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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter S 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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Sydna Scott ― Sarah Selby
Marian Seldes ― Dan Sheridan
Fred Sherman ― Pam Smith
Tom Snyder ― Olan Soule
Arthur Space ― Harry Dean Stanton
Michael Stefani ― Brick Sullivan
Frank Sully
Walter Sande ― Stefan Schnabel
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Sydna Scott as Mary Halpern in 'Tension'

She appeared in many Broadway productions, including The Man Who Came to Dinner and He Who Gets Slapped and in more than 100 television shows and in several feature films, including Scrooged ― Circus World ―  Avenging Angel and Ten to Midnight.

Synda appeared with actor, husband Jerome Thor, in the TV Series, Foreign Intrigue. This series told of the experiences of Robert Cannon and Helen Davis, foreign correspondents for Consolidated News.
The trench coat she wore in the TV detective series Foreign Intrigue (1951) is in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. It is believed to be the first TV detective series to feature trench coats.

Born: June 12, 1915, Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 23, 1996, Los Angeles, California



Alexander Scourby as Byron Claremont in 'Obituary'
He was the writer who instigate the shootouts/killings.

Alexander Scourby appeared in 3 soaps - The Secret Storm ― Another World ― All My Children. He was married to stage and soap opera actress Lori March. They appeared as husband and wife during the 1970's in The Secret Storm.

Scourby was an accomplished stage, screen, and radio actor and possessed a deep, rich resonant voice perfect for narration. In addition to appearing in the movies The Big Heat (1953) and The Devil at 4 O'clock (1961), he also appeared in the TV series The Asphalt Jungle ― Naked City and The Defenders.

He provided narration for Victory at Sea (1954) and for classical productions such as Ship of Fools and War and Peace.

Scourby recorded the entire King James Version audio Bible, which have been released in numerous editions. He later recorded the entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Scourby recorded 422 audiobooks for the blind which he considered his most important work. He has a reputation in the audiobook industry as being one of the greatest narrators: "He is heralded as having the greatest voice ever recorded."

Born: November 13, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York
Died: February 22, 1985 (age 71) in Newtown, Connecticut



 Jack Searl as Tom in 'The Mescalero Curse'
He's was one the guys who took Jake back to the McCain Ranch.

Jackie Searl, was an American child actor who began performing on a local Los Angeles radio at the age of three. His first movie role was in Daughters of Desire (1929). He also appeared in Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry Finn in (1931) Skippy (1931) Topaz (1933) Alice in Wonderland (as The Door mouse) (1933).

His career spanned thirty years with ninety-six credits. He appeared in a lot of movies before doing television which was in Riverboat (1960). From there he appeared on one TV Show after another.

He was known for playing bratty kids, and often had only small roles in 1934's Strictly Dynamite.
He was "The Kid Everybody Wants to Spank".

John E. Searl,
Born: July 7, 1921, Anaheim, California
Died: April 29, 1991, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California



 Sarah Selby as Agnes Hamilton, John Hamilton's sister in 'The Boarding House'

Her acting career spanned thirty-eight year with one hundred and thirty credits.

Sarah Selby as a radio actress and made her screen debut voicing one of the elephants in Disney's Dumbo (1941) playing a voice of an elephant named Prissy). She best known for her recurring role as a Ma Smalley, she was the lady who owned and operated a boardinghouse in Dodge City on TV's Gunsmoke (1955). She had a recurring role on Fathers knows Best as Miss Thomas and Bill Davis' (Brian Keith) secretary on Family Affair (1966 - 1970).
She also appeared in the 1975 Movie Huckleberry Finn as Aunt Polly.

Born: August 30, 1905, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: January 7, 1980, Los Angeles, California

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