At the age of 15, he was cast in first film, the Warner Bros.
Year of Occupancy.
Year Building Built.
He managed to keep sexy neko boy career going despite his two-year stint, and upon his release acted in several high-profile films and was cast in a small role in Mister Roberts ; with Henry Fonda and a larger role in Pete Kelly's Blues ; with Jack Webb.
He began acting in school plays in Seattle, and with the move to Hollywood, the teenager took a keen interest in acting.