Andrew Lewis Prine (born February 14, 1936) is an American film, stage, and television actor. Early life and career [edit ]
Prine was born in
Jennings in Hamilton County in northern Florida. After graduation from Andrew Jackson High School in Miami, Prine made his acting debut three years later in an episode of CBS's . His next role was in the 1959 United States Steel Hour Broadway production of Thomas Wolfe's . Look Homeward, Angel In [1 ] 1962, Prine was cast in Academy Award-nominated film, as The Miracle Worker Helen Keller's older brother, James.
In 1962, Prine landed a lead role with
Earl Holliman in the 28-episode NBC series, , a drama about two brothers who are The Wide Country rodeo performers.
The Wide Country, Prine continued to work throughout the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in films with John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, William Holden, and Dean Martin and on television series such as , Gunsmoke , Bonanza , The Virginian , Wagon Train , Dr. Kildare , Baretta , Hawaii Five-O , and Twelve O'Clock High . He played Dr. Richard Kimble's brother Ray in an important first season episode of The Bionic Woman . During the 1980s and 1990s, Prine continued to work in film and television. In the 1983–84 season, he appeared on The Fugitive , W.E.B. , Dallas , Weird Science , and as Steven in the science fiction miniseries Boone and its sequel V . V: The Final Battle
Most recently, Prine has worked with director
Quentin Tarantino on an Emmy-winning episode of and in CSI with Holly Hunter, Saving Grace and Boston Legal in addition to feature films with Six Feet Under Johnny Knoxville. The Encore Western Channel has featured him on Conversations with Andrew Prine interviewing Hollywood actors like Eli Wallach, Harry Carey, Jr., Patrick Wayne, and film makers such as Mark Rydell with behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
A life member of
The Actors Studio, Prine's stage work includes [2 ] with Long Day's Journey into Night Charlton Heston and Deborah Kerr, , directed by The Caine Mutiny Henry Fonda, and A Distant Bell on Broadway. He has received the Golden Boot Award for his body of work in Westerns and two Best Actor Dramalogue awards. Personal life [edit ]
In 1962, Prine married actress
Sharon Farrell, but the marriage ended a few months later.
He was questioned as a suspect in the November 1963 murder of Karyn Kupcinet. The murder has never been solved.
In 1965, Prine married actress Brenda Scott (born 1943), but that union ended after one month. Prine and Scott remarried in 1966; that union also resulted in
divorce. While divorced, Prine and Scott co-starred as brother and sister, along with Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Kelly Corcoran, and Glenn Corbett in the NBC western series (1966–1967), which featured stories of a pioneer family in The Road West Kansas. Hays played Prine's stepmother in the series, though she is only three years his senior. Prine is currently married to actress Heather Lowe, whom he wed in 1986. [ ] citation needed Filmography [edit ] Television [edit ] (1 episode, 1957) U.S. Steel Hour (1 episode, 1960) Playhouse 90 (1 episode, 1960) Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1 episode, "Sour Annie", 1960) Overland Trail (1 episode, 1960) Peter Gunn The DuPont Show of the Month (1 episode, 1961) (2 episodes, 1960–1961) Have Gun — Will Travel ( Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1 episode, 1962) (1 episode, 1962) The Defenders Alcoa Premiere (2 episodes, 1961–1962) The New Breed (1 episode, 1962) (1 episode, 1962) Ben Casey The Wide Country (28 episodes, 1962–1963) Vacation Playhouse (1 episode, 1963) (3 episodes, 1962–1963) Gunsmoke (1 episode, 1963) The Lieutenant (1 episode, 1963) The Great Adventure (1964) Advance to the Rear Profiles in Courage (1 episode, 1964) aka Wagon Train Major Adams, Trail