His high-pitched voice made him perfect for voicing Piglet, and his bespectacled, balding look got him cast as Mr. Peterson in the Bob Newhart Show.
He was cast as Homer Brown in the radio comedy The Aldrich Family, and later Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.
He played Lindner, the housing committee rep, in both the film and television version of A Raisin in the Sun.
He grew up with his family in Platteville, Wisconsin.
Paul Winchell, the voice of Winnie the Pooh, was his close friend.