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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
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.
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
Brands also worked as a stunt man.
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.
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 Apache Woman in 1955,
before The Rifleman.
He appeared again with Lee Van Cleef in
Captain Apache in
He appeared with Chuck Connors in
He also appeared with Chuck Connors in the 1979,
When the West Was Fun: A
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
He appeared with Chuck Connors in Old Yeller (1957).
Some of his recurring television
roles were Medic ― Fireside Theatre ― You Are There
― Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color ― Zorro ―
Lawman ― The 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
Welcome to The Skull Ranch
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,
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