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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter D 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
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of
character actors that
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.
Lincoln Demyan as Kelly Banner in
The Lonesome Bride.
Lincoln Demyan played Kelly Banner, Chavre Banner's brother. He was the
one who originally wrote those love letters and the one who ended up
going to St. Louis with Mary Woodson.
He was in
Branded with Chuck
Connors in Kellie.
Also he appeared in Man's Favorite Sport ― White Lightning. He had done
several other movies but had appeared in quite a few TV shows such as
Kung Fu The Rookies The Virginian The F.B.I. Hogan's
Heroes The Big Valley Bonanza Star Trek The Invaders Cimarron Strip I Dream of Jeannie
Gunsmoke The Detectives.
He was in the US Navy and served
in the Korean War.
Born: February 12, 1925, West
Died: October 6, 1991, Simi Valley, California
James Dime as Andrew in
He was the cowboy who sold Lucas the seed bull.
Actor | Stunts
James first appeared in the
Charlie Chaplin movie Gold Rush in 1925 as one of the men in
the dance hall.
His acting career spanned over forty years.
He appeared in many of the early movies. Some of the TV Series he
appeared in were: The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955)
Soldiers of Fortune (1955) Screen Directors Playhouse (1955 -1956)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1959) Bourbon Street Beat
(1959) Bonanza (1959) Maverick (1957 - 1959) Laramie (1959)
Sugarfoot (1959 - 1961) Thriller (1961) The Untouchables (1959
-1961) Cheyenne (1962) The Virginian (1963) The Dakotas (1963) The
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1963) Perry Mason (1962 - (1963).
Date of Birth: December 19, 1897,
Date of Death: May 11,1981, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for
giving this cowboy his credit due!
Robert Dix as Davy Clay in
He has appeared in several movies.
Live and Let Die Cain's
Cutthroats Forbidden Planet ― The Red, White, and
Black The Rebel Rousers Creatures
of the Prehistoric Planet Five
Bloody Graves Hell's Bloody
Devils Blood of Dracula's Castle Wild
Wheels Satan's Sadists Horror of the Blood Monsters.
His father was legendary actor Richard
Dix. He had a twin brother Richard Dix Jr. who died in a logging
accident in 1953.
Born: May 8, 1935 (age 81), Los Angeles, California
actor, author, speaker and producer.
Molly Dodd as Bessie Steel Weaver in
The Jailbird, the wife of Farley.
She worked at
the Cafe and made the best apple pie in town, just ask Mark.
She has appeared in such shows as Evita Peron A Last Cry for
Help Harper Valley P.T.A. The Rockford Files Eight Is Enough The
Brady Bunch Mary Tyler Moore Bewitched Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Petticoat Junction The Farmer's Daughter Hazel The Andy Griffith
Show The Twilight Zone Dennis the Menace The Detectives.
Dodd also played a mental patient in the TV movie How Awful
About Allan (1970), which was written by her husband, Henry
Born: November 11, 1921, Los Angeles,
Died: March 26, 1981, Santa Monica, California
Forrest Draper had a bit role in
Forest Draper is an actor and
musician who appeared on a variety of television shows and movies
between 1955 and 1976. Known for his rugged good looks, he played
the part of a cowboy in popular TV westerns such as The Big
Valley ― Bronco ― Cheyenne
The Lone Ranger
Draper also appeared in TV dramas such as Naked City
Streets of San Francisco
77 Sunset Strip
Hawaiian Eye, and in early
commercials for Maxwell Coffee House and Gallo Wine. He was an actor
in The Tender Trap (1955) with Frank Sinatra and Debbie
How The West Was Won (1962)
with Gregory Peck, John Wayne and James Stewart
Send Me No Flowers (1964) with
Tony Randall, Doris Day and Rock Hudson
The Night Walker (1964) with
Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck
That Funny Feeling (1965) with Bobby
Darin and Sandra Dee.
