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

Doc Burrage (Edgar Buchanan)

Doc Burrage (Edgar Buchanan)

As we previously mentioned, several actors played Doc Burrage. Edgar Buchanan appeared in six episodes of The Rifleman, playing Grandpa Fogerty in “The Long Goodbye” (Episode 119) and Doc Burrage in the other five: “The Pet” (episode 15), “The Second Witness” (episode 23), “The Trade” (episode 24), “The Deadly Wait” (episode 26), and “The Angry Man” (episode 31). Buchanan appeared in over 100 films and dozens of TV shows during his 40 years in show business. His most famous role was as Uncle Joe Carson from Petticoat Junction. He also appeared in Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies.