Character acting professional best remembered for his portrayal of underworld gangsters and mobsters in movies like Gemstones Are Forever, THE PERSON using the Golden Weapon and Marathon Guy. He was blacklisted from Hollywood after admitting to being truly a person in the Communist Party, which result in him making movies in Europe before blacklist was raised. He was raised within the Bronx and sometimes acted in college plays. He went to the City University of NY and got his begin acting in movies in the first 30’s. He was close friends with real-life criminal offense manager Charles Lucky Luciano, whom he’d check out in Italy following a mobster’s deportation from america. He was wedded to Fanya Foss from 1942 to 1995 also to Alicia Lawrence from 2002 until his loss of life. He had kids called Michael and Toni. He made an appearance with Jerry Reed within the 1979 comedy Warm Stuff.