Draper began his musical career as a drummer and vocalist with the
Tony Pastor Orchestra from 1947 to 1954. He played drums for
Rosemary Clooney, appeared on The Perry Como Show twice and on The
Ed Sullivan show once, toured with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Tony
Bennett and Jack Jones, and was the drummer on more than 150 songs
recorded at Columbia Records between 1950 and 1965, with artists
such as the Four Lads, Johnny Ray, Rosemary Clooney, Guy Mitchell,
Kitty Kallen, Tommy Leonetti, Kalin Twins, Don Cherry, and Bobby
Don Dubbins as Ben Perry in
the son of Capt. Josiah Perry and a ordained minister.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 - 48.
Donald Dubbins was an
American actor of film and television who in his early
career usually played younger military roles, particularly
in such classic pictures as From Here to Eternity
(1953) and The Caine Mutiny (1954).
Remember him in the first episode of I Dream of Jeannie as Lt. Pete
Conway 'The Lady in the Bottle?'
He was handed a film career out of nowhere by Jimmy Cagney, who took a
liking to the baby-faced kid and gave him co-starring roles in a couple
of his rugged features, with little prior experience.
Birth: June 28, 1928, New
York City, New York
Death: August 17, 1991, Greenville, South Carolina
Early silent screen
comedienne Araminta Durfee, started out as a chorus girl. In
1908, she began on stage in musical revue and in August that
year married comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. In 1914, both
players entered the fledgling film industry with Mack Sennett
and were soon paired as a comedy double. By that time, Charles
Chaplin had arrived from England to join the troupe and Minta
became his leading lady in the two-reeler Making a Living
(1914). The pairing was prompted by Mack Sennett, who found
the new arrival 'very peculiar' and felt it necessary to
counterbalance his eccentricities with an actress who had a
reputation for being able to 'get along with everybody'.
Though she appeared mostly in uncredited bit roles, her career
spanned a remarkable seven decades.
Minta Durfee had done several Gilbert and Sullivan operettas
with husband Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle before entering the film
business in 1913.
She started acting in what they called shorts in 1913. Her first
appearance was in A Quiet Little Wedding as Fatty
Arbuckle's Fiancιe. From there she went on to do over seventy
She appeared in over twenty-five movies and several TV Series
such as Noah's Ark (1956) ― The Ann Sothern Show (1961) ― The
Minta Durfee appeared on screen in cameos and walk-ons until the
When her husband Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle was on trial for the
murder of Virginia Rappe , she appeared on his behalf and was
pelted with rocks by the crowd gathered outside the courthouse.
Though they had been separated since 1917 she defended Roscoe to
the end of her life.
Roscoe Arbuckle, her husband,
called her Minty.
Birth Name: Araminta Estelle Durfee
Born: October 1, 1889 in Los Angeles, California
Died: September 9, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,
California of heart ailment.
She died at the Motion Picture Country Home in September 1975 of
a heart ailment.
Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving Minty her credit due!
Jaye first appeared in
the 1959 movie, The Young Land as a Courtroom
Spectator. He has appeared in a total of twelve movies.
He also appeared in sever TV Series: Father Murphy (1981)
― Little House on the Prairie (1981) ― Gunsmoke (1962-1975)
― The Magician (1973) ― Hawkins (1973) ― Bonanza (1959-1972)
― Mission: Impossible (1968-1969) ― Cimarron Strip (1968) ―
The High Chaparral (1967) ― The Virginian (1967) ― The Loner
(1965) ― Rawhide (1959-1965) ― Have Gun - Will Travel
(1960-1962) ― The Rifleman (1961) ― The Rebel (1960-1961) ―
Bat Masterson (1960) ― Sugarfoot (1960) ― Overland Trail
(1960) ― Lawman (1960) ― Laramie (1960).
Born: July 24, 1934 in
Los Angeles County, California
Died: May 19, 2000 (age 65) in Josephine County, Oregon
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