Played the role of Uncle Joe Carson for 11 years on Petticoat Junction and also appeared in TV roles on Judge Roy Bean, The Beverly Hillbillies, and others.
He sought to follow in his father's footsteps, graduating from North Pacific Dental College and working as dentist for eight years.
His cantankerous character, Uncle Joe Carson transcended Petticoat Junction to appear on three episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies, and more than a dozen on Green Acres.
He was born in Humansville, Missouri and moved with his family to Oregon at the age of seven.
He made two guest appearances on the television mystery drama, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.