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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter P 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.

James Parnell ― Lee Patrick
Steve Pendleton ― Jack Perrin
Vic Perrin ― Michael Petit
Marilee Phelps ― Noam Pitlik
Edward Platt ― Preston Price 
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James Parnell as the drunk in The Blowout.

His first movie appearance was in California Passage in (1950). Some of his movie credits are Incident in the Alley ― The Clown and the Kid (1961) ― Gun Fight (1961) ― The Running Target (1956) ― Apache Drums (1951) ― G.I. Jane (1951) ― Anything Can Happen (1952) and he appeared in the 1954 Movie, White Christmas as a Sheriff.

He had several recurring roles on TV Shows: Fireside Theatre ― Topper ― Public Defender ― Cicco Kid ― Cavalcade of America ― The Lone Ranger ― Schlitz Playhouse ― Whirlybird ― The Walter Winchell File ― Have Gun - Will Travel ― Flight ― U.S. Marshal and The Loretta Young Show.

Born: October 9, 1923, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Died: December 27, 1961, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Regis Parton as the victim in The Bullet.

Besides The Rifleman he has appeared with Chuck Connors in Hire Gun (1957) and Branded in The Bounty.

He doubled for Rory Calhoun, Tyrone Power, and Gary Cooper. Besides acting, this Cowboy has done a lot of things besides acting, stunts — stunt double —w as a stunt coordinator — fencing tutor.

Regis Parton was a Navy swimmer who made the 1940 US Olympic swim team although those Olympics were cancelled. He was working as a Santa Monica lifeguard when he started appearing in films.

He moved to Hollywood in the 1940's and started out as a stuntman in movies. His first appearance was in 1941 in the Navy. From there he went on to play roles ranging from cowpokes to space aliens. His early credits include the Abbott and Costello fantasy Keep 'Em Flying (1941) and Backlash (1956). During the '50s, he specialized in westerns and in the '60s.

He is known for his work on The Monster Squad (1987), The Stunt Man (1980) and The Love Bug (1968) and the Metaluna Mutant in This Island Earth (1955).

Parton was a stunt coordinator for A.C. Lyles Paramount westerns.
His daughter Regina became an actress and founded the United Stuntwoman's Association.

Born: January 27, 1917 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Died: May 31, 1996 (age 79) in Riverside, California

Hank Patterson as Abe Merar in The Debt.
Wonder if he's any relation to the Merar's in 'The Score is even' or the Merar’s in The Ordeal?

I know you know this guy. He has appeared in so many of things. He was semi-regular on Gunsmoke from 1963 and stayed until its end in 1975, mostly as Hank Miller, but he did play other characters on that show. At the same time he was starring on Gunsmoke he also played the same character (Fred Ziffel) in three different series: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) ― Petticoat Junction (1963) and Green Acres (1965).

He played Pete Duggan on The New Adventures of Spin and Marty.

He was married for over 60 years to the same lady, Daisy.

Nominations: TV Land Most Heart Warming Pet-Human Relationship Award.

Born: Elmer October 9, 1888 in Springville, Alabama
Died: August 23, 1975 (age 86) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Lee Patrick as Leota Carraway in Guilty Conscience.

Lee Patrick played Leota Carreway, the woman looking for her long-lost husband, Norman.

A versatile performer, she played a wide variety of roles. Her acting career spanned over forty years.

She began her career by appearing on the stock stage in her teens and debuted on Broadway in 1922 as an ensemble actress in The Bunch and Judy, starring Fred Astaire. She continued working on Broadway during the 1920s and 1930s

She went on to appear in such films as Border Cafe (1937) ― The Sisters (1938) ― South of Suez (1940) ― Saturday's Children (1940) ― The Nurse's Secret (1941) ― The Maltese Falcon (1941) in the role of Girl Friday 'Effie Perine' to Humphrey Bogart's character 'Sam Spade') ― Dangerously They Live (1941) ― Now, Voyager (1942) ― Gambler's Choice (1944) ― Mrs. Parkington (1944) ― Mildred Pierce (1945) ― Wake Up and Dream (1946) ― Caged (1950) ― The Lawless (1950) ― Tomorrow is Another Day ― (1951) ― There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) ― Vertigo (1958) ― Auntie Mame (1958) ― Pillow Talk (1959) ― Summer and Smoke (1961) and 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964).
In television, she appeared in the CBS situation comedy Topper that aired from 1953 until 1955. She made several appearances as the mother of Ida Lupino in the CBS sitcom Mr. Adams and Eve (1957 until 1958). In 1963 she appeared as 'Aunt Wilma Howard' in the episode Skeleton in the Closet of the CBS sitcom The Real McCoys and in 1965 she appeared as 'Mrs. Ashton Durham' in the episode It's a Dog's World of the NBC sitcom Hazel. She also turned in a hilarious voice performance as 'Mrs. Frumpington' in an episode of the CBS animated series The Alvin Show.

Her final film role was a reprise of her 'Effie Perine' character in a reworking of the Sam Spade story The Black Bird (1975).

Born: November 22, 1901, New York City, New York
Died: November 21, 1982, Laguna Beach, California

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