John Ernest Crawford
American actor, singer and musician, born March 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. Younger brother of Bobby Crawford
Crawford is known for his role as Mark McCain in the 1959-62 television series "The Rifleman". In 1955 his singing impersonation of Johnnie Ray led to a contract with Walt Disney Productions, where he became one of the original Mickey Mouse Club's Mouseketeers. Signed by Del-Fi Records in 1961, Johnny had five top 40 hits in the early 1960s: "Cindy's Birthday", "Rumors", "Your Nose Is Gonna Grow", "Proud", and "Patti Ann". Since 1992, Crawford has led the California-based Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra, which specializes in vintage dance music. The orchestra's first album, "Sweepin' the Clouds Away", was released August 5, 2008.