Played the role of Colonel Sherman Potter on the television series, M*A*S*H and Officer Bill Gannon on Dragnet.
He won the state's debate championship while attending high school in Michigan.
He was widely known for his roles as Pete Porter in both December Bride (1954-1959), and Pete and Gladys (1960-1962).
He married Eileen Detchon in 1940, and together they had four children.
He starred with Alan Alda in M*A*S*H.