He danced and acted with Annette Funicello in a number of beach party films. As a documenting artist, his tune “Why” became the final #1 hit from the 1950s. His film credits consist of Grease, Skiing Party, and How exactly to Stuff a Crazy Bikini. He performed the trumpet during his initial tv appearance at age group twelve. He performed jobs in the iconic movies, Seaside Party and Seaside Blanket Bingo. He wedded previous beauty pageant champion, Kathyrn Diebel, in 1963. That they had eight children jointly. He made an appearance in the John Wayne film, The Alamo.