Pete Duel’s Guest Appearances
Pete’s filmography on this site was compiled and written by Cherie and is listed in reverse order of airdate. Active links are to the Internet Movie Database for more information; they are not to video or video clips.
To watch video, please visit the Video Gallery.
The Name of the Game (2 episodes, 1968-1971)
—The Savage Eye (Season 3, Episode 20; Airdate: 2/19/71) … as Ted Sands
A radical documentary maker is recording and perhaps provoking action for his latest project, a film about the timber industry. “The Savage Eye” is the only time Peter and his brother, Geoffrey Deuel, acted in the same production.
—The White Birch (Season 1, Episode 11; Airdate: 11/29/68) … as Chernin
When the Soviets invade Czechoslovakia, magazine owner Glenn Howard is on a tour train, watching history take place around him. Peter plays an activist who enlists him to smuggle a subversive manuscript (disguised as the novel Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain) out of the occupied country. The star-studded cast includes such notable actors as Richard Jaeckel, Susan Saint James, and Roddy McDowall, along with Boris Karloff in his final acting role. Peter referred to this time in his career as the golden age because he played a variety of characters in well-written shows.
The Psychiatrist (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
—In Death's Other Kingdom (Season 1, Episode 2; Airdate: 2/3/71) … as Casey Poe
Pete played Casey Poe again (see below) in this episode; however, there is no known copy of the episode and, therefore, no synopsis.
—God Bless the Children (Pilot) aka “God Bless the Children” (Season 1, Episode 1; Airdate: 12/14/70) … as Casey T. Poe
The adults in a beach town ignore widespread narcotics use by local teens until one dies. Dr. James Whitman, a young psychiatrist, comes from Los Angeles to set up an education program. He brings along a junkie on parole, Casey Poe, speculating that the young man’s tragedy may convince the teens of their danger. Poe teeters constantly on the brink of re-addiction. Pete stated in several interviews that Casey Poe was one of his favorite roles.
Marcus Welby, M.D. (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
… aka "Robert Young, Family Doctor" — USA (new syndication title)
—A Passing of Torches (Season 2, Episode 16; Airdate: 1/26/71) … as Roger Nastili
At age 17, a young Apache agreed to work as a doctor on the reservation if his tribe paid for his college and medical school training. Eight years later, he is in conflict over this decision and unsure if he wants to be a doctor at all. Peter plays a man torn between his traditional culture and the mainstream world.
—Marcus Welby, M.D. “Pilot” aka “A Matter of Humanities (Season 1, Episode 1; Airdate: 9/23/69) … as Lew Sawyer
An accomplished older doctor is forced by poor health to bring in a younger partner. The disparity between them shaped the basis for the popular series that followed. Peter plays a teacher whose wife can no longer cope with his aphasia and ability to verbalize only one word: “Mother.”
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1 episode, 1970)
—Trial of a Pfc (Season 2, Episode 3; Airdate: 11/8/70) … as Jerry Purdue
A young veteran who has been charged with the murder of his boyhood friend will neither testify in his own defense nor tell his attorney what happened. Pete plays a young man who has seen how one terrible event in Vietnam changed his friend.
The Young Lawyers (1 episode, 1970)
—The Glass Prison (Season 1, Episode 7; Airdate: 11/2/70) … as Dom Acosta
An ex-junkie is given parole on terms that guarantee he will fail to keep them. One is that he stay away from his drug-addicted wife. The novice lawyer who defends him tries to make the situation better and finds that parolees have no rights under the system. Pete plays the ex-drug addict with painful insight.
The Interns (1 episode, 1970)
—The Price of Life (Season 1, Episode 7; Airdate: 10/30/70) … as Fred Chalmers
The financial aspect of cutting-edge medicine becomes personal when an intern’s friend is denied access to life-saving kidney dialysis. Pete portrays a man who is sentenced to death by the anonymous board that chooses who will and who will not receive the expensive treatment.
Insight (1 episode, 1970)
—A Woman of Principle (Airdate: 5/21/70) … as Edward
A former opera singer teaches singing to make ends meet, yet finds herself unable to pay the rent. Pete plays a flamboyant Broadway dancer taking singing lessons.
The Virginian (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
… aka "The Men from Shiloh" — USA (ninth season title)
—The Price of Love (Season 7, Episode 193; Airdate: 2/12/69) … as Denny Todd
A chance encounter reunites the Graingers with a young man who had lived with them as a boy. The family is overjoyed by his return until his dark side — a violent temper and fierce protectiveness of Mr. Grainger — is revealed and leads to serious trouble and a heartbreaking conclusion.
