Famous for his narration and announcing work on such television series as Mystery Detectives, Forensic Files, and Nova, this American voice actor also contributed to commercials for such high-profile brands as IBM, Burger King, and Coca-Cola.
When he was in his early teens, he started working as an announcer for a Florida radio station. He went on to serve in the United States Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and a number of other honors for his bravery in the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Normandy, and other military initiatives.
He narrated an Academy Award-winning HBO-produced Holocaust documentary titled One Survivor Remembers.
He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, as the son of a British mother and a Welsh-born father. His more than six-decade marriage to Stella Barrineau resulted in three children.
He was featured in composer Paul Hardcastle's popular anti-war song "19."