We have to report that long-time veteran character actor ANDREW PRINE has passed away. The actor known for his plethora of Western film roles and variety of genre appearances died on Monday. He was 86.
He was in Paris on vacation with his wife, Heather Lowe. He passed away from natural causes.
The son of a Pullman conductor, Andrew Lewis Prine was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Jennings, Florida. He graduated from Miami Jackson High School and attended the University of Miami on a theater scholarship but dropped out and headed to New York to pursue acting.
He began his career in 1955 with a small turn in the film, To Hell And Back, and then acted in many roles for episodic television including Playhouse 90, One Step Beyond, Peter Gunn, Thriller, and so many more.
He became known for his Westerns in both film and TV with roles in Tombstone Territory, Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, Bandolero!, only to name a handful.
Genre fans know him from his many appearances in such film and TV shows such as The Invaders, Simon King of the Witches, Crypt of the Living Dead, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Grizzly, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Bionic Woman, The Evil, Darkroom, Amityville II: The Possession, V, V: The Final Battle, Freddy’s Nightmares, The Lords Of Salem, and several others.
Prine loved to act and worked pretty much non-stop his entire career, which spanned nearly 200 roles in film and TV. Those not in the know may not have known his name but was readily recognizable in a great many roles.
Andrew Prine was an actor that I’ve seen since the day I was born in numerous films and shows too many to mention. I grew up with him and will always remember the happiness he game me and so many others with what he did. He will not be forgotten.
Rest In Peace Andrew Prine Born February 14, 1936 – Died October 31, 2022
Source: The Hollywood Reporter