Golden World winner for Ideal Supporting Professional for the film The Rainmaker who had jobs in various other movies such as for example Giant, Gunfight on the O.K. Corral, and Forbidden Globe. He produced his debut in the 1953 film Worried Stiff and acquired some early tv jobs in The Twilight Area and Bus End. He was nominated for the Golden World in television aswell for his function in the series Delta. He was created in Delhi, Louisiana and produced his first visit to LA from Louisiana by hitchhiking. He starred alongside Anthony Quinn in the film Last Teach from Weapon Hill.