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Lawrence Dobkin appeared in four episodes
of The Rifleman ― 'The Gaucho' as Juan Argentez,
the Gaucho's father ― 'The Sheridan Story' as General Phil
'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.
Lawrence Dobkin directed 'The Tinhorn' -
'Jealous Man' - 'Day of
Reckoning' - 'The Executioner' & 'Man from Salinas'.
Writer of the episode 'The Actress' along with Chuck
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 was the announcer for the television
series Naked City (1958–1963), 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
Did you know that Lawrence Dobkin played General Phil Sheridan in both
The Rifleman and Cheyenne?
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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