Clegg Hoyt rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his career. Hoyt kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the dramatic adventure "Santiago" (1956) with Alan Ladd, "The True Story of Jesse James" (1956) and the Scott Brady western "The Restless Breed" (1957). He also appeared in "D*mn Citizen!" (1958). His film career continued throughout the fifties and the sixties in productions like the crime drama "The Young Savages" (1961) with Burt Lancaster, the Alan Ladd crime thriller "13 West Street" (1962) and "Pressure Point" (1962) with Sidney Poitier. He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (1959-1964). During the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the Cary Grant comedy "That Touch of Mink" (1962), the dramatic adaptation "Seven Days in May" (1964) with Burt Lancaster and the Jack Lemmon comedic adventure "The Great Race" (1965). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "The House Next Door" (1963-64). Hoyt last acted in the dramatic adaptation "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) with Sidney Poitier.