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Mel Prestidge (1928–2011)

Mel Prestidge was born on November 20, 1928 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, USA as Melvin Prestidge. He was an actor, known for Hawaiian Eye (1959), Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) and Captain David Grief (1957). He was married to Evan Priestidge. He died on January 25, 2011 in Panorama City, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Governor's Aide
 1967 My Three Sons (TV Series)
- Weekend in Paradise (1967) ... Policeman
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
- The Night of the Deadly Blossom (1967) ... Polynesian
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Maitre d'
- Double Trouble (1964) ... Maitre d'
 1959-1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Lt. Danny Quon / Attendant / Homicide Lieutenant
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
- The Terrified Blonde (1960) ... Makina
 1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- Show Biz (1960)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
- Prisoner in Paradise (1960) ... Native
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
- The Ambitious Wife (1960) ... Barman
 1957-1960 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
- Nanigo (1960) ... Jackie-Jackie (as Melvin Prestidge)
- The Gun Runners (1959) ... Jackie-Jackie (as Melvin Prestidge)
- The Devil's Handmaiden (1959) ... Jackie-Jackie (as Melvin Prestidge)
- Eye of the Octopus (1959) ... Jackie-Jackie
- The Return of Blackbeard (1959) ... Jackie-Jackie (as Melvin Prestidge)
 1958 Hong Kong Confidential
Mao (uncredited)
 1958 Ghost of the China Sea
Gaetano Gato
 1956 Hart of Honolulu (TV Movie)

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Alternate Names:

Melvin Prestidge

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Was a Honolulu Police officer before he was a actor. He ended up in Missions Hills, California in 1958 and became a L.A. Sheriff. He got the role of Lt. Danny Quon in Hawaiian Eye and kept his Sheriffs job. The series was produced in the Burbank Studios. See more »



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