Bald actor who portrayed detective Kojak on TV and played a major role in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. His other notable films include The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Young Savages, and The Dirty Dozen.
He worked as an executive director and senior director at ABC News before becoming an actor.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Birdman of Alcatraz.
His first wife was his college sweetheart, Katherine Nicolaides. He was married to his third wife, Julie Hovland, from 1984 until his death in 1994.
He starred alongside George Lazenby, who played James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.