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Pete Duel (1940–1971)

Born on 24 February 1940 in Rochester, New York, Pete Duel moved to West Hollywood in 1963 following a tour with the National Road Company's "Take Her, She's Mine". After landing small guest spots on various TV series, Pete was cast in a recurring role alongside Sally Field on Gidget (1965) in 1965. The series only lasted one season but Pete was ... See full bio »

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Alias Smith and Jones
Alias Smith and Jones Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)
Love on a Rooftop
Love on a Rooftop David Willis
Gidget John Cooper / John
The Scarecrow
The Scarecrow Richard Talbot


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 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Richard Talbot
 1971 How to Steal an Airplane (TV Movie)
Sam Rollins
 1968-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Ted Sands / Chernin
- The Savage Eye (1971) ... Ted Sands
- The White Birch (1968) ... Chernin (as Peter Deuel)
 1970-1971 The Psychiatrist (TV Series)
Casey Poe / Casey T. Poe
- In Death's Other Kingdom (1971) ... Casey Poe
- God Bless the Children (Pilot) (1970) ... Casey T. Poe
 1969-1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Roger Nastili / Lew Sawyer
- A Passing of Torches (1971) ... Roger Nastili
- A Matter of Humanities (1969) ... Lew Sawyer (as Peter Deuel)
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Jerry Purdue
- Trial of a PFC (1970) ... Jerry Purdue
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Dom Acosta
- The Glass Prison (1970) ... Dom Acosta
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Fred Chalmers
- The Price of Life (1970) ... Fred Chalmers
 1970 Cannon for Cordoba
Andy Rice
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
- A Woman of Principle (1970) ... Edward (as Peter Duel)
 1970 The Young Country (TV Movie)
Honest John Smith
 1969 Generation
Walter Owen
 1968-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Denny Todd / Jim Dewey aka Thomas Baker
- The Price of Love (1969) ... Denny Todd (as Peter Deuel)
- The Good-Hearted Badman (1968) ... Jim Dewey aka Thomas Baker (as Peter Deuel)
 1968 The Hell with Heroes
Mike Brewer
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Jonathan Dix
- Perfect Crime (1968) ... Jonathan Dix (as Peter Deuel)
 1965-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mike James / Wayne Everett Powell
- False Witness (1967) ... Mike James (as Peter Deuel)
- Slow March Up a Steep Hill (1965) ... Wayne Everett Powell (as Pete Deuel)
 1966-1967 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
David Willis
- Murder in Apartment D (1967) ... David Willis (as Peter Deuel)
- Debt of Gratitude (1967) ... David Willis (as Peter Deuel)
- One Too Many Cooks (1967) ... David Willis (as Peter Deuel)
- Stork on a Rooftop (1967) ... David Willis (as Peter Deuel)
- The Letter Bug (1967) ... David Willis (as Peter Deuel)
 1965-1966 Gidget (TV Series)
John Cooper / John
- Don't Defrost the Alligator (1966) ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
- I Have This Friend Who... (1966) ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
- Ask Helpful Hannah (1966) ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
- One More for the Road (1966) ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
- Independence: Gidget Style (1966) ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
 1966 W.I.A. Wounded in Action
Pvt. Myers
 1964-1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lieutenant Ditchik / Lt. Jake Benning
- The Hero (1965) ... Lieutenant Ditchik (as Peter E. Deuel)
- Appointment at Liege (1964) ... Lt. Jake Benning (as Peter E. Deuel)
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- Fun and Games and Party Favors (1965) ... Buzzy (as Peter E. Deuel)
 1965 Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (TV Movie)
Wild Youth (as Peter E. Deuel)
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Crazy Hips McNish
- One More Kiss (1964) ... Crazy Hips McNish (as Peter E. Deuel)
 1964 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
1st Man
- Gomer and the Dragon Lady (1964) ... 1st Man (as Peter Deuel)
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
- Vendetta (1964) ... Szigeti (as Peter Deuel)
 1964 Espionage Target: You (Short)
Pete Karras (uncredited)
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Josh Drake
- The Last Testament of Buddy Crown (1963) ... Josh Drake (as Peter E. Deuel)
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Peter E. Deuel | Peter Deuel | Pete Deuel | Peter Duel


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On changing the spelling of his name: It all came to a head about a year and a half ago. A lot of things entered into it. I'm not conventional in my habits. I had personal problems that made me feel it was time to try something new. Then there was the matter of simplicity. People were always saying 'Peter who?' or 'Peter O'Toole?' There were too many questions. I first took the 'e' out of Deuel, ... See more »


Father was physician in small town of Penfield, outside Rochester, New York. Pete attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC from 1957-1961. Played three one-year TV stints: Gidget (1965), Love on a Rooftop (1966) (co-star) and Alias Smith and Jones (1971) (co-star). See more »

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