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 This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter B 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.
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the character actors that appeared on The Rifleman.
 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
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George Bell ― Edward Binns
 William Bishop ― Lovyss Bradley
Jim Breneman ― Diane Brewster
Brad Brown  ― Robert Burton

Alice Backes ― Katherine Bard
James Barton ― Stephen Bekassy
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George Bell as a card player in The Baby Sitter.
 


William ‘Billy’ Benedict as Dave Prentice in Smoke Screen.
He was the man who Lucas asked to look for Mark.

His acting career spans over fifty years and over three-hundred credits to his name.

He was a newsboy and a plumber's assistant before he entered films as a youngster in the mid-1930s. While in Los Angeles, he auditioned for a movie studio and was immediately hired for a seven-year contract. He played 'Skinny' in some of the East Side Kids films about the exploits of a tough gang of New York youths. In the 1940s and 1950s, he made regular appearances as 'Whitey' in the Bowery Boys films, popular successors to the East Side Kids series. He also appeared in many other movies, including The Ox-Bow Incident in 1943 and Homebodies in 1974.

Born: April 16, 1917, Haskell, Oklahoma
Died: November 25, 1999, Los Angeles, California
 


James Best as Bob Barrett in The Day the Town Slept.
He was the guy who Judson deputized and also a wanted man.

If you have ever watched The Dukes of Hazzard you'd surely remember this Cowboy. He was Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.
He was an American television, film, character, voice and stage actor, writer, director, acting coach, artist, college professor, and musician, whose career spanned seven decades of television. He appeared as a guest on various country music shows and a few talk shows.


Jim kept busy through the years with his production company - Best Friends Films. Besides being an actor he also has done some writing and directing.

Born: July 26, 1926, Powderly, Kentucky
Died: April 6, 2015, Hickory, North Carolina
You should see the list of credits this Cowboy has!
I tip my Cowgirl hat to you!

James Best on Facebook/Obituary



Helen Beverly as Sweeney's wife, May in Seven
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Seven Prisoners

Helen Beverley/Beverly, performed in Yiddish theater as well as in the Yiddish films Green Fields - She was Hodel (the blind) in The Light Ahead - Overture to Glory. Beverley was the female lead, in Green Fields (1937). Beverley also starred in The Light Ahead (1939) and had a smaller role in Overture to Glory (1940).
 She appeared in Green Fields with Herschel Bernardi. She also was a guest on This is your Life for Herschel Bernardi.
She also appeared in Charlie Chan picture Black Magic ― The Master Race and the musical Stairway for a Star.
In the 1950s she had small roles in
The Robe as Rebecca Playgirl The Shrike. She made her last big screen appearance in the film Ada.

Beverley was once married to the late actor Lee J. Cobb.

Born: November 9, 1916, United States of America
Died: July 15, 2011, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
 


Edward Binns as Keely Thompson,  the trail boss in The Apprentice Sheriff.

Served in the U.S. Merchant Marine in WW II as a wireless officer.

His acting career lasted for .forty years with one hundred and seventy-eights to his credit.
Has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: 12 Angry Men (1957), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) Patton (1970) and The Verdict (1982). Of the four, only Patton (1970) was a winner in the category.
He had his own TV show Brenner, as Roy Brenner, a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD.
He had recurring roles on The Defenders ― The Doctor and the Nurses
 Special Agent 7.

Born: September 12, 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: December 4, 1990, Brewster, New York

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