Worked briefly as a schoolmaster at Riverdale Country Day School, New York
Went to England to study history and art
Stage debut in "Chicago" at the Gate Theatre, Dublin
Played the Prince Regent in Gate Theatre's production of "Victoria Regina"
Returned to USA and made Broadway debut as Prince Consort in "Victoria Regina" opposite Helen Hayes
Performed with the Mercury Theatre
Film debut, "Service De Luxe"
Starred on radio series, "The Saint"
Appeared as panalist on TV game show, "Pantomime Quiz"
Association with horror films clinched with his starring role in "House of Wax"
Spoofed his persona as Egghead on the "Batman" TV series in the mid-1960s
Made Broadway musical debut in "Darling of the Day"
Served as an art-buying consultant for Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Toured USA in "Diversions and Delights", a one-man play about Oscar Wilde; made subsequent world tour
Hosted PBS series, "Mystery!"
Narrated Tim Burton's animated short, "Vincent"
Last major film role, Mr. Maranov, in Lindsay Anderson's "The Whales of August"
Final film appearance as The Inventor in Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands"
Final TV appearance, "The Heart of Justice" on "TNT Screenworks"