American child actor. His Aunt said he started dancing at age 4. By 1933 he was dancing professionally in vaudeville as a "kid tap dancer". In 1935 he appeared in 2 films: "King of Vaudeville" as a tap dancing "bootblack" and Our Gang Follies of 1936 as a tap dancer while still working in vaudeville. He was a protege' of Frank Fay and landed a 7 year contract with M-G-M and attended their in-house acting school for young contract players.|
In July-September of 1936 he appeared continuously in the Fort Worth, TX gigantic "Frontier Centennial Exposition" with permission of M-G-M. In the 1940 Census he is living in Glendale, CA as a 17 year-old High School student and working a job as a "new worker".
In June of 1942 at age 19, he is living in Los Angeles with his parents and working for Lockheed Aircraft Co. and a year later enlists in the US Navy and was discharged in 1946 as a "Storekeeper 1st Class". In the 1950 Census he is living in Alameda County, separated from his wife and living with his parents. For "occupation", both he and his Dad are listed as "race horse owners". His 1970 obituary says he was a "sales clerk" and survived by 3 children.