Best known for his 50-year turn as Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hughes' on the soap opera As the World Turns.
He began working as a member of the Bus Bunny chorus on the radio serial Coast to Coast on a Bus at the age of 6.
He held the record for the longest continuous performance by an actor on TV until 2010.
His older brother is the actor Bob Hastings.
He was a co-star to Helen Wagner on As the World Turns for many decades.