Johnny Crawford Net Worth 2022: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

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 Name Johnny Crawford
Net Worth $1 Million
Salary $1 million
Date Of Birth March 26, 1946
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height 1.73 m
Profession Actor, singer, musician
Education Hollywood High School
Nationality American
Spouse Charlotte Crawford (m. 1995-)
Parents Betty and Robert Lawrence Crawford, Sr.
Siblings Robert L. Crawford, Jr.
Awards Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Subject (1970), Golden Boot Awards (2005)
Albums “Sweepin’ the Clouds Away” (2012)
Nominations Primetime 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 Shows Art Directors Guild Awards shows, The Donna Reed Show, “A Very Bright Boy” (1961), “The Mickey Mouse Club” (1955-1959)
# Quote
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.
4 I 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!”.
# Fact
1 Credits Chuck Connors as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2 Surrogate son of Chuck Connors.
3 Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Chuck Connors on The Rifleman (1958).
4 His acting mentor and former series’ lead, Chuck Connors, died on November 10, 1992, at age 71.
5 While serving in the Army in the late 1960s, he appeared in a number of period training films remembered by veterans of the times.
6 In 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.
7 Released 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]
8 He 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.
9 His acting mentor was the late Chuck Connors.
10 He 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.
11 Is of Russian, German, English and Irish ancestry.
12 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.
13 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.
14 His 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).
15 Crawford 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).
16 Continued performing in theater and nightclubs after his early TV and pop-music heydays.
17 Most famous for portraying Chuck Connors’ sensitive young son, Mark McCain, on the TV series The Rifleman (1958).
18 With five Top 40 hits in the 1960s, Crawford’s recording of “Cindy’s Birthday” peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Top 40 in 1962.
19 Brother of Robert Crawford Jr., son of Robert Crawford.
20 Was one of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers in 1955.


Title Year Status Character
The Thirteenth Floor 1999 Singer
Rupert Patterson Wants to be a Super Hero 1997 TV Movie Art / Gus
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw 1991 TV Movie Mark McCain
Guns of Paradise 1989-1990 TV Series Doug McKay McKay
Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 Musician (uncredited)
Crossbow 1987-1988 TV Series Crown Prince Ignatius Prince Ignatius
The All American Cowboy 1985 TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote 1985 TV Series Noah Paisley
Movie Macabre 1984 TV Series Horsey
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues 1983 TV Movie Masket
Macbeth 1981 Video Seyton
Little House on the Prairie 1976 TV Series Ben Shelby
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase 1976 Slim
Sonic Boom 1974 Short Charlton Heston
The Inbreaker 1974 Chris MacRae
The Naked Ape 1973 Lee
Cade’s County 1971 TV Series Billy Don Bucknell
The Resurrection of Broncho Billy 1970 Short Broncho Billy
The Big Valley 1969 TV Series Deputy Sheriff Billy Norris
Hawaii Five-O 1968 TV Series Private Jerry Franklin
Lancer 1968 TV Series Jeff Dane
El Dorado 1967 Luke MacDonald
Rawhide 1965 TV Series Aaron Bolt
The Restless Ones 1965 David Winton
Village of the Giants 1965 Horsey
Mister Ed 1965 TV Series Jeff Kerrigan
Indian Paint 1965 Nishko
Mr. Novak 1964-1965 TV Series USSR – United Nations Assembly / JoJo Rizzo
Branded 1965 TV Series Deputy Sheriff Clay Holden
The Rifleman 1958-1963 TV Series Mark McCain
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Pete Johnson
The Donna Reed Show 1961 TV Series Victor
Tales of Wells Fargo 1958 TV Series Tommy Peel
The Restless Gun 1958 TV Series Ned Timberlake
The Space Children 1958 Ken Brewster
Matinee Theatre 1956-1958 TV Series Leo – Orphan Boy / Dickie Browning / Young Heathcliff / …
Trackdown 1958 TV Series Eric Paine
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Chuck Ohringer
Wagon Train 1958 TV Series Jimmy Bennett
Zane Grey Theater 1958 TV Series Mark McCain / Billy Prescott
Whirlybirds 1957-1958 TV Series Timmy Thompson / Jimmy Aldane / Ricky Scott
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 1958 TV Series Johnny
Make Room for Daddy 1956-1958 TV Series Peter Lorenzo / Rusty’s Friend
Have Gun – Will Travel 1957 TV Series Robbie AKA Chiwa
Mr. Adams and Eve 1957 TV Series
The Loretta Young Show 1956-1957 TV Series Bobby Wright / Arthur Mullen / Freddy
The Millionaire 1957 TV Series Wally
The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 TV Series Gaby
Courage of Black Beauty 1957 Bobby Adams (as John Crawford)
Crossroads 1957 TV Series Kenny
Telephone Time 1956-1957 TV Series Chuckie LaPlante
The Sheriff of Cochise 1957 TV Series Manuel Bernel
The O. Henry Playhouse 1957 TV Series Hermitage
Climax! 1957 TV Series
The Count of Monte Cristo 1956 TV Series Gerard
Cavalcade of America 1956 TV Series Billy Brandon (as a boy)
The Lone Ranger 1956 TV Series Tommy McQueen
Lux Video Theatre 1956 TV Series Jerry / Jean
Chevron Hall of Stars 1956 TV Series Samson Hoytfire
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 Italian Boy with Groceries (uncredited)
The Pinky Lee Show 1950 TV Series


Title Year Status Character
Hellboy 2004 performer: “Easy Come, Easy Go”
Welcome to Collinwood 2002 performer: “Maybe It’s You”
The Thirteenth Floor 1999 performer: “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “St. Louis Blues”, “Bugle Call Rag”, “Caravan”
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Rifleman 1962-1963 TV Series performer – 2 episodes

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
The Thirteenth Floor 1999 historic music consultant / musical director


Title Year Status Character
The Making of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ 1970 Documentary short associate producer – as John Crawford


Title Year Status Character
Man of the Century 1999 thanks


Title Year Status Character
The Actor’s Journey 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Actor’s Journey for Kids 2011 Video documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Mark McCain from Rifleman
Child Stars: Their Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vicki! 1994 TV Series Himself
Today 1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance 1988 TV Movie Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1980 TV Series Himself
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1966 TV Series Himself
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Himself – Singer
New American Bandstand 1965 1961-1964 TV Series Himself / Himself-Guest Host
Celebrity Party 1963 TV Movie Himself
One Man’s Challenge 1962 Documentary short Himself
Here’s Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1961 TV Series Himself
About Faces 1960 TV Series Himself
The Mickey Mouse Club 1955 TV Series Himself
The Pinky Lee Show 1950 TV Series Himself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2005 Kids of the West Golden Boot Awards
2005 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards Kids of the West

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1959 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series The Rifleman (1958)

Known for movies

Mark McCain

The Rifleman (1958-1963)
as Mark McCain

Luke MacDonald

El Dorado (1967)
as Luke MacDonald


The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
as Singer

Broncho Billy

The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970)
as Broncho Billy