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Grant Richards
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Grant Richards
appeared in three episodes of The Rifleman The Apprentice Sheriff as Reed Barnes, he's the cowboy who pretended to be drunk and kill Sandy in the saloon ― Gun Fire as Dave Chester, he claimed to be a cattleman, but really was there to break Gordo out of jail ― Tin Horn as John Keeler, the crooked gambler.
*William Bryant and Grant Richards both appeared together in The Apprentice Sheriff & Gun Fire as bad guys.

He started out in 1936 appearing on Hopalong Cassidy Returns as the evil Bob Claiborne.  Throughout the years he did westerns, comedy, mysteries, detective shows, he played a really good gangster.  He appeared in The Untouchables eight times.
 He also appeared in Ripcord The Real McCoys 77 Sunset Strip The Lawless Years Death Valley Days Bourbon Street Beat Johnny Ringo The Deputy Laramie M Squad Rawhide just to name a few. 

He appeared mainly in movies in the late 1930s through to the late 1950s.  A versatile actor.

Richards was a voice-over regular on the popular 1930s radio series Gangbusters that featured weekly episodes based on actual crime incidents. Each program ended with various descriptions of wanted criminals, many of whom were later arrested due to avid listener participation. Sound like a earlier version of Unsolved Mysteries.

Active on Broadway in the following productions of Yellow Jacket/Winged Victory, a historical musical drama (1943/44).

Grant Richards was born December 21, 1911 in New York City, New York
He died July 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California due to a car accident at the age of 51

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