Versatile performer who also worked as a theater producer and director. He appeared in such films as Floodtide, Mary Poppins, and Carry on Abroad.
Some of his earliest stage performances were pantomimes. Later in his career, he continued his work in the genre, performing in the famous Scottish pantomimes of Howard & Wyndham.
He appeared on stage in productions of The Entertainer, The Comedians, and Death of a Salesman.
His aunt, Ella Logan, was a Broadway actress, and his sister, Annie Ross, was a jazz vocalist and actress.
He appeared in the Walt Disney-produced film Mary Poppins.