American comedian, actor, and screenwriter who was frequently seen on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he was disguised as the heavily accented Bolivian character, José Jiménez.
He performed comedy in various New York night clubs.
He hosted his own late-night show talk show and in 1966, he wrote the animated TV-movie Alice in Wonderland (or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?), in which he also supplied the voice of The White Knight.
He married Evelyn Shular in 1981.
His Jose Jimenez character appeared in a scene with football star Anthony Munoz.