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Actor | Music Department
Steve Rowland appeared in two episodes
of The Rifleman ― 'Home Ranch'
as Billy Lehigh, he was one of Jackford's bullies who helped burn
down the McCain's home ― 'The Coward'
as Buddy Link, he's the one who
beat on Georgie Boy Collins in the saloon and Lucas at his ranch. In both
episodes, his initials were B. L.
When I asked Steve about his experience working on the set of
Rifleman, this was his reply....."My experience when shooting those two
episodes was a great deal of fun. I had met Chuck Connors before at one of
the many parties that I attended in Hollywood back there in the 50s. We hit
it off straight away---probably because of our mutual interest in sports. I
was into motor racing and he had been a star baseball player. When they
started production on The Rifleman I was called by the casting
director to read for a part on 'Home Ranch'. I got the part. They
must have liked my performance because they cast me in 'The Coward' soon
after. Chuck and I had a lot of laughs on the set during the shooting. I
really can't remember much more. It was too long ago".
"I do remember, however, that I got the chance to meet one of my heroes, Sam
Born in Hollywood,
actor, singer, columnist, author and record producer Steve Rowland
grew up in Beverly Hills during the Golden Age of Hollywood. His father was film director Roy Rowland, his mother Ruth was a
scriptwriter and the niece of Louis B. Mayer of MGM fame.
Steve almost "naturally" began an acting career in the 50s, starring
in over 35 TV shows like Bonanza ― Wanted Dead Or
Alive. His very first film appearance was at 11 year's old in MGM's Boy's
Ranch, singing Darling Clementine in the campfire scene. Film
appearances included co-starring roles in The Battle of the
Bulge ― Gun Glory ― Crime in the Streets ―
The Thin Red Line.
Steve has appeared
on many of the TV westerns such as Bonanza ― Wanted: Dead or
Alive ― Wagon Train ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Hopalong
John Milford and Steve Rowland both appeared
in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV series) as part of
the Clanton Gang. John Milford as Ike Clanton and Steve Rowland as
Phin Clanton for two years. There father, the leader of the gang was Old Man
Clanton played by Trevor Bardette.
Today Steve is a record producer and lives in London England.
Steve's website — You'll be surprised what all this guy
Stephen Jacob Rowland
Birth Date: September 3, 1932 in Los Angeles, California
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch