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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter V 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.
Natividad Vacio ― Warren Vanders Vanderschuit
Robert Vaughn ― Murvyn Vye
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Natividad Vacio as Pedro 'The Vision'
spanned thirty-nine years in film and television from the 1950s
through the 1980s.
His debut came in a 1950 in an episode of The Lone Ranger.
He had a recurring roles in Father Knows Best as the
Anderson's gardener ― The Texan ― The Untouchables ― Peter
Gunn ― High Chaparral ― Cannon ― Adam-12 and Knots Landing.
Some of his films were The Hitch-Hiker (1950) ―
Branded (1950) ― The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1953).
I best remember him in The Magnificent Seven as Miguel. He was the father of the boy who was ashamed of his
father for not fighting against Calvera (bandit leader).
In high school
he became friends with future actor George Reeves, who
encouraged Vacio to join him at the Pasadena Community
Playhouse. Vacio appeared in several plays there as an actor and
musician. After military service in World War II he worked as a
teacher. He was an accomplished guitarist and singer, he made
recordings with such greats as Laurindo Almeida and toured the
country with Reeves in a music-&-action stage show publicizing
Reeves' Adventures of Superman (1952) TV series.
Born: September 8, 1912 in El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: May 30, 1996 (age 83) in Burbank, California, USA
Arlyne Varden (Lampshire) as Angie, the waitress in
Arlyne made he acting debut in the movie Louisiana
Purchase (1941) and later she appeared in Lady in the
Dark (1944). The Rifleman is the only TV Series
she was in.
Betty Lou McVay/Betty Lou Varnum as the lady in The General
Store in 'Sheer Terror'
Betty is an
American television personality. McVay took over as host of The
Magic Window (1951-1994)., which would become America's
longest running local children's program.
Born: May 3,
Warren Vanders Vanderschuit as one of Holliver's gunman in
'Long Gun from Tucson'
Warren was an actor, writer
and director. His career spanned forty years in both in
television and movies. His first acting appearance was in the TV
Movie, Now and Tomorrow.
He had a recurring role in the TV Series Empire as Chuck
Davis (1962 - 1963) and in Daniel Boone as Ben Crowley
(1966 - 1969). He frequented many of our favorite classic
westerns as Bonanza ― The Big Valley ― Alias Smith and Jones
― Gunsmoke ― Kung Fu ― Bronco and How the West Was Won,
Some of his movies were:
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) ― Rooster Cogburn (1975) ― Nevada
Smith (TV Movie) (1975) and Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978).
He served in the Navy during
the Korean War and boxed for Navy teams. After the war he
continued boxing in the Golden Gloves program, capturing the
1954 Southern California light-heavyweight title in a tournament
at the Hollywood Legion Stadium sponsored by The Times.
He also was a standout quarterback for what was then Pepperdine
College from 1954 to 1956. Meanwhile, he was studying drama, and
when injuries ended his football prospects he turned to acting
in film, TV and on stage, as well as to teaching in local
Birth: May 23, 1930, San Fernando, California
Death: November 27, 2009, Pasadena, California
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