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 This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter B 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.

James Barton ― Stephen Bekassy
 George Bell ― Edward Binns
 William Bishop ― Lovyss Bradley
Jim Breneman ― Diane Brewster
Brad Brown  ― Robert Burton

Alice Backes ― Katherine Bard
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James Barton as Matt 'Pop' Simmons in The Legacy.

He was a former vaudeville song-and-dance man best remembered as Kit Carson in The Time of Your Life. He played Grandpa in The Yellow Sky. He played Fletcher's grandfather in The Misfits.

On television he appeared in The Ford Television Theatre ― Lux Video Theatre ― Studio One ― The Kaiser Aluminum Hour ― Playhouse 90 ― Kraft Television Theatre ― The Rifleman ― The Americans ― Adventures in Paradise ― Naked City ― Frontier Circus.
Bing Crosby considered James Barton to be one his ten favorite performers of all time, alongside names such as Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, and Nat King Cole.

Born: November 1, 1890, Gloucester City, New Jersey
Died: February 19, 1962, Mineola, New York


Arthur Batanides played Little Boy Sherman Old Man Running.
He was the dude that Lou shot.

He became interested in acting after performing stand-up routines in front of fellow GIs in Europe, during World War II. Educated in dramatic art at the Actors' Lab in Los Angeles, followed by extensive stage experience.
In the 1959-1960 season, Batanides appeared in a supporting role as police Sergeant Olivera in the syndicated crime drama, Johnny Midnight, as a New York City actor-turned-private detective.
Batanides guest starred in such series as Crusader ― Zorro Combat! The Twilight ZoneThe Asphalt Jungle Blue Light Lost in Space Mission: Impossible The Silent Force I Spy The Dick Van Dyke Show The Wild Wild WestAlfred Hitchcock Presents Mission: Impossible The Odd Couple Perry Mason Happy Days.

 One of his more recognizable roles was that of the unfortunate Starfleet officer/geologist D'Amato in the Star Trek episode 'That Which Survives'. Among his film credits are The Unearthly — Violent Road — The Leech Woman — Man-Trap —  The Maltese Bippy — Evil Roy Slade (1972)  —  Brannigan (1975). He appeared as Mr. Kirkland in four of the Police Academy film series, and the 6th installment (City Under Siege) was his final acting appearance. He also appeared in The Ten Commandments — Spartacus — Violent Road — The Maltese Bippy — Brannigan — The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case.

He was once married to Midge Ware. Midge was in The Illustrator as Hannah Shaw.

Born: April 9, 1923, Tacoma, Washington
Died: January 10, 2000, Los Angeles, California


Alan Baxter as Sid Fallon, the bully with the knife in The Boarding House.

Baxter attended Williams College, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity
War Service: Baxter served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

He appeared with Chuck in Branded in Romany Roundup as the sheriff.
Alan Baxter's TV career spanned over thirty-five years .
He also appeared in other TV series
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury ― Alias Smith and Jones ― Green Acres ― The Bold Ones: The Lawyers ― Adam-12 ― Bonanza ― Becker ― Get Smart ― Ironside ― Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre ― Run for Your Life ― My Three Sons ― The Monroes ― Daniel Boone ― The Wild Wild West ― Outer Limits.
Some of his movies credits are Willard Chisum Welcome to Hard Times This Property Is Condemned Mary Burns Fugitive Thirteen Hours by Air The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Winged Victory.

Born: November 19, 1908, East Cleveland, Ohio
Died: May 7, 1976, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Hal Baylor played Charlie Crown. in Short Rope for A Tall Man.
He was the son of Ben Crown and the guy so eager to hang our Lucas!

He held the California Heavyweight Boxing Championship, posting a professional record of 52-5.  He also attended Washington State on an athletic scholarship.  His great-great grandfather was the original founder of Baylor University.
He also made landings on Saipan and Tinian as a Marine in World War II.

He is known for A Boy and His Dog (1975), The Set-Up (1949) and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).
His fight with Robert Ryan in The Set-Up is still considered one of the best-choreographed boxing scenes in film history.
His acting career has spanned over thirty years including one hundred and eighty-six credits to his name..  Here is one of those faces you see often, but you don't remember the name.  He has been in a lot of TV classics and had a starring role in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.  He had appeared on Gunsmoke seven times. 

*Father & Son casting.....I saw episode #103 'Short Rope for a Tall Man' the other day, and took an interest in the actor (Hal Baylor) who played Bert Freed's son.  The Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) says that Hal was born in 1918, and Bert was born in 1919.  That's strange casting. In this case the son was older then the father.....go figure!

Born: December 10, 1918, Banner County, Nebraska, Nebraska
Died: January 5, 1998, Los Angeles, California
Thanks Glenn Gilbert for this piddlin' stuff.....keep up the good work! ~ I tip my cowgirl hat to ya'!


Brandon Beach as a Townsman in Day of the Hunter.

 Brandon started out in the 1934 movie, Gentlemen Are Born as the Third Broker. He had appeared in over one hundred movies and several TV Series: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1965) ― Dr. Kildare (1963) Bonanza (1963) Perry Mason (1958-1961) The Rifleman (1960)  ― Bronco (1959) The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1959) U.S. Marshal (1959) The Millionaire (1958) 77 Sunset Strip (1958) The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1958) Death Valley Days (1953) I Love Lucy (1955) Playhouse 90 (1957).

Born: October 18, 1879 in Washington, District of Columbia
Died: November 22, 1974 (age 95) in Costa Mesa, California


Stephen Bekassy as Count Brissard in The Princess.

His acting career has spanned over thirty years and seventy-seven credits to his name. He has appeared in movies such as Beyond the Time Barrier 1960 ― The Light in the Forest ― The Racers 1955 Prisoner of War 1954 Hell and High Water 1954 Fair Wind to Java 1953 The Pathfinder (1952)  Woman of the North Country (1952) Ten Tall Men (1951) Secrets of Monte Carlo (1951) Black Magic 1949Arch of Triumph (1948)A Song to Remember 1945.

Some of his TV appearances are The Rogues ― Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre The Bob Cummings Show Adventures in Paradise Follow the Sun Checkmate Surfside 6 Richard Diamond, Private Detective One Step Beyond Bat Masterson Perry Mason Alfred Hitchcock Presents Pony Express The Millionaire The Rough Riders Tombstone Territory Maverick Panic!  

 Born: February 10, 1907, Nyํregyhแza, Hungary
Died: October 30, 1995, Budapest, Hungary

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