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

Alice Backes ― Katherine Bard
James Barton ― Stephen Bekassy
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George Bell as a card player in The Baby Sitter

He started out as a Deputy in Bandits and Ballads (1939). From 1939 to 1953 be appeared in a lot of B-Westerns.
Some of his TV appearances are Temple Houston (1963) ― Rawhide (1963) The Virginian (1963)The Magical World of Disney (1959-1961)Bonanza (1960-1961) Tombstone Territory (1960) The Rifleman (1959)Laramie (1959) Riverboat (1959) Maverick (1957-1959)  Mackenzie's Raiders (1958-1959)The Restless Gun (1957-1959) The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1956-1959) Frontier Doctor (1958) Zorro (1958) Sugarfoot (1957) Schlitz Playhouse (1957)State Trooper (1956) Soldiers of Fortune (1955) Stories of the Century (1954-1955).

His most current movies are: He Rides Tall (1964) ― Rio Bravo (1959) ― The Left Handed Gun (1958) ― Gun Glory (1957) ― Last Stagecoach West (1957)  ― Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) ― Hell's Crossroads (1957) Utah Blaine (1957) Drango (1957) Duel at Apache Wells (1957) The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955) Two Guns and a Badge (1954) The Black Dakotas (1954) Broken Lance (1954) Johnny Guitar (1954) The Forty-Niners (1954) Calamity Jane (1953) Gunsmoke (1953) Pony Express (1953).

Birth Name: Oren C. Bell
Born: October 9, 1898 in Amarillo, Texas
Died: October 2, 1969 (age 70) in Los Angeles County, California
 


William ‘Billy’ Benedict as Dave Prentice in Smoke Screen.
He was the man who Lucas asked to look for Mark.

Besides The Rifleman, Billy appeared with Chuck in Branded/Coward Dies Many Times (1966).

His acting career spans over fifty years and over three-hundred credits to his name.

He was a newsboy and a plumber's assistant before he entered films as a youngster in the mid-1930s. While in Los Angeles, he auditioned for a movie studio and was immediately hired for a seven-year contract. He played 'Skinny' in some of the East Side Kids films about the exploits of a tough gang of New York youths. In the 1940s and 1950s, he made regular appearances as 'Whitey' in the Bowery Boys films, popular successors to the East Side Kids series. He also appeared in many other movies, including The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) ― The Hanging Tree (1959)  
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
Lover Come Back (1961) Dear Heart (1964) Zebra in the Kitchen (1965) The Hallelujah Trail (1965) Harlow (1965) What Am I Bid? (1967) Funny Girl (1968) Rogue's Gallery (1968) Big Daddy (1969) Hello Dolly! (1969) The Dirt Gang (1972) The Sting (1973) Homebodies (1974) Farewell, My Lovely (1975) Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976) The Last Hurrah (1977) Born Again (1978).

Some of his TV Show were: Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ― Ironside (1971) All in the Family (1971) Adam-12 (1971) The Brady Bunch (1970) Land of the Giants (1969) Bracken's World (1969) Then Came Bronson (1969) The Guns of Will Sonnett (1968) The Monkees (1867-1968) The Big Valley (1968) Hondo (1967) The Felony Squad (1967) Gunsmoke (1967) Gomer Pyle: USMC (1967) The Red Skelton Hour (1967) The Phyllis Diller Show (1966) The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) I Dream of Jeannie (1961)
The Loner (1966)
Camp Runamuck (1965) Honey West (1965) The Twilight Zone (1964) Petticoat Junction (1963) Perry Mason (1963) Our Man Higgins (1962-1963) Ripcord ( 1962) Lassie (1960-1962)
Dennis the Menace (1962)
Outlaws (1961) The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1961) The Jim Backus Show (1961) Route 66 (1960) Riverboat (1960) The Rifleman (1960) The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1959) Maverick (1958-1959) Wagon Train (1959).

Born: April 16, 1917, Haskell, Oklahoma
Died: November 25, 1999, Los Angeles, California
William 'Billy' Benedict
— Find A Grave
 


James Best as Bob Barrett in The Day the Town Slept.
He was the guy who Judson deputized and also a wanted man.

If you have ever watched The Dukes of Hazzard you'd surely remember this Cowboy. He was Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.
He was an American television, film, character, voice and stage actor, writer, director, acting coach, artist, college professor, and musician, whose career spanned seven decades of television. He appeared as a guest on various country music shows and a few talk shows.

