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Stohl appeared in The Rifleman twice ―
Ordeal as the cowboys
who went with Mark to get Lucas ―
Death Trap as Britt, one of Spicer's gang, the one
Hank Stohl was
best known for his children's shows weekdays on KDKA and later
WTAE-TV with puppets Rodney and Knish.
It made him such a big star that his weekends were spent doing
promotional appearances, while also hosting variety shows and
handling sports and weather. One of the shows on KDKA, called
Big Adventure, started with cartoons hosted by Knish and
Rodney, followed by an adventure feature and interviews with
live guests like Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis and Chuck Connors.
He hit it off with Mr. Connors, so much that the Rifleman star
asked him to appear on his western in 1959. It stoked an
interest in acting that would drive him from the city a few
years later. He spent the following decades shuttling among Los
Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh.
Though he would appear in dozens of movies, TV series, soap
operas and plays, his steadiest work came from voice-over work
on commercials for Camel cigarettes, Pepsi, Taco Bell and
He donated his
puppets to the Heinz History Center, and Knish remains on
display in its special collections center. Though he had not
performed with them regularly in 40 years, they remained
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