Burly actor who played out the stuttering cowboy, Gabby Johnson, in Blazing Saddles, and directed low-budget exploitation films. His performing debut emerged in the 1965 film, Like Dad, Like Kid, where he performed Coach Jennings. Furthermore to his film profession, he directed shows of Hill Road Blues, The A-Team, as well as the Dukes of Hazzard. He was raised with his family members in California. One of is own best directorial functions, the campy drive-in traditional, Cleopatra Jones, starred Shelley Winters.