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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
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.
Pat Close as Noah Fergus in The Queue.
Pat Close as Noah Fergus. He was Vince's son. [Peter Whitney]
Pat began his career at the age of 11 when he was discovered while
appearing in a stage production of Auntie Mame in Hollywood.
He made his film debut as a young Elliot Roosevelt in 1960 in the
biographical film Sunrise at Campobello. For the remainder of
the decade, he guest starred on various television series such as
The Tab Hunter Show ― General Electric Theater
― The Twilight Zone
― The Tab Hunter Show ― Dennis the Menace ― The Tom Ewell Show ―
Make Room for Daddy ― The Donna Reed Show.
Close continued his acting career in his late teenage years from
1967 to 1970 as one of Andy Warhol's film stars. He played the lead
role of The Son in the 1967 Warhol film Imitation of Christ.
There was speculation at the time that Close would have become a new
James Dean if Warhol had released the film into general distribution
instead of allowing only a single premiere presentation. He
continued to work with Warhol after 1970, not as an actor in
Warhol's films, but as a contributor to such projects as Andy
Warhol's Interview magazine.
Born: June 1,
1948, Los Angles, California
Died: 1988, Hollywood, California
Tragedy Among the Stars
Fred Coby as the card dealer in Lariat.
Fred Coby was a stuntman and
a bit player.
He has almost thirty
years in the business and ninety-six credits to his name.
He appeared with Chuck
in Pat and Mike in 1952.
Fred Coby was known
for Don Ricardo Returns (1946) ― The Brute Man
(1946) ― Government
Agents vs Phantom Legion (1951). He has appeared in 17 episodes of
Gunsmoke ― Laramie ― Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
including many other Classic TV Westerns.
Born: March 1, 1916,
Nevada County, California
Died: September 27, 1970, Los Angeles,
*Thanks to T Dischley for giving this cowboy
this credit due!
Booth Coleman as Jeremiah in
He was the hillbilly and the judge in
Colman was a child actor in local productions became active
in the early radio programming. He attended the Universities
of Washington and Michigan and was often involved with
campus theater. After Army service during World War II he
went to New York and got a foothold in Broadway theater.
Colman made his film debut in 1952's
The Big Sky and last appeared on the big screen in
Norma Rae in 1979. He worked on Broadway, appearing with
Basil Rathbone and Fredric March, and appeared as Scrooge
onstage in A Christmas Carol almost every year for
He played Zaius in the TV series
Planet of the
Apes ― General
Hospital as Professor Jerrold maybe on The Young and the Restless
as Doc Burke. He has appeared in many movies and TV shows.
Booth Coleman ―
Born: March 8, 1923, Portland, Oregon
Died: December 15, 2014, Los Angeles, California
John Collier as Howie, Mark's friend
with the cigar
appear on The Restless Gun ― Schlitz Playhouse
The Restless Gun―
Leave it to Beaver
Law of the Plainsman
Dennis the Menace
Dragon Fire and the short
was married to James Best.
April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California
One Timer Only ― Index Page
is a list of character actors who have appeared on The Rifleman —
one time only
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