What happened to Johnny Crawford after leaving The Rifleman TV series starring Chuck Connors?
Johnny Crawford is best known for his role as Mark McCain on the 1958-1963 western TV show "The Rifleman". After the show ended, Crawford went on to do more acting and musical gigs including a California-based vintage dance orchestra in 1992. He is still alive today and his most recent work was a 'Watch me on ME" commercial in 2012 as an introduction to "The Rifleman" rerun episodes.
Before Chuck Connors made his mark as "The Rifleman" on television, he already played a starring role on the basketball court. Before the first home game of the Boston Celtics, Connors makes history: He is the first player to shatter a backboard in the NBA (though it was called the Basketball Association of American until 1949).