Screen actor known for his role as Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey in the television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He also won an Emmy Award for his work as a director.
He directed a 1972 episode of the popular television series M*A*S*H.
One of his first acting roles was in a 1950s series entitled Danger.
He grew up in New York, New York.
In the early 1970s, he formed O'Connor-Becker Productions with fellow actor Carroll O'Connor.