American actor who played roles in stage, television and film including the 2004 film The Notebook and the television series Dawson's Creek.
He enlisted in the Air Force Cadet during World War II where he trained as a cryptographer.
He taught English in New York City and taught a photo workshop at Columbia University.
He was married twice and had two children, Marta and Sean and two step-children, Caroline and Stephen.
He played the recurring role of Gramps Ryan on the television series Dawson's Creek starring Katie Holmes.