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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 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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Dick Wilson ― Stephen Wootton
Dale Wright ― Than Wyenn
Gary Walberg ― Steven Warren
Robert Webber ― Brad Weston
Christine White ― Richard Whorf
Frank Wilcox ― Robert B. Williams
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Dick Wilson as the guy on Doc's table getting buckshot taken out of his butt in Sins of the Father.

He also appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial (1964).

Dick Wilson, was a British-born Canadian character actor who played the role of finicky grocery store manager Mr. George Whipple in more than 500 Charmin toilet paper television commercials. In appreciation for his over 500 performances of the highly recognizable Mr. Whipple character, Procter & Gamble provided Wilson with a free lifetime supply of Charmin toilet tissue.

He started out as a radio announcer when he was a teenager. He was employed as an acrobatic vaudeville dancer in New York City before heading to California in 1954 for movie and TV work.

His  acting career spanned over thirty years with one hundred and seventeen credits. His first acting appearance was in the TV Series, I Led 3 Lives (1956) as an Airman. Some of his recurring roles on television were: Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1956 - 1957) ― Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958 - 1959) ― M Squad  (1958 - 1960) ― The Lawless Years (1959 - 1961) ― My Favorite Martian (1963 - 1964) ― The Donna Reed Show (1960 - 1965) ― McHale's Navy (1963 - 1966) ― Mr. Terrific (1966 - 1967) ― Get Smart (1966 - 1968) ― That Girl (1967 - 1968).

Some of his films were: Get Out of My Room (1985) ― The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) ―  The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) ― The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) ― The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) and
Our Man Flint (1966).


Personal quote: I've done thirty-eight pictures and nobody remembers any of them, but they all remember me selling toilet paper.

Born: July 30, 1916, City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: November 19, 2007, Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California
 


Jeanne Wood as Mrs. Swenson in The Vision.

Jeanne Wood acting career began with a movie called The Sins of the Children (1930). Her career spanned in film and television thirty-seven years and forty-nine credits.

She appeared with Chuck Connors in Designing Woman (1957). She also appeared in The Ten Commandments (1956) ― Sorority Girl (1957) ― A Life at Stake (1955) ― Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and The Fastest Gun Alive (1956).

Some of her recurring roles were: Lux Video Theatre (1953 - 1955) ― Bachelor Father (1958- 1960) and Checkmate (1961-1962).

Jeanne is the older sister of actress K.T. Stevens, who also appeared on The Rifleman.

Born: November 22, 1909 in Los Angeles, California
Died: July 26, 1997 (age 87) in Los Angeles, California




William Woodson as the Sheriff of Red Wood in Outlaws Shoes.

Besides film, radio and television, Woodson appeared on stage and later did voice-over.

Woodson was the narrator for the crime drama series: This is Your FBI from 1948-53 on ABC radio. Woodson's television work included the opening narrative of The Odd Couple ― the narration for the pilot of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams ― Dick Tracey (TV Series), narrator (1951) and the narrator for the TV Series The Invaders. He also  voice-over the announcer for WKRP In Cincinnati. It was his voice, inviting the audience to stay tuned for the epilogue for each episode. He also did a number of voice roles in several episodes, including the pre-recorded announcer of the intro to Les Nessman's newscasts. Also many cartoon characters.

In 1983, the actor served as the narrator for the miniseries adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel, The Winds of War, and its sequel miniseries, War and Remembrance. In this capacity, he would explain to the television audience the large-scale historical events that provide the context for the storylines of the two miniseries.

He was a regular on the TV Series This Man Dawson (1959-1960) as Sgt. Ed Blankley. He had recurring roles on Perry Mason (1962 - 1965) ― The Lucy Show (1963 - 1966) ― F Troop (1966) ― The Fugitive (1965 - 1966).

July 16, 1917 in San Bernardino, California




Stephen Wootton as Willie in Tin Horn.

Stephens acting career spanned ten years. He first appeared in the 1952 movie, Room for One More. His last appearance was on The Rifleman (1962).

He appeared in the 1957 tear-jerker/classic All Mine to Give as Jimmy Eunson, one of the children to be given away.

In the early days he was known as "Stevie Wootton", a cute, freckle-faced child actor seen on various television series: Jack Benny Show (1950) ― This is Alice (11958) ― Superman (1957) ― I Love Lucy (1954) and many motion pictures until his early teens. He attended University of Portland and received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 1967.

Steve had a long career in insurance and management, starting at Allstate and later retiring from CNA in Chicago. Steve retired from his career in Chicago to the Henderson area to be closer to family in California.

Clyde Appleby
Born: July 8, 1945 in Los Angeles, California
Died: April 4, 2014 (age 68) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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