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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter X -Y- Z 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.

X -Y- Z
X Brands Jeff York Jack Younger Yuki Bill Zuckert


X Brands as Pretty Man Longden in 'The Clarence Bibs Story'
He was the one who Clarence shot accidentally!

Brands also worked as a stunt man.

X Brands started out in the TV Series, Cowboy G-Men (1952 - 1953). From there he went on to appear in several TV Series, in recurring roles: The Adventures of Kit Carson ― Solider of Fortune ― Judge Roy Bean ― Buffalo Bill Jr. ― Annie Oakley ― Circus Boy ― The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin ― Maverick ―  Rawhide ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Cheyenne ― Wagon Train ― Hondo ― Daniel Boone ― Virginia ― The High Chaparral ― Alias Smith and Jones and Gunsmoke.

Brands most noteworthy part was Santee (1973), a story of a western sheriff who adopts the son of the man he had killed.

He appeared in Yancy Derringer in thirty-four episodes (1958 - 1959). The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1957 - 1961) as Deputy Ted.

Some of his movie credits are: Frontier Gambler (1956) ― She Devil (1957) ― Young and Dangerous (1957) ― Band of Angels (1957) ― Escort West (1958) ― Gunmen from Laredo (1959) ― Oklahoma Territory (1960) ― Beau Geste "Vallejo" (1966) ― Captain Apache (1971) ― Santee (1973) and Avalanche (1978).

He appeared with Joan taylor in Apach Woman in 1955, before The Rifleman.
He appeared again with Lee Van Cleep in Captain Apache in 1971.

He appeared with Chuck Connors in Branded - 'One Way Out'.
He also appeared with Chuck Connors in the 1979, When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion.

Born: July 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri
Died: May 8, 2000 (age 72) in Northridge, California
 


Jeff York as John J. Mack in 'None So Blind'
He was the state veterinarian, the man Faye was looking for.

Jeff York attended San Jose State Teachers College. He studied to be a writer. Jeff was also an amateur boxer and was runner up in the Pacific Coast Golden Gloves competition. When he found that he had no talent for writing he entered professional boxing. Jeff fought for a year and a half.

His first acting role was in Kid Galahad as a reporter (1937). Some of his films include: Tammy and the Millionaire (1967) ― Savage Sam (1963) ― Old Yeller (1957) ― Johnny Tremain (1957) ― Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) ― The Paleface (1948) ― Isn't It Romantic? ― (1948) Panhandle (1948) ― Fear in the Night (1947) ― The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) ― They Were Expendable (1945) ― Li'l Abner (1940) ― Terry and the Pirates (1940).
He appeared with Chuck Connors in Old Yeller (1957).

Some of his recurring television roles were MedicFireside TheatreYou Are ThereWalt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorZorro LawmanThe Alaskans and Perry Mason.

Jeff York was probably better known as Mike Fink in the Davey Crockett series with Fess Parker. Thanks Jerry!

Granville Owen Scofield
Born: March 23, 1912 in Los Angeles, California
Died: October 11, 1995 (age 83) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California



Jack Younger as a Trail Bum in 'The Woman'

Besides The Rifleman he appeared in three other TV Series: Twilight Zone ― Gunsmoke and The Adventures of Craig's List (TV Series short).
Jack appeared in several movies: The Silent Call ― Dinosaurs ― The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ―  Hands of Death ― Air Patrol ― The Young Swingers ― Lucky You  ― Jailhouse Rock and Burden of Truth.
 


Yuki as the Asian server in 'Skull'
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Bill Zuckert in 'The Long Goodbye'

He was the bad dude who claimed he and Grandpa were partners in a train robbery.

He served with the Naval construction unit Seabees during World War II, began his career in radio in 1941 and lent his voice to hundreds of dramatic shows in the 1940s and 1950s.

Bill Zuckert was a popular character actor in radio, television, stage and film for more than a half century.
Bill Zuckert's Broadway credits include: First Monday in October ― Abraham Lincoln and A Man for All Seasons.

As television developed, he had guest roles on many series, including Columbo The Mary Tyler Moore Show Rhoda Lou Grant Picket Fences St. Elsewhere and Mr. Novak. He also appeared in several television movies, among them Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell The Time Machine The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Murder in Malibu.
Bill played Quint Asper's father in Gunsmoke 'Quint Asper Comes Home'.

Some of the movies he appeared in were: Hang 'em High (1968) The Strongest Man in the World (1975) Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) Critters 3 (1991)   Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" (1994).

Bill Zuckert served on the boards of directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild. 

Born: December 18, 1915 in The Bronx, New York
Died: January 23, 1997 (age 81) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

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