Star of NBC's kids program, The Doodles Weaver Show and also appeared on TV classics like Dragnet and The Andy Griffith Show.
He began his showbusiness career on the radio, as a guest on Rudy Valley's program and on the Kraft Music Hall.
His television debut came on the Colgate Comedy Hour, where his routine in a mock Ajax cleaner commercial was such a hit that the network gave him his own show.
His niece was the actress, Sigourney Weaver.
He was a member of Spike Jones' City Slickers band on the radio, and after turning to television was a guest star on The Spike Jones Show.