St. Elsewhere's Dr. Craig, and Boy Meets World's Mr. Feeny.
He was a member of his traveling family's song and dance troupe.
He was president of Screen Actors Guild and played Dustin Hoffman's father in The Graduate.
He married actress Bonnie Bartlett in June of 1951, and the couple have two children together.
He played the role of Carter Nash in the comedy TV series Captain Nice, created by Buck Henry.