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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 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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Lin McCarthy ― Taylor Curtis McPeters/'Cactus Mack'
Don Megowan
― Denny Miller
Irving Mitchell
― Alberto Monte
Joanna Moore
― Michael Morgan
Rex Morgan Sr.
― Jeff Morrow
Arnold Moss
Henry/Harry Madden ― Arthur Malet

Mickey Manners ― George Matthews

Charles Maxwell ― Paul Mazursky
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 Lin McCarthy as Charley Burn in The Surveyors.
He's the one who help Len rob the bank. 

He served in the military during World War II and used the G.I. bill to study acting at Geller's Theater Workshop in Los Angeles.

Lin McCarthy was a character actor on stage, television and film for three decades.
His had his first starring role in Horton Foote's play The Chase on Broadway in 1952.

McCarthy had roles in 1950s dramatic television series including Studio One ― Goodyear Television Playhouse
Philco Television Playhouse, Robert Montgomery PresentsArmstrong Circle TheatreKraft Television Theatre.
Later television appearances included guest roles on popular series such as Quincy
The FugitiveThe F.B.I.BarettaLou GrantKnight RiderThe Blue Knight and a recurring role in the 1957 - 1958 TV Series Modern Romances.
He did several miniseries: The Winds of War in 1983 and television movies including Tail Gunner Joe in 1977 and Eleanor, First Lady of the World in 1982.
On the big screen, McCarthy played Capt. Anderson to Jack Webb's sergeant in The D.I. about Marine boot camp in 1957. He also was in the 1950s films Yellowneck and Face of a Fugitive. McCarthy retired from acting in 1988.

Born: February 23, 1918, Norfolk, Virginia
Died: November 23, 2002, Beverly Hills, California



Frank McClure as a spectator in the courtroom The Photographer.

Frank's career spans over thirty years and over two hundred credits to his name. Frank made his first appearance in 1926 movie The Whole Town's Talking as a Hotel Desk Clerk. He appeared in mostly movies such as Citizen Kane (1941) ― Some Like It Hot (1959) Auntie Mame (1958) Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Because You're Mine (1952) Calamity Jane (1953) Easter Parade (1948) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) .

Besides The Rifleman (1959) he has appeared in Perry Mason (1958)Superman and the Mole-Men (1951).

He also appeared with Chuck in Trouble Along the Way
(1953) as a Priest.

Born: July 14, 1893 in Mobile, Alabama
Died: January 23, 1960 (age 66) in Los Angeles, California

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



Tipp McClure as a Townsman in The Fourflushers.

Tipp started out by doing extra work. His career spanned twenty years with twenty-eight credits to his name. He first appeared in the movie Friendly Persuasion (1956) as a Union Soldier.
Rattlers (1976) ― Son of Flubber
(1963) Hell Is for Heroes G.I. (1962) Blues (1960) The Great Impostor (1961)  ― The Rat Race (1960) Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959) Daddy-O (1958).

Besides The Rifleman (1960) he has appeared in numerous TV Series such as This Is the Life ( 1974)
That Girl (1970) The Twilight Zone (1963) Saints and Sinners (1963) Target: The Corruptors (1961) Cheyenne (1961) Cain's Hundred (1961) Bronco (1961) The Deputy (1961) Maverick (1960) Michael Shayne (1960) Bat Masterson (1960) Tombstone Territory (1960) The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1960) This Man Dawson (1960) Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1958) Official Detective (1957).

Jack Dean McClure
Born: January 30, 1927 in Oklahoma
Died: March 21, 1995 (age 68) in Sonoma County, California

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


Renny McEvoy as Burke in The Grasshopper.

Appeared in films like Wings for the Eagle (1942) ― The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) ― Wing and A Prayer (1944) ― North to Alaska (1960) and TV Series such as Dragnet Adventures of Superman Topper Broken Arrow The Donna Reed Show ― Perry MasonThe Loretta Young Show  ― The Jack Benny ProgramBonanza ― The Big ValleyBracken's World —Cimarron Strip — The Iron Horse — Bonanza — Richard Diamond, Private Detective — Wanted: Dead or Alive — Wagon Train — Tales of Wells Fargo — Broken Arrow.

He never liked for him or anybody else to say, "good-bye"; it was always, "so-long" because he thought "good-bye" was permanent like he was never going to see you again.

Born: January 22, 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio
Died: April 5, 1987 (age 82) in El Centro, California
 


Taylor Curtis 'Cactus Mack' McPeters in Day of the Hunter.
Taylor Curtis 'Cactus Mack' McPeters appeared as a Townsman.

Cactus Mack was a talented musician. He played violin with Ray Whitley's Six Bar Cowboys and guitar with Fred Scott's The Cimarron Cowboys. He later played villain roles in many westerns, along with other character parts.
Cactus appeared in 21 Gene Autry films and 14 Roy Rogers films. along with other Western Movies. He appeared in several TV Series including the The Roy Rogers Show ― Lawman ― Bonanza ― Cisco Kid ― Maverick ― Stagecoach West ― Have Gun - Will Travel and he also appeared in forty-eight episodes of Gunsmoke.
He was a cousin of cowboy actors Rex Allen and Glenn Strange.

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