With the majority of his roles being in film, his only real notable television role was for CBS's The Texan.
He spent a few years in jail for committing theft and for breaking out of the jail's adjustment center.
He appeared in many hit TV shows including Gilligan's Island and Starsky and Hutch.
He married Lita Baron in 1948, and the couple had three daughters.
He starred in the Alfred Hitchcock film Spellbound.