Archie Butler - 1 of 5 pages
was a trick and bareback rid ing rodeo veteran.
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.
was constantly on the set.
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.
was a stand-in for Paul Fix.
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."