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Don King

Biography

Boxing promoter who caused a number of the sports activities’ most well-known competition, including Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Ruler attracted very much controversy for the many civil cases submitted against him during his profession, including one manslaughter conviction. He confident Muhammad Ali and George Foreman to compete keenly against each other within the Rumble within the Jungle. He continues to be referenced in lots of films and Television shows, including Rocky V, South Recreation area, as well as the Simpsons. He was wedded to his wife Henrietta who passed on this year 2010. He provides three kids. He encountered lawsuits from several his boxers, including Mike Tyson, who sued him for $100 million in 1996. Tyson ultimately resolved for $14 million away from court.

Quick Facts


Full Name Don King
Date Of Birth August 20, 1931
Place Of Birth Cleveland, OH
Height 1.87 m
Profession Sports Executive
Nationality American
Spouse Henrietta King
Children Carl King, Deborah King, Eric King
Parents Hattie King, Clarence King
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Peabody Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Satellite Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture Made for TV
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing - Miniseries Or A Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Limited Series, Movie Or A Special, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Adapted, TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Movies When We Were Kings, Head Office, J.C. Chavez, The Last Fight, The After Party: The Last Party 3, Water Man, Beautiful Son
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Campaigned for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention in New York.
2 Is portrayed by Mykelti Williamson in Ali (2001).
3 Was a numbers runner for the Jewish Mafia in Cleveland
4 House was bombed in 1957. Subsequent investigation led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio (1961) -- establishing that the "exclusionary rule" was also applicable to the states, not simply the federal government.
5 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1997.
6 Esquire magazine reports that between the years 1951-1966, he was arrested 35 times on charges ranging from running red lights to manslaughter.
7 Boxing promoter.
8 Children: Deborah, Carl, Eric.
9 Promoter of boxers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Mike Tyson, among others.
10 Attended Kent State University, as well as Case Western University.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lusitania3D 2016 pre-production The Don 'Epic Pictures StudioBosses
Arli$$ 1999 TV Series Don King
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short Don King
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series Mr. Cash
Knight Rider 1986 TV Series Don King
Head Office 1985 INC Executive

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Viva Don King' World Championship Fight Card 2013 TV Movie executive producer
The Big Fight: Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier 1975 Documentary short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself - Boxing Promoter
Maravilla, la película 2014 Documentary Boxing Promotor
'Viva Don King' World Championship Fight Card 2013 TV Movie Himself
Evening Urgant 2013 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2013 TV Series Himself
NBC Sports Network Fight Night 2012 TV Series Himself
The Real Rocky 2011 TV Movie Himself
HBO Boxing After Dark 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
The After Party: The Last Party 3 2011 Documentary Himself
Beyond the Ropes 2008 Video documentary Himself
HBO Boxing 1975-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Don King Presents: Prizefighter 2008 Video Game Himself
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley 2008 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2008 TV Series Himself
J.C. Chávez 2007 Documentary Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2003-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Today 2004 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Anderson Cooper 360° 2004 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2004 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2004 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Howard Stern 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
Beyond the Glory 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The World Sports Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Electric Playground 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Richard Blackwood Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Himself
Modern Marvels 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Boxing Promoter
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Ruby Wax Meets... 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE Raw 1998 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")
The Devil's Advocate 1997 Himself
Holyfield vs. Tyson II 1997 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1997 TV Series Himself
The Roseanne Show 1997 TV Series Himself
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Himself
When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary Himself
Today 1994 TV Series Himself
Blossom 1991 TV Series Himself
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Tuesday Night Fights 1991 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Choir Member
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1991 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987-1990 TV Series Himself
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Kojak: Fatal Flaw 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
D.C. Follies 1988 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1988 TV Series Guest Appearance
Frank's Place 1987 TV Series Himself
Heaven 1987 Documentary Himself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Not Necessarily the News 1987 TV Series Himself
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986 TV Series Himself
The Richard Belzer Show 1984 TV Series Himself
Tony Brown's Journal 1983 TV Series Himself
The Last Fight 1983 Himself
One on One 1983 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1981-1983 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1975-1982 TV Series Himself
Personenbeschreibung 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1979 TV Series Himself - Fight Promoter / Himself - Boxing Promoter
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle 1975 TV Movie Himself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner 1975 Himself
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 1969 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mavericks 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Making of Trump 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
30 for 30 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Klitschko 2011 Documentary Himself
Facing Ali 2009 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning 2008 TV Series Himself
Thrilla in Manila 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Soul Power 2008 Documentary Himself
Tyson 2008 Documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself
Bicentennial Nigger 2006 Short Himself
The Fight 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 Only in America.
2 I love this country called America, black and white alike I think its the greatest nation in the world.

#Trademark
1 His hair that stands straight up

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