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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter H 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
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of
character actors that
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.
Earle Hodgins as the Auctioneer in The Money Gun.
Earle began his
career in 1932 as a Street Cop in Hell's House.
His career spans over thirty years with three-hundred
and fifty-six credits to his name.
He has appeared in
most of the old TV Western Series Classics.
Hodgins is best remembered for his many roles as a
fast-talking con man, medicine-show pitchman or carnival
barker who would interrupt his rapid-fire spiel to shoo kids
away from his stage ("get away, son, ya' bother me"). No
wonder the producers picked him for this part.
Earle has done such things as
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance — Saintly Sinners — Guestward
Ho! — Inherit the Wind — The Bat Masterson Story — Mardi Gras —
The Missouri Traveler — Up in Smoke — The Drill Instructor — The
Oklahoman to name a few.
October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah
Died: April 14, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Pat Hogan as Artak in
He was the Indian
who confronted Chaqua about killing Mark.
appeared with Chuck Connors in Tales of Wells Fargo /
Sam Bass (1957), before The Rifleman.
He appeared in Gunsmoke ― Broken Arrow ― Zorro ― Daniel
Boone ― Texas John Slaughter. He also appeared in Arrowhead
― The Last Frontier ― Indian Paint which he starred with
his brothers-in-laws, Johnny Crawford and Robert "Bobby"
He was married to Johnny & Bobby's sister, Nance Crawford.
He wrote and contributed stories to popular men's magazines
of the day. One such story earned him a letter of kudos from
writer John Steinbeck.
Birth Name: Thurman Lee Haas
Born: February 3, 1920 in Pottawatomie Indian
Died: November 21, 1966 (age 46) in Los Angeles
He died from lung cancer three months before his 47th
Cheryl Holdridge as Sally Walker in A Young Man's Fancy.
Sally was the girl who caught Mark's fancy.
Holdridge first performed
professionally at the age of nine in the New York City
Ballet's version of The Nutcracker in Los Angeles.
Her first screen appearance was as an uncredited extra in
the 1956 film production of Carousel.
Cheryl joined the
Mouseketeers / Mickey Mouse Club. in 1956,
She appeared in Leave it to Beaver ― My Three Sons
― Bachelor Father ― The Donna Reed Show. She also
appeared in A Summer Place and her last appearance was in
2000 in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.
appeared on The Rifleman?
Born: June 20, 1944, New Orleans, Louisanna
Died: January 6, 2009, Santa Monica, California
Skip Homeier as Brud Evans in The Spoiler.
He's the one who killed Joey.
His career spanned almost forty years with one-hundred
and thirty-five credits to his name.
Skip began acting
at the age of 6 on radio. He acted in a Broadway play as a
menacing Nazi child in Tomorrow the World and made
his film debut at age 14 in the film version. He began
playing lead roles as an adult but eventually became cast as
villains and unsavory characters. He played in many of
westerns and crime drama. He appeared in two TV Series
The Interns as Dr. Hugh Jacoby ― Lieutenant Dan Raven as
He appeared with Chuck & Johnny in
as Luke Garrett in
Aside. Besides this episode he appeared with Ellen
Corby in The Ghost & Mr. Chicken and The
I especially enjoyed him
in Ten Wanted Men. Great performance!
Born: October 5, 1930, Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 25, 2017 in Indian Wells, California, of spinal myelopathy
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