Drummer, scat vocalist, and actor who have appeared within the 1980 horror film The Glowing and did voice-overs for animated displays like Transformers as well as the Harlem Globetrotters. He developed his nickname on the soar when auditioning in a Dayton radio train station. His first music group was an area Terre Haute speakeasy music group. He was Scat Kitty in the cartoon Disney film The Aristocats. He wedded Helen Crothers in 1937 plus they had one young child collectively. He was friends with and frequently co-starred with Jack port Nicholson, including within the Glowing.