"Welcome to the McCain Ranch"

This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter C 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.

Penelope Sue Carver ― Bill Cerone
Robert Chadwick ― Kim Charney
Alden 'Stephen' Chase ― Jack Clinton
Pat Close ― John Collier
Al Collins ― Steve Conte
Robert Contreras ― Clancy Cooper
Dee Cooper ― Jerome Courtland
Kay Cousins ― John Craig
King Calder ― Olive Carey
Philip Carey ― Jimmy Carter
3 of  10 pages

Do you know who played the little girl that died of anthrax in this episode?

My mom played in episode #15 The Pet and was the little girl who died from Anthrax. Her real name then was Penelope Sue Carver. You have a tiny picture on one of your pages where someone is carrying her. Sincerely, Jamie
The picture to the right is of Penelope & her daughter Jamie.
Thanks Jamie for the information and the picture!

Al Cavens as one of the jurors in The Mind Reader.

Actor | Stunts | Miscellaneous Crew
He was a fencing instructor for movies and Burgess Meredith's stunt double on Batman. Worked with his father, Fred Cavens, renowned Hollywood fencing master.

He has over one-hundred and sixteen credits to his name. Between 1950 and 1969, he made a number of appearances in film and television, everything from westerns, mysteries, comedy, Thrillers and many others.

Born: October 1, 1906 in Brussels, Belgium
Died: December 17, 1985 (age 79) in Los Angeles County, California

*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!

Malcolm Cassell as Joey Merrick in The Spoiler, the boy who Brud Evans killed.

He appeared in Letter to Loretta several times ― The Rebel  — Room for One More — The Kid from Left Field — All American  — Life with Father — Andy Hardy Comes Home — Operation Petticoat. The last thing he did was Pirates of Tortuga in 1961. No record of him since 1961.

March 16, 1939 in Los Angeles, California

William (Bill) Catching as Tom Williamson in The Second Witness.
He was the first witness that was killed on his way to Silver City to testify against Slade Burrows.
He is also is  credited as the stuntman for this episode.

He has been an Actor ― Stuntman ― Second Unit Director  ― Assistant Director for almost thirty years.
He also has appeared as a stuntman and a stunt coordinator with Chuck in Branded and Ride Beyond Vengeance.
He appeared in Branded twiceCowards Die Many TimesThe Greatest Coward on Earth.
He has doubled for such actors as Glenn Ford, Peter Lawford, Robert Stack, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Lee Majors.
He has acted and has appeared as a stuntman and a stunt coordinator in just about everything imaginable.

Born: June 16, 1926 in Bexar County, Texas
Died: August 24, 2007 (age 81) in Somerton, Arizona

Bill Cerone as Mortimer in Guilty Conscience.
e was the cowboy in the saloon at Stud City who told Lucas about looking over his shoulder and the one who took Normie's holster and gun off of him.

Born: September 20, 1937 in Rochester, New York

One Timer Only ― Index Page
This 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?

Tragedy Among the Stars

Site Map
around The McCain Ranch