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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.
Arthur Space as the conductor in The Grasshopper.
Arthur's acting career began on the stage in summer stock
productions. These roles earned him enough notice to eventually
begin appearing on Broadway in productions of Three Men on a
Horse and Awake and Sing.
His first film appearance was as a criminal goon in the 1941 movie
Riot Squad. He later appeared in more well-known movies
like Tortilla Flat (1942) ― Random Harvest (1942) ― Rio Rita
(1942) ― Black Beauty (1946) ― The Man from the Alamo (1953) ― The
Eddie Cantor Story (1953) ― The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) ― 20
Million Miles to Earth (1957) ― The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
― Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Herbie Rides Again (1974) ― The
Strongest Man in the World (1975) ― The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
(1976) and The Swarm (1978).
He appeared in many TV shows or episodes of TV shows, but is best
known for his role as Dr. Frank Weaver, the Veterinarian in Lassie
(1954 - 64) ― National Velvet as Herbert Brown,
the father on National Velvet ― Crusader (TV
Series) as Walter Cronan (1956).
Born: October 12, 1908 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Died: January 13, 1983 (age 74) in Hollywood, California
Douglas Spencer as Jackson in The Deadeyed Kid.
He was the Cowboy who killed his
He appeared with Chuck Conner in Trouble Along the Way (1953).
films are: Double Indemnity (1944) ― The Lost Weekend (1945)
― The Big Clock (1948) ― Shane (1953) ― (1953) ― River of No
Return (1954) ― This Island Earth (1955) ― The Man from Del Rio
(1956) ― The Diary of Anne Frank (1958) and The Sins of Rachel
His television appearances include: Broken Arrow ― The
Millionaire ― Bonanza ― Tales of Wells Fargo and
Twilight Zone. His most famous role was as a reporter, Ned
"Scotty" Scott in the sci-fi classic The Thing from Another
World (1951), where he speaks the films memorable last words:
"Keep watching the skies!"
He began his career as Ray Milland's stand-in for decades.
Birth Name: William Henry Mesenkop
Born: February 10, 1910 in Princeton, Illinois
Died: October 6, 1960 (age 50) in Los Angeles, California
Ted Stanhope as the grave digger in
career started in 1932 and spanned almost forty years and with a
credit of almost 100 fims.
Appeared in films like: The Jolson Story (1946) ― Ma and Pa
Kettle (1949) ― High Noon (1952) ― The Last Hurrah (1958) ―
Doctor Dolittle (1967) and Valley of the Dolls (1967).
Some of his television appearances are: Adventures of Wild
Bill Hickok ― The Abbott and Costello Show ― The Adventures of
Kit Carson ― Four Star Playhouse ― Adventures of Superman ―
Alfred Hitchcock Presents ― Peter Gunn ― the Twilight Zone ― The
DuPont Show ― The Jim Backus Show ― The Loretta Young Show ― The
Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ― The Dick Powell Theatre ―
Rawhide ― Lassie and Perry Mason.
Born: January 30, 1902 in New York City, New York
Died: July 10, 1977 (age 75) in Los Angeles County, California
Harry Dean Stanton as Clemmie in
He was the one that
shot and killed Sid Halpern aka Roy Coleman.
Harry has appeared
in over 100 films, and 50 TV episodes and still counting.
His appeared in
Tomahawk Trail (1957) along with Chuck Connors.
It didn't take long for him to get noticed, he appeared
regularly in minor roles as cowboys and soldiers through the
late 1950s and early 1960s. He appeared in movies such in Cool
Hand Luke (1967) ― Kelly's Heroes (1970), ―
Dillinger (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and in
One of best finest roles was Travis in the movie
(1984) ― Repo Man (1984).
In 2012, he had a cameo in the superhero blockbuster
Avengers as a security guard. I remember this scene, how
neat it was seeing him in one of the Marvel Movies. He was the
security Guard who gave Dave Banner (Incredible Hulk) a change
As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for
the Best Picture Oscar: How the West Was Won (1962) ―
The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Green Mile (1999).
Stanton served as a cook in the U.S. Navy during World War II,
and was on board an LST during the Battle of Okinawa.
Born: July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky
Died: September 15, 2017, Los Angeles, California
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