"Welcome to The McCain Ranch"
Donald Elson appeared in two episodes
of The Rifleman ― 'The Coward'
as the Printer of the North Fork Newspaper ― 'Outlaw's Shoes' as the
man at the livery stable, he told Lucas that his horse looked like
one of the Weiden horses.
Donald served in the Air Force during WWII, he graduated from the
University of Southern California with a BA degree in Theatre Arts.
He attended the Columbia Radio School of Broadcasting and pursued a
career as a radio announcer at stations in Texas and Oklahoma. He
then headed to New York. Elson became a successful Broadway actor,
appearing in Inherit The Wind― Desire Under the Elms ― Peter
Pan ―Three Penny Opera and numerous off-Broadway productions.
He has appeared in several made for TV movies along with many of TV
Westerns. He was in Escape from the Planet of the Apes as
Curator and in Gremlins.
He has appeared in over two hundred TV commercials (1960 to
Donald Elson was born March 31, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois
He seems like a pretty cool guy!
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch