Began professional career on radio in St. Paul, Chicago, and Minneapolis
Left his home in Minneapolis to join the Oxford Players, a traveling Shakespearean company that toured the South and Southwest
Oxford Players settled in Chicago and became the hub of the classical wing of the Federal Theater
Moved to NYC and appeared in such Broadway productions as "The Iceman Cometh", "The Skin of Our Teeth", "Waiting for Godot" and "The Crucible"
Film debut, "The House on 92nd Street"
Featured in a radio production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh"
Featured performer on the radio series, "Theatre Guild on the Air"
First of four film performances for director Edward Dmytryk, "Broken Lance"
Appeared in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "The Little Foxes" on NBC
Breakthrough feature supporting role, Fourth Juror in Sidney Lumet's "Twelve Angry Men"
TV debut as a series regular; starred as Lawrence Preston in the landmark CBS legal series, "The Defenders"
TV-movie debut, "The Poppy Is Also a Flower", an ABC drama produced by the United Nations to teach about the drug menace
Starred as Dr. Benjamin Craig in NBC-TV's "The Doctors", a rotating segment of "The Bold Ones"
TV debut as a host/narrator, "American Lifestyle", a syndicated documentary series; the first of 20 such credits in as many years
Played the recurring role of Henri Denault on the popular CBS primetime soap, "Falcon Crest" (date approximate)
Narrated seven episodes of "The Gangster Chronicles", an NBC miniseries
Starred in a segment of the anthology horror film "Creepshow"; first collaboration with horror auteur George Romero
Cast as Ward Frazier on "The Phoenix", a short-lived ABC sci-fi series
Portrayed the father of candidate Tanner in Robert Altman's HBO miniseries, "Tanner '88"
Appeared as part of the distinguished ensemble of "Chicago Hope", a CBS medical drama
Featured in "Absolute Power"; final film performance
Reprised his role as Lawrence Preston for two Showtime TV-movies based on "The Defenders"