Autobiography: "My Life In Toons" (1994).
Born on the East Coast, he started his career in animation at the Van Beuren studios. When Van Beuren closed, he was able to go to Rochester and get a job with Paul Terry ("Terrytoons"). He moved to the west coast when MGM offered him a job with a substantial raise in pay.
Father of children Jayne, Neal, and Lynn, from his first marriage.
Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1994 with his creative partner William Hanna.
Longtime partner of William Hanna.
With partner William Hanna, left MGM in 1957 to start Hanna-Barbera Studios.