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

President Of The North Fork Bank (Harlan Warde)

President Of The North Fork Bank (Harlan Warde)

Harlan Warde played John Hamilton, President of the North Fork Bank. He appeared in 18 episodes of The Rifleman, making his debut in episode 8, “The Safeguard.” Over his 40-year-career in Hollywood, Warde appeared in over 180 films and television series, including multiple westerns. He also made appearances in Dragnet ( 1954), You Are There (1953–1956), Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955 1957), Perry Mason (1958–1966), The Virginian (1962–1971), Bonanza (1962–1972), The Big Valley (1965–1969) and The Fugitive (1966 1967). His last role was playing the elderly father of a shady doctor in the 1979 Rockford Files episode “A Different Drummer.” He served in the special forces in World War II.