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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter S 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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Walter Sande ― Stefan Schnabel
Sydna Scott ― Sarah Selby
Marian Seldes ― Dan Sheridan
Fred Sherman ― Pam Smith
Tom Snyder ― Olan Soule
Arthur Space ― Harry Dean Stanton
Michael Stefani ― Brick Sullivan
Frank Sully
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Walter Sande as Ralph Hayden in 'The Guest' 
He was the one who hired Mario to kill Lucas.

His acting career spanned thirty-four years with two hundred and sixty six credits to his name. His first appearance was in 1938 in the movie The Goldwyn Follies as a Third Auditioning Singer and went on to appear in numerous movies and pretty man B-Westerns..
He landed his first TV Series as LT. Evans, Public Prosecutor (1947 - 1951) and later The Adventures of Tugboat Annie as Captain Horatio Bullwinkle (1958)  ― The Farmer's Daughter as Lars "Papa" Holstrum (1963 - 1966).
He has appeared many times as a Cowboy, Police Officers Judge Doctor Sheriff Liveryman Naval Officers.
You name it, Walter Sande has done it! He sure was busy! 

Sande was known for his role in Paul Revere in Walt Disney's Johnny Tremain.

Although he appeared in many TV Series, his recurring one were: The Lone Ranger ― Fireside Theatre ― The Whistler ― Dragnet ― Four Star Playhouse ― Cavalcade of America ― The Ford Television Theatre ― Navy Log ― Schlitz Playhouse ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Wanted Dead or Alive ― Zane Grey Theatre ― Maverick ― General Electric Theatre ― Frontier Circus ― Laramie ― Temple Houston ― Death Valley Days ― That Girl ― The Wild Wild West ― Bonanza ― The Doris Day Show ― Gunsmoke ― Johnny Ringo and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

\\Born: July 9, 1906 in Denver, Colorado
Died: November 22, 1971, Chicago, Illinois



Hugh Sanders as Ben Waller in 'The Blowout'

Sanders worked in radio until 1949 and then moved to Hollywood. He has well over two hundred movie and television credits. His many roles include Cowboys ― Doctors ― Detectives ― Military and men with authority.

His first Movie appearance was Undertow as a Dice Table Bettor in 1949.
From there his career took off appearing in movie after movie until he appeared in his first TV Series, Gang Buster as a Captain for the police force.
Some of his later recurring TV Series: The George Burns and Gracie Allen ShowBroken ArrowSugarfootMaverickThe Ann Sothern ShowWanted Dead or AliveZane Grey TheatreRecue 8Whirlybirds BroncoColt .45The Chevy Mystery ShowWalt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorCoronado 9The DetectivesDennis the MenaceThe UntouchablesThe Dick Powell TheatrePerry MasonTwilight Zone RawhideMister EdDr. KildareThe Fugitive.

Sanders is best know for his role in Dr. Reynolds in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. He appeared along with Paul Fix in this 1962 classic. He also appeared in many great movies The Wild One (1953), Jailhouse Rock (1957) Harum Scarum (1965) Incident at Phantom Hill (1966).

Born: March 13, 1911, East St. Louis, Illinois
Died: January 9, 1966, Los Angeles, California

Cosmo Sardo as a Barfly in 'Panic'

Cosmo appeared as a Card Dealer with Chuck Connors in Support Your Local Gunfighter.

Screen Directors Playhouse (1955-1956) ― The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1967) ― Batman (1966-1967) ― I Spy (1965-1968) ― Mannix (1967-1968) ― Mission Impossible (1966-1968) ― It Takes a Thief (1968) ― The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967-1969) ― The Beverly Hillbillies (1970-1971) ― The Odd Couple (1970-1971) ― Ironside (1967-1971) ― Bonanza (1959-1971) ― Bewitched (1966-1972) ― The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971-1972) ― Hawkins (1974) ― Columbo (1971-1974) ― Kojak (1973-1975).

He owned Cosmo's Hairstyling Salon in Hollywood.

Born: March 7, 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: July 14, 1989 (age 80) in Los Angeles County, California

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



Phil Schumacher as a Boxing Spectator in 'The Promoter'

Phil was not only an actor but was also a stuntman. His career in both movies and TV spanned for thirty years with one-hundred and fifty-two credits.
Besides doing stunts in eleven movies and TV Series between 1944 - 1966, he doubled for Broderick Crawford  ― Roy Barcroft ― Ed Begley and Henry Calvin.

Some of his latest movie credits were: Singin' in the Rain (1952) ― The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) ― The Deerslayer 1957 ― Duel at Diablo (1966)The Cheyenne Social Club (1970).

Some of his recurring appearances on television were Bonanza, nineteen  times ― Gunsmoke, twenty-one times  ― The Wild Wild West, seven times ― Rawhide, eight times ― The Virginian, seven times ― The Untouchables, seventeen times ― Outlaws, fifteen times ― The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, forty-six times and Zorro, thirty two times. Besides these TV Shows he has many more appearances. I wonder if he set any records!

Born: November 7, 1909, St. Cloud, Minnasota
Died: January 19, 1975, Los Angeles, California
 


Stefan Schnabel as 'Old Tony'

Stefan worked in theatre, radio, films and television. After moving to the United States in 1937 he became one of the original members of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre repertory company. Among the first of the more than 5,000 radio shows on which he performed was The Shadow, starring Orson Welles.
He portrayed Dr. Stephen Jackson on the CBS daytime TV series, The Guiding Light, for 17 years.


His acting career spanned almost sixty year with seventy credits to his name.

His first TV Series as a regular was in Tales of the Vikings (1959 - 1960) as Firebeard.

A few of his movies were Houdini (1953) ― The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) ― Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) ― Town Without Pity (1961) ― Green Card (1990) and Firefox (1982).

Born: February 2, 1912 in Berlin, Germany
Died: March 11, 1999 (age 87) in Rogaro, Tremezzo, Lombardy, Italy

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