Johnny Crawford

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Johnny Crawford
Birth name John Ernest Crawford
Born March 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Notable Roles The Rifleman: Mark McCain
Notable Episodes

Johnny Crawford is an American actor, singer, musician and bandleader.



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Rifleman Mark McCain 1958–1963 1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Have Gun - Will Travel Robbie Beecher 1x15 - The Hanging Cross December 21, 1957
Wagon Train Jimmy Bennett 1x28 - The Sally Potter Story April 9, 1958
Tales of Wells Fargo Tommy Peel 3x16 - The Dealer December 29, 1958
Branded Clay Holden 1x07 - Coward Step Aside March 7, 1965
Mister Ed Jeff Kerrigan 6x02 - Ed-a-Go-Go September 19, 1965
Rawhide Aaron Bolt 8x13 - Crossing at White Feather December 7, 1965
Hawaii Five-O Corporal Jerry Franklin 1x09 - By the Numbers December 12, 1968
The Big Valley Billy Norris 4x22 - The Other Face of Justice March 31, 1969
Little House on the Prairie Ben Shelby 3x10 - The Hunters December 20, 1976
Murder, She Wrote Noah Paisley 2x07 - A Lady in the Lake November 10, 1985

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1959)
The Rifleman


  • reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Cindy's Birthday" in 1962
  • brother of Bobby Crawford