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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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Robert Knapp played Dan Hewitt in
A Time for Singing.
He's the one who
pretended to be Reverend Gethers.
The Rifleman he appeared with Chuck in
Tomahawk Trail (1957) as Pvt. Barrow ― later in Arrest and Trial
He appeared in the
(1965) TV Soap Days of Our Lives
as Ben Olson
Hopalong Cassidy (1954) ― The Roy Rogers Show
The F.B.I. (1965
Highway Patrol (1955) ―
Boots and Saddles (1957 -1958).
Born: February 24, 1924, Los Angeles, California
Died: May 17, 2001, Glendale, California
Martin Kosleck as Joe Stanic in
He was the one who filed a
complaint against Old Tony.
Martin Kosleck has appeared in such things as
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Which Way to the Front? (1970) Agent for H.A.R.M.(1966) Morituri
Hours (1964) The Flesh Eaters (1964) Hitler (1962) Something Wild
(1961) Spy for
He was born in Barkotzen, Germay. He specialized in playing Nazis
(he was once admiringly described by a film critic as "the
definitive Nazi swine"), in reality his vehement opposition to
Hitler and Naziism landed him on a Gestapo list of "undesirables"
and he fled Germany one step ahead of a Gestapo death squad. He he
once told an interviewer that his playing Nazi killers and exposing
people to the evils of Naziism was his small way of paying back what
the Nazis had done to him and his country.
March 24, 1904 in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany [now Barkocin,
Died: January 15, 1994 (age 89) in Santa Monica, California
Berry Kroeger as Ansil Bain in
Closer Than A Brother.
Berry Kroeger began acting professionally on the radio. He
was the leading player in The Falcon and performed in
numerous serials including Big Sister ― Grand Central Station
Young Dr. Malone
Inner Sanctum. He appeared as a guest on the Lux Radio Theater
The First Nighter Program
Orson Welles's Mercury Theater of the Air and he narrated
The Big Story, which presented dramatizations of reportorial
He appeared on Broadway for the first time in 1943 as the
leading man in Nunnally Johnson's play The World's Full of
Girls. He played opposite Ingrid Bergman in Joan of
Lorraine and was in several productions with Helen Hayes. He
also appeared The Tempest
In Hollywood, Kroeger, an actor with an imposing presence, often
portrayed villains. His movies include The Iron Curtain
The Dark Past
Act of Violence
Down to the Sea in Ships
The Sword of Monte Cristo
The Mephisto Waltz (1971) ― Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961).
He retired for reasons of health several years ago.
Born: October 16, 1912, Alamo Heights, Texas
Died: January 4, 1991, Los Angeles, California
Fred Krone as a Brawler in The Wrong
Fred Krone, often called "Krunch", was an
stuntman who worked predominately in movie Westerns.
One of the few lifetime members
of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures, Krone
specialized in high falls and fight scenes, earning the nickname
"Krunch" early in a career that spanned three decades.
Krone performed acting roles and/or stunts in more than 75
television shows and movies, including The Range Rider (1952
Buffalo Bill Jr. (1955 -1956) ― Sky King (1956 - 1958) ― Mission: Impossible
(1969 - 1972) ― Wanted: Dead
or Alive (1960) ― Maverick (1961) ― The Rifleman
(1959) ― Yancy Derringer (1958 -1959) ― The High
Chaparral (1969) ― The Houston Story (1956) ― Laredo
(1967) ― Lost in Space(1967 - 1968).
A resident of nearby Fillmore for more than 30 years, Krone was
also a successful photographer, rancher, clock
manufacturer-distributor, and family man.
Born: 1931, Arkansas
Died: January 12, 2010, Santa Paula, California
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