Popular actor of the '40s and '50s who was cast as a supporting actor or a second lead in films such as Birdman of Alcatraz and Rawhide. His typically stiff and solemn characters were used to great comedic effect as foils for actors like
He began his acting career on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.
He appeared in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Twelve O'Clock High, and All About Eve.
He was born Hugh Hipple in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
One of his most frequent TV roles was on the CBS drama, Perry Mason, which starred Raymond Burr.