Made stage debut at age 6 as Simple Simon in a Mother Goose school play (date approximate)
Was a member of the Old Globe Shakespeare Company
Member of the NBC Radio Stock Company in Chicago
Worked as a freelance radio actor in New York City
Gained attention on Broadway for his role in the musical drama, "Lady in the Dark"
Made film debut in "Dr. Broadway"
Served to the rank of first lieutenant, USMCR
Made TV debut on an installment of ABC's "Celanese Theatre", a dramatization of "Yellow Jack"
Returned to Broadway to appear in "Anniversary Waltz"
Starred in the title role of syndicated TV series, "Doctor Christian"
Starred as lawyer Herbert L Maris on the syndicated TV crime drama, "Lock Up"
Starred as Dr. Tom Horton on NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"
Played the leading role (at age 64) in the science fiction film, "Foes"
Played Squire James on TV miniseries, "Roots"
Joined Alcoholics Anonymous after years of alcohol abuse
Underwent surgery for a cancerous lung tumor (September 19); left cast of "Days of Our Lives" for two months but returned to the show