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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 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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Robert Contreras ― Clancy Cooper
Dee Cooper ― Jerome Courtland
Kay Cousins ― John Craig

King Calder ― Olive Carey
Philip Carey ― Jimmy Carter
Penelope Sue Carver ― Bill Cerone
Robert Chadwick ― Kim Charney
Alden 'Stephen' Chase ― Jack Clinton
Pat Close ― John Collier
Al Collins ― Steve Conte

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Roberto Contreras as Angelo in The Vaqueros.
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 Mission: Impossible episodes. He played in the movie The Magnificent Seven as a villager.

His film and television career spanned nearly 40 years from 1954 to 1993, including featured roles in Topaz and Scarface.

Born: December 12, 1928, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: July 18, 2000, Los Angeles, California



Tommy Cook as Andy Carr in
Sheer Terror.
He's the youngest of the bad guys.....really just a kid.

He played in several episodes of The Life 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.

 Born: July 5, 1930 in Duluth, Minnesota



Ben Cooper as Simon Lee as
Face of Yesterday.
He was the young fast gun whose father Lucas had killed in the war.

Ben also appeared in Support Your Local Gunfighter with Chuck in 1971.

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 War Drums Outlaws Son. He was in the 1954 blockbuster, Johnny 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 killed off.

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.

Born: September 30, 1933 (age 82), Hartford, Connecticut



Clancy Cooper as Caleich in
The Raid.
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 made.

Born: July 23, 1906 in Boise, Idaho
Died: June 14, 1975 (age 68) in Hollywood, California

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