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Michelle P.

Featured Character Actor - can you guess?

Let's see who can figure out who the next featured Character Actore will be.  Here are some clues:

1.  He played Teddy Roosevelt in a Western
2.  He was only in one episode of The Rifleman
3.  He is still in his first marriage and has 2 adopted children
4.  He is currently doing a series.

Any guesses?
chrisb6263

My only guess would be William Phipps, who played Asa Manning in "The Money Gun".  He played Teddy Roosevelt in Eleanor and Franklin, a 1976 made-for-TV movie - but I wouldn't have called it a western.  Sidney Blackmer (Judge Hanavan in Rifleman) also played T.R. in a 1939 theatrical movie, The Monroe Doctrine, but he (a) was in more than one RM episode and (b) has been dead since October 6, 1973, so he could not be seen in a current series (unless there's something paranormal going on....).
If living, William Phipps is 88 years old.
Michelle P.

Nope.  The character actor held a rather important position for the day.

Not only did he play Teddy Roosevelt in a short-lived Western, but he also payed three other presidents (not necessarily in Westerns.)

His most recent acting job was in a show on the BBC television (in England).

He is well known for his role in a James Bond-type series.
chrisb6263

Well, whichever character actor this is must be pretty obscure - there isn't even a listing for a tv show that featured the character of Teddy Roosevelt.  I give up....you win.
Michelle P.

I'll give you another hint, Chris....

Sam Buckheart...
chrisb6263

Boy, Michelle, now you've really got me stumped!  Michael Ansara has been divorced from Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) for 40 years or more; there is no record of him ever playing a U.S. president (at least not that I can find), nor can I find a short-lived western series that he appeared in as Teddy Roosevelt, a BBC series where he played a James Bond-like character OR a series he is currently starring in today.  Care to fill me in???
Michelle P.

He played with Sam Buckhart in LOTP...Sam helped Teddy Roosevelt
chrisb6263

You kind of threw me when you said he played Teddy Roosevelt in a short-lived western....I thought you meant the short-lived western was about Teddy Roosevelt!
That last clue made it easy to look up - it's Robert Vaughn, best known (to me, at least) as Napoleon Solo of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (NBC, 1964-68).  It's kind of funny - until recently, I've seen Robert Vaughn in several commercials in the Milwaukee area for a local personal injury law firm, Hupy & Abraham.  A few months ago, though, they stopped using Vaughn and started using William Shatner.  I'd like to see the LOTP episode about Sam helping T.R. - anyone have it on DVD?
Michelle P.

I do  

I will be uploading it soon, Chris.  Just hold on a little bit!
Michelle P.

Well...I had a nice long word document and it somehow got deleted.  I found Cartoon network and scooby doo up on my screen this morning, so I believe a 8-year old rat got on my computer and deleted it!!!  BOO HOO!  I had so many goody's attached for you all!!!  I'll have to see if I can somehow recoer this document I removed from my recycling bin, but it appears to currently be corrupted...

I'll get Robert Vaughn up as soon as I can!
chrisb6263

In the meantime, I found a print ad with Robert Vaughn representing the Milwaukee law firm of Hupy and Abraham, probably from 2007-2008.  I had trouble posting photos not that long ago, but I'll try it again here:


cowgirl

Did you know that William Phipps, who played Asa Manning in "The Money Gun," furnished the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's cartoon classic Cinderella?
cowgirl

Not sure how many of you are into The Magnificent Seven the TV Series, Robert Vaughn has a re-ocurring role as Judge Oren Travis.

This is a very good series!  I put off watching it for years and finally caught it on the Western Channel.  Now I'm hooked.  Very Good show!

RV is currently doing The Magnificent Eleven (2010) UK
A modernisation of the classic western in which the Cowboys are a struggling local amateur soccer team, the Indians run a nearby Tandoori restaurant and the bandits are a group of menacing thugs led by a maniac known simply as 'Blonde Bob'.

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