Born in Alabama, Jack Patton King was mainly active in the animation field. He was an animator with Hearst International Studio (1916-18) and later with Bray Studios, where he directed shorts starring the Tad Dorgan creations Judge Summy and Silk Hat Harry in the 1920s. He was later head 'Krazy Kat' animator with Winkler Pictures and by 1929 he was employed by Disney. He was an animator until 1933 and then a director on 'Pinocchio', 'Saludos Amigos', 'Dumbo', 'Three Caballeros' and 'Donald Duck' shorts until 1948.
King pencilled the 'Mickey Mouse' daily strip from 9 to 21 June 1930, filling in for Floyd Gottfredson.