aka Sweeney - The Bartender
North Fork Saloon aka Last Chance Saloon
Date of birth - May 6, 1912 ~ New York, New York
Date of death - April 29, 1994 ~ Camarillo, California
He was in the1914 Broadway show Daddies at the age of 2. Bill Quinn made his first film debut in silent films as a child in 1918 at age 6 as a pupil in
The New School Teacher (1924).
He didn't appear in another film until 36 years later. He worked in vaudeville, theatre, radio, films and television.
Besides "The Rifleman" he appeared in recurring roles on several TV shows including McHale's Navy
― The Odd Couple ― Please Don't Eat the Daises ― McMillan & Wife
― Archie Bunker's Place. You could see him from time to
time on the Bob Newhart. His daughter, Virginia, was married to the show's star Bob Newhart. He occasionally would appear on
Mary Tyler Moore as Walter Richards, Mary's father. He even played Dr. McCoy's father on
He has starred in everything imaginable.....Drama, Crime, Comedy, Film-Noir, War, Adventure, Thrillers, Action, Romance, Westerns, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Musicals, Fantasy, Family and Music. He has played everything from a Deputy, Doctor, Chief of Police, Coroner, Conductor, Military Officer, of course a bartender and more.
I found it rather strange out of all the things Bill Quinn did, he never starred with Chuck before or after
Sweeney, the Bartender, was first introduced on
"The Rifleman" in the episode 'The Marshal'
I always enjoyed seeing him and wanted to see more of him as we did in the episode of 'Seven'. This is the one where 'Seven' prisoners are being transferred to Yuma. The prisoners manage to escape and head for the saloon. They take Sweeney hostage. This episode shows a Mrs. Sweeney.
around The McCain Ranch