Andrew Prine

Andrew Lewis Prine (born February 14, 1936) is an American film, stage, and television actor.

Andrew Prine
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
Andrew Lewis Prine

(1936-02-14) February 14, 1936
Years active1957–present
Sharon Farrell
(m. 1962; div. 1962)

Brenda Scott (1965–1966; 1968–1969; 1973-1978; divorced)
Heather Lowe (m. 1986)

Early life and career

Prine was born in Jennings, Florida. After graduation from Miami Jackson High School in Miami, Prine made his acting debut three years later in an episode of 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 series Wide Country, a drama about two brothers who are rodeo performers. After Wide Country, Prine continued to work throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and in such television series 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 1960s and 1970s, Prine appeared in supporting roles in a number of films. Prominent among these were three films he made for director Andrew V. McLaglen: The Devil's Brigade (1968), Bandolero! (1968) and Chisum (1970).

During the 1980s and 1990s, Prine continued to work in film and television. 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: Crime Scene Investigation 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 such as Eli Wallach, Harry Carey, Jr., and 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.

Prine received the Golden Boot Award for his body of work in Westerns (in 2001)[3] and two Dramalogue Critics Awards for Best Actor in a leading role.[4]




  1. Parkway Playhouse Archived June 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  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.
  3. "Williamsburg Film Festival Golden Boot Awards". Williamsburg Film Festival. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  4. "Andrew-Pine and Salome Jens Set for ON GOLDEN-POND at Glendale Centre Theatre". Broadway World: Los Angeles. June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
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