He first appeared in the movie One Way Street (1950) as a Driver. His most current movies were: Shock Corridor (1963) Black Spurs (1965) Shenandoah (1965) Three on a Couch (1966) First to Fight (1967) Firecreek (1968) Sounder (1972) Ode to Billy Joe (1976) Gator (1976) Nickelodeon (1976) Rolling Thunder (1977) The Brain Machine (1977) The End (1978)  Hooper (1978) Raney (1997) Death Mask (1998) Hot Tamale (2006) Moondance Alexander (2007) Return of the Killer Shrews (2012).

Beside The Duke of Hazards, Best appeared in many other TV Series, such as: e also appeared in Wagon Train (1959-1960) The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1961) Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1958-1961) The Rifleman (1962) Bronco (1962) Cheyenne (1962)  The Twilight Zone (1961-1963) Combat! (1964) Flipper (1965) The Virginian (1965)  Perry Mason (1963-1966) Bonanza (1961-1968) The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967-1969) Gunsmoke (1963-1969) Centennial (1978, TV Mini-Series)  The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985) The Dukes (1983) In the Heat of the Night (1991) The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997, TV Movie) The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000, TV Movie) The Sweeter Side of Life (2013, TV Movie) as the father of the protagonist (final film role).

Jim kept busy through the years with his production company - Best Friends Films.

Born: July 26, 1926, Powderly, Kentucky
Died: April 6, 2015, Hickory, North Carolina
You should see the list of credits this Cowboy has!
I tip my Cowgirl hat to you!

James Best on Facebook/Obituary



Helen Beverley as Sweeney's wife, May in Seven
.
She was sometimes credited as Helen Beverly.

Seven Prisoners

Helen Beverley was an American film and stage actress, who began her career in Yiddish theater and films. She was sometimes credited as Helen Beverly.

Helen Beverley/Beverly,performed in Yiddish theater as well as in the Yiddish films Green Fields (1937) and was the female lead, in Green.

She also appeared as Hodel (the blind) in The Light Ahead (1939) - Overture to Glory (1940).

She also was a guest on This is your Life for Herschel Bernardi.

She also appeared in Charlie Chan picture Black Magic (1944) ― The Master Race (1944) and the musical Stairway for a Star.(1949).
In the 1950s she had small roles in Playgirl
(1954) ― The Shrike (1955) ― The Robe (1953) ―
Stairway for a Star (1947) ― The Master Race (1944) ― Black Magic (1944)
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She made her last big screen appearance in the film
Ada (1961).

Beverly only appeared in one other TV Series beside The Rifleman (1960) and that was Marcus Welby, M.D. (1975).

Beverley was once married to the late actor Lee J. Cobb.

Born: November 9, 1916, United States of America
Died: July 15, 2011, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
 Helen Beverley — Find A Grave


Edward Biery in The Queue

 Actor| Editor | Director | Producer

He has worked with director James Goldstone several times, editing such films as Swashbuckler (1976) ― Rollercoaster (1977) and When Time Ran Out (1980).
He has also edited several TV programs including; Kent State (TV Movie - 1981) ― Charles and Diana: A Royal Love Story (TV Movie - 1982), Calamity Jane
(TV Movie - 1984) and Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story  (TV Movie - 1986).

1982 Eddie was Nominated for Best Edited Television Special Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
Shared with: John Nielson, Kent State and Paul LaMastra

Born: September 8, 1920 in San Francisco, California
Died: September 24, 2012 (age 92) in Simi Valley, California
 


Edward Binns as Keely Thompson,  the trail boss in The Apprentice Sheriff.

Served in the U.S. Merchant Marine in WW II as a wireless officer.

Edward Binns' acting career lasted for forty years with over one hundred and eighty credits to his name.
Has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: 12 Angry Men (1957) ― Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
 Patton (1970) The Verdict (1982). Of the four, only Patton (1970) was a winner in the category.

He had his own TV show Brenner as Roy Brenner (1959-1964), a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD.
He had recurring roles on Dr. Kildare (1961-1966) ― The Defenders (1962-1964) ― The Doctor and the Nurses
(1963-1964) ― Special Agent 7 (1959) ― It Takes A Thief (1969-1970) Judd for the Defense (1969) Police Story (1975-1976).

He also appeared in several TV Westerns: Gunsmoke (1957) ― Have Gun Will Travel (1957) ― The Rifleman (1958) ― Outlaws (1960) ― The Deputy(1961) Zane Grey Theatre (1958-1961) ― Stagecoach West (1958-1961) ― The Dakotas (1963) ― Wagon Train (1961- 1964) ― A Man Called Shenandoah (1965) ― Daniel Boone (1965) ― Bonanza (1970) ― The Virginian (1964-1970) and this is just a few of his TV Series credits.

Born: September 12, 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: December 4, 1990, Brewster, New York
Binns died from a heart attack at the age of 74 while traveling from New York City to his home in Connecticut.
 His ashes were scattered at his residence
Edward Binns — Find A Grave


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