Played the role of cross-dressing Corporal Klinger on TV's M*A*S*H and became a regular on The Red Skelton Show in the 1950s.
His first role won him two dollars in a local acting contest at age 11.
He released his autobiography, Just Farr Fun, in 1994.
He married Joy Ann Richards in 1963 and they have two children.
He appeared in the film, Guys and Dolls with Nathan Lane.