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

Edwin Rand ― Charles Reade
Rhodes Reason
― Paul Richards
Steve Rich ― Ziva Rodann
David M. Rodman ― Herman Rudin
Richard Rust ― Glenn Ryle
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Edwin Rand as as a barfly in The Silent Knife.
 He was the drinking buddy of Ben Macowan

His career spanned fifteen years in film and television. His first appearance was in a movie Rendezvous with Annie (1946).
His list of film credits are: Francis in the Haunted House (1956) ― Tarantula (1955) ― Siege at Red River (1954) ― Those Redheads from Seattle (1953 ) ― The Great Sioux Uprising (1953) ― Column South (1953) ― Utah Wagon Train (1951) ― His Kind of Woman (1951) ― The Fat Man (1951) ― Up Front (1951) ― Oh! Susanna (1951) ― Undercover Girl (1950) ― My Blue Heaven (1950) ― Broken Arrow (1950) ― Return of the Frontiersman (1950) ― The Capture (1950) ― One Sunday Afternoon (1948) and The Crimson Key (1947)
His first TV Series was The Lone Ranger (1949 - 1953) in which he appeared three times. He then went on to appear in other TV Series such  as: Hopalong Cassidy(1954) ― Cheyenne (1955) ― Target: The Corruptors (1961) ― Shannon (1961) ― The Twilight Zone (1960) ― The Loretta Young Show (1959) ― Combat Sergeant (1956).

Born: September 8, 1911 in New York
Died: October 24, 1993 (age 82) in Palm Springs, California

Sue Randall as Lucy in The Mind Reader.
Billy's girlfriend and the daughter of John Hallager, the man Billy was accused of killing.

Her stage debut was at the age of 10 in an Alden Park Players' production of Dear Ruth. She graduated with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
Susan's career spanned seventeen years. She last appeared was in the TV Series Vacation Playhouse in 1969. In 1969, she returned to Philadelphia and a job as an administrator for professional associations, and was active in several benefits such as the Multiple Sclerosis Telethon, Joey Bishop's Telethon for Handicapped Children, and the Arthritis Fund. She was also active in Reading for the Blind and Project Headstart.

 I bet everybody remembers her as Miss Alice Landers, Beaver Cleaver's grade school teacher on Leave it to Beaver (1957).
She appeared with Chuck Connors in Arrest and Trial (1964).

Her acting career included performances on Playhouse 90 (1957) ― Armstrong Circle Theater (1954) ― General Electric Theater  (1959) ― Kraft Suspense Theater (1965) ― Surfside Six (1961) ― 77 Sunset Strip (1959 - 1960) ― My Three Sons (1960) ― Perry Mason (1960 - 1964) ― Gilligan's Island (1964 - 1967) ― I Spy (1965). She also appeared in several TV Westerns: Bronco (1958) ― Sugarfoot (1959) ― The Rebel (1959) ― Wagon Train (1959) ― Have Gun - Will Travel (1959 - 1960) ― The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1960)― Bonanza (1959) Death Valley Days (1962 - 1966).

Marion Burnside Randall
Born: October 8, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: October 26, 1984 (49 years old), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Harry Raven appeared once in The Rifleman as a Townsman in The Hero.

He first appeared in Cleopatra in 1934 as a Slave (uncredited). Harry appeared in over twenty movie and thirty TV Series.

He is known for his work on The Incredible Petrified World (1959), Flesh and Fury (1952) and Lux Video Theatre (1950).
In 1948 he was a stuntman in Joan of Arc and in 1935 he was a stand-in in Black Fury.

Born: May 15, 1910
Died: June 8, 2001 (age 91) in San Clemente, California

Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this Cowboy his credit due!

John Rayborn as Red Evans in Death Never Rides Alone.
He was one of the members of the gang.

John first appeared in the TV Series Bachelor Father in (1959). He appeared in several TV Series: Burke's Law (1964) ― Perry Mason (1964) ― The Big Valley (1966) ― Iron Horse (1966) ― Canon (1973) ― Police Story (1975 - 1976) ― Police Woman (1976) ― Barnaby Jones (1977).

He appeared in a made for TV movie: Movie: Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983) as 2nd Assistant Director.

He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the Battle of Saipan.


Ford Raymond as one of the Boyle Clan in Woman from Hog Ridge

His first appearance was in Joan of Arc (1948) as a Priest in Cauchon's Box.

His movie credits are Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) ― Joan of Arc (1948) ― The FBI Story (1959) ― A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) ― Jailhouse Rock (1957) ― Heller in Pink Tights (1960) ― One Foot in Hell (1960).

Besides The Rifleman (1960) he appeared in Perry Mason (1957) ― Tate (1960).

Born: April 23, 1899 in Mississippi
Died on April 25, 1960 in Los Angeles, California

*This episode was shown in October but he died in April of that year, so it would shock me if he passed away within days of completing the episode.
Thanks Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit do and for this information!

Charles Reade as Cpl. Scoobo in The Knight Errant.
He was Colonel Black's travelling companion.

Charles Read appeared only on television. He first appeared in Sea Hunt (1958) as a Tramp. He went on to appear in fourteen other TV Series including The Rifleman. He had recurring roles in Tombstone Territory (1957) ― Bat Masterson (1958) Klondike (1960). He appeared mostly as TelegrapherBank Tellers. He also appeared on The George Burns Show, TV Special (1959).

Born: January 20, 1915 in San Jose, California
Died: April 5, 2003 (age 88) in San Jose, California

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