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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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William Bishop ― Lovyss Bradley
Jim Breneman ― Diane Brewster
Brad Brown  ― Robert Burton

Alice Backes ― Katherine Bard
James Barton ― Stephen Bekassy
George Bell ― Edward Binns
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William Bishop played Dave Stafford in Outlaw's Inheritance.
He's the guy who was to representative North Fork at the railroad commission.

Bishop served in the South Pacific with the Signal Battalion of the United States Army during World War II.

William Bishop made appearances in the theater on Broadway in New York City, New York in plays such as Victoria Regina and Tobacco Road before going to Hollywood in 1941 for roles in motion pictures. He would go on to appear in over thirty films, with roles in A Guy Named Joe (1943), Song of the Thin Man (1947), The Walking Hills (1949), The Texas Rangers (1951), The Raiders (1952), Short Cut to Hell (1957) and The Oregon Trail (1959). In 1954 he co-starred in the television series It`s a Great Life (1954) as Steve Connors. .

He died of cancer in October of 1959. This episode was shot in June of 1959. Who would have ever have known, he looked so good in The Rifleman.

Born: July 16, 1918, Oak Park, Illinois
Died: October 3, 1959, Malibu, California
 


Oscar Blank as a Townsman in Honest Abe.
He was an actor, known for The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and The War of the Worlds (1953).

Born: March 11, 1898 in Romania.
Died: January 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California

*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!
 


William Boyett as Joe a card player in The Tin Horn.

William Boyett was a well respected actor played a Captain at 39’s and Battalion Chief McConnike in the TV series Emergency!
He majored in radio and TV at USC and served in the US Navy.
One of his earliest acting breaks was in a recurring role in the TV series Highway Patrol. He was a favorite of Jack Webb's and was known as part of Webb's stock company of actors in his many TV shows. He's one of the last (members) of the Jack Webb stock company. You name it, this Cowboy did it!

Born: January 3, 1927, Akron, Ohio
Died: December 29, 2004, Mission Hills, California

*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!
 


Lane Bradford as Martin in Woman from Hog Ridge.

Best known on screen in the Bradford appeared in the "B" western movies for playing western bad men.
He appeared in many of The Lone Ranger episodes. I don't think there's anything he did not play in during the 40's ~ 50's ~ and 60's. He played in The Untouchables. He appeared with Chuck in Branded in Barbed Wire.

Lane Bradford was born on August 29, 1922 in Yonkers, New York, USA as John Myrtland Le Varre Jr. He is known for his work on Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), The Invisible Monster (1950) and The Slender Thread (1965).

Lane Bradford retired to Hawaii after his last film appearance in 1968 and learned to play the guitar and ukulele.

Born: August 29, 1922, Yonkers, New York
Died: June 7, 1973, Honolulu, Hawii
 


Lovyss Bradley as a customer in The General Store in The Boarding House.

Lovyss Bradley took up an offer to go to Hollywood for scene tests in the 1940s. In 1950, she made her first film debut in I'm from Arkansas (1944) as a Audience Member. She went on to make over twenty movies ― Duel in the Sun (1946) ― They Won't Believe Me (1947) ― Dear Wife (1949) ― Whirlpool (1950) ― Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) ― Outrage (1950) ― Call Me Mister Tibbs (1951) ― Meet Me After the Show (1951) ― The Blue Veil (1951) ― Golden Girl (1951) ― Return of the Texan (1952) ― Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953) ― The Caddy (1953) ― Man of Conflict (1953) ―  Sabrina (1954) ― Trial (1955) ― Come Next Spring (1956) ―  The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ― The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) ― Bigger Than Life (1956)― These Wilder Years (1956) ― The Unholy Wife (1957) ― My Man Godfrey (1957) ― This Rebel Breed (1957) ― Please Don't Eat the Daisies  (1960) ― The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) ― I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) ― Uptight (1968).

Her Television Series Include ― Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ― Family Affair (1967)  ― The Andy Griffith Show (1965 - 1966) ― Gunsmoke (1957 - 1966) ― The Big Valley (1966) ― Batman (1966) ― The Rogues (1964 - 1965) ― Petticoat Junction (1964) ― Rawhide (1961 - 1964) ― Burke's Law (1964) ― My Three Sons (1963 - 1964) ― Temple Houston (1963) ―  Perry Mason (1961) ― The Untouchables (1959 - 1961) ― The Millionaire (1960) ―  
Have Gun - Will Travel (1958 - 1959) ― Johnny Staccato (1959) ―  Wagon Train (1957 - 1959) ― Lawman (1959)  ― The Rifleman (1959) ― The Texan (1958) ― State Trooper (1957) ― Schlitz Playhouse (1955) ― Four Star Playhouse (1955).
 

She also appeared with Chuck Connors in Branded (1965) in Very Few Heroes as a Courtroom Spectator and Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) as a Townswoman.

Birth: March 2, 1906 in Fayette, Iowa
Death: June 21, 1969 in Woodland Hills, California

*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!

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