Johnny Crawford Net Worth

Johnny Crawford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Johnny Crawford net worth is
$1 Million

Johnny Crawford Wiki Biography

John Ernest “Johnny” Crawford was born on the 26th March 1946, in Los Angeles, California USA, of part-German, British and Russian descent. He is an actor, perhaps still best known for appearing in the role of Mark McCain, the son of Lucas McCain (played by Chuck Connors), in the western TV series entitled “The Rifleman” (1958-1963). He is also recognized as a musician.

Have you ever wondered how rich Johnny Crawford is, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of Johnny’s net worth is over $1 million. His careers as an actor and musician have earned him a big part of his fortune over time.

Johnny Crawford Net Worth $1 Million

Johnny Crawford was born to Betty and Robert Lawrence Crawford, Sr.; his older brother Robert Jr., is also an actor. Johnny together with his father and brother was nominated for Emmy Awards in 1959. Thus, he was raised in a family full of actors and musicians, and under the influence of that, his professional acting career began while he was a child. He attended Hollywood High School, from which he matriculated in 1964.

Johnny`s career began in the 1950s, when he was still a child, appearing firstly in the “The Pinky Lee Show” (1950). Six years later, he became more focused on acting, being cast in such TV series as “The Lone Ranger” (1956), “Telephone Time” (1956-1957) and “Make Room for Daddy” (1956-1958). However, in 1958, he was chosen for the role of Mark McCain in the highly popular TV series “Rifleman” (1958-1963), which increased his net worth by a large degree. After the series ended, Johnny looked for another long-term commitment, and managed to land roles in such productions as “Indian Paint” (1965), “Village of the Giants”  and “The Restless Ones” both in 1965 and then appeared in “El Dorado” (1966), with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in lead roles. Before the end of the decade, he also starred in “Hawaii Five-O” (1968), and “The Big Valley” (1969), among others, all of which increased his net worth.

In the 1970s Johnny`s career declined somewhat, and he appeared only in minor roles in films and TV series such as “The Naked Ape” (1973), “The Inbreaker” (1974), and “The Great Texas Dynamite Chase” (1976), but certainly increased his net worth.

His fame returned in the 1980s, as he appeared in such popular productions as “Macbeth” (1981), “The All American Cowboy” (1985), and “William Tell” (1987-1988), among others, all of which added to his net worth.

Before he decided to retire, Johnny made several appearances in the 1990s, in films and TV series such as “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw” (1991), in which he repeated his role from the “Rifleman”, “Rupert Patterson Wants to be a Super Hero” (1997), and “The Thirteenth Floor” (1999).

Johnny has also been recognized as a musician, and ever since 1992, he has been the leader of a California-based vintage dance orchestra, with which he has released one album “Sweepin’ the Clouds Away” in 2012, which has also increased his net worth somewhat.

Regarding his personal life, Johnny Crawford has been married to Charlotte Samco since 1995, although now apparently separated. He is also known as a former member of the AJRA (American Junior Rodeo Association) and the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association).

