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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter W 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.
Robert Webber as Wes Carney in
He also appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial
He served in the Marine Corps during World War
II, and in 1946 hitchhiked to New York City to become an actor.
After more than two years in summer stock, he made his debut on
Broadway in 1948 with a nine-line part in Two Blind Mice. His
Broadway appearances included roles in The Royal Family ―
Goodbye, My Fancy ― No Time for Sergeants ― Orpheus Descending ―
Teahouse of the August Moon ― Period of Adjustment.
His acting career spanned almost forty years with one hundred and
forty-five credits. His first acting role was in the TV Series The
Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1950). Later that year he
appeared in his first movie Highway 301 (1950) as a gangster.
He is known for his appearance for The Dirty Dozen (1967) ―
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) ― Private Benjamin
(1980) ― The Great White Hope (1970) ― Casey's Shadow
(1978) and "10" (1979).
He has appeared in hundreds of television shows, listing only some
of his most recent recurring roles: Ironside (1973-1974) ― Cannon
― McCloud (1971-1975) ― S.W.A.T. (1975)
― Barnaby Jones (1975-1978) ―
The Rockford Files (1975-1979) ― Bret Maverick (1982).
He also was in Moonlighting
(1986 - 1988) as
Cybil Shepherd's father.
Born: October 14, in 1924, Santa Ana, California
Died: May 19, in 1989, Malibu, California
Jack Wells Mr. Carpenter in
Closer than a Brother
Jack was a newscaster for channel 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks
In 1957 Jack left
the show to start The Jack Wells Show, Baltimore's first
morning TV show. Stu Kerr replaced him as Mr. Fortune. In the 60's,
Jack had his own talk show on KABC Radio, in addition to a show he
created and hosted on KHJ-TV, The Age of Aquarius.
He regularly worked in voice overs and guest starred on shows such
as Days of Our Lives (1965) ― Bewitched (1971) ― The Streets of San Francisco
(1977) ― One Day at a
Time (1978) ― Charlie's Angels (1981) ― The Twilight Zone
(1985) ― Night Court (1986) ―
Remington Steele (1986) ― L.A. Law (1986).
Jack was overseas
in WWII as a corporal and a radio operator.
Birth: August 12, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland
Death: June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California
Tragedy Among the Stars
Adam West as Christopher Rolf/Ryan in Stopover
Adam West is known as an American
film, television, character, voice and stage actor whose career
spans six decades. His acting career began in films in 1959.
Adam West went to Whitman College, earning a degree in literature
and psychology. While still a student, West worked as a radio disc
jockey and helped launch a military television station.
In 1955, West was offered the role as a sidekick on a Hawaiian
children's program, The Kini Popo Show. Accepting the offer,
he moved to Hawaii, where he became a local celebrity among children
He adopted the stage name Adam West before making his feature film
debut in a small but memorable part in the 1959 drama The Young
Rifleman, West appeared with Chuck Connors in Geronimo
(1962) as Lt.
In 1961, he landed a recurring role as Sergeant Steve Nelson on the
hit TV series The Detectives (1961 -1962). His most notable film project
was as the straight man to the Western spoof - Three Stooges:
The Outlaws is Coming (1965). Later that year, he starred in the
spaghetti Western The Relentless Four (1965).
In the summer of
1966, West starred in the full-length feature Batman beat out two
other actors, Lyle Waggoner and Ty Hardin, for the title role on
After Batman was cancelled in 1968, West was type cast as Batman and
found it hard to find work.
Today West is lending his voice to many cartoon series: Jake and
the Never Land Pirates (2011 - 2011) ― Family Guy (2012) ― Moonbeam City
(2015) ― The Super Hero Squad Show (2010 ) ― Batman: The Brave
and the Bold (2010 ― SpongeBob SquarePants (2010), to name only a few.
West also did the
voice in several Video Games ― Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) ―
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (2014) ― Grand Theft Auto V (2013) ―
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (2012) ― Meet the Robinsons
(2007) ― Chicken Little: Ace in Action (2005) ― Family Guy (2006) ―
Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (2006) ― Scooby-Doo! Unmasked
(2005) ― XIII (2003) ― Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant (1997).
William West Anderson
Born: September 19, 1928 (age 87), Walla Walla, Washington
Brad Weston as big Mark in
Brad Weston is an actor, known for Hot Lead
and Cold Feet (1978) ― Rough Night in Jericho (1967) ― Savage Sam
(1963) and Stagecoach (1966).
His acting career spanned for twenty years, with thirty-seven
credits. His first appearance was on the TV Series Panic!
Brad Weston is the actor who played Ed Appel in a first season
episode of Star Trek: The Original Series (1967).
Weston also appeared with Chuck Connors in
Rules of the Game
He did most television and mostly westerns. Some of his television
appearances were: The Oregon Trail (1977) ― The Outsider
(1968) ― The
Virginian (1963 - 1967) ― Gunsmoke (1966) ― Destry
(1964) ― The Travels of
Jaimie McPheeters (1964) ― Redigo (1963) ― Temple Houston
77 Sunset Strip (1958 - 1963) ― Wide Country (1963) ― Combat!
Cheyenne (1961 - 1962) ― Laramie (1960 - 1962) ― Surfside 6
(1960 - 1962) ― Tales of
Wells Fargo (1962) ― 87th Precinct (1962) ― Have Gun - Will Travel
(1960 - 1961)
― The Americans (1961) ― Checkmate (1961) ― Maverick
Riverboat (1960) ― Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1959 - 1960) ― Shotgun Slade
(1959 - 1960)
― Sugarfoot (1960) ― Lawman (1960) ― Wanted: Dead or Alive
The Deputy (1959).
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