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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter G 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.
Elyse Gordon ―
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Duane Grey as the cowboy in the saloon in
Closer than a Brother.
He was known for
JFK (1991) ― Charro! (1969) ― Female Jungle (1956).
first appeared in the 1952 TV Series Rebound. It
looks like he might have appeared in most of the TV Classic
Westerns. With almost forty year of acting and over
one-hundred credits to his name.
his career, Duane was billed under several aliases.....his
real name Duane Thorsen, and sometimes he was credited as
Duane Thorson, and Rex Thorsen. He played badmen, sheriffs,
ranchers and cowboys in numerous western features and TV
shows, besides working in contemporary dramas.
pool and would go to the senior center to shoot pool with
Birth: October 4, 1921,
Death: October 13, 2001, Eugene, Oregon
Jack Grinnage as Kirby Mitchell in
In the beginning of this episode he was the one
who said "Hey.....there's Pop.....let's have
some fun!" He was the taller of the brothers
who was funnin' with Pop when he had his attack.
appeared as Moose in Rebel Without a Cause and was a
regular in Kolchak: The Night Stalker. He has played
many characters such as a Cowboy
Bellboy Airport Manager Delivery Boy Inmate.
He turned down a part in Forbidden Planet to work on
Rebel Without a Cause.
was a regular on Kolchak: The Night Stalker as Ron
Updyke (1974 - 1975).
I got in touch with Jack and asked him about the time
he was on The Rifleman and if he remembered anything
he would want to share with us. This is what he had to
say.....Let me see, directed by Bernie Kowalski I think. I
played a twin. I was sitting on my horse, and Chuck Connors
walked in front of the horse, the horse was spooked, raised
up on its hind legs and then came down on Chuck Connors
foot. He rolled away, I don't remember if I controlled the
horse or the wranglers came in. Chuck went home for the
day. It was on a sound stage. I was not thrown. I don't
think Chuck Connors was really hurt. I think he just wanted
to go home. Other than that it was a ordinary day. I think
Peter Jasmine played my brother, and we where suppose to be
pretty wild. James Bartlett was the town drunk and we razzed
him. Something like that. Interesting, Would love to see
the pictures. Thanks for the email. And hope my few
memories helped. Take care. Jack G.
Here is the Link to
His acting career spans
over forty years with close to one-hundred credits to his
He is known for his work on BioShock (2007), Silver
Streak (1976) and Monte Walsh (1970).
He was in
The Culpepper Cattle Company The Blue Knight
Silver Streak The Onion Field to name a few movies and
the TV Series The Seekers. He was in numerous TV
westerns, including Gunsmoke " Rawhide The Virginian
Probe Highway to Heaven Weird Science Happy Days The
Dukes of Hazzard Little House on the Prairie Cade's
County Alias Smith and Jones Bonanza The High
Chaparral Perry Mason Gunslinger Man Without a Gun.
Born: May 29, 1924 in Oil City, Pennsylvania
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