Enlisted in the Navy aged 17
Broke a leg during a practice jump while preparing for the Normandy invasion in England; began reading plays while recuperating and, upon discharge, joined the Alley Theater in Dallas
Moved to New York; gained attention for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and "A View from the Bridge"; also did live TV work
Appeared in anthology TV series of the early 1950s including "The Armstrong Circle Theater" and "Danger"
Film acting debut in "You're In the Navy Now/USS Teakettle"; also debut film for Lee Marvin and Charles Buchinski (Bronson)
TV debut as a series regular, "Mr. Peepers"
Debut in a live TV drama, "The Petrified Forest"
Star of short-lived TV series, "The Asphalt Jungle"
Star of adventure TV series, "The Wackiest Ship in the Army"
Regular on adventure TV series, "Gallagher"
Regular on detective TV series, "N.Y.P.D."
Star of TV movie, "What's a Nice Girl Like You...?"
Star of detective TV series, "Jigsaw John"
Star of children's TV comedy series, "The Bad News Bears"
Star of TV detective series, "Crazy Like A Fox"
Debut in a TV miniseries, "A.D."
Star of TV series, "Knight & Daye"