King Moody

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King Moody
Born(1929-12-06)December 6, 1929
DiedFebruary 7, 2001(2001-02-07) (aged 71)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1959–1992
Notable work
Get Smart
Rachel Rosenthal
(m. 1960; div. 1979)

Jacqueline L. Larson
(m. 1981; div. 1984)

Robert "King" Moody (December 6, 1929 – February 7, 2001) was an American actor and comedian, best known for playing Shtarker in the television series Get Smart.[1] He also played Ronald McDonald in a series of McDonald's commercials from the 1970s and 1980s, and the spaceship captain in Teenagers From Outer Space and other roles in some 40 movies and television episodes including Bonanza, The Bob Newhart Show, CHiPs, Combat!, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Dragnet and Sea Hunt.

He was born on December 6, 1929 in New York City. Moody died February 7, 2001 in Tarzana, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1959 Teenagers from Outer Space Spacecraft Captain
1960-1961 Sea Hunt Consul Baumer / Dr. Herschel / Heinrich Maus 3 episodes
1962 The Nun and the Sergeant Pollard
1962 Terror at Black Falls Billy, barroom tough-guy
1963 Five Minutes to Love Blowhard
1964 The Glass Cage Tox Milner
1966 Any Wednesday Milkman
1967 Combat! Toulon Episode: "Entombed"
1968 The Destructors Patch
1968 P.J. Thorson Friend Uncredited
1968 Sweet November Digby
1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West Ernie Uncredited
1970 The Strawberry Statement TV Newscaster
1970 Which Way to the Front? Checkpoint Guard #2 Uncredited
1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit TV Reporter
1989 Wedding Band Detective
1991 The Dark Backward Twinkee Doodle
1992 The Nutt House Victor Kaplan (final film role)


  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 386. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.

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