Zalman King: Zalman King. Producer: 9½ Weeks. Zalman King was born on 23 May 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He was a producer and director, known for 9½ Weeks (1986), Galaxy of Terror (1981) and In God's Hands (1998). He was previously married to Patricia Louisianna Knop. He died on 3 February 2012 in Santa Monica, California, USA.