Veteran television actor was is best remembered as Sgt. Andrew Carter on the long-running series, Hogan's Heroes.
He was a nightclub singer while attending the University of Houston.
He had a breakout role on Comer Pyle, U.S.M.C. after being discovered at a standup comedy club.
He was married to Ann Hovis.
He had his last acting role in Lone Star State of Mind (2002) with Joshua Jackson.