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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 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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Natividad Vacio ― Warren Vanders Vanderschuit
Robert Vaughn ― Murvyn Vye

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Natividad Vacio as Pedro 'The Vision'

His career 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.

Natividád Domínguez Vácio
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 'The Decision'

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, 1931Chicago, Illinois
 


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 schools.

Birth: May 23, 1930, San Fernando, California
Death: November 27, 2009, Pasadena, California

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