American television director and actor who was nominated for a daytime Emmy for directing an episode of The ABC Afternoon Playbook and three primetime Emmy Awards for his direction of a couple episodes of Lou Grant.
He began his career on stage and before long found himself acting in front of cameras in Route 66,
He was nominated for a Tony Award in 1966 for his work in the play Cactus Flower.
He married Zina Jasper in 1959 and they divorced in 1986.
He appeared in the film The Greatest Story Ever Told, starring Max Von Sydow.