—The Good-Hearted Badman (Season 6, Episode 20; Airdate: 2/7/68) … as Jim Dewey aka Thomas Baker
The Grainger family takes in a young man who has been shot, and stables his weary stallion. Before they learn the stranger is a famous outlaw, he subtly tests each member of the Grainger family for vulnerability as he pretends to be harmless and likeable. He finds his mark in the Grainger’s niece, who believes he is a good man, despite her uncle’s misgivings and plan to take the outlaw to the sheriff in town.
Ironside (1 episode, 1968)
… aka "The Raymond Burr Show" — USA (syndication title)
—Perfect Crime (Season 1, Episode 24; Airdate: 3/7/68) … as Jonathan Dix
A police consultant, Robert Ironside, gives a college seminar to some law students. He declares there is no perfect crime, a statement contradicted by a note that declares such a crime will be committed. A series of shootings begins. Which of the students is responsible? Peter plays the student whose aggressive personality makes him the obvious choice — but the others all have motives, too.
The F.B.I. (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
—False Witness (Season 3, Episode 11; Airdate: 12/10/67) … as Mike James
An eyewitness to a robbery identifies a woman as being the driver of the getaway car. After being released from a couple of days in jail, she reluctantly listens to her cynical boyfriend, who convinces her to flee the area with him. By the time FBI agents realize the eyewitness is sincere, but mistaken, the young woman has become mixed up with a larger crime in another city. Peter plays the errant, yet charming, boyfriend.
—Slow March Up a Steep Hill (Season 1, Episode 4; Airdate: 10/10/65) … as Wayne Everett Powell
A bank robber in a mask and an old-fashioned suit appears to be recreating specific crimes of decades earlier. This is Peter’s breakthrough to co-star billing after only two years in Hollywood.
W.I.A. Wounded in Action (Airdate: 3/66) … as Pvt. Myers
No available data regarding Pete’s role.
12 O'Clock High (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
—The Hero (Season 1, Episode 32; Airdate: 5/7/65) … as Lt. Ditchik
A WWI flying ace is brought back to duty in WWII by a former subordinate. The hero is revealed as a rogue pilot unwilling to abide by the new rules of team combat. Peter has a small role as a young pilot who falls victim to the legendary ace.
—Appointment at Liege (Season 1, Episode 9; Airdate: 11/20/64) … as Lt. Benning
A new arrival at the airbase is a pilot whose last crew has just been killed on a mission to Liege. Because he wants to bomb the town himself in revenge, he is willing to put his new crew’s life at risk. Peter plays a novice bombardier, first overjoyed by a direct hit, then shocked into insanity by the death of a friend.
The Fugitive (1 episode, 1965)
—Fun and Games and Party Favors (Season 2, Episode 19; Airdate: 1/26/65) … as Buzzy
“The Fugitive” travels America as he searches for the murderer of his wife. In this episode, he is put in charge of a teen party in a wealthy family’s home. Gate-crashers bring trouble and the police. Peter plays the creepiest of the troublemakers.
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
—Dance, Marine, Dance (Season 1, Episode 16; Airdate: 1/8/65) … as Marine at Dance
Sgt. Carter tries to rescue Gomer Pyle from a shady dance studio, but ends up signing a five-year contract himself. Peter appears as a Marine who dances an enthusiastic jitterbug with the teacher near the episode’s end.
—Gomer and the Dragon Lady (Season 1, Episode 8; Airdate: 11/13/64) … as 1st Man
In this series spin-off from The Andy Griffith Show, country-bumpkin Pvt. Gomer Pyle’s good heart always trumps irascible Sgt. Carter’s schemes. In “Dragon Lady,” Carter hopes a female barkeep (played by Barbara Stuart who later appeared in the Alias Smith & Jones episode, “Smiler with a Gun”) will beat up Pyle after he asks for a kiss. Peter apparently exemplified a clean-cut Marine, for he is featured in the crowd in nearly every scene. Look for his face to the right or left of the main speaker.
Combat! (1 episode, 1964)
—Vendetta (Season 3, Episode 2; Airdate: 9/22/64) … as Szigeti
Rescued by a group of Greek soldiers, the Combat team is then forced to help them fulfill a suicidal mission. Peter appears as the wounded American soldier whose life is one price paid for this collaboration.
Channing aka The Young and the Bold (1 episode, 1963)
—The Last Testament of Buddy Crown (Season 1, Episode 12; Airdate: 12/18/63)
A wealthy college student is used by his roommate for money. When the student drowns, the roommate pretends to have been the student’s close friend. This brings him the support of the dead man’s father. Peter plays a brief role in the opening scenes as one of a group hazing the hapless student.