Appeared (Broadway debut) in "Medea" on Broadway.
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
My trouble as an actor was twofold, I was too tall, and I wasn't handsome enough. Richard Widmark
wanted me in a couple of movies, and they told him I was too tall; I'd make him look short. Widmark said what the hell, we can dig a hole. And I remember I was Robert Taylor
's roommate in D-Day the Sixth of June
(1956), and I had to sit down all the time. Yeah. I remember the scene where I was ...
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