Andrew Prine

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Andrew Prine
Andrew Prine 2010.jpg
Andrew Prine attending the "Night of 100 Stars" for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on March 7, 2010
Born Andrew Lewis Prine
(1936-02-14) February 14, 1936 (age 79)
Jennings, Florida, U.S.
Years active 1957–present
Spouse(s) Sharon Farrell (1962–1962; divorced)
Brenda Scott (1965–1966; 1968–1969; 1973-1978 divorced)
Heather Lowe (1986–present)

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 Miami Jackson High School in Miami, Prine made his acting debut three years later in an episode of CBS's United States Steel Hour. His next role was in the 1959 Broadway production of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel.[1] In 1962, Prine was cast in Academy Award-nominated film, The Miracle Worker as Helen Keller's older brother, James.

In 1962, Prine landed a lead role with Earl Holliman in the 28-episode NBC series, The Wide Country, a drama about two brothers who are rodeo performers.

After 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, Twelve O'Clock High, and The Bionic Woman. He played Dr. Richard Kimble's brother Ray in an important first season episode of The Fugitive. During the 1980s and 1990s, Prine continued to work in film and television. In the 1983–84 season, he appeared on W.E.B., Dallas, Weird Science, Boone, and as Steven in the science fiction miniseries V and its sequel V: The Final Battle.

Most recently, Prine has worked with director Quentin Tarantino on an Emmy-winning episode of CSI and in Saving Grace with Holly Hunter, Boston Legal and Six Feet Under in addition to feature films with 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,[2] Prine's stage work includes Long Day's Journey into Night with Charlton Heston and Deborah Kerr, The Caine Mutiny, directed by 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.[citation needed]

Three years later, in 1965, Prine married actress Brenda Scott (born 1943), but that union ended after one month. Prine and Scott remarried in 1966, but that union also resulted in divorce.[citation needed]

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 The Road West (1966–1967), which featured stories of a pioneer family in Kansas. Hays played Prine's stepmother in the series, although she was only three years his senior.[citation needed]

In 1973, Prine and Scott tried marriage yet again, but the third time was not the charm, and they eventually divorced for good, after a five-year commitment, in 1978.[citation needed]

Prine has been married to his present wife, actress Heather Lowe, since 1986.




  1. ^ Parkway Playhouse
  2. ^ 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. 

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