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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 actors.
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the character actors that appeared on The Rifleman.
 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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Don Megowan ― Denny Miller
Irving Mitchell
― Alberto Monte
Joanna Moore
― Michael Morgan
Rex Morgan Sr.
― Jeff Morrow
Arnold Moss
Henry/Harry Madden ― Arthur Malet

Mickey Manners ― George Matthews
Charles Maxwell ― Paul Mazursky

Lin McCarthy ― Renny McEvoy
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Don Megowan as Dorf as one of the prisoners Seven.
 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 in WWII.

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 ― Don 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.

 Don Megowan: "Coolest Father in the World"
An interview with his daughter Vicki

Born: May 24, 1922 in Inglewood, California
Died: June 26, 1981 (age 59) in Panorama City, California



 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 York.
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 Catalog.
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 Luck.

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 The Promoter.
He's the big guy who could lift a horse.

He also appeared with Chuck Connors in the TV Series Werewolf.
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 remember this?
He also appeared in Hardcastle & McCormick
"Hunt 'em, hear 'em and hang 'em. That's the code of the west," says old Hardcastle.
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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