Bachelor of Science, Columbia University.
Assistant director, Near East, South Asia and Africa, Information Service, Department State, to 1955. Senior director news and special events department, ABC, 1955-1958. Producer Your Voice of America, 1955-1958.
Director Stamford (Connecticut) Playhouse, 1958-1959.
Voice debut as actor Bring Home a Baby, Armstrong Circle Theatre, 1959. Appeared in numerous motion pictures including Young Savages, 1961, Cape Fear, 1962, Birdman of Alcatraz, 1962, The Man from the Diners Club, 1963, The New Interns, 1964, Genghis Khan, 1965, The Battle of the Bulge, 1965, The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965, Beau Geste, 1966, The Dirty Dozen, 1967, The Scalphunters, 1968, Buona Sera, Mistress Campbell, 1968, The Assassination Bureau, 1969, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969, Crooks and Coronets, 1969, MacKenna's Gold, 1969, Kelly's Heroes, 1970, A Town Called Bastard, 1970, Pancho Villa, 1971, Horror Express, 1972, Inside Out, 1975, Diamond Mercenaries, 1975, Killer Force, 1975, Lisa and the Devil, 1976, Inside Out, 1976, Capricorn One, 1978, Escape to Athena, 1978, The Border, 1979, My Palikari, 1980, Cannonball Run II, 1983, The Dirty Dozen III, 1987, The Secret of the Sahara, Faceless. Television appearances include series The Witness, 1960-1961, The Untouchables, 1961, 77 Sunset Strip, 1963, The Fugitive, 1965, Cimarron Strip, 1967, Garrison's Gorrillas, 1967, Combat, 1967, The Marcus-Nelson Murders.
Television movie Kojak, 1972, series 1973-1978, The Fatal Mission, The Cartier Affair. Appeared in television mini-series The French Atlantic Affair, 1979, Hellinger's Law, 1980. Appeared in movie of the week The Belarus File, 1984, Kojak: The Price of Justice, 1987, The Equalizer, 1987, Expedition Titanic, 1987, as Kojak in The ABC Saturday Mystery, 1989, The Commish, 1992.
Spokesman Ford Motor Company.
Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II.
Son of; married Katherine Nicolaides. 1 child, Christina; married Marilynn Gardner, October 28, 1960. Children: Penelope, Candace, Nicholas.
Married Julie Hovland, December 22, 1984. Children: Christian, Ariana.