Performed the role of Richie’s dad, Howard Cunningham, on the tv screen display Happy Days as well as the eponymous figure for the series Pops Dowling Mysteries. He fought in Globe War II beneath the USA Navy. He originated the business lead function in the Broadway musical Fiorello! and received a Tony Prize for his efficiency in 1960. He wedded Jane Eliot in 1962. He performed on the Woodstock Opera Home in Woodstock, Illinois, in 1949 and 1950 alongside Paul Newman.