Dramatic actor who gained fame for his role in Death of a Salesman. His Academy-Award nominated performance in On the Waterfront prepared him for his role in 1957's 12 Angry Men.
He served in the Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Air Force during WWII.
One of his last films was The Exorcist, in which he played Willy Loman.
His daughter is actress and former Playboy Bunny Julie Cobb.
He starred in The Exorcist with Ellen Burstyn.