Silver-haired actor who portrayed Cochise in Broken Arrow. His role as Kurta in the 1949 film, Sword in the Desert, led to him accepting a long-term contract from Universal Studios.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Army during WWII. He debuted in 1947's Johnny O'clock.
He narrated the 1950 film, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion.
He married actress Marjorie Hoshelle in 1946 and they separated in 1954.
He acted on the radio with Dick Powell, who offered him his first film role.