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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
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.
Walter Sande as Ralph Hayden in The Guest.
He was the one who hired Mario to kill
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
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
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
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 Show ― Broken Arrow ― Sugarfoot ―
Maverick ― The Ann
Sothern Show ― Wanted Dead or Alive ― Zane Grey Theatre
― Recue 8 ― Whirlybirds ― Bronco ―
― The Chevy Mystery Show ― Walt Disney's
Wonderful World of Color ― Coronado 9 ―
― Dennis the Menace ― The Untouchables ―
Powell Theatre ― Perry Mason ― Twilight Zone ― Rawhide
― Mister Ed ― Dr.
Kildare ― The 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
Sardo as a Barfly in Panic.
appeared as a Card Dealer with Chuck Connors in Support
Your Local Gunfighter.
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.
March 7, 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: July 14, 1989 (age 80) in Los Angeles County,
Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!
Phil Schumacher as a Boxing Spectator in
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).
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 ―
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
Born: November 7, 1909, St. Cloud, Minnasota
Died: January 19, 1975, Los Angeles, California
Stefan Schnabel as
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
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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