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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter C 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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Alden 'Stephen' Chase ― Jack Clinton
Pat Close ― John Collier
Al Collins ― Steve Conte
Robert Contreras ― Clancy Cooper
Dee Cooper ― Jerome Courtland
Kay Cousins ― John Craig

King Calder ― Olive Carey
Philip Carey ― Jimmy Carter
Penelope Sue Carver ― Bill Cerone
Robert Chadwick ― Kim Charney

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Alden ‘Stephen’ Chase as Medical Colonel Stroud in The Sheridan Story.

He has almost thirty years of acting with one-hundred and forty-four credits to his name.
 
He appeared in The Blob (1958) as a doctor. Only to meet his demise (off-screen) by the blob in his office.
He was also known for When Worlds Collide (1951) and The Little Colonel (1935).

Born: April 11, 1902, Huntington, New York
Died: April 1, 1982, Santa Monica, California



Roydon Clark as a Brawler at the carnival in The Wrong Man.

He was a stuntman, stunt coordinator, actor and second unit director or assistant director in many of his movies. He was a stuntman for James Garner, Roy Clarke, Joe Don Baker and Chad Everett.

He is known for his work on The Rockford Files ― Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ― The Rock (1996) ― Con Air (1997) ― Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1972 ― Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

He has worked over sixty years in the business and has one hundred and fifty credits to his name.

Born: April 15, 1928 in Dalton, Pennsylvania
 


John Cliff as the second guard in Seven.
The Seven Prisoners

Served in the US Army Air Force during World War II, flying cargo planes over the Himalayas.

He was from a family of minstrel performers, tough-looking John Cliff (born Clifford) toured with carnivals prior to landing in Hollywood shortly after World War II. In scores of films from 1946, the dark-haired Cliff was almost always cast as a heavy, notably in Westerns, and would later become equally busy on television. He retired from performing in 1968 and went into real estate. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide

The other prison wagon guard is John Cliff, one of my favorite baddie actors.
he played the guard who actually got to eat dinner. Thanks Pete Villafea!
Thanks to Pete, John went unaccredited until now.

He did appear on The Lone Ranger several times and he got to masqueraded as The Lone Ranger in Counterfeit Mask.

He has been in the business twenty-five years with one-hundred and fifty credits to his name.

Born: November 26, 1918, Swainsboro, Georgia
Died: May 12, 2001, Hayward, California
 


Jack Clinton as the Bartender in Lariat.

Before The Rifleman he appeared with Chuck Connors in The Human Jungle and Support Your Local Gunfighter. He also appeared with Paul Fix in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Birth: July 31, 1921, St. Paul, Minnesota
Death: December 4, 2002, Glendale, California

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

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