American actor and frequent collaborator with director
He could have chosen a much different career considering he earned a Masters in Business Administration. He also earned a Ph.D in theater history.
He guest starred on numerous television programs including Gunsmoke on multiple occasions, The Twilight Zone, and Ironside.
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles County.
He made an appearance on The Bob Newhart Show.