John Anderson

  1. Chuck Connors, The Rifleman, TV, 1958-1963.      Well, of course, Connors was the titular Lucas McCain, but he didn’t come cheap. He passed because the salary was too low. ABC then looked over Anderson and James Whitmore before being loving the chemistry between Connors and his screen sprog on Old Yeller, 1957. Exactly what they required for the McCains. ABC upped the ante and the ex-Chicago Cubs baseball star, signed on for 168 stories. Anderson’s 242 screen roles included Abraham Lincoln three times, Andrew Jackson twice and Roosevelt once.

 Birth year: 1922Death year: 1992Other name: Casting Calls:  1