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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.
― Paul Mazursky
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Lin McCarthy as Charley Burn in
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
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
― Armstrong Circle Theatre
― Kraft Television Theatre.
Later television appearances included guest roles on popular series such
― The Fugitive
― The F.B.I.
― Lou Grant
― Knight Rider
― The 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
as a spectator in the courtroom
films like Wings for the Eagle (1942) ― The Story of Dr.
― Wing and A Prayer (1944) ― North to Alaska (1960) and TV
Series such as
Adventures of Superman
The Donna Reed Show
― Perry Mason
― The Loretta Young
The Jack Benny Program
― Bonanza ― The Big
― Bracken'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
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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actors who have appeared on The Rifleman one time only
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch