Kept in mind for his roles as Nels Oleson and Doc in, respectively, NBC’s Small House within the Prairie and ABC’s Voyage to underneath of the ocean, this 20th-century American television actor also made an appearance in episodes of Barnaby Jones, Mannix, and Bonanza. He started his profession as a specialist stage actor, showing up in a number of productions at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. His film credits consist of tasks in the 1973 Clint Eastwood film Large Plains Drifter and in the 1971 Robert Wise-directed feature The Andromeda Stress. Created in Zion, Illinois, he later on resided in Chicago and LA. His relationship to Barbara Collentine lasted from 1948 until his loss of life in 2014. He and Michael Landon made an appearance together in Small House within the Prairie, aswell as with two shows of Highway to Heaven.