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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.
Richard Rust as Brice in
The Quiet Fear.
He was the Cowboy who fell in love with Abby.
Rust stared acting in 1955 as a soldier in The Phenix City
Story. His career spanned over thirty years with fifty-two
credits to his name.
Rust appeared in such films as The Legend of Tom Dooley
(1959) ― Comanche Station (1960) ― This Rebel Breed (1960) ―
Walk on the Wild Side (1962) and Alvarez Kelly (1966). He
also appeared in the thriller Homicidal (1961) and
Underworld, U.S.A. (1961).
He was a regular on the TV Series Sam Benedict as Hank
Tabor. (NBC, 1962-63). He had appeared on several TV Series in
recurring roles: Black Saddle ― Bourbon Street Beat
― Gunsmoke ― Have Gun - Will Travel and Perry Mason.
Born: July 13, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: November 9, 1994 (aged 56) Los Angeles, California
Glen Ryle as Ed/Townsman in
Glenn Ryle Schnitker was a
long-time television personality in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is best
remembered by Cincinnatians for hosting the Skipper Ryle Show
for seventeen years on WKRC Television.
Besides the host of the
Children's show host (Skipper Ryle), Glen was also a
and game show emcee (Bowling For Dollars).
Here's a bit of trivia from Glenn Gilbert about the episode
"You may not know unless you're from Cincinnati. The walk-on
appearance of 'Ed', (or 'townsman' in the credits), who delivers
'wanted' posters to Micah in his office as Lucas leaves in a huff,
was Cincinnati-local television personality Glen 'Skipper' Ryle, who
hosted a children's show, among other duties, at WKRC-TV. The
moniker 'Skipper' stuck because, on the kids show, he attired
himself as an Ohio riverboat captain.
I remember as a kid growing up here back in the '60's the story that
Chuck Connors came to town to catch the Dodgers vs. the Reds, and
that he invited Glen Ryle to appear on The Rifleman. That was his
15 seconds of fame!
Born: January 16, 1927
Died: September 19, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio
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