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

Ross Elliott ― Beverly Ann Englander
Chana Eden ― Dick Elliott
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Ross Elliott as Ben Johnson in Gun Fire.
He was the cowboy who gave up his badge and later was killed.

He also appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial (TV Series / 1963).

His acting career spans over forty years and two-hundred and fifty-four credits to his name.

He began his acting career in the Mercury Theatre, where he performed in Orson Welles' famed radio program, The War of the Worlds (1953).

He played in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp as Virgil Earp (1958 - 1959) ― The Virginian as Sheriff Mark Abbott (1962-1969).
I don't think there was anything he didn't star in way back when! I remember him from The Lone Ranger (1952 - 1953). But I know you've seen this cowboy many of times in many of westerns!

For all you General Hospital fans, he was the first Lee Baldwin.

Born: June 18, 1917, The Bronx, New York City
Died: August 12, 1999, Los Angeles, California

Leif Erickson as Big Jim Lewis in The Sharpshooter.
He was the cowboy who threaten Mark's life.

Served four years in the Navy during World War II as a combat photographer.
Was twice shot down while in aircraft, both times he was wounded.

His acting career spans over fifty years and one-hundred and forty-eight credits to his name.

He later went on to star in his own TV Western High Chaparral as Big John Cannon.
He and Chuck Connors also appeared together in Branded - Barbed Wire (1966).

 They both appeared in 1953 with John Wayne in Trouble Along the Way (1953), before The Rifleman and he later appeared with Chuck in  Arrest & Trail (TV Series / 1963).

His first name is pronounced as "Laif" (Swedish and Norwegian name)

Born: William Wycliffe Anderson
October 27, 1911, Alameda, California
Died: January 29, 1986 (aged 74) Pensacola, Florida

Bill Erwin as Flecker The Pet.

He also appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial (TV Series / 1964).

Bill's acting career spans sixty-five years and two-hundred and thirty-two credits to his name.

He has appeared in many, many things. I know you have seen him over and over again. One thing in particular that sticks out in my mind is Somewhere in Time as Arthur Biehl, the desk clerk at the Grand Hotel. Remember Arthur, he's the little boy bouncing the ball in the beginning and when Richard goes back in time to find Elsie, Arthur is a grown man who is Bill Erwin. Talk about a love story! WOW! 

Bill was a wonderful man. When he had to play mean characters, especially when he was older, you could always tell that he wasn't as grumpy as it seemed. He played Santa Claus at least three times.
Two were grumpy and one was a very cool Santa. That was in my favorite Santa show, With Love, the Claus, on Highway to Heaven (1987). Michael Landon had that episode written just for Bill. Thanks Kevin B., Bill's friend.

In memory of Bill Erwin
Bill Erwin on The Rifleman


Beverly Ann Englander as Miss Carlisle the dance-hall girl in Lariat.
Ladies of the Night

Besides The Rifleman (1960), Beverly appeared in The Twilight Zone (1960) - Sex Kittens Go to College (1960) - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1960 - 1961) four times.

Born: June 11, 1939 in Los Angeles, California

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