Served in the Navy as a crash rescue man in Pensacola, Florida
En route to Miami, stopped at a local theater hoping to sell a play; ended up auditioning and getting a role in production of Eugene O'Neill's "Beyond the Horizon"
Made Broadway acting debut in "All the Way Home", as understudy to Arthur Hill and Tom Wheatley
Acted in such plays as "Nobody Loves an Albatross", "Never Too Late", "The Mating Game", and "Everybody Out, the Castle Is Sinking"
Appeared in guest roles during the 1960s in such TV series as "The Defenders", "Route 66", "The DuPont Show of the Month" and "Armstrong Circle Theater"
Film debut directed by older brother Robert in "Love with a Proper Stranger"
Portrayed Barbara Barrie's ex-husband in the drama "One Potato, Two Potato"
Co-starred in Sidney Lumet's "The Group", opposite soon to be second wife Joan Hackett
Played leading role of Sam Garret, TV cowboy star and offscreen klutz, in the NBC sitcom "The Hero"
Delivered a strong turn as an unhinged General Custer in "Little Big Man"
Acted featured role of Jeff Harmon in TV comedy "Diana" (NBC), starring Diana Rigg
Played panicky patriarch Burt Campbell, one of the leading roles in ABC serial comedy "Soap"; received Emmy Award
Acted in a number of Blake Edwards feature film comedies during the 1980s, including "S.O.B." (1981), "The Trail of the Pink Panther" (1982), "Micki and Maude" (1984) and "A Fine Mess" (1986)
Starred as Reggie Potter in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Reggie"
Appeared alongside Elizabeth Taylor in the CBS TV-movie "Poker Alice"
Provided a character voice for the Disney animated film "Oliver & Company"
Portrayed US Secretary of State William Seward in the NBC miniseries "Gore Vidal's Lincoln"
Starred as flustered father Harry Weston in NBC comedy series, "Empty Nest"; earned second Emmy Award
Co-starred in the NBC telecast of "Neil Simon's London Suite"
Played opposite Olympia Dukakis in the CBS movie romance "Heaven Will Wait"