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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 ―
Alden 'Stephen' Chase ― Jack Clinton
Pat Close ― John Collier
Al Collins ― Steve Conte
8 of 10 pages
Roberto Contreras as Angelo in
He's the one who took Lucas' hat
and the one that
Mark lured out of the Cantina by telling him his horse has gone lame.
He played Pedro - a regular on
The High Chaparral ― later he appeared again with Martin Landau on three of the
Impossible episodes. He played in the movie The Magnificent Seven as
His film and
television career spanned nearly 40 years from 1954 to 1993,
including featured roles in Topaz and Scarface.
12, 1928, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: July 18, 2000, Los Angeles, California
Tommy Cook as Andy Carr in
He's the youngest of the bad
guys.....really just a kid.
He played in several episodes of
and Legend of Wyatt Earp ― Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok ― Have Gun
- Will Travel ― The Deputy to name a few. He portrayed Little Beaver
on Mutual Radio's The Adventures of Red Ryder (1942-1945). He’s yet
another guest star who was on The Untouchables.
July 5, 1930 in Duluth, Minnesota
Ben Cooper as Simon Lee as
the young fast gun whose father Lucas had killed in the war.
Ben also appeared in Support Your Local Gunfighter with Chuck
Ben Cooper was in demand both in feature motion pictures productions and
on television, during the 1950's and 1960's. Growing up on Long Island,
NY, he began acting at an early age. He attended Columbia University and
received his early training as an actor on the New York stage. After a
screen test at Warner Brothers, Republic Studios saw some footage and
offered him his first part in the film, Thunderbirds, in 1952. Cooper
followed with other prominent roles in westerns, like Jubilee Trail ― Rebel in Town
― The last Command
The Fastest Gun Alive
Outlaws Son. He was in the 1954 blockbuster,
Guitar, with Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden playing the outlaw,
Turkey Ralston. He had many supporting roles in westerns, mostly in
color, with Audie Murphy.
He met his wife Pamela while working with Ward Bond on the television
series Wagon Train in 1959. They married in 1960.
Have any of you seen his interview on the Western Channel? He talks
about the time he was in Johnny Guitar. He mentioned that the outfit
he wore earlier in the show was later worn by Joan Crawford after he was
I have met Ben Cooper several times.....what a great man he his! I took
him some pictures of when he appeared on The Rifleman. He loved them and
was really surprised!
Ben won the much deserved Cowboy Spirit award at the Festival of the
West in 2007
He won a Golden Boot Award in 2005 for his
work in Westerns.
He did a
television commercial for Biz Detergent.
September 30, 1933 (age 82), Hartford, Connecticut
Clancy Cooper as Caleich in
He was one of the men who turned back.
He appeared in 35
Broadway plays before going to Hollywood where he made 60 films and 200
TV episodes. He has appeared in just about every TV Western ever
Born: July 23, 1906 in
Died: June 14, 1975 (age 68) in Hollywood, California
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one time only
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