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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 Neb 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
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
In the mid-50s, TV took
over the biggest part of Peter's career. He appeared in just
about every popular western and crime drama there was
including ― Colt .45 (1958) ― Maverick
Lawman (1960-61) ― Cheyenne (1958-61) ― Perry Mason
(1961-65) ― The Public Defender (1954) ― Gunsmoke
(1955-65) ― The Adventures of Superman (1954) ― City Detective
(1954) ― Fury (1959) ― My Friend Flicka (1955)
― The Californians (1957-58) ― Sheriff of Cochise
(1957) ― Behind Closed Doors
(1958) ― Northwest Passage (1959) ― Tate (1960) ― Tombstone
Territory (1957) ― Johnny Ringo (1959) ― Riverboat
(1959) ― Bourbon Street Beat
(1959) ― The
Alaskans (1960) ― Overland Trail (1960) ― The Rebel
(1961) ― The Islanders (1960) ―
Adventures in Paradise (1960-61) ― Straightaway (1961) ― Wagon Train
(1958-65) ― The
Untouchables (1960-63) ― Bonanza (1960-71) ― The Monkees
(1967) ― The Beverly Hillbillies
Rawhide (1960) ― Hawaii Five-O (1970).
His final role was as a
grave robber in writer Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1972) /
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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