- Best known as radio-station manager Arthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati, he ironically began his career working as a radio-station employee.
- Played a character called Wib the Clown on a weekend children's program in Topeka, KS, in the early 1960s.
- First acting role of note on national TV was as a guest on the show Daniel Boone.
- Played the auctioneer in the 1972 film Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
- Played a child molester on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
- Began portraying Ol' Lonely, the Maytag repairman, in commercials and print advertisements in 1989.
- Betty McKeever — Wife
- Maggi Jo — Daughter
- Cynthia Jump — Daughter
- Kiva — Daughter
- Anna F. Inge — Ex-wife
- Chris Jump — Son
- Laura — Daughter
- Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States (BA in Journalism, 1957)