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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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Richard Rust ― Glenn Ryle
Edwin Rand ― Charles Reade
Rhodes Reason ― Paul Richards
Steve Rich ― Ziva Rodann
David M. Rodman ― Herman Rudin
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Richard Rust as Brice in The Quiet Fear.
He was the Cowboy who fell in love with Abby.

Rust stared acting in 1955 as a soldier in The Phenix City Story. His career spanned over thirty years with fifty-two credits to his name.

Rust appeared in such films as The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959) ― Comanche Station (1960) ― This Rebel Breed (1960) ― Walk on the Wild Side (1962) and Alvarez Kelly (1966). He also appeared in the thriller Homicidal (1961) and Underworld, U.S.A. (1961).

He was a regular on the TV Series Sam Benedict as Hank Tabor. (NBC, 1962-63). He had appeared on several TV Series in recurring roles: Black SaddleBourbon Street BeatGunsmokeHave Gun - Will Travel and Perry Mason.

Born: July 13, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: November 9, 1994 (aged 56) Los Angeles, California


Glen Ryle as Ed/Townsman in First Wages.

Glenn Ryle Schnitker was a long-time television personality in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is best remembered by Cincinnatians for hosting the Skipper Ryle Show for seventeen years on WKRC Television.

Besides the host of the Children's show host (Skipper Ryle), Glen was also a news/sports/weather reporter
and game show emcee (Bowling For Dollars).

Here's a bit of trivia from Glenn Gilbert about the episode 'First Wages'.....
"You may not know unless you're from Cincinnati. The walk-on appearance of 'Ed', (or 'townsman' in the credits), who delivers 'wanted' posters to Micah in his office as Lucas leaves in a huff, was Cincinnati-local television personality Glen 'Skipper' Ryle, who hosted a children's show, among other duties, at WKRC-TV. The moniker 'Skipper' stuck because, on the kids show, he attired himself as an Ohio riverboat captain.
I remember as a kid growing up here back in the '60's the story that Chuck Connors came to town to catch the Dodgers vs. the Reds, and that he invited Glen Ryle to appear on The Rifleman. That was his 15 seconds of fame!

Born: January 16, 1927
Died: September 19, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio

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