Best Supporting Actor who appeared in A Thousand Clowns in 1965. He also portrayed private investigator Milton Arbogast in the classic horror film, Psycho.
He studied drama before joining the U.S. Air Force during WWII.
He was born to Jewish parents in the Bronx, and played Detective Milton Arbogast in Hitchcock's Psycho.
His father, Albert Balsam, was a manufacturer for women's sportswear.
He co-starred with Barbara Harris in A Thousand Clowns. His role as Arnold Burns earned him an Oscar-nomination.