American actor frequently cast in antagonistic roles, he had leading roles in the 1952 film Without Warning! and in the 1958 sci-fi The Space Children.
He was a United States Navy pilot during World War II and even received the Navy Cross. He then started his acting career in 1951.
On television he appeared in Sheriff of Cochise, Perry Mason, The Islanders, and Have Gun - Will Travel among others.
He was married to Marilee Phelps until 2000 when she passed away. They had a child named Madeleine.
He played a car bomber in the Fritz Lang directed film The Big Heat, starring Lee Marvin in a supporting role.