"The Rifleman" - Archie Butler
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Archie Butler - 1 of 5 pages
has been in more episodes then anybody with the exception of the regular cast and he
probably was in more episode then some of them.
Here is a list of the episodes that I have 'spotted' Archie
in, although we do know that he
has done a lot of work behind the scenes.
also was in "Branded" - 'Yellow is for Courage' as one of the townsmen/cowboy and
"Call to Glory" part 1 as a soldier.
I got this e-mail from Poncho about Archie
& here is what he
had to say.....
I knew Archie
when I was a kid, my Dad and him were partners in a pack station they packed hunters and fisherman into the High Sierras.
brought Chuck Connors and another man there to hunt.
Archie was a true cowboy, he had been in pictures since in the 30's this all took place around 1958 or 59.
Thank you for the memories.
"Your Grandfather is a Stuntman on TV."
I got this short e-mail from a granddaughter of Archie Butler
& thought I'd share it with you.
Dear Cowgirl - Stumbled across your website searching for my grandfather on line.
is actually my step-grandfather.
was on many other Western TV Series.
Before "The Rifleman
was in "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" - #25'The Englishman' Archie had a talking part and even has a name for his
In another episode #28 'One of Jesse's Gang's' you can actually see Archie
double for John Craven as Archie (as Craven) goes up to a horse and gets tossed off.
It sure sounds like Archie
had a big heart!
A rchie Butler - 'The Sharpshooter'
A rchie Butler actually did have a speaking role in 'The Brother-in-law'.....
If you watch the rodeo scenes and listen closely you can hear Archie yell several lines.
This is the only time that I know of Archie to have a speaking role in "The Rifleman."