Educated, Erasmus High School, 1951-1953; educated, Forest Hills High School, 1953-1955.
Ingels" acting career dates back to the early 1960s. In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in National Broadcasting Company"s short-lived crime drama, Dan Raven, starring Skip Homeier and set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood, California. He had his own short-lived American Broadcasting Company television series, I"m Dickens, He"s Fenster (1962-1963) with John Astin, which lasted one season of thirty-two episodes.
He guest starred on the Columbia Broadcasting System sitcoms: Pete and Gladys, The Ann Sothern Show, Hennesey, and The New Girl.
He also appeared in one episode of American Broadcasting Company"s Bewitched as "Diaper Dan", who plants a microphone in Tabatha"s rattle so a competing advertising agency can scoop Darrin"s ideas. He appeared twice as Sol Pomeroy, a United States Army buddy of the character Rob Petrie, on Columbia Broadcasting System"s The Dick Van Dyke Show.
In 1978, Ingels guest starred in Season Two, Episode One of The Love Boat. His voice-overs and commercials include those for Paul Masson wines, with his uniquely raspy voice.
He played AutoCat in the Autocat and Motormouse cartoons featured first on The Cattanooga Cats and then in a series of their own, and was Beegle Beagle in The Great Grape Ape Show.
He appeared in Pac-Manitoba (1982) as the title character. As recently as 2010, Ingels was cast in an episode of Columbia Broadcasting System"s Computer Society of India: Crime Scene Investigation. He also acted in films, including Armored Command (1961), The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962), Wild and Wonderful (1964), The Busy Body (1967), A Guide for the Married Manitoba (1967), Foreign Singles Only (1968), The Picasso Summer (1969), If lieutenant"s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Linda Lovelace for President (1975), and Instant Karma (1990).
Beginning in the 1970s, Ingels worked primarily as an agent, specializing in representing actors in celebrity endorsement ads.
In 1993, Ingels sued actress June Allyson for his agency commission. Allyson denied wrongdoing and countersued.
Ingels pled no contest to making annoying phone calls to Allyson. In 2003, he sued radio personality Tom Leykis and Westwood One, saying that comments made about him constituted age discrimination.
In June 2005, Ingels"s lawsuit was dismissed and Ingels was ordered to pay Leykis"s $25,000 in legal fees.
Ingels died from a massive stroke at Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, on October 21, 2015, at the age of 79.
Active various charity drives.
Married Jean Maire Frassinelli, August 3, 1960 (divorced 1969). Married Shirley Jones, 1977.