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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
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.
King Calder ― Olive Carey
Philip Carey ― Jimmy Carter
Penelope Sue Carver ― Bill Cerone
Robert Chadwick ―
5 of 10 pages
Alden ‘Stephen’ Chase as Medical Colonel Stroud in
The Sheridan Story.
almost thirty years of acting with one-hundred and
forty-four credits to his name.
appeared in The Blob (1958) as a doctor. Only to meet
his demise (off-screen) by the blob in his office.
He was also known for When Worlds Collide (1951) and
The Little Colonel (1935).
Born: April 11, 1902, Huntington, New York
Died: April 1, 1982, Santa Monica, California
Roydon Clark as a Brawler
at the carnival
in The Wrong Man.
He was a stuntman, stunt coordinator, actor
second unit director or assistant director in many of his movies. He was
a stuntman for James Garner, Roy Clarke, Joe Don Baker and Chad Everett.
He is known for his work on The Rockford Files ―
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ― The Rock (1996)
― Con Air (1997) ― Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1972 ―
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
worked over sixty years in the business and has one hundred
and fifty credits to his name.
April 15, 1928 in Dalton, Pennsylvania
Served in the US Army
Air Force during World War II, flying cargo planes over the Himalayas.
He was from a family of minstrel performers,
tough-looking John Cliff (born Clifford) toured with carnivals prior
to landing in Hollywood shortly after World War II. In scores of
films from 1946, the dark-haired Cliff was almost always cast as a
heavy, notably in Westerns, and would later become equally busy on
television. He retired from performing in 1968 and went into real
estate. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide
The other prison wagon
guard is John Cliff, one of my favorite baddie actors.
he played the guard who actually got to eat dinner.
Thanks Pete Villafea!
Thanks to Pete, John went unaccredited until now.
appear on The Lone Ranger several times and he got to
masqueraded as The Lone Ranger in Counterfeit
He has been in the business twenty-five years with
one-hundred and fifty credits to his name.
Born: November 26, 1918, Swainsboro, Georgia
Died: May 12, 2001, Hayward, California
Jack Clinton as the Bartender in Lariat.
The Rifleman he appeared with Chuck Connors in The
Human Jungle and Support Your Local Gunfighter.
He also appeared with Paul Fix in To Kill a Mockingbird.
July 31, 1921, St. Paul, Minnesota
Death: December 4, 2002, Glendale, California
*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!
One Timer Only ― Index Page
is a list of character actors who have appeared on The Rifleman —
one time only
Character Actors Index Page
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