Character actor who first appeared on the big screen in Garden of Eden and also in notable films such as The Fugitive Kind, The Time Machine (1978), and Dick Tracy.
He vaulted on to the scene when he received critical acclaim for his role in a Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
He was a veteran of television as well with a large portion of his roles coming in Western series.
He was married 3 times with his first being to Ann Neale who he had four children with.
He was a classmate with Andy Griffith at the University of North Carolina.