New York Stage Debut Off Broadway in "Elizabeth the Queen" (1958). Other stage works include the following: "Othello" (1964), "Baal" (1965), "White Devils", "What Do They Know about Love Uptown?", "Joe Egg", "The Trial", "Buy the Bi and Buy", "Dumbwaiter", "The Dodge Boys", "Serenading Louie" (1975), "Biko Inquest" (1978). "...
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[on acting in horror films] I thoroughly enjoy the genre, and I intend to build up a body of work in it, especially with "Re-Animator" sequels. Every actor has a ham in him, and you can't overdo it with characters like Dr. Hill and Carter Brown. But I don't want to be so over the top that I can't be captured on film. I've made that mistake, and have ended up cringing at some of my acting. Though ...
Before his untimely death, he was cast as the heavy in "Ticks". He was also working on a scripted entitled "The Hydra", where he would play an investigator looking into supernatual type things. As a way to bring his character, Dr. Carl Hill, back in "Bride of Re-Animator", he suggested that a large basket be shown with two mangled arms popping out and literally stitching a body back together.