Most well-known for his more than fifteen-year run simply because Roger Thorpe in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, he’s also known for his performances in Broadway productions of Tennessee Williams’ Kitty on the Hot Tin Roofing and Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the top. He first made an appearance on Guiding Light in 1971. Early in his profession, he also made an appearance in the CBS soap operas Like Is really a Many Splendored Thing and Seek out Tomorrow. He performed the function of David Renaldi in the ABC soap opera One Lifestyle to reside. His struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was the main topic of his posthumously-published memoir Not really That Man Anymore. His relationship to fellow soap opera professional Joanne Dorian lasted from 1965 until 1972. His second relationship, to writer and psychologist Susan Hufford, started in 1975 and led to daughters called Helena and Marika. He offered because the godfather to professional Christian Slater.