The King was a 9 foot tall animatronic lion dressed in a style resembling Elvis Presley that was at Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre. The King wore a white jumpsuit with silver lining and held a red guitar. The character was designed as an Elvis impersonator who was programmed to sing Elvis Presley songs, most of which were the original recordings. He often made dedications of songs to members of the Pizza Time Players in the main dining area. The outro of each skit would tell the audience to "visit the main dining area", "take a walk through the Fantasy Forest", or "enjoy some pizza". Even after the end of Pizza Time Theatre, some restaurants had the King until 1995, where he would sing original CEC songs. The King later made a cameo in the music video for “Every Boy Every Girl 2017”, and again in 2018 in the animated short “Halloween at the Pizza Time Theatre”, alongside Dolli Dimples and Madame Oink.
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- When he sings, his left foot taps along with the beat of the music.
- He is the first lion character before King Kat.
- A King exists (under the name of "Elvis") and is installed at Jungle Jim's Grocery Store in Fairfield, Ohio. The King can be seen in left corner in the back of the dining area in the showroom. It was in poor condition before being fixed.
- Recently, in 2016, a King was found and restored by a private collector named Jared, who has programmed him to play parody songs on his YouTube channel THE KING. He also has three other Kings, with two of them having original mechanisms. Another King resides at Smitty's Super Service Station.