First starring role, playing a demented farmer in "Deranged"
Was the subject of the documentary, "Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom"
Acted with Bette Davis in the NBC movie, "Family Reunion"
Played the estranged father of a woman who has had a near-death experience in "Resurrection"
Appeared in "The Last Temptation of Christ"
Played the old man who sells Arnie Cunningham the famous 1958 Plymouth Fury in John Carpenter's "Christine"
Appeared in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Early film role, playing an unfortunate patient in "The Hospital"
Had regular role on the NBC soap opera, "Another World"
Featured as the neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie, "Home Alone"
Played the title character's father in "The Great Gatsby"
Began acting in Cleveland after the war
Cast as Doc Wallace in "The Quick and the Dead"
Acted on stage in Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"
Featured in Sam Shepard's play, "Operation Sidewinder"
Had a small role as Louden Swain's grandfather in "Vision Quest"
Played the judge who sentences Michael J. Fox's character to perform community service in "Doc Hollywood"
Retired from acting in the late 1990s to pursue writing poetry