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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter R 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.
Rhodes Reason as Ben Todd/Ben Kendrick in 'Conflict'
Lou called him Ben Todd,
the credits read Ben Kendrick.
He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. (Man Without a Gun and
The Roaring 20's).
His career has spanned nearly 40
years and has appeared in over 230 roles in television, movies and
stage. He starred in the series White Hunter (1957) in
England, and was cast as Sheriff Will Mayberry in the TV series
Bus Stop (1961). His television appearances are: Death Valley
Days ― Here's Lucy ― Maverick ― 77 Sunset Strip ― Bronco ― Cheyenne
― The Time Tunnel ― Perry Mason ― Star Trek ― Daniel Boone ― He's
Lucy ― Star Trek and many more.
His last appearance was in 1977 in the made for TV Movie, A
Sensitive, Passionate Man.
Gee, I wonder what he had been doing all those years before his
April 19, 1930 in Glendale, California
Died: December 26, 2014 (age 84) in Palm Springs, California
His career spanned thirty
years with eighty- eight credits to his name.
His first appearance was in 1949 in the film The Grapes of
Wrath. He went on to appear in many other films: An American
in Paris (1951) ― Calamity Jane (1953) ― Sweet Smell of Success
(1957) ― Witness for the Prosecution(1957) ― Imitation of Life
(1959) ― Inherit the Wind (1960) ― G.I. Blues (1960) ― Judgment
at Nuremberg (1961) ― The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964.)
His first TV appearance was in Danger Assignment (1952). He
went on to appear in many other TV Series: It Takes a Thief ―
The Guns of Will Sonnett ― Mission: Impossible ― The Man from
U.N.C.L.E. ― Perry Mason ― The Dakotas ― Zane Grey Theater ―
Have Gun - Will Travel and so many more.
Born: September 8, 1893 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland]
Died: May 8, 1973 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA
*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due.
Darryl Rich as Fred
in 'Gun Shy'
He is the boy who was shot.
Darryl is a former child
actor who appeared on television from 1955 until 1966.
He is best remembered for the role of Morton "Smitty" Smith, the
best friend of the character Jeff Stone, played by Paul
Petersen, of The Donna Reed Show.
His first television appearance was at the age of eight as Tony
in the episode 'The Bogey Man' in The U.S. Steel Hour
(1955). He also appeared in The Phil Silvers Show ― The
Betty Hutton Show ― The Ann Sothern Show ― The Dick Powell
Theatre and The Twilight Zone.
Darryl Richard Rosenberg
Birth: March 18, 1946
Paul Richards as Sam Morley
in 'The Trade'
acting professionally on radio in 1950. His distinctive voice
was heard on many programs including
Ford Theatre — This is Your FBI and Escape.
career spanned twenty-three years with one hundred and
thirty-two credits to his name.
He was the star of Breaking Point and had reoccurring roles on
Gunsmoke — Dragnet — Zane Gray Theatre — The Lawless Years —
The Mod Squad — The Guns of Will Sonnett — Bonanza and The
Untouchables to name just a few.
This is the first Actor to shoot Marshal Matt Dillon on
Gunsmoke and also the first person that Steve McGarrett on
Hawaii Five-O had to say "Book 'em Dano!".
He also appeared in The Planet of the Apes, as Mendez
He went to UCLA in 1946 to study psychology, and switched his major and
earned a Masters Degree in Theater Arts from UCLA.
TV commercials: He was advertising spokesperson for Pontiac
automobiles from the mid to late 1960s (when John DeLorean
headed GM's Pontiac motor division) and (1970s) TV commercials:
I best remember him in an
episode of Gunsmoke — 'Matt Gets It'. He played
Dan Grat, a gunslinger with a reputation for provoking violence.
He sets out to prove that even lawmen are expendable. He
ruthlessly shoots down anyone who dares to upset the chip on his
shoulder, including Matt. This was the premiere show of Gunsmoke and it was introduced by John Wayne.
Born: Paul Richard Levitt
November 23, 1924 in Hollywood, California
Died: December 10, 1974 (age 50) in Culver City, California
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