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James Drury appeared
twice in The Rifleman ―
as Lloyd Carpenter, he's the cowboy who
shot & killed Marshal Thomlinson ―
Death Trap as Spicer, the cowboy who
wanted Stark dead.
I'm sure most of you know him as
The Virginian. Chuck appeared in
The Virginian in the episode The Animal and they also
appeared together in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.
Thanks Keith Swearingen for this tidbit..... I'm sure you know of
James Drury. His biggest role was in the TV series The Virginian.
met him at a gun show in the Houston area in February of 2005. We had an
interesting conversation about one of my guns, during which I asked him the
following question. I asked "Mr. Drury, weren't you an episode of The
Rifleman?" Mr. Drury didn't even have to stop to think about it. He just
smiled and said "No, young man. I was in three episodes." He went on to tell
me that he always played the "heavy" specifically recalling an episode where
he sat on a rock and played a harmonica. He laughed when he continued,
"Well, I wasn't really playing the harmonica, they just made it look like I
James Drury was talking about The Marshal that aired in the first
season. It was a real treat to get to visit with
someone who had actually been on the show, and just chat about it.
Birth: April 18,
1934 New York City, New York
Death: April, 2020 Houston Texas
Birth Name: James Child Drury
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch