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Chuck Connors

What do you know about Chuck Connors?  Try this Rifleman quick quiz.  You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1. Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Allan and Marcella (Lundrigan) Connors, immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland. His father was a longshoreman and his mother a homemaker.

  • Fact or Myth?

2. What university did he attend?

  • Seton Hall
  • Notre Dame
  • Harvard

3. During World War II, what service was in?

  • Army
  • Air Force
  • Navy

4. Connors was also drafted by the Chicago Bears, but never suited-up for the team. Connors is one of only twelve athletes in history to have played for both Major League Baseball and in the NBA.

  • Fact or Myth?

5. Mr. Sanderson (Chuck Connors) arrives looking for his dog but comes to realize that the family needs the dog more than he does and agrees to trade the dog to Arliss in exchange for a horny toad and a home-cooked meal. What is the movie?

  • South Sea Woman
  • Old Yeller
  • Last Tango

6. What 1958 Western does he play Buck Hannessey, son of Rufus Hannassey played by Burl Ives?

  • The Big Country
  • Way Out West
  • The Hannessey�s

7. What was the TV Western series he worked on from 1958 to 1963?

  • Rawhide
  • The Big Country
  • The Rifleman

8. Branded is a Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966 and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who had been drummed out of the service following an unjust accusation of cowardice.

  • Fact or Myth?

9. What was the 1977 miniseries that he had a key role as a slave owner?

  • Roots
  • Family Theater
  • The Yellow Rose

10. Connors was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. What year was he inducted?

  • 1991
  • 1995
  • 2001

Where is Chuck Connors Buried?

Chuck Connors Answers

  1. Fact
  2. Seton Hall
  3. Army
  4. Fact
  5. Old Yeller
  6. The Big Country
  7. The Rifleman
  8. Fact
  9. Roots
  10. 1991

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