He portrayed the all-American male in the 1943 film A Guy Named Joe. His other credits include Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and The Caine Mutiny.
He began his career by working at social clubs and as a substitute dancer in theatre troupes.
His last appearances were in the 1992 features Three Days to a Kill and Clowning Around.
He was married to stage actress Eva Abbott from 1947 to 1968.
He was in Too Many Girls with Lucille Ball.