Star of TV's Combat! who was accidentally killed when a stunt helicopter crashed on him during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.
Blackboard Jungle was his first movie role.
Similar to him, Shecky Greene also starred on TV's Combat!.
He dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Navy at age 17.
He married Barbara Turner in 1957 and they had two children, one of which is actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.