001)Self
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner (2001)Self - Abbot of the Friars Club
Great Performances (2001)Self / Self - Host
E! True Hollywood Story (2001)Self
The Howard Stern Radio Show (2000)Self
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner (2000)Self
Fox News (2000)Self
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000)Self
Let Me In, I Hear Laughter (2000)Self
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (2000)Self
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller (1999)Self
Celebrity Profile (1999)Self
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey (1998)Self - Abbot of the Friars Club
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998)Self
E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998)Self
Biography (1997)Self
The Real Las Vegas (1996)Self
New Passages (1996)Self
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1996)Self - Guest
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special (1995)Self
Late Show with David Letterman (1995)Self
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman (1995)Self
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1994)Self
Baseball (1994)Various
Comic Relief VI (1994)Self
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival (1992)Self
Street Scenes: New York on Film (1992)Self
Shalom Sesame (1991)Self
Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind (1991)Self - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1991)Self - Guest / Self - Guest Host / Self / ...
The Billy Martin Celebrity Roast (1989)Self
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1989)Self - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman (1989)Self / Self - Guest
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1988)Self
Funny (1988)Self
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)Self
You Talkin' to Me? (1987)Self
An Evening of Alan King at Carnegie Hall (1987)Self
Live from Her Majesty's (1986)Self
Moving Image Salutes Sidney Lumet (1985)Self - Host
Hour Magazine (1985)Self
Harry Belafonte in Concert (1985)Self
Today (1985)Self
A Museum of Broadcasting Tribute: Milton Berle - Mr. Television (1985)Narrator
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team (1984)Self - Performer
Homage to Steve (1984)Self
Live... And in Person (1983)Self
7th Annual Young Comedians Show (1982)Self - Host
Tom Cottle: Up Close (1982)Self
Entertainment Tonight (1982)Self
The Alan Thicke Show (1981)Self
Prince of the City (1981)Self
Morning in Philadelphia (1980)Self
Thanksgiving Special (1980)Self - Host / Comedian
The Toni Tennille Show (1980)Self
Pleasure Palace (1980)Self
The Mike Douglas Show (1980)Self - Comedian
Third Annual Final Warning!! (1979)Self - Host / Comedian
Rockette: A Holiday Tribute to Radio City Music Hall (1978)Self
Good Morning America (1978)Self
America Alive! (1978)Self
Happy Birthday, Bob (1978)Self
Second Final Warning (1978)Self - Host / Comedian
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (1978)Self
All-Star Salute to Women's Sports (1978)Self
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (1978)Self
The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special (1978)Self
The National Tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey (1977)Self
America Salutes the Queen (1977)Self
Super Night at Forest Hills (1977)Self
Final Warning (1977)Self - Host / Comedian
The Carol Burnett Show (1976)Self
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1976)Self - Presenter
Joys (1976)Self
The Second Annual Comedy Awards (1976)Self - Host
The Sunshine Boys (1975)Self
Sammy and Company (1975)Self
Dinah! (1975)Self
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans (1975)Self - Speaker
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle (1975)Self - Guest
Password (1975)Self - Celebrity Contestant / Self / Self - guest appearance
The Annual National Sports Awards (1975)Self - Presenter
The Bob Hope Show (1975)Self
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1975)Self - Panelist
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards (1974)Self - Presenter
The Merv Griffin Show (1974)Self - Comedian / Self
Energy Crisis (1974)Self - Host / Comedian
The Many Faces of Comedy (1973)Self - Host
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (1973)Self
Alan King in Las Vegas: Part II (1973)Self - Host / Comedian
The 27th Annual Tony Awards (1973)Self - Presenter
This Is Your Life (1973)Self
Jack Paar Tonite (1973)Self
Alan King in Las Vegas: Part I (1973)Self - Host / Comedian
Alan King Looks Back in Anger: A Review of 1972 (1973)Self - Host / Comedian
The Dick Cavett Show (1972)Self
The Wonderful World of Aggravation (1972)Self
The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972)Self - Co-Host
The ABC Comedy Hour (1972)Self - Host / Self
The David Frost Show (1971)Self
The Funny Side (1971)Self - Special Guest Host
The Kraft Music Hall (1971)Self - Host / Self / Self - Roastmaster / ...
Comedy Tonight (1970)Self - Guest
The Irv Kupcinet Show (1970)Self
The Ed Sullivan Show (1969)Self - Comedian / Self / Self - Singer
Dee Time (1969)Self
Alan King and His Buddy (1969)Self - Host / Comedian
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969)Self - Co-Host & Presenter
The Jackie Gleason Show (1969)Self
The Alan King Show (1969)Self - Host / Comedian
Frost on Saturday (1968)Self
The Match Game (1968)Self - Team Captain / Self
13 Stars for Channel 13 (1968)Self - Host
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (1968)Self - Presenter
Comedy Is King (1968)Self
Personality (1967)Self
Stars for Israel (1967)Self - Host
Snap Judgment (1967)Self
I've Got a Secret (1966)Self - Guest / Self - Panelist / Self / ...
Hullabaloo (1965)Self - Host
What's My Line? (1965)Self - Panelist / Self - Mystery Guest / Self - Guest Panelist
The Garry Moore Show (1964)Self / Self - Guest Host
Talent Scouts (1963)Self
Candid Camera (1963)Self
To Tell the Truth (1962)Self - Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1962)Self
The Tonight Show (1962)Self - Comedian
The Jack Benny Program (1961)Self
The Alan King Show (1961) 
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1961)Self / Self - Guest
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1961)Self / Self - Comic
The Arthur Murray Party (1960)Self
The Arthur Murray Special for Bob Hope (1960)Self
The Big Party (1959)Self
Saturday Spectacular (1959)Self
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1958)Self
The Vic Damone Show (1956)Self - Comedian
Happy New Year (1956)Self
Frankie Laine Time (1955)Self
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1954)Self - Comedian
Celebrity Parade for Cerebral Palsy (1953)Self
Interviews:
InterviewDetailsYearAuthor
Gallery (US)Vol. 2, Iss. 12, by: Fred RobbinsDecember 1974 
Publications:
AuthorTitleYearISBN
Alan King, with Chris ChaseName Dropping: The Life and Lies of Alan King.1996 
Alan KingMatzo Balls for Breakfast and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish.2004 

Trademarks:

Cigars


Trivia: There are 18 trivia records.

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

Dropping out of high school, he was schooled instead in rimshot comedy by Milton Berle in the Catskills.

In January 1961, he was the emcee for a portion of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural party.

Produced the Broadway plays "The Lion in Winter" and the revival of "Dinner at Eight".

Three children: Robert, Andrew and Elaine Ray.