Played the role of police officer, Pete Malloy in long running series, Adam 12 and Tod Stiles in Route 66 before that.
He began acting at age 9 in school and in local children's theater groups in Detroit before moving to Los Angeles as a teenager.
He made his first TV debut as a guest star on The Lone Ranger.
He married Judith Bess Jones in 1957, and the couple welcomed their first child the following year, the first of four.
He starred in Adam-12 with Kent McCord.