(born January 14
, in Queens
, New York
) is an American
, and television actor
During the 1950s Aletter appeared on broadway in Bells Are Ringing, Time Limit, and Wish You Were Here. However he soon moved on to a prolific television career, appearing as a guest on numerous shows between 1956 and 1988.
Aletter starred in three programs in the 1960s:
Bringing Up Buddy (1960-1961) with Enid Markey and Doro Merande, who portrayed overprotective spinster aunts to Aletter's character, Buddy Flower, a bachelor stockbroker. His first wife, Lee Meriwether, guest starred in one of the episodes.
The Cara Williams Show (1964-1965) with Cara Williams as his wife. The two tried to keep their marriage secret to comply with company policy.
It's About Time, a Sherwood Schwartz series on CBS in 1966-1967.
Aletter's movie roles include Mister Roberts, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Disney's A Tiger Walks.
Along with his acting work, Aletter has been involved with Screen Actors Guild, having been elected as a vice president in 1987.
He was married to Lee Meriwether from 1958-1974. The couple has two daughters, actresses Kyle Aletter-Oldham
and Lesley Aletter
. Aletter and his current wife, Estella, were married in 1984. Estella has two daughters, Julia and Alixandra Hodes.