TV actor known for his roles on the series Maverick, Lawman, and Cheyenne. He acted predominantly in Westerns.
He landed film roles roles sparingly in the 1950s.
His physique helped him get roles as an intimidator due to his height and powerful build.
He was married to actress Sandra Edwards who shot him dead after fearing for her life and her children's lives, when he came home in a drunken rage.
He had a very memorable role as a variation of Elvis named Elvin Pelvin on The Phil Silvers Show.