He played Sam Wainwright in It’s AN EXCELLENT Life and made an appearance in Psycho as Tom Cassidy. Being a stage professional, he performed Sam within the 1963 musical, Bye Bye Birdie. He inserted the movie sector in 1922, functioning being a prop youngster, which sparked his fascination with acting. He centered on tv roles for the next 1 / 2 of his profession, appearing in Stories of Wells Fargo, Bachelor Dad, and Perry Mason. He was raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. In his this past year before retiring, he guest-starred with an bout of The Andy Griffith Present as Colonel Watson.