American film and TV actor who moved to LA in the early 40s to pursue acting. Appeared in TV commercials from the 1960s until his retirement in the 1980s.
Hosted one of the first televised talent shows in the 1950s - "Rocket to Stardom" (Los Angeles)
Grew up in the same Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood as welterweight boxing contender Jack Porney, and World War II hero Hyman (Hank) Bergman.
Had two brothers.
His father was an insurance salesman.
His wife Nancy died in 1999.