Grizzled actor who played supporting roles, usually as the villain, in numerous westerns. His television credits include Zorro, Have Gun Will Travel, and Lone Ranger.
He lost sight in his left eye after getting in a fight at age 12. The damage contributed to his grizzled look.
He appeared in over 100 films over his carer, including the classics High Noon and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He also appeared in over 200 television episodes.
He grew up in the mining town Gila, Arizona, and made a living picking cotton as a child.
He was a regular actor on Gunsmoke, starring Dennis Weaver, playing everything from thugs to sophisticated debtors.