SPEC 16 Magazine, February 1972
By now, all you SPEC-ers know all the fax about two of your fav raves — Pete Duel and Ben Murphy — the dream dolls you watch every Thursday night at 7:30 on ABC’s Alias Smith and Jones. You’ve been sending loads of mail to SPEC asking kooky questions about these two guys. We compiled a list of the 20 questions asked most frequently and had Pete and Ben answer you! Now, imagine you’re a reporter for SPEC and this is your assignment! Get out your pen and paper and fire away — cos this is how the adorable duo answered you!!
What are your favorite colors — during the day?
Earthy colors — like brown and green.
What are your favorite colors — at night?
I like the colors of the sky — blues and grays.
What’s your favorite off-screen outfit?
Anything that is comfortable. I usually wear jeans and work shirts — cos they’re super with my bare feet!
Who do you most admire?
People who are happy — so smile, sweetheart!
What’s your favorite time of day? Why?
I love sunrise. I guess because it means I have another full day to have fun and be with people!
Where’s your secret hideaway?
That’s a secret!
What do you do with all your money?
Since I don’t have that much money, I spend most of what I have, but I put some away for those rainy days everyone talks about.
What would you do if you discovered oil in your back yard?
I’d probably faint. After that, I’d call my lawyer, accountant, and everyone else in my phone book!
If you weren’t an actor, what would you be?
Well, I always wanted to be an airplane pilot, so I guess I would have gone to school for that. But I love acting, so I’m glad I decided on this!
When you were a boy, what was your fav game?
I used to like to play Cowboys and Indians. I guess that’s why I feel so comfortable working on Alias Smith and Jones.
Do you sing in the shower?
If the window is closed I do, cos the neighbors would get upset if they heard me howling!
When did you first start to shave?
When all my friends started. I thought the time was right!
What do you do for laughs?
Tell funny stories, especially if I can get Ben to listen!
What do you do when you’re in a bad mood?
I usually try to get in a good mood as soon as possible.
Who is your old-time movie idol?
What’s your favorite kind of movie?
I love westerns — and my favorites are the ones I am in!
What do you do as soon as you wake up in the morning?
I try to open my eyes and then smile.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?
Food, books, and a horse. I would also want to be rescued in a few weeks!
What do you doodle when you’re on the phone?
I like to draw funny faces of myself!
What do you think of Ben Murphy?
Can he hear what I’m saying?