- Served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman in WWII.
- Member of Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard 1949-1951.
- Made Broadway debut in Mrs. McThing in 1952.
- Authored and illustrated children's books.
- During the 1960s, portrayed memorable characters in two separate sitcoms, Car 54, Where are You? and The Munsters.
- Enjoyed a film-career renaissance with roles in My Cousin Vinny and Pet Sematary.
- Deb Gwynne — Wife
- Foxy Gwynne — Ex-wife
- Harvard University, Boston, MA