Actor for five decades who played Lt. Ben Edwards on Baywatch. In 1971, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and in 1959, he appeared in 3:10 to Yuma.
He worked as a mailboy at 20th Century Fox studios in Hollywood.
His first big role was in the 1943 film, Guadalcanal Diary.
His son, Barry Jaeckel, became a PGA-winning professional golfer.
He appeared in the finale of NBC's The Oregon Trail, which starred Rod Taylor.