He idolized screen actor Alain Delon.
His favorite hangout was Joe Allan's a popular spot on Broadway for actors and directors in the 1960s.
He used to joke that if things went really badly, he could probably get a job at the Empire State Building!
He hung out with James Dean and was part of his circle in 1953, New York. He is referenced as Rusty Slocum in a few of the James Dean biographies including, "The James Dean Story" by Ronald Martinetti.
He was initially cast in the role of Noah Gifford on Dark Shadows, and was hired after being recommended by producer Dan Curtis' wife.