(May 14, 1921 - August 8, 1984) was a television and motion picture actor.
He was bald-pated, and usually bespectacled, character actor who often portrayed imperious authority figures. His best-known roles are Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fred Rutherford on Leave It to Beaver.
In real life, he was a gourmet chef.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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