Suave star who appeared in classic action films including White Heat, The Chase, and Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison. As a television actor, he played roles in The Untouchables, Route 66, and The Twilight zone.
He worked as a cowboy in Texas and then began performing on stage.
He was typically cast in character roles, playing gangsters and tough-guy boxers.
His performance in Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison helped inspire Johnny Cash's immortal song, Folsom Prison Blues.