Master (2 episodes, 1964–1965) (1 episode, 1965) Combat! (1 episode, 1965) Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode, 1965) Bonanza (7 episodes, 1963–1965) Dr. Kildare Convoy (1 episode, 1965) (2 episodes, 1964–1965) Twelve O'Clock High (2 episodes, 1964–1965) The Fugitive The Road West (Unknown episodes, 1966) (1 episode, 1966) Tarzan (1 episode, 1967) The Invaders (1 episode, 1968) Daniel Boone (1 episode, 1968) Felony Squad (2 episodes, 1968) Ironside (5 episodes, 1965–1969) The Virginian (1 episode, 1969) Love, American Style Insight (1 episode, 1970) (2 episodes, 1968–1970) Lancer (2 episodes, 1968–1970) The Name of the Game (1 episode, 1970) Matt Lincoln (1 episode, 1970) The Most Deadly Game (1 episode, 1970) Dan August (1 episode, 1971) The Courtship of Eddie's Father Dr. Simon Locke aka Police Surgeon (1 episode, 1971) (3 episodes, 1968–1973) The F.B.I. (1 episode, 1973) The Delphi Bureau (1 episode, 1974) Kung Fu (1 episode, 1974) Banacek (1 episode, 1974) Hawkins (2 episodes, 1973–1974) Barnaby Jones (2 episodes, 1971–1974) Cannon (1 episode, 1974) Amy Prentiss (1 episode, 1975) Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1 episode, 1975) Barbary Coast (1 episode, 1975) Hawaii Five-O The Family Holvak (2 episodes, 1975) (1 episode, 1976) Riding With Death (2 episodes, 1975–1976) Baretta (1 episode, 1977) Quincy, M.E. (1977) Tail Gunner Joe Hunter (1 episode, 1977) (1 episode, 1977) The Bionic Woman The Last of the Mohicans (1977) Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. aka The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle (1977) Abe Lincoln: Freedom Fighter (1978) W.E.B. (5 episodes, 1978) Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978) Flying High (1 episode, 1979) Mind Over Murder (1979) (2 episodes, 1979) The Littlest Hobo M Station: Hawaii (1980) Callie & Son aka Callie and Son aka Rags to Riches (1981) A Small Killing (1981) (1 episode, Undated) Darkroom (1 episode, 1982) Hart to Hart (1 episode, 1983) The Fall Guy aka V V: The Original Miniseries (1983) as A.W. Holly in "The Graduation" (1983) Boone (1 episode, 1984) Trapper John, M.D. No Earthly Reason (1984) They're Playing with Fire (1984) (1984) V: The Final Battle (2 episodes, 1984) Matt Houston (1 episode, 1984) Cover Up And the Children Shall Lead aka Wonderworks: And the Children Shall Lead (1985) (2 episodes, 1986) Danger Bay aka Paradise Guns of Paradise (1 episode, 1988) (1 episode, 1989) Dallas aka Freddy's Nightmares Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series (2 episode, 1989) (1 episode, 1990) In the Heat of the Night (4 episodes, 1984–1991) Murder, She Wrote (1 episode, 1991) Parker Lewis Can't Lose Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991) (1 episode, 1991) Matlock (1 episode, 1992) FBI: The Untold Stories Room for Two (26 episodes, 1992) (1 episode, 1993) Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1 episode, 1993) Star Trek: The Next Generation Scattered Dreams aka Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story (1993) (1 episode, 1994) Married... with Children (Unknown episodes, 1994–1996) Weird Science (1 episode, 1995) Night Stand with Dick Dietrick The Avenging Angel (1995) (1 episode, 1995) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine University Hospital (1 episode, 1995) (1 episode, 1995) Pointman (1 episode, 1996) Baywatch Nights (1 episode, 1996) Melrose Place aka Walker, Texas Ranger Walker (1 episode, 1997) (1 episode, 1997) Silk Stalkings (1 episode, 1999) JAG (2000) The Miracle Worker (2001) James Dean (2 episodes, 2004) Six Feet Under (2005) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode, 2006) Boston Legal (1 episode, 2008) Saving Grace References [edit ] ^ Parkway Playhouse ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 279. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. External links [edit ]