Graduated from high school, San Diego.
Reporter San Diego Sun, 1932-1935. Newscaster, radio editor Los Angeles Examiner, 1935-1937. Public relations director, farm reporter Station KFI, Los Angeles, 1937-1942.
With publicity department Young and Rubicam, Hollywood, California, 1945-1947. Head writer, producer Groucho Marx television Show, 1947-1962. Writer radio show People Are Funny, 1947.
Served to sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American Clubs: Lakeside Golf (president 1959-1960) (North Hollywood, California). El Niguel Golf (Orange County, California).
Married Ruby Irwin, July 16, 1948. Children: Dennis Bernard, Lucinda Loretta.