Johnny Crawford

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John Ernest "Johnny" Crawford (born March 26, 1946) is a prolific American character actor, singer and musician. At 12, Crawford rose to fame for playing Mark McCain, the son of Lucas McCain (played by Chuck Connors), in the popular ABC western series, The Rifleman, which originally aired from 1958 to 1963. He first performed before a national audience as a Mouseketeer. Crawford was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Betty (née Megerlin) and Robert Crawford. His maternal grandparents were both Belgian, and his maternal grandfather was violinist Alfred Eugene Megerlin. In 1959, Johnny, his older brother Robert L. (Jr.) and his father Robert (Sr.) were all nominated for Emmy Awards (the brothers for acting and their father for film editing). One of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers in 1955, Crawford has acted on stage, in films, and on television. Disney started out with 24 original Mouseketeers. At the end of the first season, the studio reduced the number to 12 and Johnny was released from his contract. His first important break as an actor followed with the title role in a Lux Video Theatre production of "Little Boy Lost," a live NBC broadcast on March 15, 1956.
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