- Was drafted into the Royal Canadian Air Force as a mechanic during World War II.
- While pursuing a degree in law, he put himself through school performing in radio theater with the Canadian Broadcasting Co.
- Debuted on Broadway as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker.
- Won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his performance in the original Broadway production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1963.
- Most famous role was attorney Owen Marshall in the 1971-74 TV series Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law.
- 1963, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Winner
- Douglas Hill — Son
- Peggy Hassard — Wife (deceased)
- Anne-Sophie Taraba — Wife
- Attended University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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