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Also Known As: Died: June 25, 2005
Born: February 3, 1925 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Plattesville, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Served in the US Navy as a yeoman third class
1948:
Early stage credits, played Student in "Danny Larkin" and Paw in "Cock-a-Doodle Do", both Experimental Theatre productions in NYC
1949:
Toured US cities with the U.S.O. in "The Milky Way"
1949:
TV acting debut, a guest shot on "The Aldrich Family"
1957:
Feature acting debut, played Juror number two in "Twelve Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet
1959:
Originated the role of Karl Lindner, the sole white character in the original Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun"
1961:
Recreated the role of Lindner for Daniel Petrie's film version of "A Raisin in the Sun"
1965:
Originated the role of Vinnie in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
1968:
Recreated the role of Vinnie for the film version of "The Odd Couple"
1971:
TV-movie debut, "A Tattered Web", a CBS thriller
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Played Mr. Peterson, one of Dr. Hartley's patients, a recurring role for most of the run of the hit sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show"
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Portrayed the recurring role of morgue attendant Gordon (aka "Gordy the Ghoul") Spangler on the supernatural drama "Kolchack: The Night Stalker"
1977:
First voice work in a Disney cartoon, provided the voice of Owl in the feature "The Rescuers"
1981:
Provided the voice of Porcupine in Disney's "The Fox and the Hound"
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Became a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC
1983:
First provided the voice of Piglet for "Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore", a Disney animated feature released in 16mm
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TV series debut as a regular, played the stage manager Woody Deschler on the acclaimed sitcom "Buffalo Bill"
1986:
Recreated the role of Linder for off-Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun"
1986:
Recreated the role of Linder for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts production of "A Raisin in the Sun" in Washington, DC
1987:
Recreated the role of Lindner for the national touring company of "A Raisin in the Sun"
1989:
Recreated the role of Lindner for the "American Playhouse" production of "A Raisin in the Sun" on PBS
1991:
Provided the voice of Piglet for "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too", an animated children's special on ABC
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Joined the cast of the daytime soap "One Life to Live" as Gilbert, a guardian angel-cum-gardener, for a stint in the early 1990s
1996:
Co-starred in off-Broadway production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1996:
Returned to daytime TV in short-term role on ABC's "All My Children"
2000:
Voiced Piglet in "The Tigger Movie"
2003:
Reprised his role as Piglet in "Piglet's Big Movie"

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