Actor who starred as Frank Ragan in the 1960s western television series, The Dakotas, and also wound up writing for TV shows and movies.
He served in the United States Navy for three years and, as a result of the G.I. Bill, became involved in the American Theatre Wing.
He appeared in two 1982 episodes of the hit CBS series, M*A*S*H.
His father served on the Ohio State Senate and also had a career as a collegiate-level football coach.
He co-starred with Chad Everett in The Dakotas.