‘Alias Smith and Jones’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 3, 2008

Q Whatever happened to the two actors who starred in the 1970s TV series Alias Smith and Jones?
—Elise Payton, Canton, Ohio

Pete Duel and Ben Murphy were the reformed outlaws Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry on Alias Smith and Jones, which aired from 1971 to 1973. During the show's successful first year, Duel died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 31; foul play was initially suspected, but alcoholism and depression were factors in the subsequent ruling of suicide. He was replaced by Roger Davis, who had previously provided the series' narration. Co-star Murphy, now 65, went on to appear in dozens of other TV shows over the years, including episodes of Navy NCIS, JAG, Judging Amy and Cold Case.