Most famous as one half of the Brown & Carney comedy duo, he appeared in several 1940s films with fellow comedian and Vaudeville entertainer Alan Carney. His screen credits include roles in Around the World, Adventures of a Rookie, and Seven Days Ashore.
In 1942, he made his Hollywood debut in an RKO production titled Petticoat Larceny.
He guest-starred on the popular television shows Perry Mason and My Three Sons and was a regular contributor to a successful radio broadcast called The Abbott and Costello Show.
He grew up in Malden, Massachusetts and later settled in Los Angeles, California.
He appeared with Dracula actor Bela Lugosi in a 1945 comedic horror movie titled Zombies on Broadway.