Iconic gravely voiced actor whose grizzled visage got him cast as a tough guy in over 140 film and television roles. He played roles in the 1963 film, The Birds, and the 1968 film, Hang 'Em High.
After growing up in Ohio and serving in India, he worked as a boxer before making his acting debut on Broadway.
Among his most notable film roles, he played the determined cop in the 1952 noir, The Narrow Margin. He played a naval officer in the Korean War drama, The Bridges at Toko-Ri.
He was born Charles Butters in Des Moines, Iowa.
He played Rick in the television series Casablanca, a role made famous by Humphrey Bogart in the film by the same name.