He has made over 55 film and TV appearances since 1959 but his career was at its peak in the 1960s. He became known for his performances in gangster or western films in the 1960s where he typically portrayed a bandit or mercenary. His dark features, similar to those of his Italian co-stars meant that he could play Latin characters, such as Mexicans.
After 1970 his film career diminished. However he made several TV appearances afterwards, notably in Tatort as Investigator Kressin between 1971 and 1973 and he made an appearance in the long running police series SOKO 5113 in 1990.