King Moody was a close friend of Bernie Kopell's. When the series was casting for Shtarker, Kopell recommended Moody. Moody, who had already lost out for the role of Hymie, had already appeared as a KAOS agent in "All in the Mind," but they cast him as Shtarker anyway. Moody appeared in 8 episodes as Shtarker, who also reappeared in Get Smart Again.
After Get Smart, Moody did several guest shots on television. However, his biggest role came as Ronald McDonald, whom he played throughout the seventies.
King Moody passed away in 2002.
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* Thanks to Steve Spar for the info on this role.
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