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This is a list of
character actors whose last name ending in the letter A has appeared
on The Rifleman — One Time Only. Whether they have appeared one time
only or 168 times, they are just as important as the main characters
and/or anyone else involved in The Rifleman. This is just a small
tribute to those great many characters actors.
of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the
actors that appeared on
They're among the most popular and recognizable actors. They may not
be A-list stars, but they do something many actors don't. They
worked all the time.
AMelvin F. Allen ― Henry Amargo
Ed Ames — James Anderson
Herb Armstrong ― Phyllis Avery
John Abbott —
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Melvin F. Allen as the wrangler in
He was the guy in
the beginning of the episode that Duke Jennings had the
Besides The Rifleman Mel appeared in The Big
Valley six times. He also appeared in The Return
of Dracula — Long Time Gone — The A-Team — The Greatest
American Hero — The Waltons — The Rockford Files — ABC
Afterschool Specials as Mr. Phelps — Cannon — Shazam! —
Kojak — Ironside.
Born: November 23, 1933
in Los Angeles, California
Died: September 1, 1992 (age 58) in Los Angeles, California
Allin played Tom Burroughs in
He was the one who asked the
question in the Cattlemen's Association meeting why the
Senator was coming to North Fork.
Allin was an actor, known for Call to Danger ― Nichols ― Showdown ― Police Story.
Call to Danger was a TV pilot that in 1968.
Although the show was favorably received by CBS, the
network decided that they would rather have Peter Graves
replace Stephen Hill as the star of Mission
Impossible than start a whole new series from
Born: October 6, 1919 in Vermillion, South
Died: March 15, 1999 (age 79) in Dallas, Texas
played the lady killed by Jason Gowdy in
the opening scene of
Her acting career spanned over
twenty five years with ninety-eight credits to her
Jean Allison primarily guest starred in episodes of
various television series between the late 1950s
through the mid-1980s.
She was happy in her mothering role for many years
and never returned to acting.
Born: October 24,
1929, New York City, New York
John Alvin played Applegate, the Deputy in
He was the deputy and
the one who found Mark at the pond.
John Alvin was an
American film, stage and television actor. He appeared
in over 25 films for Warner Brothers and numerous
television and theater roles throughout his career,
which spanned from the 1940s to the 1990s.
He was in Milk Money in 1994. He appeared
in Somewhere in Time as young Arthur's Father.
Alvin later enjoyed a separate television career, which
spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s. His television credits
included various roles on Leave It to Beaver ― All in the
Murder, She Wrote
Starsky and Hutch ―
The Incredible Hulk and I Spy.
Alvin's also appeared in numerous television
commercial and advertising for such products as Mattel, H&R
Block, McDonald's, Porsche and Audi.
Born: October 24, 1917, Chicago, IL
Died: February 27, 2009, Thousand Oaks, California
Henry Amargo as Juanin in 'Baranca'
He was the one who took Micah out to the Sanchez's Ranch.
He was an known for I
Spy ―The Outsider
The Magnificent Seven
Never So Few
― Pork Chop Hill
Wild and the Innocent
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Naked and the Dead.
Born: July 18, 1933 in San Diego, California
Died: September 24, 1978 (age 45) in San Diego, California
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