Former pop singer who became a teen idol during the 1960s, known for hits such as "Little Woman," "The Drum," and "La, La, La." He retired in the 1970s for a career as a police officer.
He learned to play sixteen musical instruments, starting with the trumpet, and played football. He went to Pierce College in the Valley near Los Angeles.
After performing at a Hollywood party in 1962, he was picked up by agent Sal Mineo.
He was married to Patti Carnel from 1971 until 1979. They had two sons. He has a sister named Darlene.