Harlan Warde
aka John Hamilton  ~ President of the North Fork Bank

Date of birth - November 6, 1917 ~ Los Angeles County, California
Date of death - March 13,1980 ~
Los Angeles County, California

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Harlan Warde started in films in 1941 and remained before the cameras until the 1978.  He has starred in  everything imaginable.....Drama, Crime, Comedy, Film-Noir, War, Adventure, Thrillers, Action, Romance, Westerns, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Musicals, Family and Music.  He played everything from a Lawyer, Police Officer, Military Officer, Reporter, Marshal, Sheriff, Doctor, Chaplin, Bank President and more.  He even was Hoss' prosecuting attorney and was Sheriff Brannon on the TV Western series The Virginian (1964-1966).  He also guest starred in The Untouchables (1960).

He also appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial (1963).

Harlan Warde - The Rifleman


John Maysfield Hamilton, President of the North Fork Bank, was first introduced on The Rifleman in The Safe Guard.  In this episode North Fork's bank was first established and John Hamilton was new to North Fork. 

 I always enjoyed seeing him and wanted to see more of him as we did in the episode of 
Boomerang Lucas teaches a boy how to use a gun, not knowing that the boy plans on killing the banker he believes is responsible for his fathers death.

He has appeared in The Rifleman as John Hamilton in eighteen episodes.....The Safe Guard  New Orleans Menace The Gaucho The Boarding House One Went to Denver The Challenge The Money Gun Outlaw's Inheritance Boomerang   The Spike Rifle Letter of the Law The Surveyors Lariat Trail of Hate   Dead Cold Cash Sheer Terror A Friend In Need Man from Salinas

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