American movie and stage actor who was part of the popular comedy groups The East Side Kids and The Bowery Boys. The 22 East Side Kids movies include Bowery Champs and Boys of the City.
He was raised in New York, but left home after high school to pursue acting in California.
He opened a magic shop in North Hollywood after retiring from acting.
He married Rosemary Christoff on June 17, 1951.
He acted alongside Leo Gorcey in a number of films.