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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter M 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.
― Renny McEvoy
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Don Megowan as Dorf as one of the prisoners
He's the one whose hand Lucas hurt.
The Seven Prisoners
Was a track and field star and held the discus record at his
Inglewood (California) high school. Received a scholarship to
play football at USC (defensive and offensive tackle) and was
considered one of the country's biggest lineman at the time.
Won a heavyweight boxing title during his Army military service
Suffered major injuries in a 1963 car accident. His car hit a
light pole and he was thrown halfway through, pinned by the
windshield and nearly "scalped." Because of his giant size,
paramedics needed a crane to pull him out of the car. In Tarzan
and the Valley of Gold (1966), his head was shaved to emphasize
the nasty scar left on his head from the accident.
To supplement his income, he managed apartment buildings in the
North Hollywood area. He also was a restaurateur, owning and
operating Johnny's Bar and Grill on Lankershim Boulevard in
North Hollywood. After that closed he opened Megowan's
Clubhouse, which specialized in hamburgers and lasagna, also in
North Hollywood. This he owned until his death in 1981.
He appeared in
Branded as Caruthers in the episode
Price of a Name and Cowboy in Africa.
He played the Gill-man on land in The Creature Walks Among Us
(1962, the final part of the Creature from the Black Lagoon
trilogy. He also playes Frankenstein in sThe Monster in Tales of
Frankenstein (1958). You gotta check out the pictures of Don as
these monsters ―
Megowan on Wikipedia
His career spanned almost thirty years. In 1962, he and Cameron
Mitchell had their own TV Series, The Beachcomber as Captain Huckabee.
He also guest starred in various television shows: Maverick ― Cimarron City
― Have Gun–Will Travel ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Lawman ― Cheyenne
― Bonanza ― Rawhide ― Get Smart ― Fantasy Island.
Born: May 24, 1922 in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California
Died: June 26, 1981 (aged 59) in Panorama City, California
This Cowboy has
appeared in about everything imaginable way back when.
Born: May 24, 1922 in Inglewood,
Died: June 26, 1981 (age 59) in Panorama City, California
Tina Menard in The Vaqueros as a
on The Screen Actors Guild.
She appeared in over fifty movies and
television show. She is known for her work
on Loser's End (1935), The Nevada Buckaroo
(1931) and California Suite (1978).
Born: August 26, 1904 in Imuris,
Died: June 10, 1993 (age 88) in Los Angeles County, California
Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving
this actress her credit due!
Joe Mell as Sam Moody as
The Retired Gun.
He was the customer in the Feed &
Grain store that was supposed to buy flower seeds for his wife.
He appeared with Chuck
in Arrest and Trial as a Deputy Officer (TV Series / 1963 - 1964).
His acting career spans
over forty years. He has appeared in many TV Series: The
Untouchables ― M Squad ― The Twilight Zone ― 87th Precinct ―
77 Sunset Strip ― Ben Casey ― The Lucy Show ― The Munsters ―
Bewitched ― The F.B.I. ― Hogan's Heroes ― Gidget ―
The Felony Squad ― That Girl ― Get Smart ― The Felony
Squad ― Ironside ― The Mod Squad ― Here's Lucy ― Gomer
Pyle, U.S.M.C. ― The Brady Bunch ― Nanny and the Professor ―
The Doris Day Show ― Cannon ― Barnaby Jones ―
Mannix ― The Streets of San Francisco ― Barnaby
Jones ― Rhoda ― Star Trek.
Born: June 23, 1915, Chicago, Illinois
Died: August 31, 1977, Los Angeles, California
Diana Millay as Elizabeth Garrett Black
in The Actress.
Ladies of the Night
She later appeared with Chuck Connors in
Arrest and Trial.
At the age of 7, Diana Millay tap danced her way into show business when
she received a standing ovation in a school play in her native Rye, New
At 10, she won a beauty contest, modeling sun suits for the Sears
Catalog, which opened the door to television work. Diana played more
than 100 roles on such TV classics as that were running during the late
1950s and throughout the 1960s, including Stagecoach West
― Father Knows Best ― My Three Sons ― The Americans ―
Gunsmoke ― Bonanza ― The Virginian ― 77 Sunset Strip,
Rawhide ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Wagon Train ― Laramie ―
Route 66 ― Hawaiian Eye ― Thriller ― Maverick ― The
Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ― Dobie Gillis ― The Westerner
and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Millay made three television pilots for prospective new television series,
Slezak and Son ― Boston Terrier and Las Vegas Beat.
In the mid-1940s, she modeled sun suits for the Sears
She sold fine art and commercial real estate at one time.
She has published several books, including, I'd Rather Eat
Than Act, The Power of Halloween and How to Create Good
Her filmed television credits include guest star roles on
most of the major shows
She is best known for her work in television, having guest
starred in close to one hundred prime time shows, both live
and filmed, and for playing continuing roles on two daytime
soap operas, Dark Shadows and The Secret Storm.
Born: June 7, 1935 in Rye, New York
Denny Miller as Reuben Miles in
He's the big guy who could lift a horse.
He also appeared with Chuck Connors in the TV Series
He played Tarzan in the TV series Tarzan the Ape Man.
He became the first blonde Tarzan.
He played Mike McCluskey in the TV series
Mona McCluskey, starring Juliet Prowse. Gee whiz, anybody
He also appeared in Hardcastle & McCormick
"Hunt 'em, hear 'em and hang 'em. That's the code of the west," says old
I would say we remember him best as Duke Shannon on Wagon Train. (1961-64)
What a hunk!!!!!
Since the 1990s until early 2005, actor Denny Miller had portrayed the Gorton's
Fisherman in a series of print and TV advertisement. The Fisherman always wears
a traditional yellow rain slicker complete with hat and galoshes. Gorton's
actually changed the Fisherman's appearance on their product logo to resemble
Denny Miller (as mentioned in his 2004 autobiography 'Didn't You Used To Be
What's His Name?').
I got to meet Denny and his wife Nancy when I went to
several of The Festival of the
West. They were both super and made you feel like you fit right in!
He and many of our classic
cowboys got together and made a move, Hell to Pay. I do have
this, it was great seeing all of these cowboys together!
Born: April 25, 1934 in Bloomington, Indiana
Died: September 9, 2014 (age 80) in Las Vegas, Nevada
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