Though best known for being a regular panelist on TV's The Match Game, he also appeared regularly on the Steve Lawrence Show, and The Dean Martin Show. He starred on the series The Ghost & Mrs. Muir.
He often made puppet theaters to amuse himself as a child.
He was in the Pulitzer prize-winning musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying before becoming a TV game show panelist.
He began a relationship with Patrick Hughes III in 1980.
He was a panelist on the popular American TV game show Match Game, hosted by Gene Rayburn.