A member of the Tenthouse Theater, a Palm Springs, CA, repertory company which opened in 1950 and played for several years.
From an Irish-American family
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch)
Served in the Army during World War II.
Went to Manhattan College.
Won Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Hugh Leonard's "Da," a role he recreated in the film vrsion of the same name, Da (1988). He also received a Tony nomination in 1974 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."