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Pete Prlain Edit Profile

actor , Producer , writer

Pete Prlain, American Producer, writer, actor. Recipient Graduate assistantship, U. Denver, 1948, Graduate fellowship, 1949, Engery Innovation award, United States Department Energy, Washington, 1979. Founder, president Dads Against Drugs, Portland, 1990. First lieutenant United States Army, 1943-1945, Burma. Member SAG, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Rotary International, Masons, Shriners, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Prlain, Pete was born on November 28, 1924 in Butte, Montana, United States. Son of Trifko Luka and Angela (Medin) Prlain.

Education

Bachelor in Drama, English, Denver University, 1948. Master of Arts in Drama, English, Denver University, 1949.

Career

Actor, Chataqua Players Traveling Company, 1931-1932;actor, "Manhunt" Screen Gems, Los Angeles, 1959-1960;actor, producer, How To with Pete, Portland, Oregon, since 1976;drama teacher, Harlowton & Flathead High Schools, Montana, 1950-1953;owner, builder, Prlain Construction, Portland, 1962-1974;energy consultant, Gerber Advertising, Portland General Elec., 1977-1983;performer, Homeshows, various United States cities, since 1977;owner, manager, Washco Building Supply, Portland, 1974-1978.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer: How To With Pete, since 1972. Author: (book) How To With Wood, 1983. Columnist: (syndicated) How To With Pete, since 1979.

      (building supply journal) Selling Points, 1985-1988. Producer, actor (in-store video tapes), since 1982. Host (talk show) America Remodels with Pete Prlain, 1992-1996.

      Frontline freelance television reporter, Bosnia.

Membership

Founder, president Dads Against Drugs, Portland, 1990. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1943-1945, Burma. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Rotary International, Masons, Shriners, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: carpentry, woodworking, gardening and cooking.

Connections

Married Jeanne Adell Freeser, July 27, 1952. Children: Mari Jane, Stevan, David, Mark.

father:
Trifko Luka Prlain

mother:
Angela (Medin) Prlain

spouse:
Jeanne Adell Freeser

children:
Mari Jane Prlain

Stevan Prlain

David Prlain

Mark Prlain