"Welcome to the McCain Ranch"
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.
Sydna Scott as Mary Halpern in Tension.
She appeared in
many Broadway productions, including The Man Who Came to Dinner
and He Who Gets Slapped and in more than 100 television shows
and in several feature films, including Scrooged ― Circus World ―
Avenging Angel and Ten to Midnight.
Synda appeared with actor, husband Jerome Thor, in the TV Series,
Foreign Intrigue. This series told of the experiences of Robert
Cannon and Helen Davis, foreign correspondents for Consolidated
The trench coat she wore in the TV detective series Foreign
Intrigue (1951) is in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington,
DC. It is believed to be the first TV detective series to feature
Born: June 12, 1915, Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 23, 1996, Los Angeles, California
Alexander Scourby as Byron Claremont in
He was the writer who instigate the
Alexander Scourby appeared in 3 soaps -
The Secret Storm ― Another World ― All My
Children. He was married to stage and soap opera actress Lori March.
They appeared as husband and wife during the 1970's in The Secret
Scourby was an
accomplished stage, screen, and radio actor and possessed a deep,
rich resonant voice perfect for narration. In addition to appearing
in the movies The Big Heat (1953) and The Devil at 4
O'clock (1961), he also appeared in the TV series The Asphalt
Jungle ― Naked City and The Defenders.
He provided narration for
Victory at Sea (1954) and for
classical productions such as Ship of Fools and War and Peace.
Scourby recorded the entire King James Version audio Bible, which
have been released in numerous editions. He later recorded the
entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Scourby recorded 422
audiobooks for the blind which he considered his most important
work. He has a reputation in the audiobook industry as being one of
the greatest narrators: "He is heralded as having the greatest voice
Born: November 13, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York
Died: February 22, 1985 (age 71) in Newtown, Connecticut
Jack Searl as Tom in
He's was one the guys who took Jake back to the McCain Ranch.
Jackie Searl, was an American
child actor who began performing on a local Los Angeles radio at the
age of three. His first movie role was in Daughters of Desire
(1929). He also appeared in Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry
Finn in (1931) — Skippy (1931) — Topaz (1933) — Alice in Wonderland
(as The Door mouse) (1933).
His career spanned thirty years with ninety-six credits. He appeared
in a lot of movies before doing television which was in Riverboat
(1960). From there he appeared on one TV Show after another.
He was known for playing bratty kids, and often had only small roles
in 1934's Strictly Dynamite.
He was "The Kid Everybody Wants to Spank".
John E. Searl,
Born: July 7, 1921, Anaheim, California
Died: April 29, 1991, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California
Sarah Selby as Agnes Hamilton, John Hamilton's sister in
Her acting career spanned
thirty-eight year with one hundred and thirty credits.
Sarah Selby as a radio actress and made her screen debut voicing
one of the elephants in Disney's Dumbo (1941) playing a
voice of an elephant named Prissy). She best known for her
recurring role as a Ma Smalley, she was the lady who owned and
operated a boardinghouse in Dodge City on TV's Gunsmoke
(1955). She had a recurring role on Fathers knows Best as
Miss Thomas and Bill Davis' (Brian Keith) secretary on Family
Affair (1966 - 1970).
She also appeared in the 1975 Movie Huckleberry Finn as
Born: August 30, 1905, St.
Died: January 7, 1980, Los Angeles, California
One Timer Only ― Index Page
This is a list of character
actors who have appeared on The Rifleman — one time only
Actors Index Page
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch