Best known for hosting The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. He also served as host of Jack Paar Tonite for a year in the '70's and appeared as a guest on Donahue, Late Night with
He worked as a radio host for stations in Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo.
He married his second wife, Miriam Wagner, on October 9, 1943. After their divorce, he remarried and re-divorced his first wife, Irene.
He made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show while Jay Leno was host.