"Welcome to the McCain Ranch"
This is a
list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter A has
appeared on The Rifleman — One Time Only. Whether they have appeared
one time only or 168 times, they are just as important as the main
characters and/or anyone else involved in The Rifleman. This is just
a small tribute to those great many characters actors.
of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the
actors that appeared on
They're among the most popular and recognizable actors. They may not
be A-list stars, but they do something many actors don't. They
worked all the time.
Ed Ames — James Anderson
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Herb Armstrong played the hotel clerk in Willow Springs in
His acting career spans over
forty-five years and over sixty credits to his name.
He was known for Cape Fear (1962), Stir Crazy (1980) ― Seems
Like Old Times (1980), among many others.
Born: September 24, 1924 in
New York City, New York
Died: March 3, 2005 (age 80) in Los Angeles, California
Charles Arnt as Wes
Tippert, Vernon's Uncle in
In the original script Wes was described as a tall, wiry
old man, grey-haired, dust-grayed clothes, dirty hands,
red drinker's face (as if we could tell in black &
white), flabby stomach — an old fat man growing thin.
.Charles Arnt was the president of the Triangle Club at
Princeton University (1929) and founded the University
Players with Henry Fonda, Josh Logan and Jimmy Stewart.
He started show business in 1933 until 1962. He was a
character actor in more than 200 films.
He retired from acting and began
importing and breeding French Charolais cattle at his ranch on Orcas
Island in 1962.
Born: August 20, 1906,
Michigan City, Indiana
Died: August 6, 1990, Orcas, Washington
Larry Asmus as one of the kids that went to the town
picnic out at the McCain Ranch in
The Three Legged
Terror. He was the boy with the checkered
Larry was one of the neighborhood kids on
Sons, Leave it to Beaver and some other
single trips to other series. He also appeared in Judgment at Nuremberg and Inherit the Wind.
Thanks Larry & his wife for the info!
Phyllis Avery as Leona Pickford Bartell,
Fancy's mother in
The Baby Sitter.
Dance with a Dolly with a
hole in her Stocking
Songs of The Rifleman
She has done a variety of things. From a Vice Principal in
to Westerns and Mysteries. She became a Los Angeles real estate agent
when she retired from acting.
Born: November 14, 1922,
New York City, New York
Died: May 19, 2011, Los Angeles, California
One Timer Only ― Index Page
is a list of character actors who have appeared on The Rifleman —
one time only.
Character Actors Index Page
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch