Johnny Crawford
Johnny Crawford
Celebrated Name: Johnny Crawford
Real Name/Full Name: Johnny Ernest Crawford
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 26 March 1946
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, US
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73m
Weight: 73kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Charlotte Crawford (m. 1995-)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Johnny Crawford Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, singer, musician, bandleader
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Johnny Crawford is one of the well-known TV Actors alive. He is also known as a great musician and singer. He became widely famous for his role as Mark McCain on the long-running western series, The Rifleman. Before acquiring the role, he had accumulated over 60 TV credits. The actor was born on March 26, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, US. Johnny Crawford has also acted with John Wayne in the 1966 western, El Dorado.

Maybe you know about Johnny Crawford very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Johnny Crawford’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Johnny Ernest Crawford was born on March 26, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, the second son to Betty and Robert Lawrence Crawford, Sr. He had three siblings: Corydon Crawford, Robert L. Crawford, and Nancy Crawford. His maternal Grandparents were Belgian. He also shares Russian, English, German, and Irish ancestry.

Personal Life

Crawford, in his early seventies, dated Debra Tate. Debra Tate was the sister of the late actress Sharon Tate.

Crawford reunited with his high school friend, Charlotte Samco, in 1990. Johnny Crawford Charlotte Samco got married in 1995.

His maternal grandfather,  Alfred Eugene Megerlin, was a famous violinist. He served as a concertmaster of the Minneapolis Symphony, New York Philharmonic. He also played in The Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Crawford had a great role in shaping the early career of Victoria Jackson, of Saturday Night Live Show. After the two appeared in the summer stock production of Meet Me in St. Louis, Crawford gave her a ticket to California and asked her to pursue her Hollywood career.

In 2019, sources had reported that Crawford had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 26 March 1946, Johnny Crawford is 78 years old as of today’s date16th April 2024. His height is 1.73m tall, and his weight is 73kg.


Johnny Crawford started his career as one of the 24  Mouseketeers in The Walt Disney Company’s ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ in 1955. He had acted on stage, television show. He was released from the contract at the end of the first season.

He got his first significant acting role on March 15, 1956, with the titular role in Little Boy Lost. He was also blessed to feature in the hit series, ‘The Lone Ranger,’ the same year.

As Johnny was a musician, he, in his late 1950s and early 1960s, recorded a few of his greatest singles. The singles included “Cindy’s Birthday,” which reached #8 on the Billboard Top 40 list. “Rumors,” “Your Nose is Gonna Grow,” and “Proud” are a few to name.

The actor also starred in Howard Hawks’ movie ‘El Dorado’ released in 1967. He even released his single “Angelica.”

He had also served in the United States Army for two years. There he worked as a script supervisor,  an actor, and an assistant director. Crawford played a soldier in an episode having the title “By the numbers” of a reputed series ‘Hawaii Five-O’ in 1968. He was a sergeant when he was discharged from the army.

Johnny Crawford acted in the movie ‘the Naked Ape’ in 1973. the movie was directed by Donald Driver. The movie also starred Victoria Principal, Dennis Olivieri, Norman Grabowski.

His major works include the role of Mark McCain in the series ‘The Rifleman.’ The series showed remarkable on-screen chemistry between Crawford and Chuck Connors as the son’s father duo. They both gathered appreciation for their performances.

Awards & Achievements

Johnny Crawford appeared in ‘The Resurrection of Broncho Billy,’ a USC student film. The film was produced by his friend John Longenecker. The flick later won the Academy Award for the Best Live Action Short Subject that year.

He even gave an outstanding performance in ‘The Rifleman.’ The series was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.

Net Worth & Salary of Johnny Crawford in 2024

Johnny Crawford Net Worth
Johnny Crawford Net Worth

As of April 2024, Johnny Crawford has a net worth of $1.5 million. Johnny Crawford belonged from Los Angeles, California, and grew up in a family of actors, musicians, and film/television artists. He began his professional career of acting in front of a live audience, performing as one of the older Mouseketeers in 1955.

His major earnings came from the singles he released and the acting in different roles. His outstanding performance in ‘The Rifleman’ brought fame and worth in his life.

Johnny Crawford worked hard in his film, television, and theatre productions through the late 90s. He has even earned his fame and fortune with the hard work he had put into. Now he has moved away from acting in order to focus on music. He has led a successful vintage dance orchestra in California since the early 90s and produced an eminent collection of songs.


  1. I see that he served our military for two years. I’m wondering if he has sought help from the VA for his medical help for Alzheimer’s. And anything else he may need. And his net worth is a million dollars. It’s sad that he has a go fund me page.

  2. The million and a half net worth is most likely a simple home near Hollywood…crazy prices. Johnny never seemed like a money grabber but rather a fun loving, fine man with simple tastes. I donated to Gofund and have no fear his needs are exaggerated. Best wishes to a good, decent man in such poor health. Medicare would pay the bulk of expenses but so many other needs.

    • johny my daughter inlaws uncle was in the army with you his name is larry oda he told me abought you he has a few hourses and farms a lot he would like to hear from you . hea getting old remebers a few things about you.

  3. Johnny is a great actor. On The Rifleman he was SUPERB! To this day I still watch the reruns on TV in the afternoons. He still has the same smile! As to his finances, I read in another site that he was in need of money perhaps due to his reported illness. I was thinking that perhaps contacting Ellen DeGeneres of ‘The Ellen Show’ she could be of help? She is often very generous to people who are in need and no doubt would want to hear about and help our wonderful Johnny! Take care, Johnny! You are still the greatest! May God be with you and heal you.

  4. 1.5 million means very little these days. It could be an accumulation of a lifetime of struggle and work and would only buy a small place to live in many US cities– leaving very little left to support a person. Johnny Crawford still brings a flood of emotion to many hearts. Any medical condition can wipe out a lifetime of savings. I really feel that he was such a genuine person and an accumulation of wealth would not be one of his priorities. Unfortunately, everything nowadays seems to be focused on money. Proper health care, an essential, can wipe out everything. I’ll have to look on here to see how to donate any little bit that can help. I’m responding to what I’ve read about his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

    • Are you kidding? 1.5 Mil? He could sell the house, move into a lower cost community and have over a million in the bank. Most people would love that!

  5. johnny I am a great fan of you I watch the rifleman all the youre a great actor my husband found your music and played it

    by the way my name is cindy and he played the birthday son you wrote for a cindy

    wish you all the luck you are in my prayers take care

  6. Johnny is in a nursing home due to his Altzheimers. If you want to send a card or momento his address is:
    Mr. Johnny Crawford
    Glen Park Healthy Living
    1220 Mariposa St.
    Glendale, CA 91205

    His wife, brother and friend Paul Peterson, among other s have set up a gofundme to help pay for the costs of his care.

    • Thankful That Gov Newsom Didn’t Get A Chance To Kill Him.

      Like So Many Of All The Other Democratic Governors Have Done To Thousands Of Our Elderly Stuffed Into Nursing Hames.

      During Their Time Infecting Them Deliberately.

  7. Johnny–I am a fan since THE RIFLEMAN and also I saw you in concert in Peoria,Illinois with several other artists. It was a great show. God be with you and I wish you the best of luck.

  8. Johnny and I are the same age, myself Dec. 46. I watch every Rifleman episode and they were the best. I just looked up Johnny’s info. and learned so much. I wish him well.

  9. Johnny, Atlantic City love’s you.Here we enjoy The Rifleman two (2) episode’s a day, seven (7) day’s a week…My heart is alway’s with you. Love you very much.

  10. My husband and I watch the Rifleman every evening. We enjoy watching Johnny so much. He was a great little actor. Best of wishes and prayers come your way.

  11. Hi, Johnny I had the biggest crush on you! I’am still watching The Rifleman, 5 days per week on Me T.V., my all time favorite western from the 50’s… My name is Paula Blissett,age 72, i hope you are doing well…

  12. He is such a great person. I truly wish i could help you. Maybe one day i can. In the mean time you take care of yourself. This world would loose such a very good actor and musician so stay safe. And thank you for sharing you talent with us.

  13. Johnny was not as stated “one of the oldest” Mouseketeers! He was one of the youngest! Most Mouseketeers were born 1942-1945. Four were born in 1946. In decreasing age: Johnny, Cubby, Karen, Sherry.

  14. I loved the show and Mr Crawford but he was not very smart and always did what he was told not to do and for being the riflemans son he was to small in other words that acorn fell off that tree and rolled down a hill and what’s with his description being metric kg and meters????

  15. I met Johnny and Charlotte at The Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, NV when he was doing a home show there. He really is a great person! He is so down to earth! Very easy to love! A month later we were invited to go to Kingman, AZ. Fairgrounds where he had another show and we went to dinner with his crew! The memories of Johnny and Charlotte along with Paul Petersen and Bobby Crawford will be with me always! I adored Johnny!


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