"Welcome to The McCain Ranch"
Director | Producer | Actor
appeared in two episodes of The Rifleman as
Speed Sullivan ― The Pitchman
Bob Sweeney (Speed) and Danny Richards Jr. (Swifty) play
father & son in both episodes.
Although Bob Sweeney was mostly known for his acting, he was also a
producer for The Baileys of Balboa ― a
supervising producer for Hawaii Five-O - seasons 4-7 ― an
executive producer for Dead Man on the Run ― The
Andros Targets ― Ethel is an Elephant.
Sweeney won Emmy
nominations for directing some of the segments on Hawaii
Five-O and The Love Boat.
The San Francisco native set out to be a radio announcer,
majoring in speech at San Francisco State College.
He drove a cab until he finally passed an audition at the
small radio station KYA in 1942. Rising to chief
announcer, Sweeney teamed with another KYA announcer, Hal
March, to form the comedy team March and Sweeney.
The duo worked on Hoagy Carmichael's NBC radio show for 26
weeks and won their own national radio show on CBS. They
reluctantly split in 1951 because of a dearth of bookings.
Sweeney made his television debut as a gardener on the
Burns and Allen Show. He acted regularly on the
CBS series My Favorite Husband and Our Miss
Robert Sweeney was born October
19, 1918 in San Francisco, California
Died June 7, 1992 at Westlake Village, California
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch