Sunday, October 15, 2017

A very versatile actor

Don Pedro Colley was born August 30th, 1938 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Muriel and Pete Colley. His father played piano, and his mother was active in politics in the area.  Don Pedro attended Klamath Union High School. He was active in athletics, playing football, and especially enjoying track and field. He also tried out for the 1960 Olympics in discus, placing 6th. Don Pedro attended University of Oregon, studying architecture.

He became interested in acting by accident, after joining some friends for a play rehearsal. He is probably best known for his roles of Gideon in the series, Daniel Boone, in the Beneath the Planet of the Apes film as Ongaro, and as "Sheriff Little" in the TV series, "Dukes of Hazard".

Source: IMDb

Black Caesar (1973)

Herbie Rides Again (1974)

THX 1138 (1971)

  • Piranha (1995) - (TV) Leonard
  • Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994) - (TV) Virgil
  • Quest of the Delta Knights (1993) - Black Spy
  • The Blue Iguana (1988) - Boat Captain
  • The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) - (TV Series) Sheriff "Big" Ed Little (Chickasaw County) (1981–1984)
  • Casino (1980) - (TV) Sam
  • Starsky and Hutch (1977) - (TV) Papa Theodore
  • Space Academy (1977) - (TV) Dramon
  • Little House on the Prairie (1977) - (TV) Dr. Tane
  • Herbie Rides Again (1974) - Barnstorff
  • Sugar Hill (1974) - Baron Samedi
  • Black Caesar (1973) - Crawdaddy
  • The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) - Morumba
  • The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972) - Joshua
  • Crosscurrent (1971) (TV) - Freddie Trench
  • Adam-12 (1971) - T. Leeland Sabeth
  • Believe in Me (1971) - Man
  • THX 1138 (1971) - SRT
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) - Ongaro
  • Here Come the Brides (1969) (TV Series) - Ox
  • The Virginian (1968) (TV Series) - Ira Diller
  • Daniel Boone (1964) (TV Series) - Gideon (1968–1969)

Website: Don's Website

Don, Veronica & Darby

A Sunday afternoon movie...

The Light In The Forest

Friends Forever

Here's Veronica, Darby and Don together!

The many faces of Don Pedro Colley

Don Pedro Colley - An Interview

Don Pedro Colley (born 30 August 1938, died October 10, 2017) was an American actor.

Colley was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Muriel and Pete Colley. He attended Klamath Union High School and actively played American football and track & field (athletics), which led to an unsuccessful try-out for the 1960 Summer Olympics. He later attended the University of Oregon and studied architecture.

Later, he became a theatre member and spent five years learning his craft in various productions in San Francisco.

Some of his better known roles include Gideon on Daniel Boone, Ongaro in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, SRT in George Lucas' THX 1138, and Sheriff Little in the 1980s TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.

Goodbye Gideon - You Will Be Missed

Our sympathy goes out to the family as we learned Don Pedro Colley, a.k.a. our Gideon, passed away October 10, 2017.

Here's a link to a site providing further details: