Simon Henry King OBE (born 27 December 1962) is a British television presenter and cameraman, specialising in nature documentaries.
King has been working in the field of natural history film making for over 30 years. He has credited his media career to his parents, his father being in the television industry and his mother being involved in the music industry. He began his career as a child actor at the age of ten in such films as The Fox and Secret Place. In 1976 he accompanied naturalist Mike Kendall in the BBC series Man and Boy, in which they searched the country for Britain's wildlife.
King was born in Nairobi, Kenya to parents John King and Eve King (née Shulman). His father worked with the British Forces Broadcasting Service in Nairobi and later created and produced the antiques programme Going for a Song. They moved to Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1964. when John got a job as a reporter for the BBC's Points West news programme. When his parents separated when he was just nine years old, he lived with his mother and elder sister, Debbie
King attended Henbury School from 1973 to 1978.
King first appeared on the television as an actor in 'The Fox' in 1973 and in 1981, he