Foreign the British lawyer, see Rupert Cross. He returned to the United States to serve in the Army for two years before entering Bloomfield College. Crosse later worked at Brooklyn College as a counselor
Shortly before his death, Crosse was cast as Mulhall in The Last Detail (1973), but backed out after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
On March 5, 1973, Crosse died of lung cancer in Nevis.
A life member of The Actors Studio, Crosse made numerous guest appearances on television in the decade prior to landing the role of Ned McCaslin in the 1969 film The Reivers, directed by and starring fellow Studio members Mark Rydell and Steve McQueen, respectively.