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[upon his introduction to James Arness
]: It was hard to work with him, because he was a funny guy. He had a great sense of humor. I'd run into the marshal's office in the rehearsal, out of breath, and say, 'Marshal, there's a fight in the Long Branch!' He'd look at me and go: 'Oh, all right now. OK. We've got ourselves a serious actor. Let's just wait till the take before we do all that stuff, ...
He studied art on a scholarship while in college and later was seen sketching during film and TV breaks. An accomplished western artist who enjoys exploring America's "Old West" and delving into typical everyday cowboy scenes of hitching horses or setting up camp, he specializes in watercolor.