Secrets Of TV’s The Rifleman: More Than Just Guns And Good Times

Stuntman Archie Butler

Stuntman Archie Butler

According to The Rifleman Director Arnold Laven, Stuntman Archie Butler appeared in more episodes than any other actor, with the exception of the core cast. Not only did he act as a double for Paul Fix, but with a rodeo background, Butler was on hand to handle any stunts needed for filming. Stuntman of Hollywood in the 1950s and 1960s were known as daredevils who took calculated risks. But especially when dealing with horses, there’s always risk involved with stunts. Butler also appeared in Across the Wide Missouri, Westward the Women and Bonanza.