He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Sunshine Boys," in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Harold Gould, Paul Kreppel, Marcia Wallace, Tracy Powell, Peter Breitmayer, Allen Levin, and Scott Thomson in the cast. John Bowab was director.
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(on making the transition from the comedy Mary Tyler Moore
(1970) to its dramatic spin-off series Lou Grant
(1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera half-hour comedy to a one-camera full-hour drama. The audience wasn't ready for the switch - even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn't know that.
He had a son, Charles, in 1987 with Carol Jean Vogelman.