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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.

Edward Platt ― Preston Price

James Parnell ― Lee Patrick
Steve Pendleton ― Jack Perrin
Vic Perrin ― Michael Petit
Marilee Phelps ― Noam Pitlik
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Edward Platt as Senator Borden in The Assailants.

He appeared several times with Chuck Connors in Arrest and Trial.

Do you remember him in Pollyanna Ben Tarbell? (1960)

Ed started acting in 1949 as a Lieutent in I Was a Male War Bride. His acting career spanned twenty-five years.

He is best remembered for his role of the long suffering Chief in the hit 1960s television sitcom Get Smart. (1965 to 1970).

Born in Staten Island, New York, he learned to appreciate music from his mother. Majoring in romantic languages at Princeton University, he switched to music at the famous Julliard School, after deciding on a career in opera. However, he soon was working as a vocalist for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra to pay the bills, however, he performed in a few musicals, such as The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance for a couple of years.
When World War II began, he enlisted into the US Army, working as a radio operator. Leaving the Army at the end of the war, he soon found work in a number of musical comedies, and in 1947, he made it to Broadway in the musical Allegro. Movie star Jose Ferrer saw him on Broadway in the 1952 play The Shrike and convinced him to come to Hollywood to reprise the same role in the movie version. This led to a number of acting roles, taking advantage of his strong voice, maturity, and stern intensity, playing usually professional managers or even criminals. For the next twenty years, he never lacked for acting work. He played supporting roles in such movies as Rebel Without a Cause (1955) ― The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) ― The Steel Jungle (1956) ― Storm Center (1956) ― Oregon Passage (1957) ― Summer Love (1958) ― They Came to Cordura (1959) ― Cape Fear (1962) and a host of other small supporting roles in both movies and television. In 1963, he took on the role of Dr. Miller in the television soap opera General Hospital. In 1965, he took on his most popular role, in the role of The Chief in the spy spoof television sitcom Get Smart. His character had no real name; he was known only as The Chief.

Born: Edward Cuthbert Platt
February 14, 1916 in Richmond (now Staten Island), New York City, New York
Died: March 19, 1974 (age 58) in Santa Monica, California

Tragedy Among the Co-Stars

 Preston Price as the stagecoach driver in Gun Fire.
Lucas called him Preston, but the credits say: Preston Price as Joe ~

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