aka Sweeney - The Bartender
North Fork Saloon aka Last Chance
Date of birth - May 6, 1912 ~ New York, New York
Date of death -
April 29, 1994 ~ Camarillo, California
He was in the1914 Broadway show Daddies at the age of 2.
Bill Quinn made his first film debut in silent films as a
child in 1918 at age 6 as a pupil in
The New School Teacher (1924).
He didn't appear in another film until 36 years later. He worked
in vaudeville, theatre, radio, films and television.
The Rifleman he appeared in recurring roles on several TV
shows including McHale's Navy (1963 - 1966) ― The Odd Couple
(1970 -1973) ― Please Don't
Eat the Daises (1966 -1967) ― McMillan & Wife (1974 -
1977) ― Archie Bunker's Place.
You could see him from time to time on the Bob Newhart.
His daughter, Virginia, was married to the show's star Bob Newhart.
He occasionally would appear on
Mary Tyler Moore as Walter Richards, Mary's father. He
even played Dr. McCoy's father on
Star Trek (1989).
He has starred in everything
imaginable.....Drama, Crime, Comedy, Film-Noir, War, Adventure,
Thrillers, Action, Romance, Westerns, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror,
Musicals, Fantasy, Family and Music. He has played everything
from a Deputy, Doctor, Chief of Police, Coroner, Conductor,
Military Officer, of course a bartender and more.
He appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial
as Judge Tesmann (1963 - 1964).
Sweeney, the Bartender, was first
The Rifleman in the episode
I always enjoyed seeing him and wanted to see
more of him as we did in the episode Seven. This is
the one where
are being transferred to Yuma. The prisoners manage to escape
and head for the saloon. They take Sweeney hostage. This
episode shows a Mrs. Sweeney. You can hear Mrs. Sweeney say
Sweeney's first name, did you hear it?
In 'Duel of Honor' we hear
Groder call him Frank.
I also enjoy 'Deadly Image' too.
Where Lucas has a double, Earl Bantry. The part in the saloon
with Bantry and Sweeney is great! I thought Bantry was going
to pull Sweeney right off that ladder.
around The McCain Ranch