Produced a sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Fireman's Ball." The plot concerned the misadventures of a group of San Francisco firemen. ABC liked the concept enough to recast and re-shoot another pilot in 1975, with Johnny Brown
and David Ketchum
the only returning actors, but the network decided not to pick it up for its fall ...
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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My trouble as an actor was twofold: I was too tall and I wasn't handsome enough. Richard Widmark
wanted me in a couple of movies, and they told him I was too tall; I'd make him look short. Widmark said what the hell, we can dig a hole. And I remember I was Robert Taylor
's roommate in D-Day the Sixth of June
(1956) and I had to sit down all the time. Yeah. I remember the scene where I was leaving ...
There is some irony in his directing Henry Winkler
as "The Fonz" in Happy Days
(1974), Winkler's character deriving his style from Jerry and other Black Rebels Motorcycle Club members in The Wild One
Frequently appeared in small (one scene) roles