Peter Duryea

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Peter Duryea
Peter Duryea 1971.jpg
Duryea in 1971
Born(1939-07-14)July 14, 1939
Los Angeles, California, USA
DiedMarch 24, 2013(2013-03-24) (aged 73)
British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1963–1986
 
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Peter Duryea
Peter Duryea 1971.jpg
Duryea in 1971
Born(1939-07-14)July 14, 1939
Los Angeles, California, USA
DiedMarch 24, 2013(2013-03-24) (aged 73)
British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1963–1986

Peter Duryea (July 14, 1939 - March 24, 2013) was an American actor. He was best known for appearing in the original pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, "The Cage", portions of which were reused in "The Menagerie," as Lieutenant Jose Tyler. His father, Dan Duryea (1907–1968), was also an actor. Dan Duryea [father] and Peter Duryea [son] appeared in two western films together: Taggart (1964) and The Bounty Killer (1965). AS the son of veteran actor , he acted in around thirty films and television guest-star roles, throughout the 1960s. Peter Duryea was at first intended to be a regular performer on the then-new Star Trek which he was therefore thrilled to be cast in, saying, "A TV series will be good for me, so early in my career." When Star Trek was recast for its second pilot ), however, Duryea was devastated to be dropped from the show. "It knocked me out," he later admitted to The North Adams Transcript. "When I lost that role, I cried for two weeks."

Career[edit]

Peter Duryea's other television credits include: appearances on Kraft Suspense Theatre (1964, with Robert Pine), The Outer Limits (1964, with James Doohan, Keith Andes, Skip Homeier, and Jason Wingreen), the "Man in a Chariot" episode of The Fugitive (1964, with Stewart Moss, Edward Madden, and Gene Lyons), Dragnet (1968, with Jack Sheldon), The Name of the Game (1969, with Ed Peck, Nancy Kovack and Robert Lansing), and Family Affair (1971, with Brian Keith). His film credits include: assistant director for The Carpetbaggers (1964, with William Meader, James B. Sikking, Ed McCready, and Paul Baxley), and appearances in Taggart (1964, with George Murdock and Tony Young), Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1965, 1966, with Robert Pine, Michael Sarrazin, Lawrence Montaigne and Tom Troupe), The Virginian (1966, with Robert Pine and Alfred Ryder), and Twelve O'Clock High (1966, with Michael Barrier and Robert Walker, Jr.),who also worked on Star Trek.

Later life[edit]

Following his father's death in 1968, Peter Duryea began to look for another route in life. In 1973, he moved to Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, Canada. With his partner, Jan Bryan, Duryea developed a documentary production company specializing in ecological and social awareness, as well as the Guiding Hands Recreation Society, a non-profit society with the aim of promoting the value of nature. Duryea also worked as the guide for the Kootenay Lake Heritage Boat Tours. Peter Duryea was the head a non-profit society called Guiding Hands Recreation Society which hosted a peaceful getaway called the Tipi Camp,[1] located in the West Kootenay area of British Columbia, Canada. Groups and individuals book time at the Tipi Camp to reflect in a gentle collection of tipis along an idyllic lake. People travel from all over North America to participate in many of the different programs available at the Tipi Camp. Some of the more popular programs are the "W.I.S.E Camp" (Wilderness Immersion for Self-Esteem) and the annual Yoga Retreats. The "W.I.S.E Camp" is intended for teenagers and emphasizes self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment. The closest town is Nelson.[2]

Peter Duryea died on March 24, 2013.[3]

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