Worked as a writer-announcer-director at L.A. radio station KMPC
Served in WWII with the US Air Force as a fighter pilot; eventually attained the rank of captain
Served as a producer-director for the Armed Forces Radio Service
Returned to radio and became a mainstay of network radio drama
Feature acting debut, "The Killers"
Starred as Marshall Matt Dillon for the 11-year run of the CBS radio series, "Gunsmoke" (dates approximate)
TV debut, narrated the CBS-TV version of the anthology radio series, "Escape"
Spent 15 years under contract as a producer-director for Warner Bros.
Feature producing debut, "The Ride Back", a Western
TV producing and directing debut, "Klondike", a period adventure series set in Alaska
Produced some seasons of "77 Sunset Strip", a popular detective series on ABC from the late 50s through the mid-60s
Directed 35 episodes of "General Electric True Theater/General Electric True/True", a dramatic anthology series that emphasized true suspense stories
Narrated the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" segments of ABC's cartoon classic, "Rocky and His Friends"
Narrated the hugely successful drama series, "The Fugitive"; first work in a Quinn Martin (QM) Production
Narrated the "Dudley Do-Right" segments of "The Bullwinkle Show"
Feature directing debut, "The Man From Galveston", a Western
Final directing credit, "Two on a Guillotine", a Gothic melodrama (also produced)
Feature executive producing debut, "An American Dream", based on a Norman Mailer novel
Narrated "The Invaders", a QM-produced sci-fi series
Final producing credit, executive produced "Countdown", the first studio-backed fiction film directed by Robert Altman
TV series debut as a star, "Cannon", a QM production about a suave private investigator
Hosted and narrated "Tales of the Unexpected", a QM-produced suspense anthology
Introduced the sci-fi series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"
Recreated his most celebrated role for "The Return of Frank Cannon", a CBS TV-movie
Starred as Rex Stout's literary detective "Nero Wolfe" on an NBC detective series
Provided the voice of the Lone Ranger on "The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour", an action-packed Saturday morning cartoon
Played the recurring role of Art Patterson on "Hotel"
Played the recurring role of District Attorney Brackett on "Matlock"
Starred as J L 'Fatman' McCabe, a tough district attorney who teamed with a smooth private investigator on the CBS series "Jake and the Fatman"
Reprised TV role on "Jake and the Fatman"
Final TV voice credit, provided the narration for "Of Moose and Men: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Story", a PBS special
Final feature credit, narrator of "Hudson Hawk"