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

Stagecoach Driver (Glenn Strange)

Stagecoach Driver (Glenn Strange)

Glenn Strange appeared in six episodes of The Rifleman playing the same role in different variations: Cole, the stagecoach driver, in “Duel of Honor” (episode 7); a stagecoach shotgun guard in “The Dead-eye Kid” (episode 20); Joey, a stagecoach driver, in “The Woman” (episode 32); as well as an unnamed stagecoach driver in “The Blowout” (episode 43), “The Spiked Rifle” (episode 49) and “Miss Bertie” (episode 90). Strange, who was 6′ 5″ tall, was well known for his roles in horror films and westerns. He played Frankenstein’s monster in House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. He also famously played the bartender Sam Noonan in Gunsmoke.