Jazz vocalist as well as actor who appeared on several A-list television series such as Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, ER, and 7th Heaven. He also appeared on the big screen in Fletch, City Slickers, and White Men Can't Jump.
He also appeared on the TV shows Happy Days, The Incredible Hulk, and My Name is Earl.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois.
He appeared in the 1994 film Maverick, starring Jodie Foster.