A regular riot as Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners.
After quitting school, he worked as a MC for a theater, in the pool hall, and as a stunt diver and carnival barker.
He is most famous for playing a bus driver on TV, and was on the silver screen with Paul Newman in The Hustler.
He married Genevieve Halford in 1936, and together they had two daughters.
He appeared in Smokey and the Bandit with Burt Reynolds.