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Peter Whitney appeared in nine
episodes of The Rifleman ―
'Eddie's Daughter' as
Tracey Blanch, he's the big dude who came looking for Lil ―
'Mail Order Groom' as John
Jupiter, he was the 'Mail Order Groom', the one that Jess
Profit (John Anderson) kept picking on ―
'Heller' as Andrew
Bechtol, the mean stepfather ― 'Strange Town' as Ott Droshek,
he ran the Strange Town ―
Queue' as Vince Fergus, again he was the bully, the instigator
who picked on Wang Chi ―
From Tucson' as John Holliver, he was the cowboy who came back
for revenge ― 'Lou Mallory' as Neb
Jackman, the Pa of the Jackman clan ―
'Gun Shy' as Vantine,
he was the man who was holding Lou hostage ―
'Which Way'd They Go?'
as Ned Jackman, the Pa of the Jackman clan.
Peter Whitney (Nebeneezer
Jackman) & Colan Carter (Haslim Jackman) both played the
same character in 'Lou Mallory' ― 'Which Way'd They Go?'
This is an article from Look Magazine June 21, 1960.
"The Star Stands In" — from 'Heller'
Peter was of German
ancestry and educated at Exeter Academy. He eventually moved
to the Los Angeles area and trained with the Pasadena
In the 1958-1959 season,
Whitney had a co-starring role as Buck Sinclair, a former
sergeant of the Union Army, in all thirty-nine episodes of
the ABC western series, The Rough Riders.
He made his acting debut
in films 1941 ― Underground (1941) ― Nine Lives Are Not Enough
(1941) ― Blues in the Night (1941) ― Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
― Mr. Skeffington (1944).
Peter played two of his most
notorious roles at war's end, that of murderous hillbilly
twins Mert and Bert Fleagle in the riotous Fred MacMurray
comedy Murder, He Says (1945) ― Three Strangers
(1946) ― The
Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) ― Blonde Alibi (1946)
― The Brute
Whitney appeared on many
TV Series ― Colt .45 ― Maverick ―
Lawman ― Cheyenne ― Perry Mason ― The Public Defender ― Gunsmoke
― The Adventures of Superman ― City Detective ― Fury ― My Friend Flicka
― The Californians ― Sheriff of Cochise ― Behind Closed Doors
― Northwest Passage ― Tate ― Tombstone
Territory ― Johnny Ringo ―Riverboat ― Bourbon Street Beat
Alaskans ― Overland Trail ― The Rebel ― The Islanders ―
Adventures in Paradise ― Straightaway ― Wagon Train ― The
Untouchables ― Bonanza ― The Monkees ― The Beverly Hillbillies
Rawhide ― Hawaii Five-O.
His final role was as a
grave robber in writer Rod Serling's Night Gallery / 'Deliveries
in the Rear'.
died of a heart attack shortly afterwards at the age of
fifty-five in Santa Barbara, California.
Birth Name: Peter King Engle
Born May 24, 1916 in Long Branch, New Jersey
Died March 30, 1972 in Santa Barbara, California of a heart attack
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