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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
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of
character actors that
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.
Tom Snyder III as Pete,
a member of the posse
in A Friend in Need.
National 1970s late night talk show host Tom Snyder stated to boost
ratings that were beginning to lag,
The Rifleman had local
personalities to have a
very small parts in the show.
Tom Snyder, a familiar face on late night television, was Tom Snyder was
born in Milwaukee and got his broadcast start in a radio newsroom after
graduating from Marquette University. He became a national figure in
1973 when he was named anchor of Tomorrow, a late-night television talk
show that was replaced by Late Night with David Letterman in the early
1980s. After Letterman jumped to CBS, however, he hired Snyder to host
The Late Late Show, which is broadcast immediately after Letterman's
program. Thanks Paul in Maryland!
Vladimir Sokoloff as
the Grandfather in The Vaqueros.
Some of his film credits are: The Real Glory (1939) ― For
Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) ― Back to Bataan (1945) ― The
Magnificent Seven (1960) and Taras Bulba (1962).
His television credits included
Playhouse 90 (1957 -1959) ― Thriller
(1961 -1962) ―
Maverick (1961) ― Hennessey (1961) ― Lawman (1960) ― Zane Grey Theatre
(1960) ― Wagon Train
(1961) ― Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) ― The Untouchables
(1960 -1961) ― Twilight Zone (1961 -1962)
and many more.
A veteran of the Moscow Art Theatre, Sokoloff acted in Berlin
and Paris, both on stage and in films. He also studied
philosophy and literature in Moscow. He trained in acting with
Stanislavski, at Moscow's Art Theatre.
Sokoloff left Russia in 1923, and made his home in Germany,
where he made his first film, Uneasy Money. He arrived in
Hollywood in 1937 and played several character roles, often
playing foreign types, it is said that he portrayed over thirty
different nationalities during his career.
Sokoloff was active in films and television up to the time of
Born: December 26, 1889 in Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Died: February 15, 1962 (age 72) in West Hollywood, Los Angeles,
Olan Soule as the Hardware Clerk in
The Anvil Chorus.
He also appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial
appeared in hundreds of films, radio and television shows. He
began his career in 1926, on radio performing for 11 years in
the daytime soap opera Bachelor's Children and later on
the evening radio show First Nighter in the 1940s. Also
during this time, he was a leading radio actor on many other
shows plus voiceovers for commercials and cartoons. His biggest
success came with the advent of television where he was a
regular on many programs such as Dragnet (1952 - 1959) ― The Untouchables
(1960 -1963) ―
Petticoat Junction (1963 -1969) ― My Three Sons (1963
-1970) ― The Jack Benny Program (1958 -1961) ―
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 - 1962) Alfred Hitchcock Hour
(1962 -1963) ― Bonanza (1961 -1967). For feature films, he
appeared in Cuban Fireball (1951) ― Francis Joins the
WACS (1954) ― North by Northwest (1959) ― The Seven Minutes
(1971) ― St. Ives (1976), among others.
Soule was a leading radio actor, and portrayed many TV program
and commercial voiceovers and cartoon voices, including Batman in all but the
Galactic Guardians version of
The Super Friends.
He starred on The First Nighter Program on Mutual
(1943-1944) and CBS Radio (1945-1949).
He was the first actor to provide the voice of
an animated feature.
Born: February 28, 1909 in La
Harpe, Illinois, USA
Died: February 1, 1994 (age 84) in Los Angeles, California, USA
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