Where Is He Now: Johnny Crawford (Actor/Singer) as Mark McCain - The Rifleman.
Name: Johnny Crawford
Born: March 26, 1946 in, Los Angeles, California
Claim To Fame: He is most famous for portraying Chuck Connors' son, Mark McCain, on TV series "The Rifleman". He also sang and had a few hits.
Family Life: Charlotte (1995 - present) - his high school
sweetheart whom he was reunited with in 1990.
Info: As a child, he began a TV career as one of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers. It wasn't long before he landed the role of Mark McCain in ABC-TV's popular Western series, The Rifleman, starring Chuck Connors.
Johnny's recordings of the songs, Cindy's Birthday, Rumors and Patti Ann, just to name a few, are very well remembered to this day by teenaged girls who "grew up" with him.
Trivia: Was one of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers in
Brother of Robert Crawford Jr., son of Robert Crawford.
His maternal grandfather, Belgian violinist Alfred Megerlin (1880-1941), was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic (1918-1922), the Minneapolis Symphony (1923-1926), and the
Los Angeles Philharmonic (1927-1929).
His paternal grandfather, Robert "Bobby" Crawford (1889-1941), was a horse jockey from Chicago who changed his occupation to song "plugger" and became a very successful music publisher as the founder of De Sylva, Brown & Henderson and Crawford Music Corp.
A former member of the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and the AJRA (American Junior Rodeo Association), he competed frequently at rodeos throughout the country during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Is of Russian, German, English and Irish ancestry.
Where Is He Now: Since 1992, he has led a California-based
vintage dance orchestra which performs at special events.
His orchestra has been the choice for 15-consecutive, annual Art Directors Guild Awards shows at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, CA.
A remastered version of the orchestra's first album,
Sweepin' the Clouds Away, was released on August 21, 2012.
In 2012, Crawford did an introductory commercial for The Rifleman for MeTV, saying, "Watch me on 'me,' MeTV, on The Rifleman!"
Write To Johnny Crawford:
c/o Johnny Crawford Ent.
P.O. Box 1851 Los Angeles, CA 90078
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