American character actor who appeared in many television series and films. He played roles in the short-lived series, Shannon, from 1981 to 1982, and appeared in the series Steambath in 1983.
He moved to New York City after graduating college and studied for two years at The Neighborhood Playhouse School for Theater.
He has worked as a professor of acting at the University of Windsor in Canada and created the drama department at Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa in the 1960s.
He married Kate Williamson in 1954 and they had four children: Elizabeth, Michael, Maria and Nina.
He co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the 1980 action-comedy film Any Which Way You Can.