Portrayed the role of an idealistic teacher on TV's Mr. Novak and had his first major role in ABC's The Naked City. He also had roles on the series Longstreet and The Investigators.
He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors in both English and theater arts.
He made his big screen debut in the 1960 film I Passed for White.
He married Kathleen Wellman in 1960, and together they had four children.
He co-starred with Dean Jagger on Mr. Novak.