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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter P 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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Steve Pendleton ― Jack Perrin
Vic Perrin ― Michael Petit
Marilee Phelps ― Noam Pitlik
Edward Platt ― Preston Price

James Parnell ― Lee Patrick
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Steve Pendleton as Deputy Marshal Ben Johnson in Death Trap.
He was the Deputy Marshal who was covering for Micah.

His acting career started out in 1923 and spanned over fifty years. He was often cast in the role of law-enforcement officers. He did mostly movies until 1951 when he appeared in the TV Western Cisco Kid. Although he did appear on many other TV Shows he was a regular on: The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp as John Thacker ― Julia as Mr. Bennett.
 He had recurring roles in The Roy Rogers Show ― The Gene Autry Show ― The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show ― Fire Stone Theatre ― Four Star Playhouse ― Annie Oakley ― Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok ― The Life of Riley ― Official Detective ― U.S. Marshal ― 26 Men ― Rescue 8 and The Virginian.

His last role was as a businessman on the 1976 episode The Reformer of William Conrad's CBS crime drama, Cannon.

Born: September 16, 1908 New York City, New York
Died: October 3, 1984 (aged 76) Pasadena, California



Ron Penfound as Mr. Smith, one of the men who was looking for The Princess.

Ron attended Kenyon College, and later transferred to University of Denver to study broadcasting.


He began hosting the Captain Penny TV show on WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio on March 2, 1955. The show featured Three Stooges and Little Rascals episodes for its 16-year run with live appearances of Captain Penny and guests. After an appearance by Chuck Connors, Penfound was given a walk-on role on The Rifleman.

 His closing advice on every show was: "You can fool some of the people all of the time...and all of the people some of the time...but you can't fool Mom!" (known as Captain Penny's Law).

 Everyone who grew up in Northeastern Ohio in the late 50's and 60's remembers him as Captain Penny, a local Cleveland icon. Captain Penny was produced at WEWS-TV in Cleveland, a major ABC affiliate at the time. I am guessing that the ABC connection landed him a part in the show. 
*Thanks Scott Benko for this great piece of information and for giving Ron his credit due!

Johnny Crawford Cindy's Birthday Picture Sleeve/The Princess

Born: September 16, 1908 in New York City, New York
Died: October 3, 1984 (age 76) in Pasadena, California

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Jack Perkins as a brawler at the carnival in The Wrong Man.
Jack Perkins as a brawler at the carnival.

Besides being an actor Jack was also a stuntman. His career spanned twenty-seven years. Jack is known for his ability to play the part of a drunk.
His first role was as a stuntman in Solider of Fortune (1955). His first acting part was in Solider of Fortune (1956). He has performed stunts for many of our favorite actors: Dan Blocker Joe Sawyer Robert J. Wilke Aldo Ray Roy Barcroft Jack Carson Jonathan Winters Peter Whitney Tol Avery Theodore Marcuse Jan Peters.
Although he has appeared in many TV Show he did have recurring roles in Yancy Derringer ― Peter Gunn ― Rawhide ― I'm Dickens ― He's Fenster ― The Lucy Show ― T.H.E. Cat ― The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ― Cimarron Strip ― Petticoat Junction ― Batman ― The Good Guys ― Here Come the Brides ― Mannix ― The Wild Wild West ―  Gunsmoke ― The Magician ― Happy Days ― Laverne & Shirley and Little House on the Prairie.
A few of his movies were Herbie Goes Bananas ― Grand Theft Auto ― The Love Bug ― The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again ― Blazzing Saddles ― What's Up, Doc? ― Nickelodeon and Night Shift.

Perkins served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He then went to what is now University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire where he played football and then played football with the Chicago Rockets.

Earl Jack Perkins
Born: September 19, 1921, Medford, WI
Died: March 7, 1998, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA



 Jack Perrin as a Townsmen in The Assault.

I don't even know where to begin with actor.

Jack Perrin was an actor, stuntman, producer specializing in Westerns. He also did lead work, supporting roles and bit parts.During the 1920s, Perrin made a name for himself, starring in a number of cliffhanger, melodrama, and serial films. his career spanned for forty-six years and appeared in over three hundreds movies.
He appeared with Chuck Connors in Pat and Mike as a reporter (1952).

I don't think there is a TV series he didn't appear in let along so many recurring roles.

Jack Perrin was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Served in the US Navy during World War I.


Lyman Wakefield Perrin
Born: July 25, 1896 in Three Rivers, Michigan
Died: December 17, 1967 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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

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