Was a member of the Christian Brothers during part of the 1950s
Moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career
Early NYC stage appearance, "Shadow of Heroes"
Toured in "The Odd Couple" as understudy for Oscar Madison role
Member of Second City troupe
Film debut, "The Virgin President"
Acted on Broadway in "Paul Sills' Story Theatre"
Breakthrough feature film, "Joe"; had title role
TV series debut as regular on "Comedy Tonight" (CBS)
Racked up feature credits in the comedies "Ghost in the Noonday Sun", "Steelyard Blues", "Kid Blue" and "Slither" and the gangster dramas "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" and "Crazy Joe"
TV-movie debut, "The Man Who Could Talk to Kids" (ABC)
Had an unforgettable turn as the titular scientist's monster in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein"
Had a featured supporting role in Martin Scorcese's "Taxi Driver"
Played Senator Joseph McCarthy in "Tail Gunner Joe" (NBC)
Co-starred with Peter Falk in the period comedy "The Brink's Job"; played a powerful Teamster boss in the drama "F.I.S.T."
Appeared as Fatso Judson in miniseries and series remakes of "From Here to Eternity"
Co-starred with Bill Murray in the comedy "Where the Buffalo Roam"
Starred with "Young Frankenstein" co-star Marty Feldman in "In God We Trust"
Acted in the detective drama "Hammett", an homage to the famed novelist
Featured in Feldman's last film, "Yellowbeard"
Had a pivotal supporting role in the gangster comedy "Johnny Dangerously", starring Michael Keaton
Starred in short-lived series "Joe Bash" (ABC), playing a veteran NYPD patrolman
Reteamed with Keaton in "The Dream Team"
Had a recurring role as Jack Killian (Gary Cole)'s con man father JJ on the NBC drama series "Midnight Caller"
Suffered slight stroke, resumed work after rehab
Featured in "Kickboxer II"
Had a recurring role as the father of Tea Leoni's character on the Fox sitcom "Flying Blind"
Acted in the quirky comedy "Nervous Ticks", starring Bill Pullman
Was featured in a recurring role as the head of an international crime organization on the ABC series "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
Had a supporting role in the holiday comedy "The Santa Clause"
Played Ox, the head of the Callaghan clan that Sandra Bullock's lonely Lucy wants desperately to marry into in the romantic comedy "While You Were Sleeping", co-starring Pullman
Had recurring role as the father of a schizophrenic man in several poignant episodes of ABC's "NYPD Blue"
Guest starred on an episode of "The X-Files"; was awarded an Emmy for his memorable peformance
Played the owner of a retro candy shop in the children's comedy "That Darn Cat"
Returned to series TV as regular on the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond", playing Frank Barrone, the title character's ornery father; earned 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Emmy nominations and a SAG nomination in 2004
Guest starred on CBS' "King of Queens", playing Frank Barrone