Played Governor Gatling on TV's Benson, which ran from 1979 to 1986. He also appeared in Airplane II: The Sequel.
He spent the majority of his time in pool halls and movie theaters as a teenager.
He began his career on soap operas, including As the World Turns.
He married Carolyn Coates in 1956.
He starred with Robert Guillaume in the TV show Benson.