Classic and Avant Garde performance artist
Randy King began doing mime in 1978 at the age of 22 in Florence, Alabama. He traveled through the southeastern United States as a solo act or, sometimes, with a group performing on the streets, in churches, coffee houses and at concerts and festivals.
In 1983, Randy and his family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he continued performing in mime, traveling into Michigan, Texas and Utah as well as continuing to do concerts.
In 1991, Randy traveled to France to teach mime in Le Puy. The next year, he was a featured entertainer at the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville, Spain and returned to France to perform in Bordeaux.
In 1993, Randy made his first trip to Ivanovo, Russia. He continued to travel to Ivanovo yearly in the summers for short term trips until 2000 when he moved with his two youngest children to live.
His children moved back to the States in 2001 to finish their education and Randy continued to live in Ivanovo.
He teamed up with Sergei Sorokin in 2001, first traveling together with Sergei as his interpreter, and later working together as a duo in different parts of Russia and into Finland.
For more than 10 years, they have done large outreaches in the largest state theater in Ivanovo using the youth drama and dance teams. These outreaches were always a great success. They progressed to the point that they were seen as an annual event by the citizens of Ivanovo, and especially the large university and college student population.
Also, they began a business of providing animators for weddings, parties, club settings and business events.
Also, Randy has expanded into movies and T.V., working on several major motion pictures and television series.
Began performing in Florence, Alabama and throughout the Southeastern United States opening concerts for various recording artists and outdoor festivals
Moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and continued to travel throughout the Southeastern U.S. and into Michigan, Utah and Texas
Guest teaching in Le Puy, France as well as performances in smaller venues
Featured performer at Pabellón de la Promesa at the World Expo in Seville, Spain
Guest teaching assignment in Bordeaux, France
Yearly summer travels to Ivanovo, Russia with performances in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other smaller cities
Moved to Ivanovo, Russia to live and teach with performances in Yekaterinburg, Kostroma, Asbest, Nalchik, Yaroslavl and Helsinki Finland at outdoor festivals, on the streets and in theaters.
Produced and directed annual performances in the main city theater in Ivanovo, Russia
Began event planning and coordinating business in Ivanovo, Russia entertaining and providing entertainers at weddings, company functions, nightclubs, etc.
Moved back to Knoxville, Tennessee and began Street performances on Market Square as well as performances in Memphis, TN, Alabama and other venues in Knoxville.
Began work as the performance artist for “The Island” entertainment and shopping complex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee doing a variety of “Living Statues” as well as providing artists for other special events for the complex.
2015 - 16
Featured role (Butler and Living Statue); Extra (Vampire) “The Originals” TV series.
Featured role in independent film “Baggage” (Living Statue)
Featured role in “Office Christmas Party” (Russian Mafia Thug)
Featured role in “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” (Aakon alien)
Extra (Tourist and Prisoner) “Spiderman – Homecoming”
Featured role (Policeman) “Spiderman – Homecoming”
Extra (Biker bar patron and NY street pedestrian) “Fast and Furious 8: F8 of the Furious”
Recurring Extra in Netflix series "Ozark" (Bar Patron)
Extra in "Kings of Leon" video "Waste of a Moment"
Extra (Policeman) in “24-Legacy”
Extra (FBI Agent) and Stand-In in “Finding Steve McQueen”
Stand-in in “MacGyver”
2016 - Present
Ivanovo Russia - Citywide Mime outreaches, Entertainer at weddings, Business
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