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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
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.
Edward Platt as Senator Borden in
He appeared several times with Chuck
Connors in Arrest and Trial.
Do you remember him in Pollyanna Ben Tarbell? (1960)
Ed started acting in 1949 as a Lieutent in I Was a Male War Bride.
His acting career spanned twenty-five years.
He is best remembered for his role of the long suffering Chief in
the hit 1960s television sitcom Get Smart. (1965 to 1970).
Born in Staten Island, New York, he learned to appreciate music from
his mother. Majoring in romantic languages at Princeton University,
he switched to music at the famous Julliard School, after deciding
on a career in opera. However, he soon was working as a vocalist for
the Paul Whiteman Orchestra to pay the bills, however, he performed
in a few musicals, such as The Mikado and The Pirates of
Penzance for a couple of years.
When World War II began, he enlisted into the US Army, working as a
radio operator. Leaving the Army at the end of the war, he soon
found work in a number of musical comedies, and in 1947, he made it
to Broadway in the musical Allegro. Movie star Jose Ferrer
saw him on Broadway in the 1952 play The Shrike and convinced
him to come to Hollywood to reprise the same role in the movie
version. This led to a number of acting roles, taking advantage of
his strong voice, maturity, and stern intensity, playing usually
professional managers or even criminals. For the next twenty years,
he never lacked for acting work. He played supporting roles in such
movies as Rebel Without a Cause (1955) ― The Lieutenant Wore
Skirts (1956) ― The Steel Jungle (1956) ― Storm Center (1956) ―
Oregon Passage (1957) ― Summer Love (1958) ― They Came to Cordura
(1959) ― Cape Fear (1962) and a host of other small supporting
roles in both movies and television. In 1963, he took on the role of
Dr. Miller in the television soap opera General Hospital. In
1965, he took on his most popular role, in the role of The Chief in
the spy spoof television sitcom Get Smart. His character had
no real name; he was known only as The Chief.
Born: Edward Cuthbert Platt
February 14, 1916 in Richmond (now Staten Island), New York City,
Died: March 19, 1974 (age 58) in Santa Monica, California
Preston Price as the stagecoach driver
in Gun Fire.
Lucas called him Preston, but the credits say: Preston
Price as Joe ~
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
wondered who is that guy?
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