Adopted stepdaughter and named her Rio Betz.
Dr. Alex Stone, Betz's character on "The Donna Reed Show" (1958), was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
Ex-brother-in-law of Thomas A. Geas.
Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University).
One son, Richard Lawrence Betz, with first wife, Lois Harmon. He was born on May 24, 1957.
Was tailback in the 1938 Sugar Bowl of Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) versus Texas Christian University.
Wife Gloria is the sister of actress Nita Talbot.