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Lawrence Dobkin
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Lawrence Dobkin

Lawrence Dobkin appeared in four episodes of "The Rifleman"'The Gaucho' as Juan Argentez, the Gaucho's father ― 'The Sheridan Story' as General Phil Sheridan ― 'Knight Errant' as Don Chimera del Laredo, he was the guy with the sword ― 'The Day a Town Slept' as Ben Judson, the man who beat Micah in the election for Marshal of North Fork.

 He directed 'The Tinhorn' - 'Jealous Man' - 'Day of Reckoning' - 'The Executioner' & 'Man from Salinas'.
Writer of the episode 'The Actress' along with Chuck Connors. 

He also directed some episodes of Branded 'Rules of the Game'.

Dobkin played Louie, the Saint's sidekick in The Saint (CBS, Mutual, and NBC radio, 1945 - 1951). "Louie" is a Brooklyn Cab Driver, who keeps The Saint streetwise while getting him across town.

 Radio: Appeared on various episodes of the CBS Radio series Gunsmoke (1952-61).

Dobkin loaned his voice to the Golden Age of Radio. His voice was used to narrate the classic western Broken Arrow (1950).  He the announcer for the television series Naked City (19581963), closing each episode with the statement, "There are eight million stories in the naked city, and this has been one of them".

Along with Andrew Robinson, he is one of only two Star Trek non-regulars to both direct and appear in an episode of Star Trek: the original Star Trek (1966) episode Star Trek: Charlie X (1966) and the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Mind's Eye (1991).

Besides doing this, he appeared in many other shows and films.

Did you know that Lawrence Dobkin played General Phil Sheridan in both "The Rifleman" and Cheyenne?
In Cheyenne he played General Phil Sheridan in 'Gold, Glory, and Custer'.  This time he is presiding officer at a court martial hearing involving Custer's Last Stand.  Thanks PJH!

Lawrence Dobkin was born September 16 1919 in New York, New York
He died October 28, 2002 in Los Angeles, California of heart failure

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