Produced a sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Fireman's Ball." The plot concerned the misadventures of a group of San Francisco firemen. ABC liked the concept enough to recast and re-shoot another pilot in 1975, with Johnny Brown
and David Ketchum
the only returning actors, but the network decided not to pick it up for its fall ...
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
You name it. I was the co-pilot, the best friend, the roommate, the army buddy. In three movies I was second banana to Bonzo
the monkey. Remember Bonzo? He was the number- one monkey in Hollywood, bigger even than Cheetah the Chimp, until he was killed in a tragic fire. Let's see. I was in Bonzo Goes to College
(1952), and in Monkey Business
(1952), and another one. Monkey Business
(1952) also ...
He directed 5 of the 158 episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1961) after being hired as an actor to play next-door neighbor Jerry Helper, a dentist. He found he had a real gift for directing and went on to direct Happy Days
(1974) and the pilot for Laverne & Shirley
Frequently appears in a small (often one scene) role