Full NameJohnny Crawford
Net Worth$1 Million
Salary$1 million
Date Of BirthMarch 26, 1946
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, singer, musician
EducationHollywood High School
SpouseCharlotte Crawford (m. 1995-)
ParentsBetty and Robert Lawrence Crawford, Sr.
SiblingsRobert L. Crawford, Jr.
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Live Action Short Subject (1970), Golden Boot Awards (2005)
Albums"Sweepin' the Clouds Away" (2012)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Awards (1959)
Movies“The Rifleman” (1958-1963), "Indian Paint" (1965), “Macbeth” (1981), “The All American Cowboy” (1985), “William Tell” (1987-1988), “Rupert Patterson Wants to be a Super Hero” (1997), “The Thirteenth Floor” (1999)
TV ShowsArt Directors Guild Awards shows, The Donna Reed Show, "A Very Bright Boy" (1961), "The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955-1959)
1[Of Chuck Connors] Well, it was a great childhood, and he was bigger-than-life, a wonderful guy, very intelligent, and a big influence on me, and a great supporter, too. He was always interested in what I was doing and ready to give me advice or help me and he would call me out of the blue, and I really miss him. He left us in '92, and it's still a shock to me to think that he's not around because he had so much energy, and loved life and loved people, and he was "The Rifleman". He was that and a lot more.
2[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Chuck Connors, who played Lucas McCain on The Rifleman (1958)] He was my hero. I enjoyed being with him. He wasn't as stern as he was on camera. He was like a kid around me.
3[comparing his character on The Rifleman (1958) to his real-life role as a bandleader] The way I look at it, Mark McCain could have grown up to lead dance bands in the 1920s and '30s. As a young man who sang and played the guitar in two episodes, he might have made his way to Los Angeles, where there was lots of work for musicians in the early 1900s. By 1931, when he would have been the same age that I am now, he might have been leading his own band. I like to think he would have.
4I always say that life is not easy for anybody. People hear about the young actors who have a rough life, but there are plenty of other kids who aren't actors who have a rough time, too, and I don't know if the ratio is any different.
5[why he thinks his Mark McCain character on The Rifleman (1958) became popular with audiences] What boy wouldn't love dressing up as a cowboy and getting paid for it! It was hard work, and I took it very seriously as an actor, but I was living in a dream.
6[on his orchestrated band] It's a unique, romantic sound, and people love to hear it. It takes people back to an older America and a simpler, more elegant time. It's a sound I really love, and I find that once people get a chance to hear it live, in all its glory, that they love it, too.
7[about a concert given by his band] There were only about 50 people there, and they were all enjoying the band, and almost all were dancing. One fellow was standing off to the side watching for the longest time; it was Dustin Hoffman. He loved it. He said it reminded him of when he was a little boy and his parents took him to see Ted Lewis. Martin Short was a riot. He said, "I wanna sing with Johnny Crawford!".
1Credits Chuck Connors as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2Surrogate son of Chuck Connors.
3Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Chuck Connors on The Rifleman (1958).
4His acting mentor and former series' lead, Chuck Connors, died on November 10, 1992, at age 71.
5While serving in the Army in the late 1960s, he appeared in a number of period training films remembered by veterans of the times.
6In 2006 he directed a live orchestra using authentic period orchestrations for the premiere screening of the newly restored silent version of Chicago (1927) at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.
7Released August 5, Sweepin' the Clouds Away is the first album offered by Johnny Crawford And His Orchestra. It features fifteen authentic dance band orchestrations from the 1920s and 1930s, recorded during live performances at the L.A. County Museum of Art and in the historic Gold Room of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. Vocals by Crawford. Music by Jerome Kern, 'Richard Rodgers', 'Harry Warren', Nacio Herb Brown, Duke Ellington and other music icons of that dance band era. [August 2008]
8He was a guest at the 2012 Memphis Film Festival's "A Gathering of Guns 4: A TV Western Reunion" at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
9His acting mentor was the late Chuck Connors.
10He has been a compulsive trick roper ever since Montie Montana got him spinning a "flat loop" in the very early days of The Rifleman (1958), and horse wrangler Buster Trow taught him the "butterfly." After his "The Rifleman" days Johnny was coached by Gene McLaughlin for many years.
11Is of Russian, German, English and Irish ancestry.
12A 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.
13His 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.
14His maternal grandfather, Belgian violinist Alfred Megerlin (1880-1941), was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic (1918-22), the Minneapolis Symphony (1923-26) and The Los Angeles Philharmonic (1927-29).
15Crawford had a key role in the early career of Victoria Jackson of Saturday Night Live (1975) fame. In 1980, she was a college student in Birmingham, Alabama, earning credit doing flip-flops, as a member of the chorus, in a summer stock production of "Meet Me in St. Louis", featuring Crawford. He presented her with a one-way plane ticket and encouraged her to pursue a career in Hollywood. This led to her 22 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), before she was cast as a regular on Saturday Night Live (1975).
16Continued performing in theater and nightclubs after his early TV and pop-music heydays.
17Most famous for portraying Chuck Connors' sensitive young son, Mark McCain, on the TV series The Rifleman (1958).
18With five Top 40 hits in the 1960s, Crawford's recording of "Cindy's Birthday" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Top 40 in 1962.
19Brother of Robert Crawford Jr., son of Robert Crawford.
20Was one of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers in 1955.


