"You should have seen the stunned expression on my mother's face when I announced I wanted to be an actor," recalls Pete Duel. "She must've thought I was joking because for years she was convinced I was going to become a doctor!"
Actually, it's not at all surprising that Mrs. Deuel expected her son to eventually practice medicine, because the Deuel's background boasts of six generations of doctors! But Pete knew that medicine was not intended for him, and instead found a theatrical career inviting and challenging.
Pete enrolled in various drama workshops and had his first major break in "Wounded in Action" filmed on location in the Philippines. Upon his return to the United States, job offers were cropping up everywhere, and Pete landed the leading role on the comedy series "Love on a Rooftop" with Judy Carne. This led to additional TV appearances, and eventually his second series, "Alias Smith and Jones".
Pete is very much a romantic and enjoys
writing poetry and selecting little gifts for the girls he's close
to. On days off he can easily be found sporting his favorite jeans,
and out somewhere car-racing or camping in the great outdoors.
Being close to nature is important to Pete, and he says nothing
will ever get him to believe otherwise!
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