Johnny Crawford Johnny Crawford

An American character actor and musician. He is mostly known for playing 'Mark McCain', the son of 'Lucas McCain' in the popular western series, The Rifleman, from 1958 to 1963. However, he appeared in many other television series such as: The Big Valley, The Lone Ranger, Wagon Train, and Little House on the Prairie. In addition, he had many movie parts as well, working alongside John Wayne in the 1967 movie El Dorado and also in the 1965 film Indian Paint.

While enlisted in the United States Army for two years, Johnny worked on training films as a production coordinator, assistant director, script supervisor and occasional actor. His rank was sergeant at the time of his honorable discharge in December 1967. For this reason, the Reel Cowboys were pleased to present Johnny with the National Veteran's Memorial medal at the Silver Spur Awards Show in 2016.

Since 1992, Crawford has led a California-based vintage dance orchestra which performs at special events. His band has been sponsored by the Playboy Jazz Festival; and the orchestra has been the repeated choice for 15 consecutive annual Art Directors Guild Award shows at the Beverly Hilton. A remastered version of the orchestra's highly rated first album, "Sweepin' the Clouds Away," was released in 2012.

 
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