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|Born:||February 18, 1925||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began acting as a child on stage and in radio appearances
Served in U.S. Army during WWII; achieved rank of captain
Made TV debut on "The Phil Silvers Show/Sgt. Bilko" (CBS); also acted as technical adviser
Feature film debut, "Little Shepard of Kingdom Come"
TV-movie debut, "See How They Run" (NBC)
Breakthrough screen role, "Cool Hand Luke"
TV series debut as regular, Father Samuel Swanson in "Sarge" (NBC)
Played title role in series "The Blue Knight" (CBS)
Hosted short-lived public affairs series "Counterattack: Crime in America" (ABC)
Landed a recurring appearance on CBS drama "Dallas" as Carter McKay
Cast as Ed Hocken in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
Reprised Hocken role in "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear"
Third outing as Hocken, "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"
Reprised role for the CBS movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings"
Joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Cast in Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking" opposite Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange; Shepard wrote screenplay
Appeared alongside Michael Madsen, David Carradine, and Danny Trejo in "Six Days in Paradise"
Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"
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