He performed in multiple promotions including the NWA and WWC from 1957 to 1988.
He had a less than stellar beginning to his career, but his popularity took off upon the creating of his Evil German gimmick.
He was a two-time Japanese NWA World Tag Team champion.
He emigrated to America after the Nazi invasion of his home country, the Netherlands.
He often formed a tag team duo with Fritz von Erich.