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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.
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the character actors that appeared on The Rifleman.
 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.

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Ed Ames James Anderson
Herb Armstrong ― Phyllis Avery

John Abbott Virginia Aldridge
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Ed Ames played Lee Coyle in Quiet Night, Deadly Night.
He was the stranger, the wanted man in town.

Actor | Soundtrack

Ed is best known for his television role as Mingo on the Daniel Boone TV series. Which also starred Patricia Blair.

He and his three brothers had a singing quartet. They were particularly famous in the 1950s for their traditional pop music hits. They would tour army bases when they were offered a job at the Foxes and Hounds nightclub, one of the fanciest clubs in Boston. As a solo recording artist for RCA Victor in the 1960s, he had four top-twenty hits on the national charts, Try to Remember and Time, Time, My Cup Runneth Over and Who Will Answer? Ed has sang title songs to three movies The War Wagon (1967) ― Man on Fire (1957) and Forever, Darling (1955).

He has appeared in eighteen TV series and two made for TV movies: The Marshal (1995) ― Jake and the Fatman (1990) In the Heat of the Night (1988) Murder, She Wrote (1985)  Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1979)  The Wide World of Mystery (1975) Kodiak (1974) McCloud (1974) The Starlost (1973) The Ed Sullivan Show 1967-1969) Cricket on the Hearth (1967-TV Movie) The Danny Thomas Hour (1967) Androcles and the Lion (1967-TV Movie) The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963) Redigo (1963) The Rifleman (1962) Mike Hammer (1958)  State Trooper (1957).

Born: July 9, 1927 (age 88), Malden, Massachusetts
 


Fancy is played by Robert Anacher in The Baby Sitter.

This was taken from the ABC Television Network Photo Division
 Press Information Sheet Yes Fancy really was a boy!



Luana Anders as Lisabeth Bishop in Shivaree.

Actress | Writer | Soundtrack

Her writting credits are Fire on the Amazon (1993) ― Limit Up (screenplay - 1989) ― One from the Heart (additional dialogue - 1981 - uncredited).

She appeared in over 40 movies:  Reform School Girl (1957) ―The Notorious Mr. Monks (1958) ― The Man Who Died Twice (1958)Life Begins at 17 (1958)The FBI Story (1959)  Night Tide (1961) Ellen SandsThe Pit and the Pendulum (1961)The Young Racers (1963) Dementia 13 (1963)Sex and the College Girl (1964)Mondo Keyhole (1966 -Voice, Uncredited) The Trip (1967)Games (1967)How Sweet It Is! (1968)Easy Rider (1969)  That Cold Day in the Park (1969)The Manipulator (1971)Greaser's Palace (1972)When the Legends Die (1972)The Last Detail (1973)The Killing Kind (1973)Shampoo (1975)The Missouri Breaks (1976) Goin' South (1978) ― The Paraclete (1979 - Short)Board and Care (1980 - Short)One from the Heart (1981) Personal Best (1982)Irreconcilable Differences (1984)Movers & Shakers (1985) You Can't Hurry Love (1988)Limit Up (1989) The Two Jakes (1990)Doppelganger (1993)  Nowhere to Run (1993)Heart and Souls (1993)Criminal Passion (1994)Wild Bill (1995)Point of Betrayal (1996) American Stray  (1996)  ― Cannes Man (1997).

Luana TV appearances are: Dragnet (1956) ― The Restless Gun (1957) Letter to Loretta (1958)Cimarron City (1959)The Rifleman (1959)M Squad (1959)Sugarfoot (1959)Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959-1960)Lawman (1960)The Islanders (1961)
Rawhide (1961)
Ben Casey (1962-1963)The Eleventh Hour (1963)The Greatest Show on Earth (1963)The Outer Limits (1964)
Vacation Playhouse (1966)
The Andy Griffith Show (1957)That Girl (1966-1967)Accidental Family (1967)Dragnet (1967-1968)
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Adam-12 (1968)My Friend Tony(1969)Mayberry R.F.D. (1969)Ironside (1971)Evil Roy Slade (1972)
Bonanza (1972)
Mannix (1972)Firehouse (1974)Little House on the Prairie (1977)The Next Step Beyond (1978)Hunter (1990)Switched at Birth (1991-TV Movie)Santa Barbara (1991-1992)In Sickness and in Health (1992-TV Movie).

