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THE RIFLEMAN series attracted a dedicated television-viewing audience and enjoyed a five-year run (1958–1963) on ABC, not least due to its appealing and talented ensemble cast. The interaction between Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford as father and son, Lucas and Mark McCain, reflected a genuine rapport, which was the series' greatest asset. Their relationship convincingly portrayed the deep respect, kinship and comraderie between parent and child.

A superb supporting cast played memorable and engaging characters, which contributed to THE RIFLEMAN's stature as one of the great classic western adventure series. The actors' portrayals were both nuanced and gripping, deeply human and often heroic. Paul Fix's character, Marshal Micah Torrance, was a touchstone of human frailty and the power of redemption. Fix portrayed Marshal Torrance with a stoical, sympathetic dignity that underscored the high moral aspirations of the series' core message.

Eddie Quillan as Angus Evans, the Gunsmith

Eddie Quillan was an American actor whose career as a performer spanned more than 70 years. Born in Philadelphia, his career began at age seven, first appearing in a vaudeville act, "The Rising Generation," with his siblings and later playing in a succession of silent films. He had a natural gift for comedy and his vibrant personality and expressive face garnered Quillan mostly comedic parts and supporting roles.

Quillan's early film credits include "Big Money" (1930), "Girl Crazy" (1932), "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940). His later comedic turns included "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" (1965) and "How to Frame a Figg" (1971), both starring Don Knotts, and "Angel in My Pocket" (1969), starring Andy Griffith. He appeared in scores of television shows, including "The Real McCoy," "Perry Mason," "The Addams Family," "Julia," "Mannix," "Lucas Tanner," "Here's Lucy," "Police Story," "Baretta," "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven."

Quillan appeared in THE RIFLEMAN twice in the fourth season playing Angus Evans, the Gunsmith—first in "Mark's Rifle" (episode 150), then in "Conflict" (episode 155). He guest-starred in numerous other Westerns throughout much of his long career, including "Death Valley Days," "Gunsmoke," "The Guns of Will Sonnet," "Daniel Boone," "The Virginian," and "The Wild, Wild West." Quillan made his last television appearance in Andy Griffith's show, "Matlock" in 1987. He passed away in 1990.

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Eddie Quillan as Angus Evans, the Gunsmith

Eddie Quillan was an American actor whose career as a performer spanned more than 70 years. Born in Philadelphia, his career began at age seven, first appearing in a vaudeville act, "The Rising Generation," with his siblings and later playing in a succession of silent films. He had a natural gift for comedy and his vibrant personality and expressive face garnered Quillan mostly comedic parts and supporting roles.

Quillan's early film credits include "Big Money" (1930), "Girl Crazy" (1932), "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940). His later comedic turns included "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" (1965) and "How to Frame a Figg" (1971), both starring Don Knotts, and "Angel in My Pocket" (1969), starring Andy Griffith. He appeared in scores of television shows, including "The Real McCoy," "Perry Mason," "The Addams Family," "Julia," "Mannix," "Lucas Tanner," "Here's Lucy," "Police Story," "Baretta," "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven."

Quillan appeared in THE RIFLEMAN twice in the fourth season playing Angus Evans, the Gunsmith—first in "Mark's Rifle" (episode 150), then in "Conflict" (episode 155). He guest-starred in numerous other Westerns throughout much of his long career, including "Death Valley Days," "Gunsmoke," "The Guns of Will Sonnet," "Daniel Boone," "The Virginian," and "The Wild, Wild West." Quillan made his last television appearance in Andy Griffith's show, "Matlock" in 1987. He passed away in 1990.

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