Actor from the 1960s series, Adventures in Paradise who became a prominent writer and sculptor.
He was reading a poetry book at a coffee shop when legendary director, Dominick Dunne spotted him and offered him a screen test for Adventures in Paradise.
After retiring from acting, he wrote a number of well-received fiction works, and was the drama critic for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
His grandfather, Donald McKay built clipper ships used in record breaking voyages.
Serious about his second career, he turned down a chance to co-star opposite Marilyn Monroe in the film, Something's Got to Give, to focus on his writing.