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Bob Sweeney
Director | Producer | Actor

Bob Sweeney - The Rifleman

Bob Sweeney appeared in two episodes of The Rifleman as Speed Sullivan ― The Pitchman Assault.
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 Brooks.

Robert Sweeney was born October 19, 1918 in San Francisco, California
Died June 7, 1992 at Westlake Village, California

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