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Pete Duel

Pete Duel

Born Feb 24, 1940

Peter Ellstrom "Pete" Deuel, also known as Pete Duel, was an American stage, television and film actor. He is best known for his role as outlaw Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith) in the television series Alias Smith and Jones. Duel died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the early morning hours on New Year's Eve, 1971. His death was ruled a suicide.… Read More

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1940 Birth Born on February 24, 1940.


1963 23 Years Old To find work in the movies, Duel and his mother drove across the country to Hollywood in 1963, with only a tent to house them each night. … Read More
1965 25 Years Old In 1965, he was cast in the comedy series Gidget. … Read More
1966 26 Years Old Gidget was cancelled after only one season in 1966, but Duel was immediately offered the starring role of Dave Willis, a newlywed apprentice architect, in an upcoming romantic comedy called Love on a Rooftop. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He also made feature films during this time, beginning with the important role of Rod Taylor’s best friend and copilot, Mike Brewer, in The Hell with Heroes in 1968 and the next year in Generation. … Read More


1971 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In the early hours of December 31, 1971, Duel apparently shot himself, after drinking heavily the previous evening. … Read More
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