"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.

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
Robert Contreras ― Clancy Cooper
9 of 10 pages

Dee Cooper as a Barfly in
The Coward.
Actor | Stunts | Miscellaneous Crew

Dee Cooper worked as a B-Western Henchman. He worked with and occasionally doubled for Lash LaRue, Eddie Dean, Whip Wilson, and Johnny Mack Brown.
He later worked on TV and organized rodeos at Corriganville.

Dee Cooper worked in the film industry for forty-five year with over two hundred credits to his name. He also appeared in several TV Series such as Mr. Belvedere (1988), Hunter (1985-1987), Night Court (1987), The Fall Guy (1981-1986), Tall Tales & Legends (1986),
The Magical World of Disney (1982), The Next Step Beyond (1978), Gunsmoke (1955-1968),The High Chaparral (1967), Cimarron Strip (1967), The Virginian (1963-1967), Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966), Laredo (1966), The Wild Wild West (1965-1966), Bonanza (1965), Rawhide (1963-1965), Frontier Circus (1962), Wagon Train (1958-1962), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1957), Overland Trail (1960), Bat Masterson (1960), Death Valley Days (1960), Laramie (1960), The Texan (1960), The Rifleman (1959), Tombstone Territory (1957-1959), Mackenzie's Raiders (1959) , Have Gun - Will Travel (1958), Tales of Wells Fargo (1957), Annie Oakley (1955), The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1955), and The Range Rider - (1953)

Although it is rumored that Dee Cooper owner the Paramount Ranch, he never actually owned Paramount Ranch. He leased it from the legal owners from sometime in the early 1960’s up until the Park Service bought the property in 1980. He rented it out for filming and other activities and for a time held his Dee Cooper Rodeos there.

Born: May 25, 1920, Muleshoe, Texas
Died: December 14, 1989, Los Angeles, California

Robert Cornthwaite as Major Dammler in The Deserter.
He was the mean Major who was going to have Ben shot. 

He was educated at the University of Southern California, Long Beach City College.

He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

 Robert Cornthwaite appeared in many of things.  He was a regular on Dynasty as Judge Langdon and Picket Fences as Howard Buss.  He played in Batman Get Smart as Professor Windish.  He was in two episodes of  The Untouchables.   He also appeared in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? to name a few.
Robert Cornthwaite first got hooked on acting at age 13, when he was forced to play a one-line part in an eighth grade play. He did his first work with professionals five years later, in a 1935 production of Twelfth Night on the Reed College campus in Portland. He worked in radio in Southern California before he was inducted into the Air Force during World War II (a four-year hitch). Returning to Hollywood after the War, Cornthwaite went back into radio and then began working as a character man in features and TV. He prefers theater, which he feels is "far more liberating for the actor" than film.

Born: April 28, 1917, St. Helens, Oregon
Died: July 20, 2006, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Jerome Courtland as Johnny Gibbs in The Brother-in-law.
Johnny Gibb was Lucas' brother-in-law, Mark's Uncle Johnny.

Jerome (Jerry) Courtland, an actor who later became a producer and director in film and television. Courtland’s producing career spanned more than 25 years at Walt Disney Studios and Screen Gems working on feature films including Escape to Witch Mountain ― Ride a Wild Pony Return From Witch Mountain. TV series including Here Come the Brides  The Flying Nun The Partridge Family The Interns and telepics including Gidget Grows Up Hog Wild and The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance.

Before leaving Disney in the early ’80s Courtland produced animated feature Pete’s Dragon and the live auctioneer in The Devil and Max Devlin.

He starred opposite a 17-year-old Shirley Temple in the film Kiss and Tell and gained notice for roles in The Man From Colorado (1948)
Battleground (1949) The Palomino (1950) The Barefoot Mailman (1951) and Take the High Ground (1953).
On TV starting in the mid-’50s, Courtland had a seven-episode staring run on The Saga of Andy Burnett as part of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, with dyed blonde hair and beard, he starred in the series Tales of the Vikings and later guest on Death Valley Days and The Virginian.

In the early ’90s he appeared on L.A. Law and Knots Landing.

In 1997 he moved to the Chicago area, where he became a professor at Columbia College, teaching acting and directing for the camera for five years. He then retired in Florida, where he authored and illustrated children’s books.

He also appeared with Johnny in The Restless Ones (1965).

In 1997 he moved to the Chicago area, where he became a professor at Columbia College, teaching acting and directing for the camera for five years. He then retired in Florida, where he authored and illustrated children’s books.

Born: December 27, 1926, Knoxville, Tennessee
Died: March 1, 2012, Santa Clarita Valley

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