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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter W 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.
appeared in more than 150 films and nearly 200 episodes on
He first started out in 1936 in the film Postal Inspector
as a Postmaster General. His last appearance was in the TV
Series Kung Fu (1973).
Some of Frank's memorable roles are from
Hillbillies, as John Brewster (1962–1966), as the president
and CEO of the OK Oil Company, headquartered in Tulsa, who
purchases the oil rights to the gusher on the Clampett home back
in the hills.
Beecher Asbury in The Untouchables (TV Series) (1959 -
1963), the United States Attorney for Chicago.
Wilcox appeared in three Best Picture Academy Award winners:
Gentleman's Agreement (1947), All the King's Men
(1949) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).
Before film and television Frank Wilcox appeared on stage 1931 -
1935. He studied at the Pasadena Community Playhouse alongside
George Reeves, who was among his closest friends. He was best
man at Reeves's wedding and they appeared in eleven films
He atteneded University of Kansas, Benedictine College.
Born: March 13, 1907 in DeSoto, Missouri
Died: March 3, 1974 (age 66) in Granada Hills, California
Guy Wilkerson as the sheriff who ran Fallon&
his gang out of town in
was a former vaudevillian and
burlesque performer when he began making films in 1937.
His career spanned thirty -five years with over two hundred
credits.and is known for his roles in B-Western films, he often
played sidekicks or comedy relief parts. Wilkerson played
Panhandle Perkins in all 22 films between 1942 - 1945.
He appeared in the 1962 film
classic, To Kill A Mockingbird with Paul Fix
He had appeared in several TV Series in recurring roles: Petticoat Junction ― Death Valley Days
― Green Acres
― The Virginian
― The Dakotas
― Stagecoach West
― Walt Disney's Wonderful World
― Trackdown and Wanted Dead or
Born: December 21, 1899, Whitewright
Died: July 15, 1971, Hollywood, Los Angeles
*Thanks to Phillip Arnold for giving this cowboy his credit due!
Robert B. Williams as Harrison in
career spanned 37-year, and over 150 feature films, as well as
numerous film shorts, television films, and television shows,
leaving him with a total of three hundred and thirty-three credits.
He first appeared in Mixed Policies (Short) (1936). His last
appeares was in the TV Series, Fernwood Tonight (1977).
Many of his recurring roles were in: Gunsmoke ― The Virginian
Tales of Wells Fargo
The New Phil Silvers Show
Jim Backus Show
Dennis the Menace
One Step Beyond and Perry
Mason, among many others.
He was an actor, known for The Killing (1956), Pillow Talk (1959)
and Hang 'Em High (1968).
Born: September 23, 1904 in Glencoe, Illinois
Died: June 17, 1978 in Orange County, California
One Timer Only ― Index Page
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actors who have appeared on The Rifleman — one time only
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch