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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter K 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.
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Dave Kashner as a Townsman in
Dead Cold Cash.
A former cattleman, he was so skillful in handling whips, he was
often employed in flogging scenes. He could cut cigarettes out of
actors' mouths, fire a gun by lashing the trigger, and snap objects
out of their mid-air flight. He made his own leather-braided whips,
ranging from 6 to 25 feet, which often took months to complete.
He has over thirty
credits to his name, mostly movies. Besides The Rifleman he
did appear in The Adventures of Jim Bowie.
He appeared in The Man of A Thousand Faces, the story about
Lon Chaney as the Flogger of Hunchback in which he went uncredited
and also appeared in Nevada Smith as a prisoner in 1966.
Date of Birth:
March 4, 1896, Jaffa, Palestine
Date of Death: February 4, 1985, Los Angeles, California
*Thanks to Phillip
Arnold fro giving this Cowboy this credit due!
Beatrice started out in
vaudeville, radio, motion pictures, sound recordings, night
clubs, and television. Her career began at the age of six as
Little Lord Fauntleroy in stock theatre.
She was a Burlesque type singer, a very popular vaudeville
performer and American actress. She was a headliner with the
original 'Billy Rose Diamond Horseshoe' revue. Had own radio
show entitled 'the Beatrice Kay Show'. Most remembered for
her rendition of famous burlesque song "Ta-ra-ra
. She has appeared with
Chuck Connors in 1964, Arrest and Trial.
She also appeared in 77 Sunset Strip — Bonanza — Hawaiian Eye — Ironside Katie — Night
Gallery — The Alaskans — The Alfred Hitchcock Hour — The
Colgate Comedy Hour.
Born: April 21, 1907, New York
City, New York
Died: November 8, 1986, North Hollywood, California
Dick Keene was Mr. Jethroe in
He was the old timer in the beginning of the episode.
first started out in 1929 as a song and dance man.
His career spans over thirty years with sixty-six
credits to his name.
He has appeared
in several TV Series as Gunsmoke ― Tallahassee
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Best Perry Mason
Birth: September 16, 1899,
Death: March 11, 1971, Los Angeles County, California
Mike Kellin played Len Sommers in
He's the one who killed Elliott.
After serving in the US
Navy during World War II, he enrolled in the Yale School of
Drama. He appeared in more than 50 plays and made his big
screen debut in a supporting role as Sergeant McVey in
comical film At War with the Army. Often cast as a
tough cop, gangster or soldier.
Mike Kellin on the stage, screen and television career
spanned 35 years,
His work in television began in the early 1950's and
included roles in such shows as Studio One ― Philco
Playhouse ― Gunsmoke ― Kraft Television Theater.
I especially liked him in 'The Moonstone.' An episode
from Gunsmoke. Tom Skerritt plays his slow witted
brother. Very good episode, sad ending.
His film credits include Hell Is for Heroes ― The
The Great Imposter
The Boston Strangler
On the Yard
Next Stop Greenwich Village
Born: April 26, 1922, Hartford, Conneticut
Died: August 26, 1983, Nyack, New York
Ray Kellogg played Vale Croton in
Incident at Line
He was the one who shot Gangling.
spanned thirty years with one-hundred and fifteen
credits to his name.
As an actor, Ray Kellogg has been seen in movies such as
Raymie (1960) ― Apache Warrior (1957) ― Hold
On! ― Chandler(1971) ― The Court Jester (1955) ― I
Passed for White.
He had a appeared on The Red Skelton Show
forty-three times playing many different characters.
Ray Kellogg was also a
movie director and has worked on movies such as The Green
Berets (1968) ― My Dog, Buddy (1960)
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
The Killer Shrews (1959).
Ray Kellogg has written the story of
The Giant Gila
Besides being an actor Ray had done a lot of other things such as
Special Effects, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Director,
Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Visual Effects, Notable TV Guest
Appearances. This guy sure was busy!
Born: November 12, 1919
Died: September 26, 1981 (age 61) in Olympia, Washington
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