Peter Ellstrom Deuel (February 24, – December 31, ), known professionally as Pete Duel, was an American stage, television, and film actor, best known for his starring role as outlaw Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith) in the television series Alias Smith and virginxx.xyz was the older brother of actor Geoffrey Deuel, who is best known for his role in Chisum () and numerous episodic. Pete Duel, Actor: Alias Smith and Jones. Born on 24 February in Rochester, New York, Pete Duel moved to West Hollywood in 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 () in The series only lasted one season but Pete was.
Jun 22, · The Pete Duel Story To outsiders, it seemed that Pete Duel had everything to live for – a loving girlfriend, a nice home, money and a hit TV series. Yet shortly after am, on 31 December , this handsome and talented actor killed himself. Dec 29, · Peter Ellstrom Duel died the same way he had acted — with passion and precision and in the shadow of his grim, stubborn judgment. He turned his back on a life that he’d found inadequate as an alternative to death.
Dec 29, · The girl was Dianne Ray, and the body was that of Peter Duel, the star of the hit series Alias Smith & Jones. The night of Thursday, December 30, had started out to be a quiet one for the couple who had recently gotten back together after a breakup. Dec 29, · Pete Duel was his name. A year-old actor who had struggled to break into the Hollywood star system and who was just beginning to receive well-deserved praise for his TV series, ABC’s Alias Smith and Jones. But Pete was getting little joy from it The black limousine pulled up in front of the church.
"Peter Duel's Death A 'Probable Suicide'", Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, January 1, From Gail's local morning paper. "Peter Duel, Actor, Found Shot Dead in Home on Coast", New York Times, January 1, A short AP article. Some evening papers carried this on December 31, You've still got the poster, just bought the new Alias Smith and Jones DVD and you weren't keen on Roger taking over as Heyes.