Played Principal Cletus in "Hoosiers"
Wrote the theme song for "Hee Haw" (CBS)
Song "That's My Pa" hit #1 in the US Country Charts
Cast as Pete Nolan in "Rawhide" (CBS)
Wrote the #1 hit "The Purple People Eater"
Played Ben Miller in "High Noon" starring Gary Cooper
Feature film debut in "Rocky Mountain"
Credited as the voice of the "Wilhelm Scream," one of Hollywood's most enduring sound effects
Performed country parody songs in character as Ben Colder, a drunken country singer of little talent.