Don Pedro Colley was born 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, SRT in George Lucas’ THX 1138 and as Sheriff Little in the TV series, Dukes of Hazard.
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