Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor who appeared in Beverly Hills Cop and who played "Dueling Banjos" for the movie Deliverance.
He grew up in a working class family, finding some work on a dairy farm.
In 1987, he was cast in the movie Robocop.
He married Mary Cox on September 10, 1960 and had two children with her.
He played Henry Mason, the father of Bree Van de Kamp, on Desperate Housewives, the series starring Eva Longoria.