Jack Prince, also knowns as John Upchurch, had been training at singing from an early age which helped him land significant roles later in his career. His first projects on Broadway started in the 1950s, where he played minor roles were, "Guys and Dolls”, "Marryin' Sam”, "Nicely Nicely Johnson", "Lil' Abner" and "Destry Rides Again". This is considered his first step towards a huge career.
He made good friends with Andy Griffith, who had the title role in the famous show while playing a small role in “Destry”. The Andy Griffith show, where Prince played a short yet important role, started to air on TV in the early 1960s.
His last known appearance was on TNN's "Nashville Now!" in September of 1991, which was a reunion of many of "The Andy Griffith Show" cast members. Prince received a standing ovation for the two songs he sang.