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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.

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Rhodes Reason ― Paul Richards
Steve Rich ― Ziva Rodann
David M. Rodman ― Herman Rudin
Richard Rust ― Glenn Ryle
Edwin Rand ― Charles Reade
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Rhodes Reason as Ben Todd/Ben Kendrick in 'Conflict'
Lou called him Ben Todd, the credits read Ben Kendrick.

He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. (Man Without a Gun and The Roaring 20's).

His career has spanned nearly 40 years and has appeared in over 230 roles in television, movies and stage. He starred in the series White Hunter (1957) in England, and was cast as Sheriff Will Mayberry in the TV series Bus Stop (1961). His television appearances are: Death Valley Days ― Here's Lucy ― Maverick ― 77 Sunset Strip ― Bronco ― Cheyenne ― The Time Tunnel ― Perry Mason ― Star Trek ― Daniel Boone ― He's Lucy ― Star Trek and many more.
His last appearance was in 1977 in the made for TV Movie, A Sensitive, Passionate Man.
Gee, I wonder what he had been doing all those years before his death?

April 19, 1930 in Glendale, California
Died: December 26, 2014 (age 84) in Palm Springs, California
 


Waclaw Rekwart as a Barfly in 'The Apprentice Sheriff'

His career spanned thirty years with eighty- eight credits to his name.
His first appearance was in 1949 in the film The Grapes of Wrath. He went on to appear in many other films: An American in Paris (1951) ― Calamity Jane (1953) ― Sweet Smell of Success (1957) ― Witness for the Prosecution(1957) ― Imitation of Life (1959) ― Inherit the Wind (1960) ― G.I. Blues (1960) ― Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) ― The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964.)
His first TV appearance was in Danger Assignment (1952). He went on to appear in many other TV Series: It Takes a Thief ― The Guns of Will Sonnett ― Mission: Impossible ― The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ― Perry Mason ― The Dakotas ― Zane Grey Theater ― Have Gun - Will Travel and so many more.

Born: September 8, 1893 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland]
Died: May 8, 1973 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA

*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due.



Darryl Rich as Fred in 'Gun Shy'
He is the boy who was shot.

Darryl is a former child actor who appeared on television from 1955 until 1966.
He is best remembered for the role of Morton "Smitty" Smith, the best friend of the character Jeff Stone, played by Paul Petersen, of The Donna Reed Show.
His first television appearance was at the age of eight as Tony in the episode 'The Bogey Man' in The U.S. Steel Hour (1955). He also appeared in The Phil Silvers Show ― The Betty Hutton Show ― The Ann Sothern Show ― The Dick Powell Theatre and The Twilight Zone.

Darryl Richard Rosenberg
Birth: March 18, 1946



Paul Richards as Sam Morley in 'The Trade'

Richards began acting professionally on radio in 1950. His distinctive voice was heard on many programs including
Ford Theatre This is Your FBI and Escape.

His acting career spanned twenty-three years with one hundred and thirty-two credits to his name.
He was the star of Breaking Point and had reoccurring roles on Gunsmoke Dragnet Zane Gray Theatre The Lawless Years The Mod Squad The Guns of Will Sonnett Bonanza and The Untouchables to name just a few.
This is the first Actor to shoot Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke and also the first person that Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O had to say "Book 'em Dano!".
He also appeared in The Planet of the Apes
, as Mendez (1970).
 
 He went to UCLA in 1946 to study psychology, and switched his major and earned a Masters Degree in Theater Arts from UCLA.

TV commercials: He was advertising spokesperson for Pontiac automobiles from the mid to late 1960s (when John DeLorean headed GM's Pontiac motor division) and (1970s) TV commercials: Michelob beer.

 I best remember him in an episode of Gunsmoke 'Matt Gets It'.  He played Dan Grat, a gunslinger with a reputation for provoking violence. He sets out to prove that even lawmen are expendable. He ruthlessly shoots down anyone who dares to upset the chip on his shoulder, including Matt. This was the premiere show of Gunsmoke and it was introduced by John Wayne.

Born: Paul Richard Levitt
November 23, 1924 in Hollywood, California
Died: December 10, 1974 (age 50) in Culver City, California

 

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