The Thirteenth Floor1999Singer
Rupert Patterson Wants to be a Super Hero1997TV MovieArt / Gus
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw1991TV MovieMark McCain
Guns of Paradise1989-1990TV SeriesDoug McKay McKay
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989Musician (uncredited)
Crossbow1987-1988TV SeriesCrown Prince Ignatius Prince Ignatius
The All American Cowboy1985TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesNoah Paisley
Movie Macabre1984TV SeriesHorsey
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues1983TV MovieMasket
Little House on the Prairie1976TV SeriesBen Shelby
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase1976Slim
Sonic Boom1974ShortCharlton Heston
The Inbreaker1974Chris MacRae
The Naked Ape1973Lee
Cade's County1971TV SeriesBilly Don Bucknell
The Resurrection of Broncho Billy1970ShortBroncho Billy
The Big Valley1969TV SeriesDeputy Sheriff Billy Norris
Hawaii Five-O1968TV SeriesPrivate Jerry Franklin
Lancer1968TV SeriesJeff Dane
El Dorado1967Luke MacDonald
Rawhide1965TV SeriesAaron Bolt
The Restless Ones1965David Winton
Village of the Giants1965Horsey
Mister Ed1965TV SeriesJeff Kerrigan
Indian Paint1965Nishko
Mr. Novak1964-1965TV SeriesUSSR - United Nations Assembly / JoJo Rizzo
Branded1965TV SeriesDeputy Sheriff Clay Holden
The Rifleman1958-1963TV SeriesMark McCain
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesPete Johnson
The Donna Reed Show1961TV SeriesVictor
Tales of Wells Fargo1958TV SeriesTommy Peel
The Restless Gun1958TV SeriesNed Timberlake
The Space Children1958Ken Brewster
Matinee Theatre1956-1958TV SeriesLeo - Orphan Boy / Dickie Browning / Young Heathcliff / ...
Trackdown1958TV SeriesEric Paine
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesChuck Ohringer
Wagon Train1958TV SeriesJimmy Bennett
Zane Grey Theater1958TV SeriesMark McCain / Billy Prescott
Whirlybirds1957-1958TV SeriesTimmy Thompson / Jimmy Aldane / Ricky Scott
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1958TV SeriesJohnny
Make Room for Daddy1956-1958TV SeriesPeter Lorenzo / Rusty's Friend
Have Gun - Will Travel1957TV SeriesRobbie AKA Chiwa
Mr. Adams and Eve1957TV Series
The Loretta Young Show1956-1957TV SeriesBobby Wright / Arthur Mullen / Freddy
The Millionaire1957TV SeriesWally
The Frank Sinatra Show1957TV SeriesGaby
Courage of Black Beauty1957Bobby Adams (as John Crawford)
Crossroads1957TV SeriesKenny
Telephone Time1956-1957TV SeriesChuckie LaPlante
The Sheriff of Cochise1957TV SeriesManuel Bernel
The O. Henry Playhouse1957TV SeriesHermitage
Climax!1957TV Series
The Count of Monte Cristo1956TV SeriesGerard
Cavalcade of America1956TV SeriesBilly Brandon (as a boy)
The Lone Ranger1956TV SeriesTommy McQueen
Lux Video Theatre1956TV SeriesJerry / Jean
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV SeriesSamson Hoytfire
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit1956Italian Boy with Groceries (uncredited)
The Pinky Lee Show1950TV Series


Hellboy2004performer: "Easy Come, Easy Go"
Welcome to Collinwood2002performer: "Maybe It's You"
The Thirteenth Floor1999performer: "Easy Come, Easy Go", "St. Louis Blues", "Bugle Call Rag", "Caravan"
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rifleman1962-1963TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Music Department

The Thirteenth Floor1999historic music consultant / musical director


The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'1970Documentary short associate producer - as John Crawford


Man of the Century1999thanks


The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Mark McCain from Rifleman
Child Stars: Their Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Today1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance1988TV MovieHimself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1980TV SeriesHimself
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1966TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
New American Bandstand 19651961-1964TV SeriesHimself / Himself-Guest Host
Celebrity Party1963TV MovieHimself
One Man's Challenge1962Documentary shortHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Mickey Mouse Club1955TV SeriesHimself
The Pinky Lee Show1950TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Mickey Mouse Club Story1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Crossbow: The Movie1989VideoPrince Ignatius
The Shootist1976Books' Victim in Flashback (uncredited)

Won Awards

2005Kids of the WestGolden Boot Awards
2005Golden BootGolden Boot AwardsKids of the West

Nominated Awards

1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic SeriesThe Rifleman (1958)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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