American actor who believed that roles in film and television were inferior to theater work but nevertheless he appeared in films including The Brothers Karamazov and The Bravados.
After studying Method acting at the Actors Studio, he debuted in the role of Bo Decker in the Broadway production of Bus Stop. He was offered the same role in the film adaptation of the play, but turned it down.
He had a co-starring role on the series Petrocelli for three years and appeared on noteworthy shows including The Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, Gunsmoke, and The Virginian.
He was married to Peggy Ann Garner from 1956 to 1963 and then to Roberta Pollock Taper from 1956 until his death.
An early television appearance of his came opposite Paul Newman in the TV anthology series The United States Steel Hour.