Royal Dano
Who guest starred in the most episodes of "The Rifleman?"
Who is your favorite character actor?

 

 

Frank Blanden in 'The Sheridan Story'

Jonas Epps in 'A Matter of Faith'

 

 

Aaron Wingate in 'A Case of Identity'

 Able "Abe" Lincoln in 'Honest Abe'

 

 

 Reverend Jamison in 'Day of Reckoning'


 Royal Dano was born on November 16, 1922
He died May 15, 1994 of a heart attack after a car accident. 
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He was an American film and television character actor. Born in New York City, he left home at the age of 12 and at various intervals, lived in Florida, Texas and California. After reaching an agreement with his father, he agreed to continue his education, on the condition that he be allowed to travel. 
Royal Dano's wife was named Peggy.  They met while they were in the armed forces. She would help him with his acting voice
They moved to Williamsburg Brooklyn on Knoll street where he
later attended New York University, where he began his career on the stage and went on to appear on Broadway in such productions as "Finian's Rainbow" during the 1940's. 
.    Roy's younger brother was living with them at that time.  I was in the apartment with them when he got the telegram stating that he got the part in the play, Roy took us all out to get some great deserts to celebrate. 
Thank you Anthony Giordano!

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     "A supporting actor only has to work that much harder, carefully planning his or her performance to enhance the entire storyline and star players."


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