Spent three seasons dancing with the Stockton Ballet in Stockton, CA, when he was a teenager.
Attended the College of the Pacific on the G.I. Bill, following his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Acclaimed thespian Sir Laurence Olivier once called to compliment him on his performance as Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf on Hill Street Blues, reportedly telling him, "That's the finest television acting I have ever witnessed."
Best known for his role as a wise bartender on the CBS hit sitcom Murphy Brown.
1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
Ada Lee Corley — Mother
Christina Pratt — Daughter
Jerry Corley — Son
Kevin Corley — Son
Troy Corley — Daughter
Iris Carter — Wife (deceased)
Michelle Corley — Daughter
R.L. Corley — Father
College of the Pacific, Stockton, California, United States (BA, 1955)