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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter M 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.
Mickey Manners ―
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Charles Maxwell as Gus Torpin in
The Sixteenth Cousin.
He was the one who tripped Soto.
He also was in
Branded twice with Chuck
Connors ― Seward's Folly
― The Bounty. Every time I
see him, no matter was it is I think of Branded - The
Bounty when he painted a yellow streak down the back of Jas's
coat while Jas was standing at the bar.
Maxwell frequently appeared as a guest star in western
television series Gunsmoke The Virginian The High
Chaparral Bonanza Laramie Bat Masterson Rawhide Lawman The
Rebel The Texan Zane Grey Theater Texas John Slaughter Overland
Trail Bronco The Restless Gun The Rough Riders Tombstone
Territory The Cisco Kid. He had done a huge variety of other things
but I just couldn't help list the Westerns! So you had to see this
Cowboy at one time or another!
He was featured as the unseen radio announcer on
Born: December 28,
1913, Long Island in New York
Died: August 7, 1993, Los Angeles, California
John Maxwell as Sam Weltz in
John Maxwell as Sam Weltz, the older
rancher at the meeting.
He was an American
film and television actor who appeared in over 100 films of the
1940s and 1950s. Many times the actor appeared in films uncredited.
His television guest appearances included The Lone Ranger ― Lassie ―
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ― Bonanza ― The Rebel ― Colorado 9
― Klondike ― Bourbon Street Beat to name a few.
Maxwell also starred as Pappy Sawyer
in Disneyland's television miniseries The Nine Lives of Elfego
He appeared in The Court of Last Resort (TV Series 1957 - 1958) as a
regular and appeared with Patricia Blair in the 1960 Movie Cage
of Evil (1960).
Born: March 11, 1918 in Spokane, Washington, USA
Died: July 18, 1982 (age 64)
*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this
cowboy his credit due!
Asa Maynor as Molly in The Bullet.
Her career spanned through 1956 - 1972.
She is an actress and
producer, known for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
(1972) ― Man Beast (1956) ― The Loved One (1965) ―
Promise Her Anything (1965) ― Never Steal Anything
Small ― Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963).
Some of the TV Series she appeared in were in The F.B.I.
(1972) ― The Twilight Zone (1963) ― Wagon Train
(1961) Harrigan and Son (1961) ― Tallahassee 7000
(1961) ― Hawaiian Eye (1960) ― Dan Raven (1960) ―
The Sheriff of Cochise (1958) ― Chicago Confidential
(1957) ― Lawman (1960), which she and her hubby, Edd
Byrnes at the time, appeared together,
She was an actress and a producer and in In the
1990's she was an executive at NBC.
22 September 1936, Birmingham, Alabama
Paul Mazursky as Sylvester Bulgutch Hostages to Fortune.
He was one of the writers of
Mazursky was a Motion Picture
Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor. He took a liking to
drama at an early age and began acting professionally while
studying Literature at Brooklyn College. He later studied Method
acting under Lee Strasberg and began to appear on television
during the early 1950s. His first film debut was in the Stanley
Kubrick picture Fear and Desire (1953) and followed this
with The Blackboard Jungle (1955).
In 1959, he moved to Los Angeles and studied Film at UCLA while
performing in the school's repertory. During this period, he
formed a comedy act with Larry Tucker. The pair would
collaborate on several of his screenplays. By the early 1960s,
he was writing material for such programs as The Danny Kaye
Show and The Monkees. During the course of his
career, he earned four Academy Award nominations, beginning with
his first feature directing effort Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice
(1969) ― Harry and Tonto (1975) ― An Unmarried Woman
(1979) and Enemies: A Love Story (1990).
He maintained his acting career and appeared on numerous TV programs.
He received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2013.
In his autobiography Show Me the Magic (1999), Mazursky recounts
his experiences in filmmaking and with several well-known screen
personalities including Peter Sellers.
From 2011 until his death in 2014, Mazursky served as a film
critic for Vanity Fair.
Born: April 25, 1930 in Brooklyn New York
Died: June 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
wondered who is that guy?
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