He appeared in many action films, including the spy spoof movie Our Man Flint. He played Britt in the 1960 classic film The Magnificent Seven.
He was a truck driver and a D.J. in the U.S. Army.
He won an Academy Award as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction.
His first marriage lasted from 1959 to 1979.
He was in Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy.