Character actor who made a living playing deranged, psychotic characters. After appearing in director Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and Paths and Glory, he played a role in East of Eden.
After graduating college, he made his first on-screen appearance - as a corpse - in a Clark Gable western.
He played a racehorse shooter in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, and played the mad Cajun Ulysses in the 1957 film, Bayou.
He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
He was in the film One-Eyed-Jacks, the only picture directed by Marlon Brando.