Was a high school football coach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when he met director Hugh Wilson in a Los Angeles airport. The two struck up a friendship and Wilson offered him a part in the upcoming TV series "Frank's Place." Yesso admitted that he couldn't act and Wilson said, "Don't worry...it's easy."
Appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) four times.
Of Italian, French, and Native American descent.
Understudied for Alec Baldwin in the 1992 Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire".
Graduate of Louisiana State University.
Moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and opened an exercise studio named Yoglates.