Dr. Jay Burrage M. D.
The Rifleman North Fork's Doctor

 
 

The Rifleman - North Fork's Doctor

 
  
 

The Rifleman - North Fork's Doctor

 



Doc Burrage was a regular character on The Rifleman

There were two doctors before Doc Burrage although neither of them were ever named or given credit.  Those two episodes were The Sharpshooter and The Marshal.  In End of a Young Gun Lucas told Hank he would go get Doc Sedley?  Doc Burrage was first introduced to The Rifleman in The Pet.
How many different actors played
Doc Burrage? Can you name them?


Edgar Buchanan
(1958 - 1959)

Edgar Buchanan appeared in six episodes of The Rifleman.  Five episodes as Doc Burrage ― The Pet The Second Witness The Trade The Deadly Wait The Angry Man and as Grandpa Fogarty in The Long Goodbye.

This picture was taken from The Angry Man




Fay Roope
(1958 - 1959)


Fay Roope appeared in four episodes ― Two episodes as Doc Burrage, The Legacy and Panic.  He also appeared as Barton in The Spiked Rifle as the man on the stagecoach that was more worried about his money then Mark and as Jeff Stacey in The Brother-in-law, he was the one willing to pay Johnny Gibbs to throw the contest. 


This picture was take from The Brother-in-law




Rhys Williams
(1959-60)



Rhys Williams appeared as Doc Burrage in six episodes of The RiflemanBlood BrotherBloodlinesLetter of the LawA Case of IdentitySins of the FatherThe Prodigal.

This picture was taken from Blood Brother




Jack Kruschen
(1959 - 1961)

Jack Kruschen appeared in four episodes.  Two episodes as Doc Burrage ― Baranca and Trail of Hate.  He appeared in One Went to Denver as Sammy an outlaw that was a member of Tom Birch's gang and The Retired Gun as Clyde Bailey who harassed Wes Carney.
There were two doctors before Doc Burrage although neither of them were ever named or given credit.  Those two episodes were The Sharpshooter and The Marshal.  In End of a Young Gun Lucas told Hank he should go get Doc Sedley?  Doc Burrage was first introduced to The Rifleman in The Pet.
Doc Burrage was a regular character ~ how many different actors played
Doc Burrage?  Can you name them?

This picture was taken from Baranca




Robert Burton

The Princess - Doc Burrage (1962)




Ralph Moody
(1960-63)

Ralph Moody appeared in a total of twelve episodes of The Rifleman beating John Anderson and John Milford out at eleven episodes. He appeared in nine episodes as Doc Burrage and in three other episodes. The Visitor as Jonathan Dodd — The Spoiler as Roy Merrick and The Hangman as Eban Muchen.
Doc Burrage:
Six Years and a Day The Actress Dark Day at North Fork The Mescalero Curse Man from Salinas Quiet Night, Deadly Night Mark's Rifle Conflict Requiem at Mission Springs.

This picture was taken from The Man from Salinas

Ralph Moody was the last one to play Doc Burrage

Who holds the record for.....
Who guest starred in the most episodes of The Rifleman?
Ralph Moody has been in twelve episodes.  John Anderson & John Milford are tie at eleven episodes.
Do you know who has appeared in The Rifleman twenty-one times?




 

The Rifleman - North Fork's Doctor
 

Who was the doctor with the little black bag in the saloon looking at Vernon's hand in the The Sharpshooter?
No credit given - so maybe six - hmmm.....maybe seven.

         The Sharpshooter - Dr. Who?  (left)

 

 

 





The Rifleman - North Fork's DoctorWho was the Doc at the end of the episode of The Marshal (right)
Although they never mention this Doc's name, he is played by Bert Stevens.
 He also appeared in The Babysitter as a Barfly - Nora as one of the townsmen - Panic as Carl and None So Blind as one of the townsmen.

He is the brother of Barbara Stanwyck. (right)

In End of a Young Gun Lucas told Hank he would go get Doc Sedley?
How many Doc's did North Fork have?
Anybody know of any Doc's I might have missed?

*Two of the Doc's—Jack Kruschen and Ralph Moody--were
regulars on the radio version of Gunsmoke

 

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