American actor and musician who played the role of Mindy's father, Frederick McConnell in the television series Mork & Mindy.
He played one of his first roles as George Montgomery in the 1947 film The Brasher Doubloon.
He became a life member of The Actors Studio and h provided music for their production of June Havoc's Marathon '33.
He has been married three times and has two children.
He co-starred with Jeanne Crain in the 1946 film Margie.