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The Rifleman
Paramount Ranch 2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, California 91301
United States

Company Description: The Rifleman Episode Guide List ~ This is a list of all the episodes and a brief description. Stop by & check out the message board. Come along with me on a...   more
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Employment History

  • Cowboy
  • The McCain Ranch
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Web References
Archie Butler - "The Rifleman"
www.riflemanconnors.com, 3 Nov 2014 [cached]
Archie Butler - 1 of 5 pages
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Archie was a trick and bareback rid ing rodeo veteran.
Archie 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. He was constantly on the set.
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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.
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Sometimes Archie was a stand-in for Paul Fix.
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Archie 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. Archie brought Chuck Connors and another man there to hunt.
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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. Poncho
"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. He is actually my step-grandfather.
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Archie was on many other Western TV Series. Before "The Rifleman" he was in "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" - #25'The Englishman' Archie had a talking part and even has a name for his character, Barney.
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.
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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."
The Rifleman Episode Guide List ♫
www.riflemanconnors.com, 24 Feb 2014 [cached]
John Dehner - Hugh Sanders - Howard Ledig - John Milford - Bill Quinn -Glenn Strange - George Brenlin - James Parnell - Michael Jeffers - Archie Butler (10/13/59)
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Alexander Scourby - Joanna Moore - Brian D. Hutton - Chris Alcaide - Steve Darnell - Ian Murray - Whitey Hughes - Archie Butler - Fritz Ford - King Mojave (10/20/59) Writers: Teddi Sherman & Ward Wood ~ Director: Don Medford
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Harlan Warde- Richard Devon - Jack Lambert - Baynes Barron - Virginia Christine - Glenn Strange - Charles Conrad -Fay Roope- John Harmon - Robert H. Robinson - Archie Butler - Rod McGaughy (11/24/59)
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Rhys Williams - Vic Morrow - Milton Parsons - Ken Lynch - Michael Fox - Paul Carr - John Goddard - Harlan Warde - Archie Butler (12/1/59)
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Carleton Carpenter - Steve Rowland- John Milford - Robert Bice - Don Elson - Bill Quinn - Sailor Vincent - Archie Butler -
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- Archie Butler (1/12/60)
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Christine White - Michael Pate - June Vincent -John Harmon - Ralph Moody - Archie Butler (1/26/60)
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Robert Culp - Frank Ferguson - Lynn Cartier - Dick Keene - Dennis Cross - Steve Marlo -Whitey Hughes - Archie Butler (2/2/60)
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Robert Hagerthy - Robert Cornthwaite - Harry Carey Jr. - Baynes Barron - Bill Quinn-Richard Alexander - Archie Butler - Daniel Borzage - Jack Stoney - Cap Somers (3/15/60)
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Richard Anderson - Steve Conte - Dayton Lummis - George Macready - James Flavin - Bill Quinn - Harlan Warde - Whitey Hughes - Jack Tornek - Archie Butler - Rod McGaughy- Snub Pollard - Nick Borgani - "Ernie" Who? ( 3/29/60)
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- Chet Brandenburg - Archie Butler - "Ernie" Who? (4/5/60)
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John Anderson - John Harmon - Bill Quinn -Jack Elam - Archie Butler - Robert H. Robinson - "Ernie" Who? (4/12/60) Writer: Jack Curtis - Paul Mazursky ~ Director: Joseph H. Lewis
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Richard Evans - George Wallace - Eugene Martin Mazzola - Kay E. Kuter-Kelton Garwood - Dick Wilson -Rhys Williams -Charles Tannen - Archie Butler - Snub Pollard (4/19/60)
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Whit Bissell - James Westerfield - K.T. Stevens - Hope Summers - Archie Butler - Joe E. Benson - Ralph Moratz - "Ernie" Who? (5/3/60)
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Dabbs Greer - Karl Swenson - Bill Quinn - Molly Dodd - Charles Briggs - Charles Tannen - Archie Butler - "Ernie" Who? (5/10/60)
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Claude Akins -John Milford - Frank de Kova -Bill Quinn- Ian Murray - Richard Alexander - Duke Fishman - Archie Butler - Fritz Ford - "Ernie" Who? (5/17/60)
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Julie Adams - Murvyn Vye - Michael Fox - Michael Stefani - John Carpenter - Whitey Hughes - Archie Butler - Joe E. Benson - Nick Borgani - "Ernie" Who?(5/24/60)
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Denver Pyle - Whit Bissell - Richard Deacon - Michael Fox - Ralph Moody- Betty Lou Gerson - Ian Murray - Amanda Ames/Eileen Harley - Joe E. Benson - Archie Butler - Jack Stoney - "Ernie" Who?(5/31/60)
Archie Butler's only ...
www.riflemanconnors.com, 4 June 2013 [cached]
Archie Butler's only speaking role. "The Rifleman" - Brother-in-law - Bloopers
The Rifleman "Welcome to the McCain Ranch" Chit Chat on bloopers and things worth mentioning!
'The Brother-in-law' episode #5 - 2 of 8 pages
In the beginning you can see & hear Archie cheering on Lucas. As far as I know this episode is the only one that he has a speaking role. Cowgirl!
I wanted to let you know that you finally ended a mystery for us re: someone we noticed years ago on "The Big Valley" (my real passion) who appeared continuously in nonspeaking, character type roles. He is one of the main reasons, other than the producers, who made us realize that these two shows were intertwined, but we just couldn't find any information on him. The Virtual Valley site, which I've been on for years, hasn't picked up on him yet, at least I've never found any info. We were so glad to find him on your site and wanted to write to you sooner about Archie Butler. We enjoy looking for him and really get a bang how they often have him in two shots in the same scene. For instance, in 'The Brother-in-law' episode #5-when Uncle Johnny is riding the bronc, Archie is the wrangler holding the horse before he blasts off. Cut to the cowboys sitting on the fence, and there is Archie clapping. Thanks Charlene F.!
Archie is the wrangler holding the horse before Johnny blasts off.
When the ride is over & Johnny wins you can see Archie applauding - file footage from the first scene when Lucas rides Duster.
It is so neat to see that Charlene F. noticed Archie.
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Archie was on all those shows back then, you just need to look in the background. Sadly he went unaccredited for all his work.
 "The Rifleman" - Duel of Honor
www.riflemanconnors.com, 25 Feb 2006 [cached]
Archie was the cowboy who slid the whiskey bottle to Lucas. Sometimes Archie was a stand-in for Paul Fix.
 "The Rifleman" - Outlaw's Inheritance
www.riflemanconnors.com, 25 Feb 2006 [cached]
Archie was the cowboy who slid the whiskey bottle to Lucas.
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Sometimes Archie was a stand-in for Paul Fix.
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