He comes from a family of professional musicians and was performing from the time he could walk. In 1955 his singing impersonation of Johnnie Ray led to a contract with Disney, where he became one of the original Mouseketeers. As an actor, Johnny Crawford has appeared in over 200 television productions, 15 movies, and 13 plays. He received an Emmy Nomination at the age of 13 for his role as Mark McCain in the very successful series, The Rifleman, now featured every weekday evening on Encore Westerns.
Signed by Del-Fi Records in 1961, Johnny had five top 40 hits in the 1960s: Cindy's Birthday, Rumors, Your Nose Is Gonna Grow, Proud, and Patti Ann. Three of his Del-Fi albums are now available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Now Johnny enjoys singing with his own vintage dance band, while also providing authentic period music for film, special events and education. Since 1990 the Johnny Crawford Orchestra has gathered an enthusiastic following in Southern California from concerts and dances to private parties and corporate events.
The Naked Ape
The Naked Ape, was a 1973 feature film starring Johnny Crawford and Victoria Principal
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase 1976