Notable for his voice acting work on the Super Friends animated television series, he is also famous for his contributions to the radio program This Is Your FBI.
He began performing in summer stock theatrical productions in the late 1920s and went on to appear with Helen Hayes in a 1943 stage production of Harriet.
He made a brief appearance in the science fiction film The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms.
His marriage to television actress Darlene Conley produced three sons.
He shared the stage with Paul Robeson in a Shubert Theatre production of Othello.