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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.
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.
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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
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
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
― The Twilight Zone
― The Asphalt Jungle
― Blue Light ―
Lost in Space ―
― The Silent Force
― I Spy
― The Dick Van Dyke
Show ― The Wild
Wild West ― Alfred
― 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
The Leech Woman
Evil Roy Slade (1972)
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
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
Welcome to Hard
This Property Is Condemned
Thirteen Hours by Air
Trail of the Lonesome Pine
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
He also made landings on Saipan and Tinian as a Marine in World War
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.
& 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
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'!
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.
Perry Mason (1958-1961)
The Rifleman (1960)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
U.S. Marshal (1959)
The Millionaire (1958)
77 Sunset Strip (1958)
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
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
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
of War 1954
Hell and High Water 1954
Fair Wind to Java 1953
The Pathfinder (1952)
Woman of the North Country
Ten Tall Men (1951)
― Secrets of
Monte Carlo (1951)
― Arch of
A Song to
Some of his TV appearances are
The Rogues ― Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
The Bob Cummings Show
Adventures in Paradise
― Follow the Sun
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
One Step Beyond
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Rough Riders
Born: February 10, 1907,
Died: October 30, 1995, Budapest, Hungary
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