Jack Nicholson remembered her in his Academy Award acceptance speech for best actor in As Good as It Gets.
In his book, Stephen King: On Writing, Stephen King cited her as one of his movie matinee idols.

Birth Name: Born: Luana Margo Anderson
 Her nickname was Lu

Born: May 12, 1938, New York City, New York
Died: July 21, 1996, Mar Vista, Los Angeles, California
Luana Anders Find A Grave
She died of breast cancer aged 58
 


Keith Andes played Renolds in The Debt.
He's the guy who saved Mark twice.

Actor | Soundtrack

He attended Oxford University and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity, in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in education. While at Temple he did not participate in the university's theater program, but spent his time working as a disc jockey for radio stations KYW, WFIL, and WIP. After graduating from Temple he studied voice at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. He was known for his baritone.

His acting career spanned twenty five years with sixty-nine credits to his name.

His first appearance was in (1944) Winged Victory as a Flyer. Some of his other movies were The Farmer's Daughter (1947) ― A Life at Stake (1955) ―  Split Second (1952) ― Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) ― Clash by Night (1952) ― Project X (1949) ― The Great Waltz (1955-TV Movie) ― Pillars of the Sky (1956) ― Back from Eternity (1956) ― Away All Boats (1956) ― Damn Citizen (1958) ― The Girl Most Likely (1957) ― Interlude (1957) ― Surrender - Hell! (1959) ― Akuta (1967) ― Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) ― Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) ― The Ultimate Impostor (1979-TV Movie) ― Blinded by the Light (1980-TV Movie). In 1956 he starred in a pilot for a TV Series, Dr Mike, that was not picked up.

He appeared with Chuck in Branded in Price of a Name.

TV Series - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1980)
The Magical World of Disney (1976)Caribe (1975)Cannon (1972-1975)  Search (1973)Dan August (1971)The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1970) Gunsmoke (1973)Petticoat Junction (1970)Birdman (TV Series) 1967-1968I Spy (1967)Star Trek (1967) The Andy Griffith Show (1967) Daniel Boone (1967)Paradise Bay (1966-65)The Lucy Show (1963-1965)Branded (1965)1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)Valentine's Day (TV Series) (1965)Death Valley Days (1965)The Littlest Hobo (1964)Mickey (1964)The Outer Limits (1964)77 Sunset Strip (1964)Glynis (1963)Vacation Playhouse (1963)G.E. True (1963)This Man Dawson (1959-1960)Alcoa Theatre (1959)The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1958)Goodyear Theatre (1958)Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1958)Playhouse 90 (1957)Conflict (1957)Sheriffs of the USA (1956)Max Liebman Spectaculars (1956)Producers' Showcase (1956)The Loretta Young Show (1956) Matinee Theatre (1955)The Ford Television Theatre (1955) Celebrity Playhouse (1955).

Born: July 12, 1920, Ocean City, New Jersey
Died: November 11, 2005, Newhall, California
Suffering from cancer, he committed suicide by asphyxiation.
His remains were donated to medical science.
Keith Andes Find A Grave



James Anderson played Johnny Denver in The Grasshopper.
He was the bad guy who shot Nathaniel.

James Anderson was sometimes billed as Kyle James.

He also appeared with Chuck in Branded (1965-1966) as Lt. Garrett - Now Join the Human RaceNice Day for a Hanging as Frank Allison.

He is probably best known for his role as "Bob" Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), which also starred Paul Fix.

James Anderson made over 150 appearances, mostly in television and several films between 1941 and 1969. He appeared in a number of westerns throughout his career, often playing a gun for hire or outlaw. He would also occasionally play bit parts as store keepers and a frontier scout. James died before the release of his final two films, The Ballad of Cable Hogue in 1970 and Little Big Man also in 1970. His performance in Five (1951) as one of the survivors of a nuclear attack was great and another as a redneck farmer in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), but it's for his western roles in films and on TV that Anderson is best known.

Died before the release of his final two films, Sam Peckinpah's The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) and the Dustin Hoffman epic Little Big Man (1970).

Born: July 13, 1921 in Wetumpka, Alabama
Died: September 14, 1969 (age 48) in Billings, Montana of a heart attack.
James Anderson Find A Grave

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