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Pete Duel

Pete Duel (24 February 1940 - 31 December 1971) was an American actor, best known for his role in the television series, Alias Smith and Jones.

Originally Peter Ellstrom Deuel, he was born in Rochester, New York, and arrived in Hollywood in 1963. His first major television appearance was in a series called Gidget (1965), and then in a sitcom, Love on a Rooftop. Having changed the spelling of his name, he finally made the big time when he was cast as the outlaw Hannibal Heyes in 1970. Alias Smith and Jones was at the height of its popularity when, just after Christmas, 1971, Duel shot himself, apparently in a suicidal frame of mind after suffering from chronic depression. His role in the series was taken over by Roger Davis, but with limited success, and the series was cancelled in 1973.

His younger brother, Geoffrey Deuel, is also an actor.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Pete Duel Facts

Birth Name Peter Ellstrom Deuel
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1940
BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA
Date of deathDecember 31, 1971 (age 31)

Selected Filmography

Alias Smith and Jones: The Complete Series
Gidget: The Complete Series
Alias Smith & Jones
Alias Smith And Jones: Seasons 2 & 3
Cannon For Cordoba
Alias Smith and Jones
Alias Smith & Jones: Season 2 & 3
Alias Smith and Jones: Season 3
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