It’s good to be the King! And even better to watch Perry King onscreen. Not only does the enduring actor have a regal surname, he’s an Ivy Leaguer by way of Yale University’s school of drama. With a top-notch education, Perry effortlessly transitioned from the classroom to movies. Following his debut in George Roy Hill’s Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), the up-and-comer made fans come when he flashed his privates while showering in The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972). Despite the scene being too blurry to get a real feel for King’s crown jewels, the gorgeous guy more than made up for the tease by going full frontal in Mandingo (1975). Based on Kyle Onstott’s novel, the controversial blaxploitation film features Richard Ward, Ken Norton, and Perry’s impressive pecs! If that’s not hot enough, the hottie bares his butt, manbush, shaft and balls! Suffice it to say, this Mandingo star has a great dingo! No wonder why he was nominated for a Golden Apple Award as Male New Star of 1975. Perry would’ve won if it was a Golden Banana Award! After popping up in the edgy flicks The Wild Party (1975), Lipstick (1976) and Andy Warhol’s Bad (1977), the hunk showed off his gay acting (among other things) in A Different Story (1978). Alas, as the seventies ended, so did Perry’s nude scenes. Yet it’s still a pleasure to view him on film (The Lords of Flatbush, Switch) and on TV (A Stranger in the Mirror, The Hasty Heart, Riptide). All hail the King!