He was a fantastic character actor and was in hundreds of movies and tv shows.
He was quoted as saying: "My billing has always been; 'and', or 'with', or 'including'. That's all right; let the stars take the blame."
His full name was Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah _________ ______.
His bristling mustache and expressive face were his stock in trade as an actor.
Part of the reason for his eventual loss of hearing was due to the fact that he raced just about anything on land or water and most of the vehicles were loud and un-muffled. He was a regular feature in and around the Detroit Michigan area racing boats, cars and motorcycles, sometimes racing boats on the Detroit River.
He played characters named John Slade, Billboard Rawkins, Lippy, Irving Klinger, Charlie Davenport, and Alonzo Hawk.
His daughter Edwynna was named after his father.